|Date Opened||12/16/2019 12:00:00 AM|
|Close Date||4/2/2020 08:00:00 AM|
|HR Analyst||Sandra Fata|
|Analyst Phone/Email||520.837.8073 / ParksHR@tucsonaz.gov|
|Salary||$11.55/hour ($12.60/hour beginning December 22, 2019)|
|Department||Parks & Recreation|
|Job Type||Open to All Applicants (External, Internal)|
Non-Permanent (Seasonal, Temporary and Intermittent)
|HR Tech||Randy Esslinger|
It's not too early to be thinking about lifeguarding next summer.
If you will be 15 years old by next summer and are thinking about a summer job, then maybe lifeguarding is for you!
The Parks and Recreation Department will be hiring over 150 Lifeguards and Swimming Instructors for exciting summer work at on the City of Tucson's pools beginning the week of May 24, 2020.
This is a non-permanent position that will work on an intermittent basis.
Individuals in this classification may not exceed 1,300 hours in a 12 month period.
Water Safety Instructors are responsible for the safety of patrons at District Parks and Recreation swimming pools. They assist patrons and instruct patrons in swimming skills and techniques. This is a senior position. It differs from other positions in the classification series by performing tasks at a proficient, accomplished level and handling the more difficult, complex, and/or irregular tasks. Individuals in senior positions typically assist in setting priorities for work and are asked upon occasion to use judgement to solve unusual problems.
Water Safety Instructors must have knowledge of water hazards, lifesaving techniques and first aid, recognize hazardous situations, and adopt effective courses of action. Water Safety Instructors must also have effective communication skills and engage positively with the public. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to sit, kneel, stand, stoop, communicate, reach and manipulate objects. This position requires mobility. Duties require attentiveness to visual and audible cues for recognition and identification of swimmers in distress or in process of unsafe behavior. This position requires proficient swimming ability and the proper application of rescue and first-aid techniques.
Observes swimmers to ensure they adhere to swimming pool rules and maintains order
Provides swimming lessons as scheduled
Plans, develops, organizes, and instructs aquatics programs and activities
Keeps the pool area clean and clear of debris, trip hazards, or other possible injury hazards
Maintains pool equipment and ensures the proper sanitation of pool and bathhouse facilities
Meets and deals with the public in a positive and firm manner
Applies resuscitation techniques and otherwise renders first aid
Receives payment for use of swimming facilities and instruction
Maintains attendance records of participants
At least 16 years of age
Experienced swimmer and available to work required hours/locations
American Red Cross Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) / Automated External Defibrillator (AED) for the Professional Rescuer Certification
American Red Cross First Aid Basics Certification
American Red Cross Lifeguarding Training Certification
American Red Cross Water Safety Instruction Certification
For individuals lacking certification in one of the American Red Cross areas listed above (CPR or First Aid Basics), please visit the Southern Arizona Chapter of the American Red Cross for information on registration and completing the required course work for these certifications at www.redcrossarizona.org. Please note, both of these certifications are prerequisite for the City of Tucson Lifeguard Certification.
For individuals lacking the Water Safety Instructor Certification, the Parks and Recreation Department will provide weeknight classes starting on March 23, 2020 - April 16, 2020 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Register online at www.EZEEreg.com or call 520.791.4877. Trainees must be at least 16 years old before the first class.
March 23, 2020 - April 16, 2020 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Held at: Catalina High School Pool
For individuals lacking Lifeguard Certification, the Parks and Recreation Department will provide weeknight classed starting on February 24, 2020 - March 19, 2020 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm and weekend classed starting March 28, 2020 from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. Register online at www.EZEEreg.com or call 520.791.4877.
February 24, 2020 - March 19, 2020 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Held at: Catalina High School Pool
March 28, 2020 - April 26, 2020 from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Held at: Clements Recreation Center or Udall Park
Applicants must attend on of the City of Tucson Parks and Recreation Department lifeguard screening sessions. The earlier you complete these requirements, the sooner you application will receive consideration. Your certificates must be current in order for you to participate in one of the lifeguard screenings. Please bring all certifications to the lifeguard screening, including WSI, if applicable. Also bring with you your swimsuit and towel.
All lifeguard screenings will be held at:
Catalina High School Pool
2005 N. Dodge Blvd.
Tucson, AZ., 85716
Applicants should have knowledge of contact skills, including defenses, approaches, escapes, carries without equipment, ability to turn c-spine victims in deep water and swim to side 30' without equipment. Lifeguard screenings consist of rescue skills, swimming, first aid, and CPR in practical and oral interviews.
Lifeguard Screening dates are as follows:
Friday, December 27, 2019 at 3:00 pm
Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 9:00 am
Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 9:00 am
Saturday, May 2, 2020 at 9:00 am
For any other questions or assistance for completing any of the above mentioned requirements contact 520.791-4245.
To ensure accurate payroll information for tax purposes, the successful candidate will need to provide their original Social Security Card or original letter from the Social Security Administration with their social security number prior to beginning work with the City of Tucson.
The City of Tucson hires lawful workers only - US citizens or nationals and non-citizens with valid work authorization - without discrimination. Federal immigration laws require all employers to verify both the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. In its efforts to meet the law's requirements, the City of Tucson participates in the E-Verify program established by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) to aid employers in verifying the eligibility of workers.
Retired City of Tucson employees receiving benefits from the Tucson Supplemental Retirement System who are considering reemployment with the City should be aware that pursuant to Section 22-37(g) of the Tucson City Code, retirement benefits shall be suspended during the period of reemployment with the City of Tucson unless you have been separated at least twelve consecutive months before returning to work AND you return to a non-permanent employment classification. Creditable service does not accrue during any reemployment period.