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 Employment Opportunities in Cambridge

NOTICE OF POSTING

POSTING DATE: June 2, 2021
OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Cambridge residents are especially encouraged to apply.

Department: Human Service Programs
Job Title: Lifeguards (Summer Positions)
Job Code: X831
Civil Service Position: Non Civil Service position
Union Affiliation: None
Hours Per Week: 30 hours per week

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Supervises the activities of swimmers by enforcing pool safety rules and regulations
  • Maintains constant surveillance of patrons in the facility
  • Warns swimmers of improper activities or hazards
  • Prevents injuries by minimizing or eliminating hazardous situations or behaviors
  • Able to identify swimmers in distress, perform the appropriate save and provide necessary care (ie. First aid, rescue, and breath).
  • Notifies appropriate personnel of any accidents, rescues, or problems that have arisen, equipment repairs needed, or facility maintenance required
  • Answers inquiries pertaining to use of pool and deal with patron issues
  • Works with other lifeguards or staff and attend meetings as needed.
  • Performs additional duties as required (ie, upkeep of office space, performing in service trainings)

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Current American Red Cross Certificates in Lifeguarding and CPR/FPR.  Must be at least 15 ½ years old, and able to pass swim test administered by department. Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations, follow instructions and communicate with the public required. The City of Cambridge's workforce, like the community it serves, is diverse. Applicants must have the ability to work and interact effectively with individuals and groups with a variety of identities, cultures, backgrounds, and ideologies.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:Chlorinated Natatorium including lighting and heating/cooling systems.              

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to sit, kneel, stand, stoop, communicate, reach, and manipulate objects.  This position requires mobility.  Duties require attentiveness to visual and audible cues for recognition and identification of swimmers in distress or in process of unsafe behaviors.  The position requires proficient swimming ability and the proper application of rescue and first-aid technique as well as the ability to properly extract victims from the pool(s) to the deck and move equipment.

 

RATE: $17.50 per hour

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Internal applicants submit a job bidding form and 2 copies of both your resume and letter of interest; external applicants submit both your resume and letter of interest via email to: employment@cambridgema.gov  or to the Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA  02139. Fax 617-349-4312. Review of resumes is ongoing.  Position will remain open until filled.

 

THE CITY OF CAMBRIDGE IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. WOMEN, MINORITIES, VETERANS, MEMBERS OF THE LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY, AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. THE CITY IS COMMITTED TO ADVANCING A WORKFORCE CULTURE OF ANTIRACISM, DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION.

CITY OF CAMBRIDGE RESIDENTS ESPECIALLY ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

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