Responsible for the health, safety and welfare of those using the
Academy's swimming pool. Major responsibility is to observe
swimmers and enforce regulations in the guarding of life and the
prevention of accidents at the Academy's swimming pool. Ensures the
safety of patrons by preventing and responding to
Degree of Independent Action Performed
- Maintain constant surveillance of patrons in the facility; acts
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.
- Maintain proficiency in CPR, first aid and use of AED.
- Present professional appearance and attitude at all times, and
maintain a high standard of customer service.
- Prevent injuries by minimizing or eliminating hazardous
situations or behaviors.
- Identifies and reports equipment failures or replacement needs
to direct supervisor.
- Responsible for upkeep of equipment, including cleaning kick
boards and pull buoys.
- Test water for proper pH levels, as assigned.
- Assist Aquatics Manager and swim team coaches with set up for
Water Polo games and swim meets.
- Enforce facility rules and regulations.
Incumbent is expected to work with a high level of independence and
autonomy, and exercise a high degree of initiative, influence, and
judgment in decisions impacting staff and department
Expected to solve problems or address issues that require immediate
Internal & External Contacts
Frequent contact with students, Dean of Students office, PEA
administrative and academic offices, faculty, coaches, and staff.
External contacts may include parents, outside organizations,
visitors and local community neighbors.
- High school diploma or GED preferred.
- Some college experience helpful.
- Must possess skills in the application of lifeguarding
surveillance and rescue techniques, as well as knowledge of CPR and
emergency medical procedures.
- The minimum qualification for the position is a Red Cross
Advanced Lifesaving certificate and CPR certification, required
every 2 years.
Skills & Knowledge
- Must be able to react calmly and effectively in emergency
- Experience in an academic institution preferred.
- Experience working with adolescents in an educational setting
- Strong interpersonal skills with ability to develop and
maintain collegial relationships.
- Respect for diversity of identities and experiences, an
orientation toward equity and inclusion, and cultural competency in
all aspects of Academy life.
- Excellent communication (written and verbal) skills.
- Demonstrated ability to work with students by building trust
- High degree of organizational skills with the ability to be
flexible and multi-task with accuracy.
- Effectively communicate and clearly understand oral and written
- Ability to physically and mentally act quickly in
- Knowledge of water hazards, lifesaving techniques and first
- Ability to recognize hazardous situations and adopt effective
courses of action.
- Ability to engage positively with students, employees, and
- Maintain a professional demeanor and restraint at all times,
including stressful situations.
- Ability to work a flexible schedule including extended hours,
weekends, and holidays.
- Working knowledge of various sports equipment used in swimming
- A strict adherence to confidential policies is required.
- Possess basic computer skills.
- Willingness and ability to learn additional applications as
- Ability to follow verbal and written directions, maintain a
professional demeanor and restraint at all times, including
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusivity and to
serving the needs of a diverse and inclusive community with
diplomacy and tact.
- Excellent analytical and problem solving skills as well as a
strong customer focus.
- Ability to work independently and handle multiple priorities
and deadlines simultaneously.