The Water Safety Specialist serves as water safety lead at a designated aquatics facility and provides excellent customer service, assists in the supervision and development of seasonal water safety staff, assists in the day to day operations of the aquatics facility including water chemistry, pool maintenance, and performs administrative duties as required to facilitate the success of the overall aquatics division.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Supervises aquatics team members at designated aquatics facility, with responsibilities including but not limited to:
Promotes high levels of customer service, developing relationships with community members and listening to and responding to customer feedback
Promotes a positive and safe work environment for seasonal staff through regular communication, supportive coaching and management
Assists with the scheduling and supervision of seasonal lifeguards, water safety instructors, and pool managers.
Attends and assists with staff in-service trainings, and attend regularly scheduled team meetings.
2. Ensures all possible safety measures are observed and enforces safety rules. This includes:
Enforces organizational policies, rules and safety regulations related to operation of aquatics facilities
Trains and supervises lifeguards and pool managers in water safety protocols, including but not limited to: conducting in-service, administering quick checks, Lifeguard drills, and other preventative practices.
Ensures water safety staff have appropriate certifications and receive regular on-going training
Monitors lifeguard performance for vigilance and effective water safety surveillance
Use of Personal Protective Equipment and ensures safe handling of pool chemicals and bodily fluids.
Performs regular safety inspections of aquatic facilities and equipment to reduce hazards and to provide maximum safety to the patrons and staff.
Maintains pool logs, pool updates, and incident and rescue reports
Responsible for the safety of self, others, materials, and equipment and uses all required safety equipment
3. Performs administrative tasks. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:
Responsible for lifeguard training content, progressions, and development of the curriculum for lifeguard in-services.
Assists with aquatics program offerings. Provides input concerning future class offerings. Coordinates special events.
Maintains records on required certifications for staff, including First Aid, CPR-PR, Lifeguard training, and WSI.
Prepares and monitors payroll for seasonal guard and water safety staff.
Assist with the scheduling of staff and aquatics user groups.
4. Acts as Manager on Duty and able to assist in all areas of aquatics, including lessons, maintenance, and lifeguarding, where needed.
5. Updates job knowledge of current aquatics trends, techniques, and equipment
Performs related duties as required to meet the needs of the city.
Generally duties are listed from most to least critical or time consuming.
REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Ability to work courteously and effectively with the public, including communicating department policies, procedures, and decisions. High School diploma and a minimum of 2 years related aquatics experience. Current certifications in: American Red Cross LG, CPR-PR, AED, First Aid, and WSI. Professional water safety. Excellent interpersonal skills and verbal and written communication skills. Ability to deal tactfully and effectively with the public. Ability to perform minor repairs on equipment. Attention to detail. Ability to work independently and handle multiple demands simultaneously. Willingness and ability to work nights and weekends as needed. Valid driver's license. Have and maintain an acceptable motor vehicle record and criminal history.
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS – In addition to the required minimum qualifications: Current Certifications in: Lifeguard Instructor, Certified Pool Operator (CPO), or Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO), Water Safety Instructor Trainer. Prior experience working in a municipal recreation facility.
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