City of Ames Furman Aquatic Center Deck Shift Leader in 50010, Iowa

Furman Aquatic Center Deck Shift Leader



Furman Aquatic Center Deck Shift Leader


$13.00 - $13.79 Hourly


50010, IA

Job Type



Parks and Recreation

Job Number



2/11/2019 5:00 PM Central

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General Information

The City of Ames Parks and Recreation Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Furman Aquatic Center Deck Shift Leader. Candidates interested in this position can expect to work a varying schedule May 2019 - September 2019 with training beginning March 2019.

Shift Leaders are directly responsible for lifeguards and accountable to the Aquatics and Activities Manager and adjunctly accountable to the Recreation Superintendent and the Director of Parks & Recreation.

Open Until Filled.

Examples of Essential Job Functions

Oversee lifeguard staffing plan (e.g. shift meeting, rotations and assignments, rescue equipment, etc.); oversee patron surveillance (i.e. lifeguard alertness and vigilance, consistent rule enforcement, etc.); oversee enacting of emergency action plans (EAPs) as needed; perform opening and closing procedures (unlocking/locking, lights/features, etc.) as outlined; perform daily operations (e.g. chemical testing, announcements, deep water test, etc.) as outlined; complete required paperwork for record keeping (e.g. incident reports, water testing, etc.) as outlined; assist Aquatics Manager with lifeguard orientation and in-service training; assist Aquatics Manager with formal and informal lifeguard recognition and evaluation; assist Aquatics Manager with Red Shirt & Yellow Brick Drills; supervise internal and external groups and activities (swim team, swim lessons, aqua classes, rentals, etc.); other assigned duties as assigned by the Aquatics Manager; prepare work schedules and payroll; perform weekly facility safety checks and follow through on required action; communicate with lifeguard corps through various media (e.g. WhenToWork, email, social media, etc.); maintain current inventory of supplies and notify Aquatics Manager of needs.

Each employee is expected to continually strive to bring shared values to life through our Excellence Through People organizational culture. ETP values include: committing to continuous improvement, inspiring creativity and innovation, being customer driven, making data-driven decisions, championing employee involvement, striving for excellence, having fiscal stewardship, acting with honesty and integrity, exhibiting leadership, choosing a positive attitude, respecting one another, promoting safety and wellness, and cultivating teamwork. For leaders, this includes creating a work culture that brings these values to life. For all employees, this includes maintaining a Total City Perspective. The purpose of ETP is to deliver exceptional services to the public at the best price, and for employees to experience an enjoyable and stimulating work environment.


Education and Experience: Must be at least 18 years of age. Lifeguarding experience is required and pool operation or management experience is recommended.

Licenses and Certifications: Current American Red Cross Lifeguard, CPR, First Aid and AED Training is required; NSPF Certified Pool Operator (CPO) and/or Red Cross LGI certifications are preferred.

If you possess one, please attach Lifeguard/First Aid/CPR/AED certificate

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Necessary to Perform Essential Functions: Knowledge of lifeguarding principles and water safety best practices; knowledge of pool water quality control, mechanical functions of pool equipment and general facility safety.

Ability to understand, appreciate and embody the City of Ames Core Values; ability to maintain an exceptional level of safety and sanitation of the pool facility; ability to demonstrate sufficient physical fitness, strong verbal communication skills, initiative, dependability, organization, enthusiasm, leadership, and a desire to serve the public; ability to complete Orientation Modules (Lifeguard Management and Team Captain's Leadership Manual); ability to maintain a professional appearance (staff shirt w/ guard suit, khaki or red shorts) at all times while on site; ability to maintain a professional demeanor (calm and courteous) at all times while on site.

Supplemental Information

Selection Process:

The selection process consists of an evaluation of education and experience, interview, and completion of a criminal background check, which includes a sex offender registry check. All candidates will be notified by email of their application status.

E-Verify Process:

The City of Ames participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each applicant's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. All candidates who are offered a position with the City of Ames must complete Section 1 of Form I-9 along with the required proof of their right to work in the United States and proof of their identity prior to starting employment. Please be prepared to provide required documents as soon as possible after the job offer has been made. For additional information regarding acceptable documents for this purpose, please contact Human Resources at 515-239-5199 or go to the US Citizenship and Immigration Services web page at:

NOTE: Persons with disabilities must submit requests for ADA testing accommodations to the Human Resources Department prior to the application deadline.

The City of Ames is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, ancestry, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Human Resources Department at 515-239-5199.