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Boulder Reservoir Water Safety Team

Company: City of Boulder
Location: Boulder
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:


The City of Boulder is a great place to live, work, grow and play.

With over 300 miles of dedicated bikeways and more than 150 miles of hiking trails, Boulder values active lifestyles and access to nature. Forty-five thousand acres of land provide open space for parks and a green belt around the city. With world class restaurants and art and music venues, The City of Boulder values diverse culture.

Respect is one of our five City Values (including Customer Service, Collaboration, Integrity and Innovation) and we are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion. We celebrate and support our differences across all spectrums, including but not limited to ethnicity, gender, age, disability and sexuality. Through our focus on Racial Equity, our employee benefits, and the many programs resources we offer our staff, we continually strive to weave respect for one another into the fabric of our organization.

Add your voice and talents to the City of Boulder and help us grow in service excellence for an inspired future.

The Job:

Do you love flip flops and sand? Does the sound of splashing make you smile? Join the Boulder Reservoir Water Safety Team. Whether you're a lifeguardon the beach or monitoring watercraft as lake patrol, you'll be the front-line keeping our guests safe. Soak up amazing benefits and make money while getting your summer tan. Apply now, apply sunscreen later.

What You Will Be Doing:

  • Advocate the safety and wellbeing of our beachgoers, boaters and guests through preventative measures including constant and vigilant surveillance.
  • Act as a first responder and jump in the water to perform rescues and keep people safe.
  • Educate, explain and enforce facility regulations, policy and procedures.
  • Demonstrate a proactive approach toward cleanliness and facility maintenance.
  • Interact positively with community members, visitors and other staff.
  • Ensure that the Boulder Reservoir is a friendly, welcoming environment for all to play, learn and build confidence in and around the water.

How You Will Do It:

  • Enjoy an outdoor environment with variable weather conditions, including sitting/standing in the hot sun for long periods of time.
  • React quickly and calmly in stressful and emergency situations.
  • Meticulous attention to detail and not easily distracted.
  • Energetic and outgoing personality.
  • Present a professional image, dependable and on time for all shifts.
  • Attend mandatory pre-season and weekly in-service trainings.

What You Will Need:

  • Must be at least 15 years old with CURRENT American Red Cross certifications (or equivalent) in the following:
  • Lifeguarding
  • First Aid
  • CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer

Must be able to swim 500 yards, and tread water for two minutes.Available to work a flexible schedule, including holidays and early morning special events.

What You Will Learn:

  • You will be certified in American Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguarding and Administering Emergency Oxygen.

How You Can Grow:

  • If you have experience as a lifeguard and display outstanding leadership qualities, we may choose you to serve as a head lifeguard on the beach.
  • ALL Water Safety team members serve as lifeguards on the beach, but only the cream of the crop will be chosen to serve on lake patrol. We're looking for exceptional response and rescue skills, as well as decisive communication, and a penchant for problem solving.

The City of Boulder provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law.

Keywords: City of Boulder, Boulder , Boulder Reservoir Water Safety Team, Other , Boulder, Colorado

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