Adaptive Recreation Center

Recruitment #2011-3302-001


The City of Tucson Parks and Recreation Department is looking for energetic, passionate, and enthusiastic


to work at our Edith Ball Adaptive Recreation Center.

The Edith Ball Adaptive Recreation Center (ARC) is an award-winning facility that offers a unique experience for all. The outdoor covered Recreation Pool offers a variety of fitness classes, lap swim, and open swim times to enjoy the walking channel and play features in the zero-depth area. The indoor, warm water Therapy Pool provides individual with disablilites an opportunity to experience benefits including increased range of motion and flexibility, relief of pain due to arthristis or other conditions, and overall relaxation. Bothe the Recreation Pool and Therapy Pool are fully accessible.

General Description

This is a non-permanent position that will work on an intermittent basis.

Individuals in the classification may not exceed 1,300 hours in a 12 month period.

Lifeguards are responsible for the safety of patrons at City of Tucson Parks and Recreation Department Edith Ball Adaptive Recreation Center. A lifeguards major responsibility is to observe swimmers and enforce regulations in the guarding of life and the prevention of accidents.

Essential Functions


A Lifeguard must have knowledge of water hazards, lifesaving techniques and first aid, recognize hazardous situations, and adopt effective courses of action. The Lifeguard must also have effective communications skills and engage positively with the public. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to sit, kneel, stand, stoop, reach, and manipulate objects. This position requires mobility. Duties required 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.


Rescue persons in distress or in danger of drowning

Applies resuscitation techniques and otherwise renders first aid

Observes swimmers to ensure they adhere to swimming pool rules and maintains order

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

Warns swimmers of improper activities or hazards

Notifies supervisors of any accidents, rescues, or problems that arise

Reports any equipment in need of repair

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: Less than High School

Minimum Experience and Qualifications: No experience

Special Job Requirements

At least 15 years of age at time of job announcement closing date

Experienced swimmer and available to work required hours

American Red Cross Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation/Automated External Defibrillator for the Professional Rescuer Certification

American Red Cross First Aid Basics Certification American Red Cross Lifeguarding Certification

Selection Plan

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 aide, and CPR in practical and oral interviews.

For any questions or assistance completing any of the above mentioned requirements please call 520.791.5643

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements


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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.

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