The City of Fort Lauderdale community builders possess a passion for public service demonstrated by a high degree of enthusiasm, self-reliance, and job proficiency. They effectively convey the vision and mission of the organization and provide excellent service and satisfaction to our internal and external customers.
Maintains surveillance and enforces pool regulations to ensure and secure the safety of pool patrons. Serves as a lead to part-time and temporary lifeguards. Administers First Aid and CPR as needed. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Essential functions are the basic job duties that an employee must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation. The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. The omission of a function does not preclude management from assigning essential duties not listed herein if such duties relate to the position.
JOB REQUIREMENTS & WORK ENVIRONMENT: MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS
- Monitors activities in and near the water through patron surveillance
- Enforces facility safety rules and regulations and educates patrons
- Recognizes and provides quick response to any and all emergencies including rescue,
- First Aid and CPR
- Performs opening and closing duties including safety checks and inspections
- Conducts safety orientations, administers swim tests and fits life jackets
- Works as a team with other lifeguards, city staff and management
- Cleans and performs pool maintenance
- Performs related work as required
- Must be at least 15 years of age.
- American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer certificate, or equivalent.
- Possess a current and valid American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Certificate, or be able to obtain one within six (6) months from date of appointment.
- Some positions may require a valid American Red Cross Waterfront/Waterpark Lifeguard Certificate, or be able to obtain one within six (6) months from date of appointment.
- All required certifications, whether possessed at time of application or obtained after appointment, must be kept current to continue employment in this class.
- Must be able to successfully pass a performance test which includes simulated pool rescues. This test must be successfully passed every six (6) months after employment.
- A valid State of Florida driver's license may be required.
- VISION REQUIREMENTS - Must be free from color blindness and have no permanent abnormality of either eye; must have at least 20/50 vision in each eye without correction (glasses or contacts) and must have 20/20 vision in each eye separately with correction. Employees are required to wear corrective lenses while on duty if vision is not at least 20/50 without correction. THE VISION REQUIREMENTS CANNOT BE WAIVED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. An employee who has undergone radial keratotomy may not be examined until six (6) weeks have elapsed from their last surgical procedure and must at that time meet the above stated vision requirements.
PLEASE ATTACH A COPY OF EACH CERTIFICATION TO YOUR APPLICATION HOW TO APPLY/ VETERAN INFORMATION: MEDICAL EXAMINATION
- High school diploma, G.E.D equivalency or higher degree.
- Have at least one (1) year of full-time, paid work experience in implementing water safety instruction programs and administering safety training and rescue, preferably including some supervisory experience or training in the enforcement of rules and regulations for public aquatic facilities.
- Possess a current and valid American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Certificate, and American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor certificate.
- Applicants with experience in aquatics programming and some supervisory experience or training may be given preference - i.e. American Red Cross Instructor Trainer certification.
- National Swimming Pool Foundation Certified Pool Operator certification or National Recreation and Park Association Aquatic Facility Operator Certification
- Prior to being hired, candidates are required to successfully complete a medical examination by the City of Fort Lauderdale's licensed physician. A drug screen test is part of this examination. SWIM TEST -
Candidates are required to pass a swim test prior to appointment.
To obtain information regarding Lifeguard Training or Water Safety Instructor courses administered by the American Red Cross Association contact:
American Red Cross - Broward County Chapter
Telephone: (954) 797-3800 or www.ARCBCC.org
The results of the performance test will be valid for thirty (30) days only. Unsuccessful applicants or those not hired within 30 days, must reapply and retake the test after 30 days. The skills listed below in the performance tests are representative but not all-inclusive of the performance test requirements.
In order to be eligible for a Pool Lifeguard position with the City of Fort Lauderdale, you must:
Candidates must pass ALL seven (7) components to successfully complete the performance exam. APPLICATIONS WILL BE REVIEWED AND THE HIRING AUTHORITY WILL CONTACT THOSE APPLICANTS WHOSE APPLICATION REFLECTS THE BEST MATCH OF EXPERIENCE FOR THE POSITION.
- 200-yard swim under 4 minutes
- Treading Water for 2 minutes
- Brick Retrieval
- Front Rescue-Active Victim
- Rear Rescue - Active Victim
- Head Neck or Spinal Injury in Shallow Water
- Submerged Passive Victim in Deep Water with 3 minutes of CPR
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