The Buffalo Club
  • 23-Sep-2019 to 22-Nov-2019 (MST)
  • Fitness
  • Buffalo, NY, USA
  • $11.80
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

Employee Meals, Free Parking, Medical, Dental, Vision benefits, Life and Disability Insurance, 401k w/ Company Match and Safe Harbor Contribution, Generous Time-off policy, Employee Events and Parties

Position: Lifeguard

Reports to: Swimming Pool Manager

Supervises: No supervisory duties are included in this position.

Classification: Lifeguard Certification Required

Education and/or Experience

  • Some High School required.


  • Ability to swim laps and dive to the bottom of the pool.

Job Knowledge, Core Competencies and Expectations

  • Adequate knowledge of and training in pool chemistry, rescue and surveillance techniques, CPR/AED and blood-borne pathogens.
  • Participates in pool safety programs and risk management.
  • Employs only those methods and teaching techniques outlined and approved by the American Red Cross.
  • Knowledge of and ability to perform required role in emergency situations.

Job Summary

Implement all water safety policies and procedures. Supervise members and guests in and around the swimming pool.

Job Tasks/Duties

  • Supervises and observes swimmers at all times to ensure their safety.
  • Administers care to swimmers' minor injuries such as small cuts and bruises.
  • Assists in organizing clinics and private swimming lessons for members as directed by Fitness Center management
  • Enforces rules of conduct at the pool.
  • Checks first aid supplies and reports needed items.
  • Places rescue tube and ring buoy on the lifeguard chair in the morning; returns these and all swimming aids and pool toys to the lifeguard locker when the pool closes.
  • Straightens the pool area at the end of the day.
  • Implements all pool safety equipment.
  • Performs required pool pre-opening duties.
  • Informs swimming pool manager about unresolved member or guest disruptions that could cause a safety problem.
  • Performs other appropriate tasks assigned by Fitness Center management

Licenses and Special Requirements

  • Must have current Red Cross Lifeguard Certificate.
  • American Red Cross Basic First Aid required, training on AED units and possession of a current Red Cross CPR card.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

  • Ability to bend, stretch, twist or reach, walk, stand, stoop, climb stairs, balance and/or crouch.
  • Continuous repetitive motions.
  • Physical exertion over long periods of time.
  • Work in hot and humid environment.
  • Push, pull and lift 50 pounds.
  • Working conditions are often, hot, humid slippery and wet.
  • Able to work in a busy, noisy environment.
  • Able to tolerate the smell of chlorine and frequent exposure to cleaning agents.
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