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Aquatics - Lifeguard

  • Type:Temporary
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$8.25 - $9.00 / hour
  • Posted Date:09/17/2018

Distinguishing Characteristics

  • PRCS Specialist Band I
  • Positions in this band have direct supervision available. Work tasks are routine, repetitive, and/or narrowly defined.

Work Schedule

  • Less than 233 hours per quarter and may be year round or 233 hours or more in a quarter with a maximum of six months employment.

Essential Functions & Tasks

Include, but are not limited to:

  • Guards the pool during facility use.  
  • Enters the water to rescue patrons in distress; resuscitates rescued swimmers, administers first aid to injured, calls Emergency Medical Services (EMS) on serious accident cases.
  • Enforces policies, rules, and regulations.
  • Cleans and performs light maintenance around pool, locker rooms and storage areas.
  • Inspects facilities to ensure safe conditions.
  • Prepares supplies for programs.
  • Under direction, teaches swimming, water safety, and diving, and assists with special events.

Working Conditions

  • Conveys and exchanges verbal and written information.
  • Walking, standing, sitting and performing swimming rescues.
  • Walking on various surfaces including uneven ground that may be slippery.
  • Work may be performed outdoors in a variety of weather extremes.
  • Lifting, moving or carrying objects weighing up to 50 pounds for short distances.
  • May work evenings, weekends and holidays.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Age: 16
  • Certifications: Lifeguard Training, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, First Aid

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certifications: Water Safety Instructor

Advancement Opportunities

  • Senior Lifeguard
  • Head Lifeguard

A completed City of Reno Employment Application is required. Applications may be submitted on-line. Employment applications are also available at PRCS facilities.

For more information call the PRCS Administration Office 334-2260.

Taking applications until positions are filled.

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