4-H Camp Staff: Lifeguard, Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center, R00089447

4-H Camp Staff: Lifeguard– Summer 2024

Work Location: Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center, Pollock, LA.

Description: The Grant 4-H Educational Center seeks dynamically certified lifeguards to work at our pond and pool as swim instructor and traditional lifeguard. This individual will serve as a lifeguard for all camp waterfront operations; provide constant surveillance of waterfront activities; maintain the cleanliness of the pool and pond area; plan swimming activities at all water areas and conduct daily swimming lessons.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Assist in coordinating and maintaining all waterfront programs.
  • Ensure the camp staff and campers know and follow safety procedures at all water areas.
  • Provides surveillance of pool and pond activities to help prevent injuries.
  • Directs and supervises the behavior of all swimmers to ensure compliance with water safety rules.
  • Teach swim lessons.
  • Maintains the cleanliness of the pool and pond area.
  • Daily inspection and cleaning of kayaks, canoes, dock areas, and life jackets.
  • Make sure that all boating equipment is secured before personnel leave the pond area.
  • Monitors pond activities to include swimming, canoe, and kayaking, etc.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of and ability to perform first aid procedures and life-saving techniques.
  • Ability to supervise swimmers and provide constant surveillance of pool activities to ensure swimmer safety and to respond to emergency rescue when needed.
  • Ability to enforce all pool rules.
  • Ability to build and maintain productive mentor relationships with children and youth.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with campers, camp staff, 4-H Agents, and adults.
  • Ability to react quickly and calmly in emergencies.
  • Ability to meet attendance requirements.

Qualification Requirements:

  • Preferably at least 18 years of age. Junior and Senior level college students preferred.
  • Certification as a Lifeguard by a nationally recognized certifying organization (American Lifeguard Association or Red Cross).
  • One-year experience working as a lifeguard preferred, OR any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Must complete the employee background screening process by the LSU AgCenter Human Resource Management Unit.

Working Conditions:

Long periods of standing, sitting, carrying, stooping, and stretching. Eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity to manipulate lifeguard equipment and activities required. The ability to lift up to 50 lbs or more. Operate daily with exposure to the sun, heat and varying environmental conditions.

Salary and Benefits: Salary will be commensurate with experience. Housing options are available on-site, meals and snacks will be available. On-site housing preference given to those residing furthest from camp.

Date Available: Camp session is May 20-July 25, 2024. LOST Camp takes place July 29-August 1, 2024. Required training period is May 9-17, 2024. Camp will not be in session the week of June 17–21, 2024.

Application Deadline: February 9, 2024, or until a suitable candidate is identified.

Application Procedure: Must apply online at https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU

MUST submit cover letter, resume, and two letters of recommendation for application to be complete.

The LSU Agricultural Center is a statewide campus of the LSU System and provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

12/18/2023 3:26:26 PM
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