Hiring Summer Lifeguards

The City of Gravette is now accepting applications for summer lifeguards at the pool and splash park. This position is seasonal. Application and job description can be found at www.GravetteAR.com under the employment tab. Completed applications can be returned to City Hall, 202 Main Street NE, or emailed to info@GravetteAR.com.


Job Title: Lifeguard

Department: Parks

Reports To: Lifeguard Supervisor

Pay Range: $11.00/hr – lifeguard

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

This position is seasonal and for the summer 2022 swim season.


SUMMARY

Responsible for ensuring the safety of aquatic facility patrons by preventing and responding to emergencies.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

· At least sixteen years old

· Current certification in the following:

--Lifeguarding, CPR, First Aid

· Preemployment testing of lifeguarding knowledge and skills


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

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

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

· Knowledge of customer service standards and procedures

· Ability to follow routine verbal and written instructions

· Problem solving and decision-making skills

· The ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

· Maintain constant surveillance of the facility to ensure safety of patrons

· 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

· Inspect the facility on a daily schedule and report any unsafe conditions or equipment to the lifeguard supervisor

· Perform daily facility safety inspection; perform maintenance duties as directed to maintain a clean and safe facility

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

· Present professional appearance and attitudes at all times

· Perform other duties as assigned by lifeguard supervisor