Lifeguard - Placitas - job 676284

Bernalillo County Government

Date: 04/08/2021

City: Placitas, New Mexico

Salary: $13 per hour

Employment type: Part-time

Position Summary & Duties Responsible


Under supervision of the Aquatic Program Manager and/or Pool Manager, assure the safety of all individuals using the County pool facilities.


  • Monitor activities in swimming areas to prevent accidents and maintain order.

  • Respond to any dangerous situation in pool area, rescue swimmers, implement emergency plans and administer first aid.

  • Assist in the regular monitoring of pool water chemicals and make required chemical adjustments to maintain safe balance in water.

  • Assist in the instruction, monitoring and implementation of county sponsored swim programs.

  • Inspect facilities for cleanliness; clean and refill pool.

  • Conduct and/or officiate at swimming meets.

  • Develop and conduct aquatics programs including swimming lessons, swim meets and water safety instruction. Responsible for maintaining documentation.

  • The above information on this job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties and responsibilities required of all employees assigned to this job.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED or currently enrolled in a high school program.

  • Must have a current certificate in Red Cross Life Guard Training and a current CPR, Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) and First Aid certificate.

  • Demonstrated experience lifesaving practices and techniques.

  • Must have skill in the application of first aid, particularly resuscitation techniques.

  • Must have the ability to instruct in swimming and safety.

  • Must have the ability to recognize and correct unsafe activities.

  • Must have ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with the public, management, and co-workers.

  • Must have the ability to communicate effectively with various age groups and the public at large.

  • Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written English.

Supplemental Information


The offer of this Bernalillo County position requires compliance with the following:

  • Employee must successfully complete the post-offer employment medical examination and background investigation.

  • Employee must comply with the safety guidelines of the County.

  • Any required certification must remain current during employment with the Bernalillo County Parks and Recreation Department and Human Resources Department.


  • Employee is outdoors 75% of time when assigned to outdoor pool; employee is outdoors 25% of time when assigned to inside pool.

  • Indoor duties are performed in a temperature-controlled environment; however, worker is exposed to wet cement and mat surfaces while working. Outdoor surfaces include concrete, asphalt, ramps, stairs, wood decks, and ladder chairs.

  • Work hazards or potential work hazards include the exposure to dangerous emergency situations involving rescue, hazardous chemicals, and possible exposure to bodily fluids from persons with life-threatening diseases.


  • Employee handles writing utensils, various paperwork, files and reports in the documentation of statistical reports, daily pool chemistry logs, daily bank deposits, and ordinary office record keeping.

  • Employee handles hazardous materials (possible cancer causing particles), to include chlorine gas, chlorine bleach, hydrochloric acid, sodium bisulfate, sodium thiosulfate, carbon dioxide gas, sodium bicarbonate, calcium chloride, muriatic acid, calcium hypochlorite, and other such pool chemicals.

  • Employee utilizes a filter mask when handling some hazardous chemicals.



Health Benefits: Medical



Supplemental: Life Insurance


Deferred Compensation

Pre-Paid Legal

Flexible Spending Account

Long/Short Term Disability

Fringe Benefits: Retirement Plan

Holiday Leave

Personal Holiday Leave

Annual Leave

Sick Leave

Employee Assistance Plan

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