Lifeguard/Instructor/Cashier

Introduction

Located in the beautiful Sonoran Desert, Scottsdale, Arizona is bordered by Phoenix to the west and the McDowell Mountains on the east. Scottsdale is annually rated among the nation's most desirable communities to live in, visit and do business in. Check out more about Scottsdale.

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About The Position

Lifeguards and swim instructors provide supervision and instruction to various age groups in swimming and diving activities, and ensure the safety of patrons in the swimming area. Lifeguards and swim instructors also may be assigned cashier duties. When assigned as a cashier, the lifeguard rate of pay is in effect.

Selection Process:Applicants whose education, training and experience most closely meet the needs of the position may be invited to participate in a selection process to include a panel interview and a skills assessment. Successful candidates will receive a post-offer, pre-employment background screening to include:

  • Fingerprinting (if over 18 at time of hire)
  • Criminal Background screening for the past 7 years (if over 18 at time of hire)
  • Drug Screening

Lifeguards/Cashiers must be at least 15 years of age at time of hire. Instructors must be at least 16 years of age at time of hire.

This recruitment process will be used to fill temporary, part-time positions at all four aquatic centers as needed.

The starting rate of pay for new employees is $10.98 per hour.

Please list all lifeguard certifications and licenses in theCertificates and Licenses field on the application.

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Click herefor information on becoming a lifeguard.

Applicants who do not have a lifeguard certification are required to successfully complete the StarGuard Lifeguard Certification class to be eligible to apply. The City of Scottsdale offers this class and registration is required.

Click hereto register for StarGuard Lifeguard Class and Starfish Swim Instructor Class. Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience:

  • Cashier: Must be 15 years of age at the time of hire. Other combinations of education and experience which provide knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the work may be accepted.
  • Lifeguard: Must be a minimum of 15 years of age at the time of hire.
  • Instructor: Must be a minimum of 16 years of age at the time of hire.

Licensing, Certifications, and Other Requirements:

  • Must possess and maintain a Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification prior to the start date.
  • Current certifications must be shown at the time of interviews.
  • Lifeguard must possess current American Red Cross Lifeguard Training/First Aid and American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer certifications or current StarGuard Lifeguard Certification.
  • Instructor must possess a current American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor certification or Starfish Swim Instructor certification, current American Red Cross Lifeguard Training/First Aid and American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer certifications or current StarGuard Lifeguard Certification.

Other pertinent licenses and/or certifications may be required of some positions depending on division/department/service assignment. Essential Functions

Performs duties and responsibilities commensurate with assigned functional area within a division(s) which may include, but are not limited to, any combination of the following tasks:

Cashier

  • Answers phones.
  • Operates cash register, accurately handles cash, follows prescribed cash handling procedures.
  • Enters data on computer, completes records and reports.
  • Provides quality customer service.
  • Use the computer to work with CLASS and Point of Sale programs.
  • Roves/maintains security and safety of facilities and parks throughout shift.

Lifeguard

  • Sits in stationary lifeguard chair.
  • Moves and stands to observe swimmers in the pool and on the pool deck for accidents occurring in the water, on the deck, or on the diving equipment.
  • Enters swimming pool to rescue persons in trouble.
  • Participates in on-going training.
  • Performs safety checks of pool equipment and pool areas.
  • Enforces policies, rules, regulations, and ordinances governing the conduct of people using the swimming pool and pool deck area.
  • Performs rescue and administers artificial respiration, CPR, and first aid.

Instructor

  • Demonstrates skills and helps class participants learn to swim.
  • Performs administrative duties related to classes such as registration, public relations, and completes records and reports.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Work Environment/Physical Demands

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position or that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Most work is performed in a swimming pool environment with occasional work performed in a fitness center, outdoor park, or office environment.
  • Sit in stationary lifeguard chair for long periods of time and moves around on deck to make observations.
  • Concentrate on and complete tasks in the presence of distractions.
  • Observe swimmers in and around the pool.
  • Lift dead weight usually exceeding 50 pounds.
  • Exposure to the sun, pool chemicals, dust, grease, noise, inclement weather, temperature extremes, and unpleasant odors.
  • Work in chemically treated swimming pool water and in direct sunlight.
  • Lift equipment weighing up to 50 pounds on a daily basis.
  • Lift arms above shoulder level.

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The City of Scottsdale reserves the right to change this process at any time.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: It is the policy of the city to provide employment opportunities to all persons based solely on ability, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.

When advised, reasonable accommodations will be made in order for an "otherwise qualified applicant" with a disability to participate in any phase of the recruitment process. Please contact Human Resources to request an accommodation. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting HR Receptionist at (480) 312-2491. Requests should be made 24 hours in advance or as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. For TTY users, the Arizona Relay Service (1-800-367-8939) may contact HR Receptionist at (480) 312-2491.

This position description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the position change.


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