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Location: City of Manhattan | Manhattan, KS | PARKS & RECREATION | Pools
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LIFEGUARD               $8.25 per hour                  CLOSING DATE:  08/18/17  

Must be 15 years or older


 You can become certified through classes offered at UFM. Check out availability on the UFM website.

Lifeguard staff will serve to facilitate an excellent aquatic experience for customers at one of the three Manhattan pools by enforcing rules, enacting Emergency Action Plans (EAP), and taking care of injured, ill, or distressed customers by using trained skills. Staff will be paid competitively and may be eligible for promotion/transfer depending on performance. Patrol or monitor swimming areas from designated positions on foot or while sitting on approved lifeguard stands to detect hazards, disturbances, or safety infractions. Rescue distressed swimmers, using rescue techniques and equipment. Identify, examine, and care for injured or ill persons by administering first aid or cardiopulmonary resuscitation when necessary by using training, medical supplies, and other equipment. Notify, instruct, and correct customer behavior that is inconsistent with safety procedures in a fair, timely, and polite manner. Carry out all procedures exactly as described by the Emergency Action Plan (EAP) in times of emergency or crisis. EAP training will be provided by Manhattan Parks and Recreation. Complete forms and reports accurately and in detail in order to document various aquatic facility activities and incidents. Complete all assigned facility maintenance and cleaning duties as assigned by supervisors.

First aid, water rescue, and CPR methods as taught in the American Red Cross Lifeguard certification class; communicate orally and in writing with customers, other lifeguards, and supervisors; work in a team composed of other Lifeguards, Head Lifeguards, Assistant Managers, and Managers; learn, carry out, and enforce Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and Emergency Action Plans (EAP); make decisions quickly in order to respond to potential hazards or emergency situations; Currently Certified Lifeguard; Currently Certified in First Aid, CPR, and AED.

Preferred:  Lifeguard applicants will have background as a swim lessons instructor or swim team coach; teach swim lessons.

Work performed at one of three outdoor aquatic facilities: City Park Pool, Northview Pool, or Cico Park Pool; work performed outside in extreme heat which could expose the staff to various outside atmospheric conditions; noise level and activity level will be varied. Essential Functions: Stand, walk, sit, use hands, handle, feel, speak, hear, climb stairs, push, pull, or lift up to 50 pounds; background check; weekends and holidays; pools typically open on Memorial Day and close on Labor Day; attend in-service training (required).               (Seasonal Part-Time)