Head Lifeguard - Seasonal | Visit Mesa

Head Lifeguard - Seasonal

  • Employer: City of Mesa Parks Recreation & Community Facilities
  • Compensation: Hourly
  • Position: Seasonal

Application Deadline 08/31/23

This classification has been designated as a non-benefited, non-classified, non-merit system, at-will position.

The City of Mesa is currently recruiting Head Lifeguards for the Summer Season as well as year-round opportunities. The Summer Season runs from April 2023 through August 2023. Head Lifeguards will work 25 – 40 hours per week, depending on business needs.

As a Head Lifeguard you will maintain order, prevent accidents, rescue swimmers in distress, and provide swimming instruction. In addition, you will also provide supervision to other Lifeguards by participating in scheduling, reviewing activities, and assigning duties. You will give instructions on pool operating procedures, rules, safety, and maintenance. You will conduct safety checks of the facility and coordinate maintenance and repairs. You may organize events, games, and activities and you may assume administrative responsibilities in the absence of the Assistant Pool Manager and Pool Manager.

Qualified applicants must successfully complete one skills testing. The first skills test will be offered on Saturday, March 25, 2023 and remaining staffing needs will be filled at a second skills test Saturday, April 8, 2023. Skills testing will include an assessment of various lifeguard skills, fitness level, as well as a verbal interview. In order to attend either skills test, applications must be received online by 11:59 p.m., Wednesday, March 22, 2023, and you must receive an email invitation with details of the skills testing event. Applications received after March 22nd will be considered on an as-needed basis.

Additional Information:
Lifeguard and Water Safety Instructor certification classes are offered by the City of Mesa beginning in February. A skills test review is offered in March. See the Mesa's Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities website for class times, locations, and registration fee information: http://www.mesaparks.com/parks-facilities/pools/training-classes. For general registration and class information, call 480-644-7529 (PLAY).

All staff will be provided black swimsuit/shorts uniform, two lifeguard t-shirts, and a Fox 40 whistle. Visible tattoos with inappropriate lettering or images such as nudity or offensive language must be covered. Visible body piercings must be appropriate and professional.

Incentive Information:
The City of Mesa is excited to offer reimbursement to NEW staff for the cost of Lifeguard Certification classes ($200) and Water Safety Instructor Certification classes ($225) obtained through the City of Mesa. To be eligible for reimbursement, applicants must register, complete and pass the certification class, pass the skills test, and be hired as a City of Mesa staff member for the Summer 2023 Season.

Seasonal staff are also eligible for a $500 incentive at the conclusion of the season. To receive the incentive, staff must work an entire season and receive a positive supervisor evaluation.

Please refer to the link below for the full job description and additional information regarding assignments, preferred qualifications, and essential functions.

Qualifications & Requirements
Employee Values: All employees of the City of Mesa are expected to uphold and exhibit the City's shared employee values of Knowledge, Respect, and Integrity.

Minimum Qualifications Required. Some (3 - 6 months) experience as a Lifeguard.

Special Requirements. Must possess a valid Class D Arizona Driver's License by hire or promotion date. Valid Lifeguard Certification, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for the Professional Rescuer Certification, and a Swim Lesson Instructor (SLI) Certification or Water Safety Instructor (WSI) or equivalent certification by hire date.

Substance Abuse Testing. Due to the safety and/or security sensitive nature of this classification, individuals shall be subject to pre-employment or pre-placement alcohol, drug and/or controlled substance testing as outlined in City policy and procedures.

Preferred/Desirable Qualifications. Graduation from high school or GED is preferred. Bilingual in Spanish desirable.

Link to Job Description
http://apps.mesaaz.gov/jobdescriptions/Documents/JobDescriptions/cs3110.pdf (Download PDF reader)

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