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Company: City of Fort Myers, FL
Location: Fort Myers
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:


The City of Fort Myers strives to be an employer of choice and most of our employees turn jobs into long term careers. The salary shown in the job description is the full range for this position from entry to later career.


FLSA Status: Non-Exempt Safety Sensitive: YES Level II Screening: YES

Under the general direction of the designated supervisor, the incumbent is responsible for the on-site supervision of the public engaged in water activities to ensure their safety, prevent accidents and provide assistance to swimmers. Providing customer service information relating programs/memberships Patrols pool area to maintain order and to protect swimmers from accident or drowning; rescues swimmers in distress; administers necessary first aid treatment. Performs pool maintenance, cleaning the facility; accounts for monies received. This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Responsibilities and Reporting During an Emergency Situation:

Essential Employees may be required to work during a declared emergency. Depending on the nature of the emergency, this may require working around the clock for several days on short notice.

Non Essential Employees will not be required to work during a declared emergency. The employee's Department Head will determine when the employee will be required to work.

THIS IS A SEASONAL POSITION - 40 hrs/week for 10 weeks


  • Cautions swimmers regarding unsafe areas and/or activities.
  • Rescue swimmers in danger of drowning and administers first aid with emphasis on resuscitation methods.
  • Maintain order in swimming areas.
  • Inspect facilities for cleanliness and inform supervisor(s) of any safety hazards.
  • Responsible for attending in-service training.
  • Teach/Assist with swimming lessons.
  • Determine chlorine content and pH value of water, including any/all pool water chemistry, with water testing kit.
  • Collect fees for classes/programs.
  • Responsible for maintaining required certifications and ensuring they are kept current.
  • This position requires regular and reliable attendance and the employee's physical presence at the workplace
  • Performs additional duties as required including but not limited to cleaning swimming pool and facilities.

Due to pool closures and the availability of work, employees may be assigned to work in lower classifications performing tasks within other areas of Recreation.


  • Able to speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Skill to make sound judgment.
  • Ability to lift and rescue swimmers who are in need of assistance
  • Ability to work in heat, humidity, wetness, and around noise, fumes and odors

Minimum Requirements

  • High School or GED student

  • Mandatory Drug/Alcohol Testing required.
  • Possess a valid Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (C.P.R.) for the Professional Rescuer Certification or must be able to obtain by date of hire.
  • Possess a valid Standard First Aid Certification or must be able to obtain by date of hire.
  • Possess a valid Lifeguard Certification or must be able to obtain by date of hire.
  • Must possess a valid Automated External Defibrillator - AED Certification or must be able to obtain by date of hire.

When Assigned to S.T.A.R.S:

  • Successful completion of Department of Children and Families (DCF) child care competency training Part I required within ninety (90) days of hire or promotion; remaining Parts within one (1) year of hire or promotion; and annual in-service.


  • High School diploma or GED preferred; or
  • Experience as a Lifeguard, preferred

Supplemental Information

This work typically requires the following physical activities to be performed.

  • Balancing - maintain equilibrium to prevent falling while walking, standing, or crouching.
  • Climbing - ascending, descending ladders, stairs, ramps, requires body agility.
  • Crawling - moving about on hands, knees, or hands, feet.
  • Crouching - bending body forward by bending leg, spine.
  • Feeling - perceiving attributes of objects by touch with skin, fingertips.
  • Fingering - picking, pinching, typing, working with fingers rather than hand.
  • Grasping - applying pressure to object with fingers, palm.
  • Pushing - use upper extremities to press against objects with force, or thrust forward, downward, outward.
  • Reaching - extending hands or arms in any direction.
  • Repetitive Motion - substantial movements of wrists, hands, fingers.
  • Speaking - expressing ideas with spoken word, convey detailed, important instructions accurately, concisely.
  • Standing - for sustained periods of time.
  • Stooping - bending body downward, forward at waist, with full motion of lower extremities and back.
  • Talking 1- expressing ideas by spoken word
  • Handling - picking, holding, or working with whole hand.
  • Hearing 1 - perceiving sounds at normal speaking levels, receive information.
  • Hearing 2 - receive detailed information, make discrimination in sound.
  • Kneeling - bending legs at knee to come to rest at knees.
  • Lifting - raising objects from lower to higher position, moving objects side to side, using upper extremities, back.
  • Mental Acuity - ability to make rational decisions through sound logic, deductive reasoning.
  • Pulling - use upper extremities to exert force, haul or tug.
  • Talking 2 - shouting to be heard above ambient noise.
  • Visual Acuity 2 - color, depth perception, field of vision.
  • Visual Acuity 3 - determine accuracy, neatness, observe facilities/structures.
  • Walking - on foot to accomplish tasks, long distances, or site to site.

Work performed is primarily:

  • Heavy work: Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects


  • Frequently have exposure to adverse environmental conditions such as extreme temperatures, wetness, humidity, toxic or caustic chemicals, noise, dust, wind, and sun.
  • Contact with internal and external customers, vendors, outside agencies and the general public.
  • May be required to work hours other than the regular schedule including nights, weekends, and holidays.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary job functions described herein. Since every duty associated with this position may not be described herein, employees may be required to perform duties not specifically spelled out in the job description, but which may be reasonably considered to be incidental in the performing of their duties just as though they were actually written out in this job description.

Keywords: City of Fort Myers, FL, Fort Myers , Seasonal-Lifeguard, Other , Fort Myers, Florida

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