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City of Chandler Salary Plan - 2013-14
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OT Status Legend:
Non-Exempt = Hourly Position
Exempt = Salaried Position
Excellence is the responsibility of everyone at the City of Chandler. We lead by our core values in constant pursuit of excellence:

*Commitment – Dedicate oneself to consistent and excellent public service
*Innovation – Implement unique, creative and cost-effective solutions
*Communication – Communicate in a positive, honest and productive manner
*Integrity - Adherence to high ethical standards
*Diversity – Promote inclusiveness and impartiality throughout the organization
*Personal Responsibility – Take initiative to achieve excellence and accept accountability
*Respect – Demonstrate a high regard for others
*Teamwork – Promote cooperative efforts, open communication and trust

All City employees are expected to conduct themselves in a way consistent with the above values.

Job Description

Pay Grade: 8                    FLSA Status: Non-Exempt    
Job Group: T                    Class Code: T055T
Effective Date: 7/01                Revision Date: 8/03, 8/11

Classification Summary:
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. Additionally, an employee in this class assists in class and event registration and operations. An employee in this class may be assigned to other duties in the Community Services Department.

Essential Functions:
Essential Functions are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills. They are intended to be accurate summaries of what the job classification involves and what is required to perform it. Employees are responsible for all other duties as assigned.
Teaches swimming and water safety skills to adults and children, including providing required Red Cross records and certifications;
Monitors swimming pool area to prevent and respond to emergency situations;
Performs rescue and first aid functions;
Enforces pool rules and regulations;
Answers inquiries and provides information to the public regarding pool hours, activities and events;
Cleans pool area, concessions area, bathrooms, and dressing rooms, maintaining them to county health and sanitary standards;
Documents accidents and other pool-related incidents according to City requirements;
Participates in mandated training, including but not limited to, rescue skills, in-service training, and physical conditioning;
Processes swim lesson registrations;
Assists in special events, performing such tasks as cooking, leading children in games, and judging contests;
Performs all work duties and activities in accordance with City policies and procedures;
Works in a safe manner and reports unsafe activity and conditions. Follows City-wide safety policy and practices and adheres to responsibilities concerning safety prevention, reporting and monitoring as outlined in the City's Safety Handbook;

Other Duties and Responsibilities
Assists in other department programs including, but not limited to, adult sports, therapeutic recreation, youth sports, special events, and Community Center rentals;

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of:
Rescue, life saving, and first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills related to a swimming pool environment;
City rules and regulations in an aquatic environment;
Swimming skills and water safety teaching, demonstration, and instructional methods for adults and children;
Customer service principles.

Ability to:
Follow written and oral instructions;
Recognize and respond quickly in an emergency situation, including the ability to discern sounds and visual cues of an emergency nature against a distracting background of normal noise and physical activity;
Perform rescue, first aid, and CPR functions in an emergency situation;
Teach swimming and water safety principles to adults and children;
Maintain required Red Cross completion and certification records;
Prepare written incident reports;
Swim 500 yards, demonstrating use of freestyle, breaststroke, and side stroke;
Fairly and uniformly enforce pool regulations;
Use tools common to the performance of the duty, including whistle, megaphone, rescue tube, and first aid equipment;
Detect odors;
Operate control mechanisms, including making fine adjustments;
Lift objects over 50 pounds;
Sit for up to 40 minutes per rotation on a lifeguard chair or station, including a station reached by ladder;
Work in an outdoor environment in temperatures of up to 130 degrees, adverse weather conditions, and while exposed to allergenic substances;
Work with customers of all age ranges, from infants through adults and older adults;
Communicate effectively with the public and other employees.

Supervision Received:
The work is performed under the direct supervision of a Pool Manager.

Supervision Exercised:

Minimum Qualifications:
One year of high school; and
Lifeguard training certificate; and
Community first aid certification; and
CPR for the Professional Rescuer certification; and
Automated External Defibrillation certification; and
Water Safety Instructor certification.

Work Environment:
The primary duties of this class are performed in an outdoor aquatic environment that may include working in adverse weather conditions

Essential Physical Abilities:
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 manual dexterity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to respond quickly in an emergency situation and operate control mechanisms and make fine adjustments;
Sufficient strength to lift objects over 50 pounds and swim 500 yards;
Sufficient body flexibility and balance to perform rescue and first aid operations and occupy a lifeguard station accessible by ladder.