$500 sign-on bonus paid at the end of the first full payroll cycle. $500 retention bonus paid after a full three months of employment.
Ensure the safety of all patrons and visitors to the City's Swimming Pool. Oversee patrons in pool setting and perform water rescue as needed. Educate patrons on model pool safety procedures. Maintain a safe, sanitary work environment. Provide high quality customer service to all patrons, visitors, and guests.
MINIMUM/MANDATORY EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the duties as, described. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills, and experience would be: A high school diploma or equivalency AND knowledge of basic water safety.
KNOWLEDGE: Knowledge of basic office equipment, including computer, copier, fax, and phone. Knowledge of Lifeguard techniques, philosophies, and behaviors that are conducive to ensuring a safe aquatic environment. Knowledge of supplies and equipment, basic rules and skills involved in a variety of aquatic programs. Knowledge of techniques in overseeing various aquatic and other recreational activities. Knowledge of the philosophy and objectives of the recreation profession, and the purpose, use, and benefit of various elements of specific programs. Knowledge of basic swimming and swim instruction skills, and basic water safety.
SKILLS: Adequate swimming and water skills, skills in using typical rescue equipment, skill in the use of personal computers, various related software programs, standard office equipment, and swimming pool equipment. Strong customer service skills. Basic water safety skills. Exceptional interpersonal skills, strong oral and written communications skills with a variety of audiences. Strong reasoning, analysis, and problem-solving skills combined with excellent judgment and professionalism.
ABILITIES: Ability to establish and maintain an effective and professional working relationship with City management, supervisors, employees, Council members, other entities, and the public.
Ability to communicate effectively and professionally, both orally and in writing, with individuals and groups. Ability to honor the confidentiality required of this position. Ability to perform the rescue skills and first aid skills required in the job. Ability to multi-task in a busy environment. Ability to communicate and interact with a variety of people; be self-motivated, and carry assignments through to completion. Ability to use discretion, and work independently and in a teamwork environment. Attention to detail in all aspects of the job. Ability to remain alert for long periods. Ability to work a consistent and reliable schedule. Follow all safety rules and procedures for work areas.
Physical ability to perform the essential job functions. Must have the physical strength and endurance necessary to rescue a struggling victim in the water. Required to possess the visual and hearing acuity necessary to detect and rescue a struggling victim in the water.
Certifications in CPR/First Aid within 30 days of hire.
Lifeguard certification within 30 days of hire.
Knowledge of basic water safety at time of hire.
Blood Borne Pathogen training required within 30 days of hire.
Must be at least 15 years of age.
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, climb, bend, kneel, stoop, communicate, reach, and manipulate objects. The position requires the employee to sit for extended periods. The position requires the employee to remain focused and attentive for extended periods. The position requires mobility, including the ability to frequently lift or move materials up to twenty-five pounds, occasionally lift materials up to 50 pounds, and rarely lift or move materials more than 100 pounds. Manual dexterity, strength and coordination are required approximately 40% of the time to operate equipment such as AED's, water rescue backboards, rescue equipment, lane lines, pool lifts, rope swing, pool vacuums, computers, keyboards, telephones, standard office equipment, and recreational equipment. The position requires the employee to climb up a ladder of approximately six feet to reach the position in the higher lifeguard stations. The position requires the mobility to interact with and use parks and recreation equipment. The position risks harm from physical hazards, including chemicals, fumes, wet and slippery surfaces, and swimming pools. A high degree of hand-eye coordination is required at all times.
Must have the physical strength and endurance necessary to rescue a struggling victim in the water. Required to possess the visual and hearing acuity necessary to detect and rescue a struggling victim in the water.
WORKING CONDITIONS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Work location is primarily indoors where most of work period occurs in a recreational/swimming pool setting. Working conditions will vary, depending on assigned programs and will involve considerable exposure to humidity, water, and an environment where chemicals may be present. Must wear uniform and proper footwear white on duty.
HOW TO APPLY:
All applications for this position must be submitted via our online application system at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cityofnewport.
Only complete applications will be considered. Please do not fax, mail or e-mail any documentation. You will receive a confirmation email when your application has been successfully submitted.
The City of Newport is an EEO employer and Veteran's Preference provider. 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 under state, federal or local law.
All offers of employment are subject to successful completion of a complete background check, reference checking, and in the case of safety sensitive positions, drug, and alcohol testing.
The City of Newport follows Oregon law regarding Veterans' Preference in Public Employment. If you are requesting Veterans' Preference, you must complete the Veteran's Preference Form and attach a copy of your DD214 / DD215. If you are a disabled veteran, you must also include a copy of your Veteran's Administration benefit summary/award letter with your application.