Lake Wauburg

Waterfront Lifeguard | Outdoor Recreation Assistant | Challenge/Ropes Course Facilitator

Waterfront Lifeguard

RecSports Team Members Responsibilities

  • Develop professional relationships with co-workers, participants and guests
  • Uphold and exceed the expectations of the Cornerstones of RecSports Service: accountability, anticipating needs, attitude, and atmosphere
  • Demonstrate a desire to learn and apply knowledge as a RecSports ambassador
  • Take ownership of RecSports facilities and programs by exhibiting a responsible work ethic
  • Promote and maintain cleanliness and appearance within and surrounding RecSports facilities
  • Enforce RecSports policies and procedures to promote participant safety and satisfaction
  • Respond to all emergency situations and adhere to established protocol including pre- and post- incident procedures

Area Specific Job Responsibilities

  • Observe and enforce all rules and regulations
  • Prevent injury and minimize or eliminate hazardous situations
  • Respond quickly and appropriately to all emergency situations
  • Administer emergency first aid to victims of injury or illness
  • Communicate with other aquatic personnel the need for assistance and/or equipment
  • Educate facility users and inform them of the purpose and need for rules
  • Check Gator 1 Cards for entry into park while enforcing park entry rules and regulations in a diplomatic manner
  • Answer phone and inform the public of hours of operation, areas of interest, reservation policies and special events
  • Keep work area, gatehouse, boathouse and first aid room clean and uncluttered
  • Check equipment for low oil or fuel, grease and maintain equipment according to safety and operation manual guidelines
  • Check chlorine levels in the public drinking water and record at the end of the day
  • Maintain restrooms, clean, empty trash and re-stock daily
  • Clean Lodge and pavilions, empty trash daily
  • Perform grounds maintenance duties as instructed by supervisors

Requirements/Qualifications

  • Must have a current certification in American Red Cross Lifeguarding and CPR for the Professional, or equivalent.
  • Knowledge of methods, materials and equipment used in a waterfront, lake and park setting
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Ability to work harmoniously with the Aquatic staff, guests and the public.
  • Instructor certification is desirable.

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Outdoor Recreation Assistant

RecSports Team Members Responsibilities

  • Develop professional relationships with co-workers, participants and guests
  • Uphold and exceed the expectations of the Cornerstones of RecSports Service: accountability, anticipating needs, attitude, and atmosphere
  • Demonstrate a desire to learn and apply knowledge as a RecSports ambassador
  • Take ownership of RecSports facilities and programs by exhibiting a responsible work ethic
  • Promote and maintain cleanliness and appearance within and surrounding RecSports facilities
  • Enforce RecSports policies and procedures to promote participant safety and satisfaction
  • Respond to all emergency situations and adhere to established protocol including pre- and post- incident procedures

Area Specific Job Responsibilities

  • Observe and enforce all rules and regulations
  • Prevent injury and minimize or eliminate hazardous situations
  • Respond quickly and appropriately to all emergency situations
  • Administer emergency first aid to victims of injury or illness
  • Communicate with other aquatic personnel the need for assistance and/or equipment
  • Educate facility users and inform them of the purpose and need for rules
  • Report all accidents to supervisors and complete all required reports
  • Attend and participate in all in service programs
  • Knowledge of personnel policy and procedures, facility rules and regulations
  • Check Gator 1 Cards for entry into park
  • Enforcing park entry rules and regulations in a diplomatic manner
  • Answer phone and inform the public of hours of operation, areas of interest, reservation policies and special events
  • Make necessary announcements on the public address system
  • Keep work area, gatehouse, boathouse and first aid room clean and uncluttered
  • Check equipment for low oil or fuel, grease and maintain equipment according to safety and operation manual guidelines
  • Check chlorine levels in the public drinking water and record at the end of the day
  • Maintain restrooms, clean, empty trash and re-stock daily
  • Clean Lodge and pavilions, empty trash daily
  • Perform grounds maintenance duties as instructed by supervisors

Requirements/Qualifications

  • First Aid, CPR, AED certification or ability to attain it within first week of employment
  • Outdoor recreation experience, rock climbing and team development experience is preferred
  • Knowledge of methods, materials and equipment used in a waterfront, lake and park setting
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Ability to work harmoniously with the staff, guests and the public
  • Required to work regularly including weekends, holidays and nights

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Challenge/Ropes Course Facilitator

RecSports Team Members Responsibilities

  • Develop professional relationships with co-workers, participants and guests.
  • Uphold and exceed the expectations of the Cornerstones of RecSports Service: accountability, anticipating needs, attitude, and atmosphere.
  • Demonstrate a desire to learn and apply knowledge as a RecSports ambassador.
  • Take ownership of RecSports facilities and programs by exhibiting a responsible work ethic.
  • Promote and maintain cleanliness and appearance within and surrounding RecSports facilities.
  • Enforce RecSports policies and procedures to promote participant safety and satisfaction.
  • Respond to all emergency situations and adhere to established protocol including pre- and post- incident procedures.

Area Specific Job Responsibilities

  • Health and Safety:
    • Observe and enforce all rules and regulations.
    • Prevent injury and minimize or eliminate hazardous situations.
    • Respond quickly and appropriately to all emergency situations.
    • Administer emergency first aid to victims of injury or illness.
    • Communicate with other personnel the need for assistance and/or equipment.
    • Educate the facility users and inform them of the purpose and need for rules.
      • Report all accidents to supervisors and complete all required reports.
        • Use all park equipment with extreme care at all times.
  • Physical Activity and Training:
    • Attend and participate in all in-service programs.
    • Maintain all required certifications during employment period.
    • Knowledge of personnel policy and procedures, facility rules and regulations.
    • Maintain good physical conditioning, strength, flexibility and speed.
  • Responsibilities of all Lake Wauburg Team Members:
    • Ability to perform all tasks for given area.
    • Assist in park activities, including but not limited to: Hands-on opening and closing duties, equipment check out, etc.
  • Responsibilities of Outdoor Team Challenge Course Facilitators (FIT):
    • Must participate, demonstrate proficient skills in a Low, Alpine Tower, and High Course training.
    • Must be able to teach a mini belay class within one semester of hire.
    • Responsible for consistent supervision of smaller groups of challenge course participants throughout entire course.
    • Responsible for managing risk and promoting well-being of participants, teammates and self.
    • Must track all training, courses facilitated and keep detailed records of hours.
    • Assist with set up, take down, opening, closing, cleaning and other duties as directed.
  • Machinery, Equipment and Maintenance:
    • Knowledge of Recsports, Lake Wauburg, & UFOTCC policies and procedures.
    • Ability to use non-motorized and motorized vehicles and watercraft.
    • Phone, computer, copy, fax.
    • Hand tools and power tools.

Requirements/Qualifications

  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Must have a social security card.
  • Must have current CPR, First Aid and AED certification or be able to obtain within 30 days of hire.
  • Will be required to successfully complete a background check.
  • Must be comfortable working at heights.
  • Will train, however experience leading activities, experiencing speaking in front of groups could be helpful.
  • Will train, experience with outdoor recreation and challenge/ropes courses desired.
  • Ability to work harmoniously with the staff, guests and the public.
  • Required to work regularly, including weekends, breaks, holidays and nights.

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