Head Lifeguard

Website Wheat Ridge Parks & Recreation

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Responsible for the safety and health of guests in the aquatic area.

The following duties are illustrative only and are not intended to be all-inclusive In the absence of a Pool Manager:

Responsible for staffing the aquatic area with the appropriate amount number of Lifeguards and the overall supervision of the aquatics area.

Teach swim lessons.
Assign guards as conditions warrant.

Ensure cleaning and maintenance of aquatic areas are performed; assist as needed; test and make adjustments to water chemistry to meet health codes; may act as problem solver between students/instructor or guard/patrons during programming times.

Provide excellence in customer service. Deal with customer concerns/problems using good judgment and professionalism; report any customer and staff problems to the Pool Manager. Cooperate with user groups for pool space and time.

Enforce all City policies, pool rules, and regulations involving the operation of the pool.

Assist with staff training and development. Responsible for setting a good example for all aquatic employees in conduct, dress, and manners.

Conduct routine safety checks of equipment and staff; assist in the assurance of accurate, complete, and timely filing of all paperwork, i.e., incident reports, water chemical reports, attendance records, maintenance, cleaning, and current inventory of pool supplies.

Perform Lifeguarding, lifeguard duties such as pool maintenance and cleaning, staff audits and in-service training. Continuously scan pools for distressed patrons; enforce all rules and policies; perform rescues and administer First Aid according to standards; respond quickly to emergencies make decisions on incidents and actions as required.

ADDITIONAL DUTIES: Assist in maintenance/opening/closing of seasonal facilities. Perform related work as required and assigned.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the direct supervision of the Aquatic Coordinator and general supervision of the assigned Recreation Supervisor.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Acts as “Lead” worker, giving oversight to assigned staff

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