|Date Opened||12/10/2021 12:00:00 AM|
|Close Date||5/22/2022 11:59:00 PM|
|HR Analyst||Sandra Fata|
|Analyst Phone/Email||520.837.8073 / ParksHR@tucsonaz.gov|
|Salary||Starting Salary: $15.75/hour|
|Department||Parks & Recreation|
|Job Type||Open to All Applicants (External, Internal)|
Non-Permanent (Seasonal, Temporary and Intermittent)
|HR Tech||Randy Esslinger|
The City of Tucson Parks and Recreation Department is looking for dependable and friendly
WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR (WSI)/SENIOR LIFEGUARD
to instruct patrons at the City of Tucson Parks and Recreation swimming pools.
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 assists patrons and instructs participants 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 he 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 the 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 and maintains attendance of participants
Maintain attendance records of participants
At least 16 years of age by May 29, 2022
Availability to work required hours/locations
American Red Cross Lifeguarding Training Certification or equivalent
Starfish Aquatics Institute - Starfish Swimming certification (SSI) or American Red Cross Water Safety Instruction Certification
For individuals lacking certification in one of the American Red Cross or Starfish Aquatics Institute areas listed above, please visit the Southern Arizona Chapter of the America Red Cross for information on registration and completing the required course work for these certifications at www.redcrossarizon.org or www.starfishaquatics.org. Please note, the Lifeguard Certification is a prerequisite for the City of Tucson Lifeguard Certification.
For individuals lacking the Water Safety Instructor Certification, the Parks and Recreation Department will provide classes dependent upon need. Register online at www.EZEEreg.com or call 520.791.4877. Trainees must be at least 16 years old before the first class.
**The City of Tucson values the safety of our employees, our residents, our community, and our visitors. In support of these values, if you are selected for this job, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, except when vaccination is not medically advised or violates your sincerely held religious beliefs. If you are invited to join our team, you must submit proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to your initial HR representative, or you must request an exemption from your representative. New employees must either provide proof of vaccination or be granted a medical or religious exemption before working with the City of Tucson.**
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.
For any other questions or assistance for completeing any of the above mentioned requirements, please contact 520.791.4245.
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Additionally, communication during this process will be sent via email to the email address on file, so please ensure your browser accepts emails from firstname.lastname@example.org and check your email account regularly; this may include your junk box/spam filter. Failure to respond or follow instructions may result in disqualification. All inquiries should be directed to the email listed below.
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.