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RESPONSIBILITIES: An employee in this class is responsible for supervising lifeguarding, aquatic, and recreation activities at various recreation facilities. An employee receives general instructions concerning the overall recreational program to be administered at the various facilities, but each is expected to develop programs to meet specific area needs. Work is supervised through field visits, staff conferences and review of activity reports. Work also requires the application of specialized skills and training in the conduct of non-aquatic recreation activities and an ability to meet the particular needs of the areas served. The incumbent's primary role includes, but is not limited to, guarding the swimming pool to direct water safety and prevent accidents; ensure non-swimming participants stay in shallow water; make rescues and administer emergency first-aid, provide swimming and water exercise instruction; maintain order and discipline of participants; check for proper maintenance of pool equipment, pool vacuuming and cleaning, treat pool water to maintain proper chemical balance, clean decks, gutters and scum lines, backwash filters and cleaning hair catches, cleaning restrooms, guard room and shower rooms.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from high school (or G.E.D.) AND 1 year as a Lifeguard at an aquatic facility. One year teaching or coaching may be substituted for Lifeguard experience. Must possess and maintain current and valid certificates in Lifeguard Training, Water Safety Instruction (WSI), First Aid and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer/Instructor or successor courses offered by the American Red Cross. Must possess a valid driver's license at time of appointment and maintain thereafter as a term and condition of continued employment.

SALARY: $14.87 per hour (35 hours per week)

Mail or e-mail resume, cover letter, copy of driver's license and copy of current Lifeguard Training, Water Safety Instructor, CPR/AED and First Aid certifications, and any other successor courses offered by the American Red Cross to:

Stephan Marcellus, Division Manager
Recreation and Youth Services

City of Dayton, Mezzanine Floor
101 W. Third Street
Dayton, Ohio 45402

For a detailed job description please contact Mr. Parker at above e-mail or postal address.

Final permanent appointment is contingent upon the applicant passing a job-related medical examination, including drug screen, and providing documentary evidence of Employment Authorization and Identity. Appointment to positions in this classification will require applicants to pass a police background investigation.

Issue Date: March 12, 2018
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