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Lifeguard (multiple openings)

Company: City of Somerville
Location: Somerville
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Somerville Parks & Recreation is looking for responsible and highly motivated Lifeguards. -We are looking for an observant lifeguard that will ensure pool safety and will explain safety rules to visitors, warn them about unsafe situations, and enforce policies.Essential Functions:The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various type of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

  • Closely monitors activities related to the pool area, identifying any safety issues throughout working shift.
  • Supervises swimming activities at the aquatics facility and ensures that policies, guidelines, and safety procedures are followed.
  • Warns swimmers of improper activities or danger and enforces pool regulations and water safety policies.
  • Responds to emergencies and rescues swimmers in danger of drowning.
  • Administers first aid in the event of injury, rescues swimmers in distress or in danger of drowning, and administers CPR and/or artificial respiration, if necessary.
  • Inspects pool facilities, equipment, and water to ensure that they are safe and usable.
  • Other duties as assigned.RECOMMENDED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Education and Experience:
    • 0-1+ years of experience interacting with people of various ages with diverse backgrounds; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
    • Proven experience working as a lifeguard is preferred but not required.
    • Must be 16+ to apply.Knowledge, Abilities and Skill:
      • Knowledge: Sound knowledge of proper swimming techniques and water safety rules. Knowledge of CPR and water rescue methods and techniques.
      • Ability: Ability to pass physical skills evaluation as stipulated by the department. Ability to obtain CPR/First Aid Certification within three months of hire (paid by the City).
      • Skill: Highly skilled in the application of lifeguarding surveillance and rescue techniques. Excellent conflict resolution and communication skills. Multilingual skills in Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian-Creole, Mandarin, and/or Nepali is preferred but not required.Work Environment:The work environment involves everyday discomforts typical of offices, with occasional exposure to outside elements. - Noise or physical surroundings may be distracting, but conditions are generally not unpleasant. - Employee may be required to work beyond normal business hours in response to attend evening meetings or complete work assignments. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -Physical and Mental Requirements:
        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 position's essential functions.Physical Skills:
        Sitting, standing, walking, climbing/ladders, squatting/kneeling, reaching, grasping, pushing/pulling, twisting/bending, lifting/carrying up to 50 lbs. multiple times per shift, talking, hearing, and seeing.Motor Skills:
        Duties are both mental and physical; the job, the employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -Visual Skills:
        Visual demands require constantly reading documents for general understanding and analytical purposes. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.Hours: - Part-Time -
        Salary: $17 hourly
        Union: Non-Union
        Pre-Employment Requirements: -This is a safety-sensitive position. -Must -pass a -pre-employment drug screening with a physical prior to employment.
        Date Posted: February 23, 2023

        City of Somerville residents are especially encouraged to apply.

        The City of Somerville is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability or any other protected category. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Auxiliary aids and services, written materials in alternative formats, and reasonable modifications in policies and procedures will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities free of charge, upon request.

        Persons with disabilities who need auxiliary aids and services for effective communication (i.e., CART, ASL), written materials in alternative formats, or reasonable modifications in policies and procedures in order to access the programs, activities, and meetings of the City of Somerville should please contact Adrienne Pomeroy at 617-625-6600 x 2059 or

        Benefits Somerville Offers

        • 4 weeks annual vacation (for non-union positions) & for union positions this varies by contract
        • Medical insurance through the Group Insurance Commission (GIC)
        • Dental coverage low and high plans through Cigna
        • Vision care through the Vision Service Plan (VSP)
        • Long term disability through Sun Life
        • Group and voluntary life insurance through Boston Mutual
        • Flexible spending plans through Benefit Strategies
        • Deferred compensation through a choice of three vendors
        • Employee assistance through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provided by E4Health
        • Cancer screening & wellness release

        • Tuition reimbursement
        • MBTA pass program
        • FREE Blue Bikes membership
        • Eligible employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)

          Benefits listed are for benefits-eligible positions and the above information is meant to be a general overview of the benefit programs offered by the City of Somerville. This is not a binding contract, for any questions relating to benefits for specific union and non-union positions please contact the Human Resources department by calling (617) 625-6600 x 3300.

          COVID-19 Vaccination Required

          To better protect the health and safety of staff and the public, all City of Somerville employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of November 1, 2021. Exemptions and/or reasonable accommodations are not guaranteed and will be reviewed by the City of Somerville Human Resources Department on a case-by-case basis. Learn more at .Powered by JazzHR

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