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University of Maine at Farmington Lifeguard (Per Diem) in Farmington, Maine

Position Title:

Lifeguard (Per Diem)

Campus:

Farmington

Department:

Fitness and Recreation Center - FHFCR

Bargaining Unit:

Temp

Salary Band/Wage Band:

$14.15 - $14.65 per hour

Location:

Farmington ME

Statement of Job:

The University of Maine at Farmington (UMF) is seeking five (5) lifeguards to work at the Fitness and Recreation Center (FRC). The primary responsibility of a lifeguard is to keep the pool area safe and enjoyable for everyone. Candidates must be able to ensure the safety of patrons by minimizing or eliminating hazardous situations or behaviors. Lifeguards must be able to solve on-the-job issues by utilizing effective critical thinking and decision-making skills and able to work with diverse populations. Lifeguards must be able to enforce pool policies and be able to communicate effectively why policies are in place. This work schedule is on an as-needed basis, not to exceed twenty (20) hours per week.

Essential Duties

  • Scans the aquatics facility at all times and refrains from socializing while guarding.

  • Communicates and enforces all aquatic facility and pool policies and rules in a personable and professional manner.

  • Enforces all rules and regulations of the aquatics facility to maintain safety at all times.

  • Wears appropriate Aquatic facilities attire.

  • Provides necessary care in any emergency.

  • Documents any incidents and/or injuries.

  • Responds to unsafe conditions as it relates to the pool and pool deck.

  • Attends scheduled staff meetings and in-service training, when available, as this is a per diem position.

  • Conducts pool inspections, completes pool chemical tests, and records findings.

  • Assists with solving FRC patrons' issues, and problems or seeking out supervisory support.

  • Completes necessary opening and closing procedures when required for the scheduled shift.

  • Provides professional and positive customer service to all FRC patrons.

    Note: UMF reserves the right to change or assign additional duties as necessary .

    A full job description can be found here (https://umf.hiretouch.com/uploads/520/file/JDs/Lifeguard-6.pdf) .

    About University of Maine at Farmington:

    The University of Maine at Farmington has earned a national reputation for excellence, gaining stature as one of the finest state-supported liberal arts colleges in the northeastern U.S. Additionally, UMF is rated 5th in U.S. News & World Report Top Regional Public College North for 2023 and has been rated one of America's Best Colleges by U.S. News 25 times since 1998.

    The campus is in historic downtown Farmington, just a short walk away from coffee shops, funky stores, restaurants, banks, bookstores, a multi-screen movie theater and a whole lot more. Our perfect location combines the active outdoor lifestyle with the arts & smarts of a small college town. With enrollment at around 1,600 full-time students, UMF is about the same size as many of New England’s most selective private colleges and offers many of the same advantages, yet at a very affordable price — providing a tremendous college value in a spectacular natural setting. Established in 1864 as Maine’s first public institution of higher education, the University of Maine at Farmington is a founding member of The Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC) an exclusive national group of public colleges and universities committed to providing superior liberal arts and sciences education.

    Who is the University of Maine at Farmington?

  • A Nationally Ranked (https://www.umf.maine.edu/about/umf-facts/national-reputation/) public university, recognized for its academic excellence, educational value and inclusion.

  • An Outdoorsy College (https://www.umf.maine.edu/campus-life/outdoor-recreation/) located in the heart of world class skiing and snowboarding, hiking and mountain biking, kayaking and rafting.

  • An Affordable, high-quality, residential, liberal arts college (https://www.umf.maine.edu/admissions-aid/annual-expenses/) .

  • A school that offers challenging and innovative Academic Programs (https://www.umf.maine.edu/academics/) in the arts and sciences, teacher preparation, and other pre-professional fields.

  • A small, friendly campus where Students (https://www.umf.maine.edu/about/about-our-students/) are the center of the universe.

  • A place where caring Professors (https://www.umf.maine.edu/about/faculty/) work side by side with students — in research, creative endeavors (https://www.umf.maine.edu/campus-life/arts-culture/) , in the classroom and outside.

  • An institution that offers unparalleled research opportunities — often at the level and depth found at graduate school.

  • A campus of 1,600 bright, creative, independent-minded students (https://www.umf.maine.edu/about/about-our-students/) who thrive on challenges.

  • A college where students work hard but also enjoy kicking back and having Fun — lots of fun (https://www.umf.maine.edu/campus-life/) .

  • A quirky yet warm-hearted, accepting community where it’s OK to be you .

    We may not be for everyone, but we just might be the perfect place for you.

    Qualifications:

    Required Competencies

  • Adaptability

  • Problem Solving and Decision Making

  • Customer Services - Excellent customer service skills

  • Safety Skills - Basic principles and practices of safety in an aquatic facility

  • Communications – Excellent verbal and written communication and is able to follow instructions.

    Required Qualifications

  • High School diploma or equivalent

  • Must hold current Red Cross Lifeguarding, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, and First Aid certifications (within 30 days of employment)

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous lifeguard experience

  • Knowledge of c ampus r ecreation general user guidelines

    Other Information:

    Materials must be submitted electronically via "Apply for Position." Please create an applicant profile, complete a brief application, and upload:

  • A cover letter, which describes your qualifications, interests and suitability for the position

  • A resume/curriculum vitae

  • Contact information for three (3) professional references

    You will also need to submit the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status form.

    Review of applications will begin at the end of business day on April 16, 2024. Materials received after that date will be considered at the discretion of the university. Incomplete application materials will not be considered. We are not able to consider applicants who require Visa sponsorship support.

    All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background screening and references.

    The University of Maine at Farmington employees are Mandatory Reporters with the exception of UMF’s licensed, clinical medical providers (including athletic trainers) and mental health providers and their clinical interns when working in their capacity as providers.

    In complying with the letter and spirit of applicable laws and pursuing its own goals of diversity, the University of Maine System does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender, gender identity or expression, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship status, familial status, ancestry, age, disability physical or mental, genetic information, or veterans or military status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Director of Equal Opportunity, 5713 Chadbourne Hall, Room 412, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5713, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).

    Length:

    Fiscal Year (12 Months)

    Required Documents:

    Cover Letter, References, Resume/CV

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