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Salary: Hourly Wage Schedule
Benefits: Participation in the Ohio Public Employee Retirement System (OPERS) is mandatory.
Profile: Assist the Head Lifeguard in supervising the operation of swimming facilities in Munroe Falls Metro Park and Silver Creek Metro Park. Lifeguards provide a safe swimming and beach area for park visitors, perform safety-maintenance duties, and carry out instructions of supervisors and the policies of Summit Metro Parks.
Supervision: Reports to the Park Manager, Assistant Park Manager, Ranger in Charge of Aquatics and the Chief of Rangers
Responsibilities: 1) Perform maintenance and service functions as outlined in the lifeguard guidelines and/or assigned by the park manager. 2) Perform all duties of a lifeguard. 3) Enforce park district rules and regulations on the waterfront area. 4) Participate in the safety and risk management program of the park district. 5) Assist in instructing weekly in-service trainings. 6) Perform other related duties as assigned.
Qualifications: High School graduate or GED equivalent. Associate’s degree preferred.
Experience: Two years of experience as a lifeguard at a pool or, preferably, a beach.
Knowledge & Abilities: 1) Ability to deal courteously with the public. 2) Ability to promptly respond in an emergency. 3) Demonstrated emotional intelligence, including self-awareness and accurate self-assessment; sensitivity and empathy; openness, reliability, trust and consistency.
Licenses: Possession of valid State of Ohio driver’s license. Must successfully complete and be current in the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Course (or equivalent); Lifeguard Training Instructors’ Course preferred. Must possess current certification in CPR/AED for the professional rescuer. Must pass a Summit Metro Parks water test specific to the facility.
Conditions of Employment: Must successfully complete a two-week probationary period.
Download: Seasonal Employment Application
Human Resources: Summit Metro Parks
975 Treaty Line Rd.
Akron, OH 44313
Phone calls will not be accepted.