The Village of Algonquin, IL

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Now Hiring: Lifeguard

CLOSING DATE: Open until position is filled

STARTING RATE: $11.00/hour or D.O.Q.

HOURS PER WEEK: Seasonal, may be scheduled for up to 35 hours per week, including nights and weekends. The season runs from Memorial Day through Labor Day, training begins mid-May.

The Village of Algonquin is seeking applicants for the position of Lifeguard at the Lions Armstrong Memorial Pool. This seasonal position is responsible for a high-level of customer service and customer supervision by using preventative lifeguarding techniques to assist in the promotion of a safe, family facility.  This position will lifeguard, teach group and individual swimming lessons, administer first aid, and cashier in the concession stand.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Education: High School Degree (or in process). American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, First Aid, and Automated External Defibrillator (AED), or equivalent certifications is required (prior to start of pool season).  Minimum 15 years of age (with a work permit).  Members of a high school or club swim team are welcome!

Skills: Strong swimming skills along with the ability to communicate instructions in a professional and enthusiastic manner. Must have strong interpersonal skills and work well with the public and other staff either in-person, over the telephone, or via email. Ability to establish a positive rapport by using tact and discretion with participants, parents, and staff.  Must display a high degree of emotional maturity while keeping difficult situations in proper perspective.  Experience performing lifeguard duties and any equivalent combination of training is a plus.   

Lifeguard training will be provided on specific dates, but is highly encouraged to obtain prior to the start of the season.

TO APPLY: Interested candidates are required to complete and submit a Village of Algonquin employment application. Completed applications can be submitted to: Village of Algonquin, Human Resources, 2200 Harnish Drive, Algonquin, IL  60102, faxed to 847-658-4564, or emailed to HR@algonquin.org.  Please, no phone calls.

POST OFFER REQUIREMENTS: Completion of a drug screen and background check is required.

The Village of Algonquin is an equal opportunity employer within every definition of the concept. A copy of our Outreach Program is available upon request.