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Company: County of El Paso
Location: El Paso
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

Minimum Qualifications


  • $300 Sign-On Incentive
  • $300 Mid-Season Incentive
  • $200 End of Season Incentive
    **Signed agreement required for payment(s).

    **PLEASE NOTE: Expired or pending Certifications will not be considered.**

    Candidate must be at least 15 years of age by time of hire with at least two (2) seasons experience as a lifeguard.

    Must be certified by the time of employment.

    Certificates and Licenses Required
    Must have or obtain by date of hire a valid permit or driver's license applicable to job responsibilities, with a driving record acceptable to the County of El Paso. As applicable to the location the incumbent will be working or be required to work at.

    Lifeguard Certification.

    Current American Red Cross (ARC) Lifeguard, First Aid, and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer (ARC) Certifications by time of hire.

    *Certifications to be obtained at individuals own expense.

    Typical Duties

    Coordinates daily activities and events assigned by the Aquatics Manager;

    As directed, supervises employees, including assigning and reviewing work; responsible for timecards, training, providing input on performance evaluations, and making recommendations on disciplining personnel;

    Motivates and works with employees to correct deficiencies;

    Demonstrates leadership and ability to deliver efficiency and quality at the highest of standards;

    Stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the field;

    As assigned substitutes for immediate supervisor or co-workers during temporary absences by performing delegated duties sufficient to maintain continuity of normal operations;

    Meets with manager to identify and resolve problems;

    Monitors swimming pool to enforce safety rules and regulations and caution swimmers about unsafe swimming practices;

    Rescues swimmers using necessary lifesaving techniques and administer minor first aid;

    Participates in judging and timing swimming events, as assigned;

    Participates in training of swimming pool personnel, as assigned;

    Prepares necessary daily forms accurately;

    Performs opening and closing procedures;

    Cleans pool and pool area;

    Performs minor adjustments and maintenance to the swimming pool's filtration and chlorination systems and provides maintenance support (chemical tests, maintenance order requests), as needed in absence of Aquatics Manager;

    Ensures pool is ready for use; including setting up lanes;

    Gives swimming instructions, completes training programs prior to and during the season;

    Substitutes, if assigned, for court staff during temporary absences by performing delegated duties sufficient to maintain continuity of normal operations;

    Commits self to providing excellent customer service and demonstrate commitment through cooperative team and individual efforts; and

    Creates a high quality work culture through participation in and emphasis on training and mentoring to develop leadership, management, and technical skills in self and all employees, including safety related training and skills.

    Other Important Duties
    Performs such other related duties as may be assigned.

    May work weekends and holidays.

    Drive to other pool locations throughout the county

    As members of the County of El Paso Emergency Response System, all El Paso County employees are designated as Disaster Service Workers during a proclaimed emergency and may be required to train on emergency response and/or perform certain emergency services at the direction of their supervisor.

    Job Summary

    The Lifeguard Lead under general supervision enforces swimming pool safety rules and regulations, prevents injuries by minimizing hazardous situations and/or behaviors, and engage in general tasks associated with the operation of a swimming pool. The Lifeguard Lead is distinguished from the Lifeguard I classification by lead work authority.

    Additional Information

    Swim Lesson Instructor Certification preferred.

    Minimum Requirements: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
    Knowledge of: aquatics lifesaving techniques and procedures; first aid and cardio pulmonary resuscitation techniques and procedures; principles and processes for providing customer and personal services; relevant pool equipment and its uses; policies, procedures, and strategies to promote pool safety; the English language; principles and methods for teaching and instructing individuals and groups; life saving and first aid methods and techniques as applied to accidents in the water and surrounding areas; principles and practices of supervision and training; Skill/Ability to: proficiently swim; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; see details at a distance; speak clearly so others can understand; be aware of others' reactions and understand why the react as they do; effectively provide swimming instruction, when needed; use training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things; swim and rescue distressed persons, using rescue techniques and equipment; schedule, lead, train and evaluate assigned staff; Pass a Criminal Background Investigation;

    Each and every county position requires the following professional skills and abilities as key and
    necessary elements of performance:
    • Demonstrate regular and reliable attendance;
    • Work well with others and participate fully in a team oriented environment;
    • Interface with other employees and customers in a courteous and respectful manner;
    • Maintain strict confidentiality;
    • Project positive support of their department and all county organizations at all times; and,
    • Maintain and enhance the County's commitment to customer service excellence

Keywords: County of El Paso, El Paso , PARKS & RECREATION - LIFEGUARD LEAD - SEASONAL, Other , El Paso, Texas

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