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Accepting Applications for Summer Lifeguard Supervisor

The City of Gravette is now accepting applications for summer 2018 lifeguard supervisor. Job description and application can be found on our website,, or at City Hall. Please send resume and/or completed application to, or return to City Hall.


604 First Ave SE

Gravette, AR 72736

P: 479-787-5757

F: 479-787-5018


Job Title: Lifeguard Supervisor

Department: Parks

Reports To: Parks Superintendent

The City of Gravette is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

This position is seasonal and for the summer 2018 swim season.


Responsible for recruiting, supervising, and training the lifeguard team; conducting facility safety checks; and communicating staff and equipment needs to facility management.


  • At least sixteen years old

  • Current certification in the following:

  • Lifeguard management, Lifeguarding, CPR, First Aid

  • Preemployment testing of lifeguarding knowledge and skills


  • Current certification in the following:

  • American Red Cross Shallow Water Attendance and First Aid (up to 4-feet)

  • American Red Cross Waterpark Lifeguarding and First Aid for waterpark and multi-attraction facility positions

  • American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer

  • American Red Cross Lifeguarding Instructor

  • Pool Operator (local, state, or nationally recognized agency or organization)

  • Several years or season of lifeguarding experience


  • Thorough knowledge and application of life-guarding surveillance and rescue techniques

  • The ability to instruct, assign, supervise, and elevate lifeguards in the performance of their duties

  • An understanding of facility characteristics, rules, polices, and procedures

  • Knowledge of customer service standards and procedures

  • Leadership and public relations skills

  • Problem solving and decision-making skills

  • The ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations

  • The ability to identify hazards and unsafe practices and to make suitable recommendations for minimizing or eliminating those hazards


  • Maintain constant surveillance of the facility to ensure safety of patrons and lifeguard team

  • Supervise, train, build, and maintain a well-trained lifeguard team that follows established facility policies and procedures

  • Recognize and respond quickly and effectively in emergencies

  • Provide emergency care and treatment as required until the arrival of emergency medical services

  • Enforce all aquatic facility policies, rules, and regulations in a consistent manner

  • Handle problem situations with uncooperative patrons

  • Inspect the facility on a daily schedule and report any unsafe conditions or equipment to the parks superintendent

  • Perform and supervise various maintenance duties to maintain a clean and safe facility

  • Supervise the daily facility safety inspection

  • identify hazards and unsafe practices and to make suitable recommendations for minimizing or eliminating those hazards

  • Responsible for monitoring, testing, and maintaining appropriate pool and splash park chemical balance

  • Maintain records, complete timecards and other reports

  • Coordinate lifeguard schedules; schedule swim lessons, parties, senior swim, and other special events

  • Solve problems and delegate responsibilities

  • Maintain fitness level (swimming skills, strength, and endurance)

  • Present professional appearance and attitudes at all times

  • Perform other duties as assigned by the parks superintendent

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