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Lifeguard (Full-Time):

Posted: 06/18/2024

The City of Cottonwood is seeking applicants for:
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Description: Under direction from the Recreation Center Supervisor and the Parks and Recreation Director, the Lifeguard will assist patrons using the Recreation Center water facilities. The primary function of an employee in this class is to teach swimming and water safety skills; to monitor public use of the swimming pool area, including performing in rescue, emergency, and first aid situations; answer inquiries from the public; and perform cleaning and sanitation duties. Assists in the day-to-day aquatics center operations and performs a variety of semi-technical and administrative work in scheduling and assisting in the implementation of a year-round aquatics center services program. Includes aquatics center supervision, plus setting up for daily public usage, regular pool maintenance such as vacuuming, skimming, chemical testing and administration duties as assigned. Assignments shall include the daily check of equipment for safety and cleanliness of pool facilities, along with conducting monthly inventories and storing equipment and supplies at the end of each day. Additionally, an employee in this class assists in class and event registration and operations and acts as the lead Lifeguard when the supervisor is not present. Expected to be committed to the department motto, doing “whatever it takes” for the success of the team and department, including performing other related duties as assigned.
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Closing Date: Open Until Filled
First Review Date: July 5, 2024
Posting Date: June 21, 2024
Compensation and Benefits
This is a non-exempt, full-time, classified position with full benefits. Expected hiring range is minimum of range 17; Hiring range: $18.89 per hour - $23.62 per hour. Full long term range of position extends to $28.34 per hour.
The City of Cottonwood offers an extensive benefit package that includes:
-Enrollment in the Arizona State Retirement System
-Medical and Dental coverage paid at 100% for the employee and a partial percentage for dependent coverage
-Vision coverage (optional at your expense)
-Optional Health Savings Account (HSA) with employer contributions
-Group term life insurance amounting to the annual salary plus $50,000
-Generous vacation and sick accrual rates
-Twelve paid holidays
-Optional deferred compensation plans (457b)
-Employer-paid Cottonwood Recreation Center membership for employee and discounted memberships for household members
-Qualifying employees who choose to purchase a home in the Verde Valley are eligible for down-payment loans up to $40,000
-Tuition Reimbursement program
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Minimum Qualifications:
Any combination of education and/or experience that has provided the knowledge, skills, certifications and abilities necessary to satisfactorily perform the job. Graduation from high school or equivalent is required. Desire for a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in physical education, fitness/health, leisure studies, parks and recreation, or a related field and one (1) year experience in aquatics operations/programming including one (1) year in a supervisory role. Red Cross WSI certification as a Lifeguard Instructor and AFO preferred.
How to Apply Apply online at Employment-Opportunities.
Additional information & a complete job description are available at the City of Cottonwood Human Resources Office, 821 N. Main St., Cotton-wood, AZ 86326, or on the City website. Phone 928-340-2717. EOE/ADA.
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Human Resources
928-340-2717 •
821 N. Main St., Cottonwood, AZ 86326
T H E C I T Y O F C O T T O N W O O D , A R I Z O N A
Physical Requirements:
This classification involves work developing and implementing aquatics center and recreation programs and supervising staff. The planning and implementation can be done in a normal office setting.
Ability to work in an indoor or outdoor aquatic environment that may include working in temperatures up to 110 degrees, in adverse weather conditions, and while exposed to allergenic substances.
Ability to lift objects up to 50 pounds.
Ability to sit for up to 45 minutes per rotation on a lifeguard chair or station, and be able to climb a ladder to reach the station.
Sufficient clarity of hearing, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to discern emergency situations, verbal instructions, and telephones.
Sufficient visual acuity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to discern emergency situations, discern colors, and comprehend written work instructions, and rules and regulations.
Sufficient sense of smell to be able to detect odors.
Sufficient strength to swim 300 yards, demonstrating use of freestyle, breaststroke, and side stroke.
Sufficient body flexibility and balance to perform rescue and first aid operations and occupy a lifeguard station accessible by ladder.
Ability to pass an extensive swimming skills test to include both at the surface and underwater lifesaving rescues.
Additional Requirements:
Ability to work shifts between 7 AM – 7 PM Monday through Sunday. Primary schedule will consist of a regular 40 hour per week work schedule. Regular attendance is an essential function of this job to ensure continuity within the work environment.
City of Cottonwood
The City is focused on providing excellent customer service to the citizens and businesses of our vibrant, small-town community. Our staff works to create a culture of progressive learning, mentorship, innovation, and positivity which results in engaged employees who facilitate positive connections with our community.
About the Area
Cottonwood, The Heart of Arizona Wine Country, is located in Arizona’s Verde Valley, is home to approximately 12,000 residents, and services the greater Verde Valley population of about 40,000. Its 3,300 ft. elevation, mild climate, and natural amenities—such as the Verde River—combine to make Cottonwood an ideal place to live, play, and work.