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Lifeguard

 

Position Summary:  The Lifeguard assists the Waterfront Director in organizing and administering activities at the pool and wherever swimming is concerned.

 

 

Essential Job Functions:
1. Carry out assigned swimming activities, which include: teaching swimming lessons, supervising early morning and late evening swimming, teach canoeing skills, accompanying hikes to act as life guard etc.
2. Enforce safe boating and water safety practices at all time.
3. Help maintain pool equipment, canoeing equipment, facilities, and supplies; report necessary repairs to the Waterfront Director.
4. Help to organize and supervise canoe trips. Provide written outlines for trips planned.
5. Help in opening/closing the swimming and boating facilities at the beginning and end of the summer: clean-up, inventory, evaluations.
6. Provides rescues as needed.

 

 

Other Job Duties:
1. Participate in all-camp and sign-up activities; particularly those involving swimming.
2. Maintain Girl Scout badge records as assigned by the Waterfront Director.
3. May serve at Unit Assistant Leader with campers as needed.
4. Carry out other duties as assigned.

 

 

Relationships/Supervisory Responsibilities:
Works with Waterfront Director, other lifeguards, unit leaders and assistants and other camp staff.

 

 

Qualifications:
Minimum Education and Experience: Incumbent must be at least 16 years of age, 18 preferred. Must have or be willing to obtain current certifications as Lifeguard and Small Craft Safety or equivalent by the time camp starts.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities: Must meet requirements for membership in the Girl Scout organization, have teaching abilities in all aspects of the waterfront (canoeing, swimming, water safety, etc.), be able to give and follow directions in an emergency and be familiar with camp living.

 

 

Physical Demands:
This position requires the ability to listen to others, observe others’ actions, read text and information, comprehend instructions and manuals, physical ability to lift and carry up to 35 pounds, move about the camp property in various environmental conditions, climb, stoop, kneel, bend, stand, lift, work with fingers, grasp, feel and talk.

 

 

Work Environment:
Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 

 

Disclaimer:
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed. The employee is expected to adhere to all agency policies and to act as a role model in adherence to agency policies. This position description does not constitute a contract.