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Lifeguard II - Outdoor

Company: YMCA Metro Atlanta
Location: Alpharetta
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

As a thought-leader and best-in-class provider in education, wellness, youth development, and community-building, The YMCA of Metro Atlanta is one of the oldest, most nimble and essential nonprofits in Atlanta. Mission-bound to serve, we are an organization designed to meet all people where, how and when they need us. In times of peace, we are a catalyst for connection; in times of crisis, a source of comfort and security. Join us as we carry out our commitment to positively impact lives and communities across the state.

The opportunities to serve are vast, and we're looking for a diverse mix of people, who share our values of CARING, HONESTY, RESPECT, and RESPONSIBILITY, to join us and do their best work.

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is reflected in our people, our members, and our partners. We are fully focused on equality and believe deeply in diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other wonderful characteristics that make us different.

Nature and Scope:

The Lifeguard II primary role is to assist the Aquatic Director in supervising the pool area. The Lifeguard II is an experienced YMCA aquatic staff employee. He/she has succeeded in the swim lesson, lifeguard program, and has an understanding of how both programs function. They will assist other aquatic staff by sharing their knowledge of policy and procedures. The Lifeguard II does not act in a supervisory role but rather in supportive role. They must present themselves in an exemplary manner while on duty, and have a positive, enthusiastic attitude about the YMCA.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum age of 18
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in lifeguarding.
  • Current YMCA Lifeguard Certification, CPR, AED and First Aid certifications. YMCA Lifeguard instructor preferred.
  • YMCA Leader Certificate (obtained within 90 days)
  • Physically perform all skills required of a lifeguard.
  • Hear noises and distress signals in the aquatic environment, including in the water and anywhere in the zone of responsibility, with or without reasonable accommodations. See and observe all sections of an assigned zone of responsibility, with or without reasonable accommodations.
  • Demonstrated ability to recognize swimmers in need of assistance. Demonstrated ability to recognize, respond and remedy unsafe situations.
  • Ability to work with diverse populations and ages. Ability to serve as a positive role model and provide constructive feedback.


  • Assists with maintaining a safe aquatic area(s), which may include providing work direction to staff, providing real time feedback and noting suggestions and comments for their supervisor's review.
  • Coordinates lifeguard placement and rotations during shift to ensure efficient guarding and safety.
  • May open or close the indoor and/or outdoor pool, support in pool chemistry, and other support of the Aquatics Director as needed
  • May act as a lifeguard during shift modeling standards and expectations throughout shift.
  • Serves as first level contact responding and documenting incidents, which may occur when other lifeguard staff need assistance.
  • Provides quality customer service to members and participants.
  • Assists with implementation of in-service training sessions.
  • Attend monthly in-service trainings.

YMCA Leadership Competencies (Leader):

  • Developing Self & Others: Develops self and supports others (e.g, staff, members, program participants), both formally and informally, to achieve their highest potential.
  • Emotional Maturity: Demonstrates ability to understand and manage emotions effectively in all situations.
  • Functional Expertise: Executes superior technical skills for the role.
  • Innovation: Creates and implements new and relevant approaches and activities that improve and expand the Y's work and impact in the community.

Effect on End Result:

The effectiveness of this position is primarily measured by the stated satisfaction of members and ensuring a safe, clean and controlled environment in accordance with the Metro Atlanta YMCA Philosophy.

Work Environment & Physical Demands:

Physically perform all skills required of a Lifeguard. Hear noises and distress signals in the Aquatic environment, remain alert with no lapses of consciousness and be able to see and observe all areas of responsibility.


Ed Isakson / Alpharetta YMCA

Keywords: YMCA Metro Atlanta, Alpharetta , Lifeguard II - Outdoor, Other , Alpharetta, Georgia

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