Aide - Aquatics

  • Westminster, Colorado
  • Westminster, Colorado
  • Jan 15, 2019
Full Time Parks and Recreation Public Health
  • Salary: $11.10 - $14.00 Hourly

Job Description


The Aide -Aquatics position is responsible for assisting with the enforcement of policies, teaching lessons, rules, guidelines and regulations governing the conduct of patrons using municipal aquatics facilities.Position requires working evenings, weekends, holidays and requires the ability to travel to work at all City facility pools as needed.

The full salary range for this position is stated above. The starting range of pay is dependent on qualifications and experience of each individual candidate.


The mission of every employee at the City of Westminster is to deliver exceptional value and quality of life through SPIRIT. Each employee is measured by the ability to adhere to the City's core values of Service, Pride, Integrity, Responsibility, Innovation, and Teamwork.

This position supports the goals of the Parks, Recreation and Libraries Department, which enhances the quality of life for all Westminster citizens by providing diverse leisure, recreational and informational services and resources; and acquiring, developing and maintaining first-class parks, facilities, open space and trails.

  • Job Specific - Every employee in this position must be able to:Assist in ensuring pool safety rules firmly and courteously with the public
  • Work courteously with the public and support the City of Westminster guest service philosophy and the SPIRIT (Service, Pride, Integrity, Responsibility, Innovation, Teamwork) values
  • Act quickly and calmly in emergency situations by making proper judgments as to the correct course of action
  • Assist in instructing swimming classes of various age groups and ability levels
  • Perform basic swim strokes - front crawl, back crawl, backstroke, sidestroke, breaststroke and butterfly stroke for a minimum of 10 yards
  • Demonstrate preventative lifeguarding and current lifeguard techniques, and procedures related to rescue of a drowning swimmers or any user in a distressful situation in or around the swimming pool
  • Act quickly and calmly in emergency situations by making proper judgments as to the correct course of action
  • Rescue swimmers in danger of drowning
  • Pass the City of Westminster's swim and lifeguard skills test
  • Demonstrate first aid procedures common in swimming pool operations
  • Demonstrate CPR and rescue breathing skills within certification standards, and the use of an AED (Automated External Defibrillator)
  • Work courteously with the public and support the City of Westminster guest service philosophy and the SPIRIT values (service, pride, integrity, responsibility, innovation, teamwork)
All employees are expected to provide excellent customer service, communicate in an effective manner both verbally and in writing, display professionalism and integrity, work efficiently, effectively and accurately, work independently and as part of a team, take initiative, solve problems, display good judgment, take ownership for delivering a high quality product or service, have regular and punctual attendance, and effectively handle emergency situations.


Essential Job Functions, Duties, Responsibilities and Tasks
  1. Assists in monitoring activities in swimming pool areas to prevent drownings, injuries or accidents and teach lessons
  2. Assists rescues of swimmers in danger of drowning and administers first aid
  3. Assists in maintaining order in swimming pool and adjacent areas
  4. Performs cleaning duties including, but not limited to pool, locker rooms, and deck
  5. Follows department guest host philosophy
  6. Attends monthly in-service training
  7. Maintains regular and punctual attendance
Other Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Assists in maintaining records of activity levels and usage
  2. Aids in conducting classes in swimming for various age groups and levels of ability
Incumbent is accountable for all duties of this job and other projects and responsibilities may be added at the City's discretion.


Education, Experience, Skills, Formal Training, Licenses and Certifications
Required :
  • At least 15 years of age at time of employment
  • Ability to pass Starfish Aquatics Institute StarGuard Training, standard First Aid certification, and CPR/AED certification within 30 days of hire
Preferred :
  • One (1) full year experience as a lifeguard at a year-round public pool or two (2) summer seasons at a seasonal public pool
  • CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer certification, standard first aid certification, and lifeguard training certification
Any equivalent combination of education, training and experience, which would provide the required knowledge and skills, may be considered.
Physical Requirements
Work performed is physical in nature and involves sufficient physical strength and stamina for:
  • Constant sitting, standing, and walking throughout pool area to observe patrons' adherence to facility rules and inspect for safety hazards
  • Constant near and far acuity to observe pools for possible troubled swimmers and safety hazards; constant hearing to be aware of troubled individual that may be out of line of sight
  • Frequent crouching, squatting, kneeling, bending, and twisting to perform pool maintenance and rescue duties; frequent climbing and balancing to ascent and descend elevated lifeguard stands
  • Frequent light grasp to hold rescue tubes throughout shift and safely use maintenance items; occasional firm grasp and fine motor skills to perform water testing, first aid, and other emergency functions
  • Occasional reaching overheard to pull up to lifeguard stands; frequent reaching below shoulder to perform pool maintenance and emergency functions
  • Occasional lifting of ten (10) pounds from floor to overhead to move equipment and supplies; occasional lifting of up to seventy-five (75) pounds from floor to chest to assist in moving furniture, equipment, and patrons on backboards
  • Occasionally carry seventy-five (75) pounds up to fifty (50) feet, and fifty (50) pounds up to 100 feet to perform emergency rescues; occasionally push and/or pull seventy-five (75) pounds to remove individuals from pool area in an emergency situation, and set up bleachers for events and lane ropes for lap swim
Work is constantly performed in a high volume indoor pool setting with constant exposure to loud noise and wet/humid conditions and pool water. Work includes periods of high activity and stress during emergency situations. High public contact position requiring adequate spoken interaction with the public and pool guests.
Required Materials and Equipment
Knowledge of lifeguard equipment to include but not limited to rescue tubes, backboards, bag valve masks, AED, whistles, chemical testing kits, basic pool chemicals, telephones, two-way radios, and megaphones. Uses cleaning chemicals and cleaning equipment such as pool vacuum, hose, pressure washer, and scrubbers. Operates personal computers and other standard office equipment.

Candidates must be legally entitled to work in the United States and must successfully pass a criminal background check, reference check, and substance screen. There may be additional pre-employment requirements depending on the nature of the position.

We are a caring, courteous, team-oriented organization committed to public service excellence. Employees thrive in a culture that is respectful, professional and diverse. Our work culture encourages passionate, positive and enthusiastic employees. Westminster is a drug-free workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Closing Date/Time: 12/30/2019 8:30 AM Mountain