$17.94 - $27.37 Hourly
Department of Parks and Recreation
4/15/2021 11:59 PM Eastern
This is an announcement for multiple available Lifeguard I and II positions on the Long Bridge Aquatics & Fitness Center Team. The Department of Parks and Recreation is seeking to hire multiple positions in advance of the center opening in summer, 2021.
Head Lifeguards (Multiple Positions)
The Head Lifeguards at the Long Bridge Aquatics & Fitness Center are responsible for the management and operations of the water safety program. These positions work 40-hour weeks to serve as the AM and PM supervisors of the lifeguard staff, and will hire, train, and manage all lifeguards in the center. The Head Lifeguards will be responsible for supervising permanent part-time lifeguards, and temporary lifeguards. Additionally, these positions will be responsible for ensuring the safety of all aquatic participants and creating a life safety program that will be followed throughout the facility. Positions may act as lifeguards in the stand, or serve in an administrative role during their shift, depending on need.
In addition to serving on-deck, lifeguards will be asked to fill out daily, weekly, and monthly safety reports. Positions will be asked to organize trainings for the lifeguard staff; and create the lifeguard staff schedule.
Part-Time Permanent Lifeguards (Multiple Positions)
Part-time permanent lifeguards are responsible for working 20-hour work weeks to serve as on-duty lifeguards at the Long Bridge Aquatics & Fitness Center. This pool of positions will serve as the primary guards in the facility and will monitor two bodies of water including a 50-meter pool, and a leisure pool with a water slide and other play features. Lifeguards will serve on deck or in lifeguard chairs and will serve as the primary protection against water related injuries. Lifeguards may be scheduled to work morning, afternoon, evening or weekend shifts.
About Long Bridge Aquatics & Fitness Center
The Long Bridge Aquatics & Fitness Center has something for everyone. For those looking to fuel their competitive side the new facility includes a 50-meter pool with 1-meter, 3-meter, and 5-meter diving, a whirlpool, and two bulkheads to create more opportunities in the pool. The 50-meter pool is FINA compliant for long and short course competitive swimming, water polo, and synchronized swimming. On the other side of the facility, the fun never stops in the family pool. This pool includes a splash pad for tots, a water slide, 4-25-yard lap lanes areas for swim classes and lessons, in-water volleyball & basketball, and a lazy river.
On dry land, the Long Bridge Aquatics & Fitness Center includes an 8,000-sf. fitness center with a variety of cardio and fitness equipment. There is a fitness studio, three community rooms, and two wet-classrooms for fitness classes, parties, and gatherings. Outdoors this new development includes 10.5 acres of new parkland for casual use, the extension of the esplanade, and outdoor space for festivals and special events. For more on the history of the project and the latest updates visit the project homepage .
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION
The Arlington County Department of Parks and Recreation promotes wellness and vitality through dynamic programs and attractive public spaces. Our facilities range from parks, sports fields, nature and community centers, to spraygrounds, playgrounds, and a skate park. We are stewards to the County's natural resources and provide affordable recreational programs and services for people of all ages, abilities, and interests.
Arlington is a happy and healthy place to live, learn, work and play.
The Department of Parks and Recreation promotes wellness and vitality through dynamic programs and attractive public spaces.
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Minimum: High school diploma or equivalent and current CPR/AED Certification, American Red Cross Lifeguard and Water Safety Training Certification or equivalent plus considerable experience in recreation/sports and facility management. Lifeguarding for the Professional Rescuer Certification or ability to obtain. American Red Cross Water Attraction Credential for Lifeguards or ability to obtain.
Part-Time Permanent Lifeguards:
Minimum: High school diploma or equivalent and current CPR/AED Certification, American Red Cross Lifeguard and Water Safety Training Certification or equivalent plus some experience in recreation/sports and facility management. Lifeguarding for the Professional Rescuer Certification or ability to obtain. American Red Cross Water Attraction Credential for Lifeguards or ability to obtain.
Head Lifeguards and Lifeguards:
Substitution: Additional directly related experience can substitute for the education requirements on a year-for-year basis.
Desirable: Preference may be given to applicants with one or more of the following:
- Strong knowledge of lifeguarding and best practices related to pool safety;
- Considerable experience working as a lifeguard in a recreational or competitive pool setting;
- Considerable experience managing or scheduling staff;
- Considerable experience creating a water safety program;
- Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) or Certified Pool Operator (CPO) certifications;
- Experience managing recreational facilities and programs in a local government setting;
- Strong knowledge of RecTrac or similar web-based scheduling, registration, and payment system; and
- Experience managing a large and diverse staff.
Work Hours: Incumbent is required to work 20-40 hour weeks based on position. Schedule may vary based on the facilities schedule of events. The position is required to work nights and weekends on occasion.
Your responses to the supplemental questionnaire are considered part of the application process and are required for this position. Please do not give "see resume" as a response to the questions. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Arlington County Government employee benefits depend on whether a position is permanent, the number of hours worked, and the number of months the position is scheduled.
Specific information on benefits and conditions of employment can be found on the Arlington County Human Resources Department website: (see application details)
Permanent, Full-Time Appointments
All jobs are permanent, full-time appointments unless otherwise stated in the announcement. The following benefits are available:
Paid Leave : Vacation leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. Leave accrual increases every three years until eight hours of leave are earned biweekly for twelve or more years of service. Sick leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. There are eleven paid holidays each year.
Health and Dental Insurance : Three group health insurance plans are offered - a network open access plan, a point-of-service plan, and a health maintenance organization. A group dental insurance plan is also offered. The County pays a significant portion of the premium for these plans for employees and their dependents. A discount vision plan is provided for eye care needs.
Life Insurance : A group term policy of basic life insurance is provided at no cost to employees. The benefit is one times annual salary. Additional life insurance is available with rates based on the employee's age and smoker/non-smoker status.
Retirement : The County offers three vehicles to help you prepare for retirement: a defined benefit plan, a defined contribution plan (401(a)), and a deferred compensation plan (457). The defined benefit plan provides a monthly retirement benefit based on your final average salary and years of service with the County. You contribute a portion of your salary on a pre-tax basis to this plan. General employees contribute 4% of pay; uniformed public safety employees contribute 7.5% of pay. Employees become vested in the plan at five years of service. The County also contributes to this plan.
For general employees, the County also contributes 4.2% of pay to a defined contribution plan (401(a)) . The County also matches your 457 contribution, up to $20 per pay period, in this plan. The 457 deferred compensation plan allows you to set aside money on either a pre-tax (457b) or post-tax (457 Roth) basis up to the IRS annual limit. New employees are automatically enrolled with a pre-tax contribution equal to 2% of your base pay.
Other Benefits: The County also offers health, dependent care, and parking flexible spending accounts; long-term care insurance; tuition assistance; transit and walk/bike to work subsidies; a college savings plan; wellness programs; training opportunities; and a variety of other employee benefits.
Permanent, Part-Time Appointments:
Part time employees who work ten or more hours per week receive paid leave and benefits in proportion to the number of hours worked per week.
Limited Term Appointments:
Benefits are the same as permanent appointments except that the employees do not achieve permanent status.
Temporary Regular Appointments:
Temporary regular employees who work 30 hours or more per week are eligible for health, dental, and basic life insurance as described above. They are also eligible for vacation, sick leave, and paid holidays.
Temporary Seasonal and Occasional Appointments:
Temporary employees who work on a seasonal basis or variable hours receive sick leave, but do not normally receive other paid leave or benefits. Exceptions are noted in individual announcements.