The Lifeguard Manager is primarily responsible for the management of all Pool Lifeguards. The manager will also exercise the role as Lead Guard, capable of training, leading, and communicating effectively. Lifeguards are required to pay excellent attention to their surroundings, have strong swimming skill, ensure swimmer safety, enforce safety rules, monitor the water for danger and rescue swimmers. Must have the ability to act quickly in emergencies, perform CPR on swimmers who have inhaled water and maintain detailed records of incidents that occur at the pool. The manager may also determine when the pool may need to be closed to swimmers in case of emergencies during regular operation hours.Supervision:
The Lifeguard Manager reports directly to the Superintendent and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the facility and lifeguards. The Clerk-Treasurer oversees all financial affairs, deposits, payroll and reporting; all revenues, reports and deposits must be delivered to Town Hall daily. Operational, maintenance, and emergency situations that cannot be handled properly without additional supervision must be reported to the Superintendent immediately. Employee concerns should be discussed with the Superintendent.Supervision Exercised:
The Lifeguard Manager supervises all lifeguards and is responsible for their overall management. The Lifeguard Manager performs day-to-day operations and management, with minimal oversight. The manager should have the ability to use logical reasoning to determine the best course of action during emergencies, operations, and management of employees.
- Managerial – Aid the Clerk-Treasurer in ensuring that all lifeguards submit all required employment forms in a complete manner, prior to employment; train all lifeguards on the use of the timesheet system, cash drawer and payment systems; schedule all pool employees to ensure there is adequate coverage for operations, in compliance with L&I Employment Standards; assign the most responsible lifeguard of each shift to act as supervisor when not personally there; develop a plan for “call-ins” and staff rotation; ensure employees are clocking in and reporting all breaks and absences correctly; collect and review all timesheets and data prior to submitting to the Clerk-Treasurer (by the 2nd of each month); retrieve all payroll from Town Hall on the 5th of each month and distribute checks to lifeguards; hold employee meetings no less than once a week to review any issues or concerns and report any major/unresolved issues to the Superintendent.
- Supervisory – Perform, review or oversee daily reconciliations of cash drawer and delivery of deposits each night to Town Hall; ensure proper charges are being used and correct fees are collected; review issued punch card reports and restock supplies; ensure all lifeguards are following proper procedures and policies, including training requirements, safety measures, water testing, reporting, and daily cleaning and maintenance.
- Oversee Swimmer Safety – The primary duty of a lifeguard is to maintain swimmer safety. Lifeguards monitor water conditions and guest behavior, enforcing safety rules and paying close attention to swimmer activities and behavior. Lifeguards may issue warnings when a visitor is creating an unsafe environment and may determine when they need to ask a guest to leave. Lifeguards may also assist new swimmers to help them safely enjoy the water.
- Conduct Rescue Operations – Lifeguards prevent death and injury by rescuing swimmers from the water. If a lifeguard notices a swimmer struggling or beneath the water for too long, they take necessary steps to safely remove the swimmer from the water. In some cases, a lifeguard may have to begin CPR procedures, working with other lifeguards to contact emergency services personnel and provide assistance to the swimmer.
- Organize Pool Activities – Some lifeguards support visitors by organizing activities in and around the pool, including pool parties, lessons and classes. Lifeguards work closely with supervisors and other lifeguards to schedule and oversee these activities, which may occur outside of regular swimming hours, and ensure that participants have a safe and positive experience while visiting the pool.
- Monitor Hazardous Conditions – Lifeguards maintain overall safety by monitoring weather and water conditions for signs of danger or contamination. Lifeguards take steps to close the swimming area if they determine that conditions are hazardous to swimmers.
- Open/Close Pool – Many lifeguards are responsible for opening and closing the facility and swimming areas, this can include removing the pool cover, attaching guides and guards, and checking water condition before the pool opens to swimmers. The facility and swimming area must be restored to opening condition and locked each night for the following business day.
- Contribute to Maintenance & Upkeep – Lifeguards may also contribute to maintenance and upkeep activities in and around the pool so visitors can enjoy a safe and clean environment. This can include cleaning up walkways around a pool, adding chemicals according to safety guidelines, regularly cleaning pool water and surfaces, and cleaning other public areas like showers, restrooms, benches, supply and toy closets, and garbage receptacles.
- Any other duties as assigned.