City of Thornton, CO

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at City of Thornton, CO

Pay: $11.1 to $14.98/hour
$11.1 - $14.98
Posted: 3/5/2019
Job Status: Part Time,Seasonal
Job Reference #: 2312756
Keywords: teaching, instructor

Job Description

Overall Job Objective



Under specified supervision, performs lifeguard duties and lifesaving procedures.
Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from Lifeguard or, when filled from the outside, require previous and directly related experience.
Under immediate supervision, this is the entry-level class in the Lifeguard series.  Incumbents entering the class have limited related work experience and are expected to perform general life guarding duties.
Lifeguard – IPAP:
Under general supervision, this is the intermediate-level class in the Lifeguard series.   Incumbents assigned to this class are expected to perform general life guarding duties as well as teach swim lessons for parent-tot to level three only.
Lifeguard – Instructor:
Under direction, this is the journey-level class in the Lifeguard series.  Incumbents assigned to this class are expected to perform general life guarding duties as well as teach swim lessons for all levels. 


(Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics.  The list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class.)
Performs life guarding duties.  Ensures the safety of guests by observing swimmers.  Performs lifesaving procedures as necessary.
Provides quality customer service; enforces policies, rules, and regulations; governs the conduct of patrons using the pool.
Assists with accident prevention through enforcement of policies, rules and regulations governing the conduct of patrons using the pool.
Assists in completing routine safety checks of pools, equipment and surrounding aquatic area in order to maintain safety and health standards.
Assists in performing routine cleaning, maintenance and repairs of aquatic equipment.
Ensures all possible safety measures are observed.
Responds to emergency situations as required and maintains accurate accident and incident reports.
Complies with City and departmental rules and regulations, policies, and procedures.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Lifeguard – IPAP / Lifeguard – Instructor:
In addition to the duties above:
Instructs swim lessons; keeps accurate records of lessons being taught; distributes swimming lesson report cards to participants.


Must be at least 16 years of age.

Licensing/Certification Requirements:
Ellis and Associates National Pool and Water Park Lifeguard certification, which includes Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)/Automated External Defibrillator (AED) certificate and First Aid certification, or the ability to obtain within 30 days of hire. 
May need the ability to travel to various locations in a timely manner as the job requires.
Lifeguard – IPAP:
In addition to the above requirements:
Must successfully pass IPAP training.
Lifeguard – Instructor:
In addition to the above requirements:
Must possess a current swim instructor certification such as Red Cross, WSI or equivalent, or have one year of teaching experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of lifeguard processes and procedures.
Knowledge of the policies and procedures of the City of Thornton and the department.
Knowledge of swimming techniques.
Skill in swimming 100 yards.
Skill in performing lifesaving, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and First Aid activities.
Ability to deal tactfully and effectively with the public.
Ability to work with the public.
Ability to react quickly and accurately in emergency situations.
Ability to work evenings, weekends and holidays, or flexible schedules.
Ability to read, interpret and apply operating policies and procedures.
Ability to provide quality customer service.
Ability to maintain composure during mentally, physically and emotionally stressful situations.
Ability to listen well and communicate effectively orally and in writing with various audiences.
Ability to read, interpret and apply operating policies and procedures.
Lifeguard – IPAP:
In addition to previous requirements:
Skill in teaching swim lessons for levels Parent-Tot through Level 3.
Lifeguard – Instructor:
In addition to previous requirements:
Skill in teaching all levels of swim lessons. 

Physical and Mental Requirements:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, stand, walk, kneel, squat, stoop,  climb, crawl, repeatedly twist the upper body, talk, hear, see, demonstrate manual dexterity and perform light lifting.  The employee is occasionally required to push or drag objects or equipment.  The employee may be required to work outdoors, occasionally or seasonally.  The employee must demonstrate the ability to remain calm during routine and stressful conditions.


Examinations may include but are not limited to application screening beyond minimum qualifications; written, oral, practical exercise or any combination thereof or other job related assessment deemed appropriate by Human Resources.
Your application will be used as a screening tool. Completeness and accuracy are important! Any false or untrue statements or material omissions in the application and related paperwork or during the selection process could disqualify you from consideration.
As a condition of employment, the city of Thornton conducts background investigations for all positions which may also include a review of credit report and/or driving record. A drug screen, physical, and/or psychological examination administered by a city-designated provider will be required for pre-determined positions.