Three Rivers Park District

Seasonal Beach Safety Coordinator - Elm ...

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Elm Creek Park Reserve, Maple Grove, Minnesota and Lake Minnetonka Regional Park, Minnetrista,, Minn
$20.01 - $30.17 Hourly
Mar 07, 2017
Apr 01, 2017
Employment Status
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Assists Park Operation Supervisors and the Park District Facility Manager in the organization and operation of District beaches to ensure safe and effective operation and to meet the needs of park guests and users.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Provides support, work direction, training and education for Lifeguards and Head Lifeguards.
  • Plans, implements, conducts and evaluates pre-season, weekly in-service, and missing person training for Lifeguard and Facility staff.
  • Provides Bloodborne Pathogen Training and CPR recertification to lifeguards.
  • Monitors and Tests Lifeguards and Head Lifeguards on CPR, First Aid and Lifeguarding skills.
 Prepares, recommends and implements emergency action plans for District beaches.
  • Conducts on-site basic Waterfront training for Park staff at unguarded beaches.
 Coordinates District beach safety and safety equipment for guarded and unguarded beaches.
  • Inspects waterfront beach operation for safety equipment, emergency procedures, accident forms and reporting forms.
  • Recommends and evaluates safety equipment needs for Park District waterfronts.
 Assist Park Operation Supervisor (POS) with recruitment and selection of seasonal     lifeguards.
  • Assist POS with scheduling and conducting interviews.  Provide recommendation to the POS, for selection process.
  • Assess lifeguard performance and provide additional training as necessary.  Re-direct lifeguards quickly and effectively to ensure safety and to improve employee performance.
  • Evaluate seasonal lifeguard and head lifeguard performance and submit recommendations to the POS.
 Conducts annual District beach evaluations and makes recommendations for improvement.
  • Assists with collecting and monitoring beach records and reports throughout Park District.
  • Ensures thorough completion of reports according to established criteria.
  • Evaluates and prepares written recommendations for end-of-season beach operations at guarded and unguarded beaches.
 Performs other duties as apparent or assigned.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: Five years of waterfront lifeguard experience required, two of which have been as head lifeguard or supervisor in another field.
LANGUAGE SKILLS:  Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to use correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of park guests and employees of the Park District.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.  Ability to create, organize, and maintain accurate records.
REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply emergency situational thinking and responses to emergency situations.  Ability to apply common sense thinking to routine tasks and procedural problems.
Must hold current CPR/AED, First Aid  and Lifeguard certification upon appointment through termination of employment, specifically: Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid and/or American Heart Association Basic Life Support and Red Cross Lifeguard.
Must hold current Red Cross Lifeguard Training Instructor certifications for: Lifeguarding, First Aid, Bloodborne Pathogens, Waterfront and CPR/AED, specifically: Red Cross for the Professional Rescuer, Red Cross for Lifeguards or American Heart Association Basic Life Support. Beach Module certification preferred.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Ability to work under minimum supervision.  Ability to communicate with people in routine and stress situations. Ability to communicate with park guests, supervisors, and co-workers in a positive, friendly manner both orally and in written form.  Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with the general public and Park District personnel.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee is regularly required to stand, swim, walk, stoop, kneel, or crouch.  The employee must be able to climb ladders.  The employee must be able to perform the arduous physical tasks that may be required of the position, such as is necessary for water rescue.  Applicants must be free of any physical condition that would adversely affect the performance of the duties of a primary responder. The employee must be able to lift and/or move incapacitated persons, with assistance from others, at weights up to 250 pounds.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The employee works mostly outdoors and in all weather conditions including rain, cold, high winds, heat, wind, and sun, and darkness of night.   The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Previous Three Rivers Park District experience preferred.

Selection Procedure
 A fully completed Three Rivers Park District Online Application must be received by Human Resources by the closing date and time listed on the job posting.  Any materials received after the closing date and time will not be considered. 

Applications will be evaluated on the basis of relevant experience and training. A top group of applicants will be invited to participate in further job screening.  

Final appointment is contingent upon the applicant passing a background investigation including a criminal history search. Costs of the background will be paid for by Three Rivers Park District.

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