The City of Delray Beach does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability, marital status, family status or sexual orientation in employment or the provision of services
The City of Delray Beach is a Non-Tobacco Workplace. The City will not consider applicants who have used tobacco or nicotine products for a period of at least three months prior to application for employment. The definition of “tobacco or nicotine products” includes but is not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco, pipes, snuff, e-cigarettes and nicotine patches or gum.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:
Monitor, control and prevent situations hazardous to the health and safety of beach patrons through alert, responsive observations of the beach and the ocean. Executes rescue procedures promptly and efficiently when necessary. Provide resuscitative care when needed. Work is performed under general supervision.
The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.
· Observe and monitor beach patrons while viewing ocean conditions.
· Enforce City ordinances.
· Initiate water rescues in various situations and conditions. Provide first aid care for minor injuries or care until EMS personnel arrives, along with giving CPR, if necessary.
· Regulate activities, which may threaten beach patrons or property.
· Assist in varied maintenance of lifesaving equipment and facilities.
· Function as a spokesperson.
· Assist in computerized recordkeeping.
PERFORMANCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:
· Knowledge of Basic Life Support procedures; lifesaving and resuscitative techniques and procedures, along with beach operations.
· Ability to care for patients with traumatic injuries in highly stressful situations.
· Ability to run and swim with strength and endurance.
· Ability to perform emergency medical procedures.
· Ability to direct recreational activities in the ocean environment.
· Ability to perform job functions in stressful situations.
· Skill in using Semi-Automatic Defibrillators in cardiac emergencies.
· Proficiency in performing CPR Professional Rescuer.
· Computer knowledge and skill.
· Must satisfactorily complete the Ocean Lifesaving qualification test which consists of a swim test and interview.
· High school graduate or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma.
· Valid State of Florida Driver’s License with a good driving record.
· American Heart Association and/or American Red Cross Professional Rescuer CPR Certificate.
· State of Florida Emergency Medical Technician I (EMT 1) within one year of hire.
· American Red Cross Standard First Aid/superseded when EMT certification achieved.
The abilities expected of all employees include being able to respond to supervision, guidance and direction of superiors in a positive, receptive manner and in accordance with stated policies, be appropriately groomed and attired so as to present a professional image in accordance with the organization’s mission, goals, and policies; report for work promptly and properly prepared at the time and place required by the assignment or orders; notify the appropriate supervisor of intended absences in accordance with stated rules; conform with standards and rules regarding use of accrued time; demonstrate a polite, helpful and courteous manner when engaged in any activity with the public; operate and care for equipment to manufacturer’s specifications and/or within the specified parameters; demonstrate an understanding, consideration, and respect of cultural, religious, and gender differences when interacting with the public and colleagues.
(A comparable amount of training, education or experience can be substituted for the minimum qualifications.)
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The work environment characteristics described are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL SKILLS:
Acceptable eyesight (without correction)
Acceptable hearing (without hearing aid)
Heavy (45 pounds and over) lifting and carrying
Running, swimming, paddling, rowing, bending, or climbing
· Dangerous ocean currents and surf conditions.
· Works out-of-doors in various weather conditions.
· Heights (up to 10 feet)
· Sandy conditions
· Hazardous marine life
· Exposure to infectious diseases, ultraviolet ration
(Reasonable accommodations could be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability.)
Formal application, rating of education and experience; oral interview and reference check; job related tests might be required. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement with the employer, and requirements of the job change.