Under general supervision, to supervise and direct the activities at park beaches and pools to ensure public health and safety; to perform rescues and administer emergency care and first aid; to act as an instructor for swimming lessons, water exercise and other aquatic instructional programs; to maintain lifeguard equipment and supplies; to clean deck and beach areas, vacuum the swimming pool and clean equipment; to maintain a clean and sanitary swimming environment; to maintain proper chemical levels and complete pool operation tasks; to perform general maintenance at a swimming facility; to work in a concession stand dispensing merchandise, handling cash and other customer-related activities; to staff park special events providing first aid, security and other necessary functions; to paint safety decals at outdoor pools; to assist Park's Horticulturists; and to assist with removal of snow from park walks and entrances. Performance of other duties may be assigned.
Applicants must be 16 or older at the time of hire. Candidates must successfully complete the Milwaukee County Lifeguard Physical Performance examination, obtain American Heart Association Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation for the Health Care Provider, and First Responder certification all through Milwaukee County.
Candidates will be evaluated and graded through the Physical Performance examination, which will consist of the following skills:
- 100 Meter swim - freestyle, completed in less than 1 minute, 45 seconds.
- Surface dive and retrieval of a submerged object.
- Front approach cross-chest carry.
- Rear approach cross-chest carry.
- Front approach head-hold and release to a cross-chest carry.
- Rear approach head-hold and release to a cross-chest carry.
- Double wrist grip and release to a cross-chest carry.
Milwaukee County offers competitive benefit package including group life, health and dental insurance; including major medical coverage of employees and dependents; deferred compensation and contributory pension plan, pre-tax childcare and dependent care program. Additionally, the federal government offers a loan forgiveness program for employees that serve in the public sector.
Milwaukee County is an Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability genetic information or protected veteran status. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing, background checks and pre-employment physicals subject to job requirements.