City of Maricopa

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at City of Maricopa

Pay: $11.45 to $12.63/hour
$11.45 - $12.63
Posted: 10/25/2018
Job Status: Seasonal
Job Reference #: 1935186

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

General Summary

This position will be for Summer seasonal staff and will not begin until late May for a season that starts in April.

Season is from April 9th to October 31st.

Due to the high level of interest, we are unable to respond to individual job applicants. If you are not a certified lifeguard, but would like to be, please complete the training course listed below before you apply.

Lifeguard Training Course

Prerequisites to class:

Please check with Aquatics Coordinator John Garton for class days and times. or 520-316-4607

Must be 15 years of age or older, complete online portion of course, and attend all sessions. (Note: must be at least 16 years old to work for City of Maricopa.)  Swim 100 yards using any type of front stroke (no backstroke)Tread water for one minute without hands.  Retrieve a 10 lb brick from the deep end of the pool
Register online at or at Copper Sky Multi Generation Service Desk.


The City of Maricopa is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.
Management's vision is "to be open, responsive and accountable while serving the public with integrity."

The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this position. Other duties may be required, assigned, and expected commensurate with the administrative needs of the city.

General Purpose

The primary function of this position is to support daily program operations, set up site and equipment, assist in scheduling and conducting activities, perform customer service, and compile simple reports. Incumbents are part-time employees.

This position is FLSA - non-exempt and is part-time/possibly seasonal.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Essential Duties 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.
  • Enforce the pool rules;
  • Public relations with the pool's participants;
  • Communicate problems and concerns with the Aquatics Coordinator;
  • To keep physically fit and mentally alert and prepared to meet an emergency;
  • To be familiar with, study, enforce, and use all the latest methods of safety procedures;
  • Follow scheduled work hours;
  • Stationed in a position where able to view the maximum activities;
  • Maintain proper guarding techniques to ensure safety of users;
  • Security of facility;
  • Give guidance and assistance to Jr. Lifeguards;
  • To participate in all in-service training programs;
  • Determine/provide necessary Basic Lifesaving Support in an emergency situation;
  • Maintains regular attendance and punctuality;
  • Clean swimming pool area and other related areas;
  • Performs all work duties and activities in accordance with City policies and procedures;
  • All other duties as assigned.

Minimum and Preferred Entrance Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

This position requires the possession of a Red Cross or Starfish Lifeguard training certificate, and First Aid/CPR for the professional rescuer certifications. Must be sixteen (16) years of age.
The primary duties of this class are performed in an outdoor pool environment that may include working in adverse weather conditions.
Preferred Qualifications:

  • Six (6) months to one (1) year experience lifeguarding or instructing aquatic programs.
  • Knowledge and understanding of current Parks and Recreation principles and trends;
  • Private Sector experience.
Any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job, may be substituted for Preferred Qualifications at the discretion of the hiring authority.

Competencies for Successful Performance of Job Duties

Knowledge of:
  • Basic operation of a pool;
  • Basic record keeping methods and procedures;
  • Safety concerns associated with the care of the participants.
Skills required:
  • Effective supervisory techniques;
  • Materials, methods, techniques, and equipment commonly used in parks maintenance operations;
  • Computer operation and applicable software.
Ability to:
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Maintain a safe work environment.
  • Perform duties while being tactful and courteous with children and adults participating in recreation activities.
  • Communicate and use interpersonal skills to interact with coworkers, supervisors, the general public, etc. to sufficient exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

Application Instructions

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