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Lifeguard I 

Req Number REC-18-00001  
Department/Division Parks & Recreation/Recreation  
Location Parks & Rec ( Highlander Pool)  
Eligibility All who meet the minimum qualifications.  
Full-Time/Part-Time Seasonal  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Number of Hours per Week Variable, depending on schedule  
Shift Various Shifts  
Hiring Salary $10.2074  
Position Salary Range N/A  
Position Requirements  
Number of Openings 8  

General Description Of Duties

Under supervision, ensures pool patron safety through the provision of effective lifeguarding services in accordance with all City policies, procedures and safety regulations. Assists with the operation of the spray ground. Reports to the Recreation Coordinator.

Specific Duties And Responsibilities

Examples of Essential Job Functions

The duties recorded below are representative of the duties of the class and are not intended to cover all the duties performed by incumbent(s) of any particular position.

Performs professional lifeguarding duties to ensure the safety of all pool patrons. Performs rescue procedures and administers CPR and First Aid as necessary.

Participates in the maintenance of the aquatic facilities and surrounding areas.

Processes program registration; accepts, receipts and records program fees and other revenues.

Assists in planning, coordinating and presenting special events, including swim meets, City-wide events, etc.

Ensures that all City policies, procedures and safety regulations are followed at all times.

Receives and responds to public inquiries, complaints and requests for assistance.

Compiles data for and prepares required records and reports.

Additional Job Functions

While the following tasks are necessary for the work of the unit, they are not an essential part of the purpose of this position and may also be performed by other unit members.

Performs routine office work as required, including but not limited to answering the telephone, preparing reports and records, etc.

Performs other related duties as required.

Position Requirements

Minimum Training And Experience

Requires basic swimming skills and rescue techniques.

Must be at least 16 years of age.

Special Requirements

Requires certification in Lifeguarding/First Aid and CPR/AED for Lifeguards.

Performance Indicators

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.

Performance Aptitudes

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.

ADA Compliance

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.

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EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
About the Organization The City of Dunedin, Florida, was founded on June 1, 1899, and incorporated under Chapter 4877, Acts of 1899 of the State of Florida. Dunedin (pronounced Done-ee-din) sits on central Florida's west coast, in the heart of Pinellas County's Suncoast. Today, almost 37,000 residents consider this thriving city a truly delightful place to live, while so many others find Dunedin to be a great place to visit or work. It is not surprising that many seasonal visitors elect to stay once they discover the charm of Dunedin.

The City of Dunedin operates on a nonpartisan commission/manager form of government. The Commission is comprised of four Commissioners and a Mayor, who are elected under a staggered system with overlapping terms. The City Commission appoints four (4) Charter officials; the City Manager, City Clerk, City Attorney and the City Auditor. The City Manager oversees the daily operations of all City departments and provides policy advice to the Commission.

There are 12 City departments: City Commission, City Manager, City Clerk, Community Relations, Economic Development & Housing/CRA, Finance, Fire, Human Resources & Risk Management, Library, Planning & Development, Parks & Recreation, and Public Works & Utilities (comprised of Engineering, Public Services, Fleet Services, Solid Waste, Water & Wastewater), with approximately 351 employees.  
Category Recreation  
Salary Grade Gr. 7  
Position Lifeguard I  
Post Internal Days 0  
Open Date 3/16/2018  

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