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Lifeguard (Contractual)

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Job Description
The Office of Academic Affairs, University Recreation and Fitness (URecFit) has an opportunity for a part time, contractual Lifeguard (Contingent Category I Contractual Employment) in the SMC Campus Center.  URecFit is committed to enriching the academic experience as well as encouraging the physical, mindful, cultural, spiritual, emotional, and social development of the UMB community.  Under general supervision, the Lifeguard will maintain constant watch of patrons in the pool to ensure safety of patrons in the event of an emergency. Work requires outstanding communication, interpersonal and customer service skills.  The selected candidate will exercise discretion and judgment with considerable consequence of error.

****This position is a non-benefited, Contingent Category I contractual position; Mostly weekday with evening and weekend work required***

Under the supervision and direction of the Assistant Director and Coordinator for Aquatics the primary duties will be:

    Maintain constant watch of patrons in the pool and enforces all safety standards. Act immediately and appropriately to ensure safety of patrons in the event of an emergency. Inspect facility and equipment regularly and reports issues  Perform various maintenance and custodial duties as assigned. Perform facility checks in the locker rooms, on the pool deck and other areas adjacent to the pool. Maintain a clean and safe environment. Attend all in service training and meetings.
The selected candidate will be expected to uphold URecFit Core Values
Accountability: Take ownership of URecFit facilities and programs by exhibiting a responsible work ethic.

Civility: Promote an environment that is responsible, ethical, respectful, and courteous

Collaboration: Develop professional relationships with; co-workers, guests, other departments of the university and the community.

Diversity: Provide quality customer service with an awareness of, and appreciation for individual uniqueness and diversity.

Excellence: Uphold all URecFit policies and procedures to guarantee participant safety and satisfaction.

Knowledge: Stay apprised of the best practices and latest trends in recreation. 

Leadership: Demonstrate a desire to be a leader within the campus recreation community and university.

Education: High School Diploma or GED.

Other: Current lifeguard certification by a nationally recognized agency (American Red Cross, YMCA, etc.) First Aid, CPR, AED certification required. Complete a 100 yard untimed swim test, 2 minute treading and brick retrieval with 20 yard swim. Applicants must pass a background check.

Ability to apply basic analytical skills; to operate manual and automated office equipment, personal computers and spreadsheet software to input data; to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; to prepare and present working papers and supporting documentation.

Outstanding communication, interpersonal, and customer service skills.

Current lifeguard certification including CPR, AED and First Aid by a nationally recognized agency (American Red Cross, YMCA, etc.) or willingness to obtain.

Hiring Range: Hourly target range for this position is $13.06

If accommodations are needed for a disability, please contact Human Resource Services at 410-706-2606, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.  

UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy.  

Job: CI Exempt or Non-Exempt Staff
Shift: Variable
Organization: Academic Affairs - University Recreation & Fitness
Job Posting: Apr 23, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing




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Posted: 4/24/2021
Application Due: 7/23/2021
Work Type: Full Time