CITY OF CAMAS Union Status: None August, 1999 LEAD LIFEGUARD Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job. JOB OBJECTIVES Under the direction of the Recreation Coordinator or Designee, to lead, oversee and participate in the more complex and difficult work of staff responsible for performing lifeguarding and water rescue and safety procedures; to assist in training and supervising lower level lifeguards and pool aides; and to perform a variety of tasks in the prevention of injuries and fatalities at the pool facility. ESSENTIAL FUNCTION STATEMENTS The following tasks are typical for positions in this classification. Any single position may not perform all of these tasks and/or may perform similar related tasks not listed here: 1. Lead, plan, train and review the work of staff responsible for performing lifeguarding and water rescue and safety procedures. 2. Plan, direct and participate in monitoring water chemicals and maintaining the pool and surrounding deck areas. 3. Train assigned employees in their areas of work including policies, rules and regulation governing the use of pool facilities and related water chemicals. 4. Supervise the use and care of various water chemicals and pool maintenance equipment; assume responsibility for maintaining the pool deck, guard house, diving boards and gutters. 5. Verify the work of assigned employees for accuracy, proper work methods, techniques and compliance with applicable standards and specifications. 6. Assist in maintaining a variety of records including swimming schedules, training records, maintenance records and accident reports. 7. Observe patrons and enforce the safety rules and regulations of the pool; administer first aid and/or C.P.R. as needed; perform water rescue functions. 8. Ensure adherence to safe work practices and procedures. 1. Respond to public inquiries in a courteous manner; provide information within the area of assignment; resolve complaints in an efficient and timely manner. 2. Function as a lead crew member within an emergency plan for the handling of accidents in pool areas. CITY OF CAMAS Lead Lifeguard (Continued) AUXILIARY FUNCTION STATEMENTS 1. Follow all safety rules and procedures established for work area. 2. Conduct special program and swimming activities. 3. Tally and deposit monies daily. 4. Perform related duties and responsibilities as required. QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge of: Policies, rules and regulations governing the use of pool facilities. Methods, techniques, materials, equipment and safety precautions used in operating a swimming pool, swimming area and related facilities. Water rescue methods including C.P.R. and first aid techniques and practices. Principles of lead supervision and training. Methods and techniques of pool maintenance including proper water chemistry. Occupational hazards and standard safety practices. Pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations. Ability to: Lead, organize and review the work of staff. Recognize emergency and dangerous situations and react quickly and calmly. Enforce established policies, rules and regulations. Independently perform the most difficult lifeguarding and water rescue functions. Understand and follow oral and written instructions. Maintain records and prepare reports. Respond to requests and inquiries from the general public and employees. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Education and Experience Guidelines Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: Education: Formal or informal education or training which ensures the ability to read and write at a level necessary for successful job performance. CITY OF CAMAS Lead Lifeguard (Continued) Experience: Previous experience as a lifeguard at a public pool sufficient to understand the roles and responsibilities of a lifeguard in order to provide effective direction. License or Certificate Possession of current or valid American Red Cross Lifesaving for the Professional Rescuer certification or equivalent. PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS The physical demands herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential job functions. Environment: Outdoor pool environment; exposure to chemicals, sun or inclement weather conditions; work in or near water. Mobility: Sitting or standing for prolonged periods of time; occasional heavy lifting; perform lifeguarding or water rescue procedures. Vision: Visual acuity to recognize emergency situations and take effective courses of action. Other Factors: Incumbents may be required to work extended hours including evenings and weekends.