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City of Dover, NH 24-012 Lifeguard I in Dover, New Hampshire

Performs professional work in the safety and use of swimming pool(s), assists in coordinating various aquatics programs and facility maintenance as needed. Greets general public, answers questions and collects fees.

Part-time, hours vary. $14.71 per hour. Position is open until filled.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (Except as specifically noted, the following functions are considered essential to this position. The listed examples may not include all duties found in this class):

1.Greet public using the aquatic facilities.

2.Participate in the patrolling of the pool.

3.Receive user’s fees and handle cash drawer.

4.Collect fees for memberships, lockers, and facility use.

5.Maintain and enforce safety rules and regulations.

6.Distribute a variety of brochures, calendars, letters, posters, news releases, flyers, and related communications regarding recreation programs.

7.Respond to public inquiries about aquatics programs made by telephone, correspondence, or in person.

8.Perform a variety of miscellaneous duties such as answering phone, typing correspondence, running errands,picking up supplies needed for activities, selling tickets, collecting fees, and help set up for special events.

9.Supervise classes and activities for persons engaged in aquatics programs and co-sponsored programs.

10.Assist and attend various aquatics competitions throughout the year as needed.

11.Assist in regular and special aquatics programs, and register participants.

12.Assist in the maintenance of the swimming pool to include monitoring and maintaining pool filtration system.

13.Monitor pool water chemistry through testing of water samples. Adjust chemistry as needed to maintain standards.

14.Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with employees, other departments and agencies, and the general public.

15.Maintains familiarity with and executes safe work procedures associated with assigned work.

16.Perform related work as required.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY REQUIREMENTS: Knowledge of First Aid and water rescue operations. Ability to work under physically and emotionally stressful situations. Demonstrated oral and written communication skills. Ability to follow oral and written orders, directions and instructions, and abides by the rules and regulations of the department. Ability to work safely in changing work environments both inside and outside including exposure to chemicals. Ability to lead and instruct others in techniques and methods used in various work activities. Ability to write reports and maintain accurate records. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other agencies and the general public. Thorough knowledge of swimming, water safety skills and techniques and related activities. Good physical condition and stamina.

EDUCATION/LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: High school diploma and a minimum of two years experience in aquatic program(s). Certification as Lifeguard Instructor with CPR and First Aid. Water Safety Instructor, certification as a pool operator, and/or Swimming Instructor/Trainer preferred. Valid motor vehicle operator license.

**Must pass pre-employment physical and drug screen, along with motor vehicle and background checks.


Part-time benefit offerings.