Lifeguard II

Posting Date: 06/07/2021
Company Name: Miami Shores
Job Type: Full Time
Department: Recreation Aquatics
Education: High School
Shift: Varies
Duration: ---
Travel: ---
Salary: $16/hr
Location: ---
Closing Date: 06/20/2021
Job Description:


Responsible work involving patrolling an assigned area to insure safety of bathers and periodic scheduling as aquatic supervisor on duty. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Aquatic Supervisor, Assistant Aquatic Supervisor or the Lifeguard III.


Preferred Skills:


Supervises lifeguards, concession workers, cashiers, and maintenance staff; including work scheduling, assigning and monitoring their activities. May alter schedules according to unforeseen circumstances which may arise. Ensures proper operation of concession stand and front desk.

Patrols pool activities to insure the safety of swimmers and pool conditions. Maintains rescue equipment, attends to bathers in need of assistance, renders first aid, applies resuscitation techniques and performs rescues.

Enforces rules and regulations to prevent accidents and maintain order. Performs custodial duties to ensure area and building cleanliness and safety. Duties may include, but not limited to painting, sanding. Lawn care, pressure cleaning, vacuuming, and cleaning restrooms.

Helps supervise pool lifeguards, make schedules and evaluate their activities. Assistant Concession staff when needed. Take registration and payments for admission classes. Answers the phone.

Maintains current Lifeguard certifications and physical fitness.

Helps conduct training sessions in rescue operation, first aid and resuscitation. May assist in the physical conditioning program for lifeguards.

Must have a flexible work schedule to include early morning, evenings and weekend shifts.

Coordinates rescues and prepares reports of incidents and activities.

Directs the maintenance and cleanliness of pool equipment. Troubleshoot any chemical and /or mechanical problems which may arise at the facility. May be required to keep various records. Ensures safe handling and storage of various chemicals used at the facility. Determines bathing restrictions based on weather. Enforces ordinances to prevent accidents and maintains order. Dispenses information to the public regarding regulations and conditions.

This job description does not list all of the duties of the position. It is intended to identify the essential functions and requirements of this position. Incumbents may be asked and directed to perform job­ related responsibilities and tasks in addition to those stated in this job description.

Any specified essential function or requirement of this position will be re-evaluated, if necessary, should an incumbent or applicant be unable to perform the function or requirement due to a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities (ADA). Reasonable accommodation for the specific disability will be made for the incumbent or applicant when possible.



Cautions swimmers regarding unsafe areas. Rescues swimmers in danger of drowning and administers first aid and CPR. Maintains order in swimming areas. Inspects facilities for safety and cleanliness. Cleans pool and refills chemicals as needed. Determines chlorine content and pH value of water with water testing kit. Conducts or officiates swimming meets. Instructs swimming lessons.



Directly supervises up to 35 employees at the Miami Shores Pool. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include training employees; address complaints and resolving problems.



High School diploma or general education (GED) and 2 years experience as a lifeguard.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily on a full-time basis. The following requirements are minimum qualifications and standards required to perform the essential job functions, duties, and responsibilities of this position.



American Red cross Life Guarding certification, First Aid and CPR for the Professional Rescue Certification, Water Safety Instructor Certification. Must aquire an Aquatic Facility Operator(AFO) within the first 6 months of employment.



Knowledge of water safety rules and regulations. Knowledge of RecTrac/Webtrac software and ability to troubleshoot program problems. Ability to use good judgement. Ability to establish rapport with the general public. Ability to troubleshoot pool chemistry/circulation issues. Ability to supervise subordinates while maintaining a professional demeanor.



Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedures manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of patrons or employees. Must maintain strong & customer service skills.



Ability to add, subtract, multiply, divide in units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.



The following physical requirements are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Must pass required swimming test and physical examination. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, and talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Additionally, the employee must meet the following criteria:

  1. Tread water for 2 minutes with both hands under armpits.
  2. Swim approach stroke 25 yards in 18 seconds.
  3. Swim approach stroke 25 yards and retrieve 10 pound brick from coping and return to origination point in 1 minute, 10 seconds.
  4. Must swim 12.5 yards, submerge to 7’ and retrieve 10 pound brick in 12 seconds.
  5. Must swim 200 yards in 4 minutes.
  6. Must demonstrate a proper active swim victim rescue.
  7. Must demonstrate a proper passive victim rescue.



The following work environment characteristics are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions. The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places, risk of electrical shock; and explosive. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The “FLSA Status” is provided as a guideline only. Determination of the FLSA status requires evaluation of the duties of each individual employee as well as other factors in accordance with provisions of the Fair

Labor Standards Act.

The Village has the right to revise this job description at any time. The job description is not a contract for employment.