Employment Opportunities


Current Employment Opportunities with the City of Meridian:

Job Title: Lifeguard
Department: Parks & Recreation
Reports To: Staffing Agency
Open Date: January 26, 2023
Close Date: April 24, 2023
Salary Range: $14.00 - $16.00 per hour, DOE

Qualified candidates will be referred to a staffing agency to complete employment paperwork. This position is not employed by the City of Meridian.

Job Summary:

Under the direction of the Pool Manager, Head Instructor, or Head Guard, this position is responsible for teaching swimming lessons and lifeguarding at Meridian Community Swimming Pool.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Attend all required meeting, trainings and in-services.

Lifeguarding rotation as assigned per shift.

Follow all pool policies and procedures.

Communication of any safety concerns to supervisor or pool manager immediately, as patron safety is the number one concern.

Assist with maintenance activities as assigned (picking up trash, organizing pool deck, cleaning locker rooms, cleaning restrooms, vacuuming pool, replacing supplies, etc.)

Become familiar with curriculum for level being taught, and actually teach the lessons.

Ability to be patient with children and parents while teaching swimming lessons.

Responsible for preparation of certificates for each lesson session.

Responsible for filing all appropriate paperwork with the temporary employment agency used for this position.

Punctual and reliable attendance – students quickly get attached to their instructor and depend on that instructor to be present for the lesson.

Run cash register in pool office as assigned.

Complete any other duties as assigned.

Job Specifications:

Honesty and integrity.

Basic computer skills.

Requires excellent communication skills.

Constant ability to understand and implement verbal and written instructions.

Possess current certifications as required.

Ability to concentrate and not be easily distracted.

Team player and willingness to learn and follow directions.

Knowledge, Skills, &Abilities:

Must have the ability to work weekdays and weekends

Must be available in the early morning hours prior to the pool being used.

Must have the ability to work a minimum of 20 hours a week.

Must demonstrate strong communication skills for interacting with parents, participants, and spectators;

Ability to maintain basic forms related to swim lessons;

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with respect to citizen groups, other city personnel and the public;

Ability to physically perform the essential functions of the job;

Ability to work as a team player;

Integrity in the performance of assigned tasks.

Must demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills;

Licensing and Certification:

Must have the ability to obtain a Lifeguard certification and swim lesson instructor certification.

Work Environment & Physical Demands:

Work is performed primarily outside. Location can be subject to changing environmental conditions. Precautions should be taken to appropriately deal with weather conditions. Occasionally work will occur in an office environment. Either environment can range from low noise levels to loud and have intermittent disruptions.

Requires constant movement and the ability to regularly lift up to 25 pounds. Occasionally required to lift up to 50 pounds.

Constantly requires clarity of speech and hearing, which permits employee to communicate effectively.

Constantly requires clear vision to read printed materials and to accomplish work.
Constantly requires sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes to permit employee to function safely.

May be exposed to adverse environmental conditions and toxic/caustic chemicals. Proper protective equipment should be worn when appropriate.

Travel Requirements:

Local travel is occasionally required.

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