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HEAD LIFEGUARD (Seasonal)

at City of Houston

Pay: $14.42/hour
$14.42 - $14.42
Posted: 3/25/2019
Job Status: Seasonal
Job Reference #: 2291431
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Job Description

Overall Job Objective

POSITION OVERVIEW



Applications accepted from:
  ALL PERSONS INTERESTED
                                                   
******SUMMER ONLY*****

Division                                   Aquatics
Reporting Location                Various*
Workdays & Hours                 M – F, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.*
                                                
*Subject to change

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
The Houston Parks and Recreation Department is dedicated to building a sustainable community and enhance the quality of urban life by providing safe well-maintained parks and offering affordable programming for our community. To achieve this mission, HPARD is seeking Head Lifeguards (Seasonal) to join its Recreation and Wellness team.

The potential candidate will play a key role in the following duties:
  • Observe and monitor the swimming activities and deck safety of the public to ensure adherence to safety precautions.
  • Enforce the pool facility rules.
  • Maintain and operate basic pool maintenance and water safety equipment such as vacuuming, brushing down sides, cleaning filters and setting up equipment (seats, ropes, umbrellas, rescue tubes, backboards, etc.).
  • Check pool chemical readings on the PH balance and chlorine levels.
  • Perform basic housekeeping activities such as checking restrooms, offices, porches and swimming areas.
  • Complete a variety of forms, logs and time sheets.
  • Inspect facility for hazardous conditions that may have occurred overnight.
  • Participate in special classes required for lifeguard training.
  • Assist with the development of all competitive swim programs.
  • Must be courteous and cooperative with public at all times.
  • Must possess excellent swimming skills.
WORKING CONDITIONS
This position routinely requires lifting of moderately heavy items, such records boxes (up to 40 pounds) and/or very long periods of walking on rough surfaces on a routine basis. This position may involve routine exposure to soiled material and light chemical substances such as cleaning solutions.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Must be able to read, write, add, subtract and follow oral and basic written instructions. Must have a basic knowledge of grammar, spelling and punctuation. May require a basic knowledge of a particular subject area.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Requires six (6) months of experience as a lifeguard or water safety instructor. 

LICENSE REQUIREMENTS
Must be certified in Lifeguard Training or Water Safety Instruction and First Aid/CPR.

PREFERENCES

**Preference shall be given to eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6.**

Selected applicants who already possess the required certification must be certified by a city-approved agency. Applicants who are not certified may receive certification through the Parks and Recreation Department at a low cost to the individual.

GENERAL INFORMATION

SELECTION/SKILLS TESTS REQUIRED
The selection process will involve application review and/or interview.

SAFETY IMPACT POSITION    Yes 
If yes, this position is subject to random drug testing and if a promotional position, candidate must pass an assignment drug test. 

SALARY INFORMATION
Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate's qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification.  The salary range is:   Pay Grade 9

APPLICATION PROCEDURES
Only online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during posting opening and closing dates shown.

Applications must be submitted online at: www.houstontx.gov

To view your detailed application status, please log-in to your online profile by visiting: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/houston/default.cfm or call 832.395.7108.

If you need special services or accommodations, call (832.395.7108). (TTY 7-1-1)

If you need login assistance or technical support call 855-524-5627.

Due to the high volume of applications received, the Hiring Department will contact you directly, should you be selected to advance in our recruitment process.

All new and rehires must pass a pre-employment drug test and are subject to a physical examination and verification of information provided.

EEO Equal Employment Opportunity
The City of Houston is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.