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Job Details
Job Order Number
2788526
Company Name
City of Huntsville
Physical Address
308 FOUNTAIN CIRCLE, City Municipal Building
Huntsville, AL 35801
Job Description

This is specialized recreation work in monitoring swimming activities and enforcing water safety rules and regulations at a public pool. Work involves responsibility for observing swimmers, leading swimming activities, and enforcing water safety rules and regulations in accordance with standard practices. Work also involves instructing patrons and performing routine cleaning and maintenance duties. Work is performed under immediate supervision and is reviewed by a supervisor through discussions and observations. Monitors swimming activities and enforces water safety rules and regulations; observes swimmers; rescues swimmers in distress; administers first aid; teaches water exercise classes; assists in setting up and preparing for swim meets and events. Answers inquiries and provides information pertaining to the pool, its facilities, schedules and fees. Assists in pool cleaning and maintenance; checks and adjusts chemical balance of pool water; keeps the pool deck and adjoining areas clean and free of potential hazards. Performs routine janitorial duties to include, but not limited to, cleaning mirrors, windows, blinds, counters, furniture, sweeping, mopping, dusting, emptying trash, picking up litter, replenishing paper products, cleaning restrooms/shower areas, etc. Requires regular and prompt attendance plus the ability to work well with others and work well as a team. Assists in maintaining life-saving equipment; answers the telephone; operates the cash register and receives fees; keeps attendance records. Performs related work as required.

PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS:
Work requires frequent physical effort such as sitting, walking, standing, climbing, swimming, and lifting and carrying light to heavy objects. Work also requires physical dexterity in the frequent use of hand-to-eye coordination and manipulative skills using fingers, limbs and body in swimming and operating pool equipment. Work is performed at a public aquatic facility. Work exposes employee to potential chemical hazards and physical hazards.


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