Minimum Training And Experience
Requires basic swimming skills and rescue techniques.
Must be at least 16 years of age.
Requires certification in Lifeguarding/First Aid and CPR/AED for Lifeguards.
Knowledge of Job: Has knowledge of the methods, procedures and policies of the City of Dunedin as they pertain to the performance of essential duties of the Lifeguard I. Is knowledgeable in the laws, ordinances, standards and regulations pertaining to the specific duties and responsibilities of the position. Understands specific City and county ordinances as they apply to the duties and responsibilities of the position. Is skilled in the provision of professional lifeguarding services; is able to perform rescue, CPR and First Aid procedures as necessary. Has knowledge of the use and care of equipment, tools and materials required in pool maintenance. Is able to react professionally at all times, dealing with sensitive situations with tact and diplomacy. Is able to take the initiative to complete the duties of the position without the need of direct supervision. Has the ability to plan, organize and prioritize daily assignments and work activities. Is able to read and interpret various materials pertaining to the responsibilities of the job. Is able to assemble information and make written reports and records in a concise, clear and effective manner. Clearly understands any occupational hazards and adheres to all safety precautions inherent in performing the essential functions of the work.
Data Utilization: Requires the ability to arrange, compare, count, differentiate, measure and/or sort data and/or information. Includes judging whether readily observable functional, structural or compositional characteristics are similar to or divergent from prescribed standards, procedures or routines.
Human Interaction: Requires the ability to provide guidance, assistance and/or interpretation to others on how to apply procedures and standards to specific situations. Knows how to maintain effective relationships with personnel of other departments, professionals and members of the public through contact and cooperation.
Equipment, Machinery, Tools and Materials Utilization: Requires the ability to use, operate and/or handle equipment such as a telephone, hand tools, pool maintenance equipment, rescue equipment, etc.
Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to use a variety of reference and descriptive data and information. Has knowledge of proper English usage, grammar, vocabulary and spelling. Has the mathematical ability to handle required calculations.
Mathematical Aptitude: Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication and division; to calculate decimals and percentages; may require the ability to perform mathematical operations with fractions.
Functional Reasoning: Requires the ability to apply principles of influence systems, such as motivation, incentive, teaching and leadership. Ability to exercise independent judgment to apply facts and principles for developing approaches to and techniques to problem resolution.
Situational Reasoning: Requires the ability to exercise the judgment, decisiveness and creativity required in situations involving the evaluation of information against sensory, judgmental or subjective criteria, as opposed to that which is clearly measurable or verifiable.
Physical Ability: Tasks involve the ability to exert very heavy physical effort in very heavy work, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of persons, objects and materials of heavy weight (up to 100 pounds). Requires the ability to perform and/or demonstrate various swimming and other physical skills. Requires the ability to move persons of varying weight from the water to dry land and to perform CPR/First Aid in rescue operations.
Sensory Requirements: Some tasks require visual and auditory perception and discrimination as well as oral communications ability.
Environmental Factors: Some tasks may require exposure to adverse weather conditions, temperature extremes, wetness/humidity, dust/pollen/smoke, harsh chemicals/cleaning agents, equipment hazards, communicable disease, strong odors.