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Summer Lifeguard

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Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Summer Lifeguard
Posting Number SA-12-2016
Job Type Staff & Admin
Position Type
Hours Variable
FLSA Non-Exempt

Position Summary Information

Job Summary

Get ready to spend your summer earning cash, gaining experience, and enjoying the outdoors! As a certified summer lifeguard, your primary responsibility is to maintain a safe swimming environment by enforcing all rules and regulations at Keuka College’s Waterfront (Point Neamo). This position assists with our aquatic programs and ensures the safety of patrons by reporting any unsafe conditions and/or faulty equipment to the office and responding to emergencies as needed.

Essential Responsibilities
  • Maintain constant surveillance of patrons at the waterfront; act immediately and appropriately to secure safety of patrons in the event of emergency.
  • Provide emergency care and treatment as required until the arrival of emergency medical services.
  • Enforces policies, rules, and regulations. Safeguards and regulates conduct of Waterfront patrons.
  • Display a high degree of professionalism, leadership, customer service and safety at all times.
  • Performs work safely in accordance with departmental safety procedures; operates equipment safely and reports any unsafe work conditions or practice to supervisor.
  • Perform various maintenance duties as directed to uphold a clean and safe facility.
  • Prepare and maintain appropriate facility inspections, records and activity reports.
  • Participate in all in-service training sessions
  • Manage equipment rental process; educate patrons on policies, procedures, and proper equipment usage as needed.
  • Clean and organize boathouse, equipment, and general waterfront facility.
  • Maintain an appropriate fitness level (swimming skills, strength and endurance, etc.).
  • Responsible for ensuring that assigned tasks are completed in compliance with various institutional and regulatory requirements.
  • Maintain a professional and courteous attitude at all times towards co-workers, internal and external customers, representing Keuka College, its programs, policies and procedures in a positive and professional manner. Maintain effective working relationships to ensure institution-wide teamwork.
  • Attend provided/necessary trainings and other meetings to support effectiveness within the position as required.
  • Consistently demonstrate high standards of integrity by supporting the Keuka College mission, vision and values and adhering to institutional policies.
  • Maintain high regard for student privacy in accordance with the FERPA privacy policies and procedures.
  • Regular and reliable attendance is expected and required.
  • Perform other functions as assigned by management
Minimum Qualifications
  1. Maintain American Red Cross Lifeguarding, Waterfront, First Aid, and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer certifications.
  2. Pre-employment testing of lifeguarding knowledge and skills.
  3. Thorough knowledge and application of lifeguarding surveillance and rescue techniques.
  4. An understanding of facility characteristics, rules, policies and procedures.
  5. Leadership and public relations/customer service skills.
  6. Decision-making skills needed.
  7. Enthusiastic with a desire to work hard and have fun.
  8. Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing.
  9. Understand and behave with a high level of integrity and complete confidentiality at all times.
  10. Ability to be sensitive to and respond to needs/concerns of students, faculty, college staff and the public.
  11. Ability to work under pressure with a high tolerance for interruptions, and the ability to work with diverse groups of people.
Physical Requirements
  • Weekend and evening hours required.
  • Ability to lift a person out of water (average weight 150 lbs).
  • Perform all skills required for Lifeguard, First Aid, and CPR certifications and in-service trainings.
  • Ability to stand or sit for long periods of time in outside air temperatures and conditions.
  • Comfortable in water.
  • While performing duties of this job, employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; handle or feel; reach with arms and hands.
  • Must be able to talk, hear, taste, smell and see (both near and far)
  • Occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch.
  • Outdoor weather conditions with little to no temperature control; is routinely exposed to the sun; may be exposed to extreme heat, cold, wind and rain; works on uneven and/or slippery surfaces and is periodically exposed to hazardous conditions/situations.

In support of the Americans with Disabilities Act, this job description lists only those responsibilities and qualifications deemed essential to the position.

About Us

Keuka College is a warm, welcoming and diverse community of people of different faiths and beliefs, who share a fundamental optimism born of resilience and resourcefulness. Assembled on our serene college campus on the shore of one of the world’s most beautiful glacial lakes, and in other venues around the region and across the globe.

Posting Detail Information

Review of Resumes will Begin
Open Date 03/16/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled No

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn of this available position at Keuka College?
    • Chronicle for Higher Ed
    • Chronicle Express
    • Finger Lakes Times
    • Glassdoor
    • Job Fair
    • Keuka College Employee
    • Keuka College Website
    • LinkedIn
    • NYS Department of Labor
    • Other
  2. If you answered "Other" to the previous question, please list the advertising source that you used to find this position.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Are you at least 18 years of age?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Are you certified in the following: CPR/AED, First Aid and Lifeguarding?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter / Letter of Interest
  2. Resume / Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents
  1. Letter(s) of Recommendation
  2. Other Documents