The Salvation Army Lifeguard in Salem, Oregon

Requisition Number

10085 CN9ALGUA 050918

Post Date




Posted Salary







Location: Salem Kroc

Department: Programs

Position Title: Aquatics Specialist 2 – Life Guard

Status: Non-Exempt PT (29)

Posted Wage: $10.25

Number of Openings: 3


Please complete, sign and date the application provided. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please note: Resume and complete job application are required. Please be aware a job application is not considered complete unless it is dated and signed by the applicant. Incomplete job applications cannot be accepted.

To apply in person go to The Salvation Army Cascade Ray & Joan Kroc Center 1865 Bill Frey Drive NE, Salem, OR 97301. Please bring resume and complete the application provided to you. Incomplete job applications cannot be accepted.

If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation, such as the modification or adjustment of the job application process or interviewing process due to a disability, please call 503-794-3206 or email Ms. Gende will

coordinate your accommodation request with personnel at the local address specified in paragraph two above.

If you have questions about this position, please contact Julie Louden at or call 503-798-4794. Ms. Louden is the sole point of contact for questions about this position.

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer-

EOE of Females/Minorities/Vets/Disability

Benefits offered

• Sick Leave

• Vacation

Req # 10085 CN9ALGUA 050918


The Salvation Army of Marion/Polk Counties

Salem Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center

JOB TITLE: Aquatics Specialist 2- Lifeguard

SUPERVISOR: Aquatics Coordinator


HOURS: Part Time or Temporary

The Salvation Army Mission Statement:

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs

in His name without discrimination.


Education/Certification & Requirements:

Certification in Lifeguard Training required. CPR/First Aid required. Certification accepted from American Red Cross or Ellis & Associates. Swim lesson instruction and water exercise instruction are strongly preferred. Keep all necessary certifications current

to perform Lifeguard Duties.

Scope of Position: The Aquatics Specialist 2-Lifeguard will be responsible for maintaining the safety and cleanliness of the aquatic facility.

Knowledge, skills and Abilities Required:


• General: Effective verbal and written communication, ability to multi-task, ability to follow instructions and complete tasks in a safe and effective manner. Must be able to adhere to safe aquatic practices, deal comfortable with stressful situations, and

follow emergency procedures.

• Professional: The person in this position must have the ability to interact with co-workers and the public in a positive, professional manner in conformity with The Salvation Army Mission Statement. They must be able to work with people of diverse backgrounds

and circumstances. Must be able to exercise good judgment and be comfortable taking initiative with projects.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Provide life-guarding services. Respond to emergency situations and if necessary administer CPR/First Aid. Prepare and submit accident/incident reports.

• Provide excellent internal and external customer service. Create a positive experience for patrons through professional and courteous behavior.

• Participate in in-service training, orientations and other staff meetings as requested.

• Perform general housekeeping duties in and around the natatorium, i.e. hosing, vacuuming, picking up litter, etc.

• Practice safe work habits and contribute to the safety of self, co-workers and the general public.

• Complete applicable reports and records.

• Ability to work effectively as a team player.

• Assume a schedule of flexible working hours, including weekends and evenings.

• Regular and punctual attendance is an essential job requirement.

• Maintain a neat, professional appearance.

• Perform other related duties as assigned.

Physical Requirements:

• Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. unassisted on a regular basis.

• Must be able to be in a chlorinated environment for a long period of time.

• While being in a chlorinated environment you may experience breathing issues, irritation of the eyes and skin.

• If you are sensitive to these issues, you are encouraged to wear goggles when needed in training, except for Emergency Action Plan (EAP).

• Must be able to perform tasks of a repetitive nature without diminished performance.

• Must be able to walk, bend, stoop, squat, twist body, stand for short/long periods of time, kneel push, pull, have sense of touch, reach, grasp with hands and fingers, climb stairs, close vision, distance vision, smell, talk, hear, have eye-hand coordination,

have manual dexterity, speak and read English and work in noisy areas

• Must be physically able to give emergency care if a situation arises.

• 300 yard continuous swim

• Rescue a victim from the depth of 13 feet.

• 2 minute water tread without hands

• 1:40 minute brick retrieval.

Equipment Used:

The following equipment is used on either a daily, weekly or monthly basis: janitorial supplies, hoses, computer/fax/copy machines, aquatic safety equipment and other pool equipment such as lane lines, and pool lifts.

This position has access to confidential and private information. It is essential that confidentiality and privacy be observed.


It is expected that each employee will be familiar with The Salvation Army Western Territorial Handbook for Employees. Questions regarding its contents can be directed toward the Human Resource Coordinator or Immediate Supervisor.

If you are not Red Cross certified we will train and certify you within the first 60 days of your employment.

The Salvation Army has a dress code which will be shared with you at the time of employment.

Flexibility and a cooperative spirit are crucial characteristics of the individual who holds this important position.

The Salvation Army reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the need arises. Its facilities and vehicles provide a smoke and drug free work environment for all employees and volunteers.

The candidate chosen for this position will be required to pass a criminal history information check. Conviction of a crime will not automatically prelude employment. The circumstances involved in the conviction(s) will be considered.

It is expected that each employee will be familiar with The Salvation Army Western Territorial Handbook for Employees. Questions regarding its contents can be directed toward the Human Resource Coordinator or Immediate Supervisor.

Qualified individuals must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without accommodation. A qualified person with a disability may request a modification or adjustment to the job or work environment in order to meet the physical requirements

of the position. The Salvation Army will attempt to satisfy requests as long as the accommodation needed is reasonable and no undue hardship would result.

I have read the description for the position of the Aquatics Specialist 2 - Lifeguard. I acknowledge my understanding of this, and am able to conduct myself in accordance with its purpose.

  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP


  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access

to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure

is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41

CFR 60-1.35(c)

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