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Lifeguard
JCC of Greater Baltimore
3506 Gwynnbrook Ave
Owings Mills, MD 21117

Principal Responsibilities:

SUMMARY:

The occupation of lifeguard encompasses the duties of rescuing swimmers in danger of drowning, the monitoring of activities at a swimming pool to prevent accidents, the teaching of water safety through the communication of rules and policies, and providing assistance to patrons. Lifeguards may also help to maintain order and cleanliness in the pool and pool areas, give instructions to swimmers, conduct or officiate at swimming meets, and administer first aid. Additional ancillary lifeguard duties may include checking in and out such items as towels, rings, watches and apparel to lost and found. Lifeguards must be able to use a ladder to access and descend from the lifeguard chair; use hand tools to clean the pool and pool area; and test and record water quality for temperature and/or pH levels, using all of the tools of the testing process including adding chemicals to the test water sample.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Responsible for safety of all swimmers during shift and for the interpretation and enforcement of all pool rules.
  2. Responsible for performing chemical readings and helping to maintain pool conditions according to Maryland bathing code.
  3. Responsible for presenting a positive, professional image of the JCC to members and guests and for providing outstanding member service through information, service, and courtesy at all times.
  4. Active participation in regularly scheduled in-service training
  5. Maintain a high degree of personal physical fitness and readiness to react in the event of an emergency

Work Environment:

The work environment for lifeguards is usually hot and humid.Air quality within indoor pools may be reduced to to increased levels of chloramines and ammonia compounds produced from the disinfection of pool water.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually high.

Physical Demands:

Candidates should be able to swim 500 meters (550 yards) continuously in under 15 minutes, retrieve an object from water with a depth of 10 feet and return with it for a distance of 25 yards in under one minute and 30 seconds; perform any of the basic rescues required for American Red Cross Lifeguarding certification, demonstrate proper CPR skills, and respond appropriately to emergency scenarios.

Lifeguards must be able to see and correctly identify objects (with vision correction or appropriate sunglasses) at a distance of 125 feet.Lifeguards must also be able to see in bright light.(Lifeguards must provide their own equipment, i.e. sunglasses, for dealing with glare and bright light conditions.) Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Lifeguards must be able to remain at their post for extended periods of up to three hours without a break.Lifeguards are expected to be attired appropriately for entering the water and performing rescue procedures.Lifeguards are expected to enter the water as needed to perform maintenance and other functions, and should be able to return to their initial post for an extended period, even in wet clothing.

Lifeguards must be able to remove an unconscious adult from the water (with assistance and using appropriate methods.)

The physical demands described here 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 the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and reach with hands and arms.

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive, and incumbent will also perform other reasonably related business duties as assigned by supervisor or other management as required.The JCC reserves the right to revise or change job duties as the needs arise.This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualifications:

  1. Current Certification in American Red Cross Lifeguarding.Candidates with Lifeguard certification from other agencies may be considered, but will be required to successfully "cross-over" to American red Cross Lifeguarding certification within the first 90 days of employment.
  2. Current Certification in CPR for the Professional Rescuer (including use of AED) & First Aid certifications
  3. Current Baltimore County Pool Operator's certification preferred (but not required)
  4. Candidates who are selected may be required to successfully complete training in Bloodborne Pathogens, handling of hazardous materials (HAZMAT), Oxygen Administration, and child abuse prevention.

Agency Information:

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