General Statement of Duties:

Under direct supervision performs responsible pool duties ensuring the
safety of patrons in the pool and pool deck area, provides swimming
instruction, and performs general maintenance tasks. Work schedule will
include nights, weekends and on call for special events and/or

Essential Functions:

(Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities
Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills, and other
characteristics. This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a
comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions
in this class.)


Examples of Work: (Illustrative Only)


  • Mans a lifeguard station during specified times in order to maintain the safety of all persons at the pool site.
  • Works as a walking guard to patrol the pool area.
  • Teaches swimming lessons of various levels and to a variety of age groups.
  • Assists in the supervision of special activities and pool parties.
  • Tests water for chemical balance and vacuums pool.
  • Cleans restrooms, pool decks and grounds.
  • Assists the cashier in ticket sales for admission.
  • Distributes basket numbers and supervises the basket room
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

Knowledge of general Parks and Recreation operating policies and
procedures; Knowledge of modern first aid  and water safety
techniques.; Ability to assist in the planning, organizing, and
coordination of pool activities and events; Ability to follow
directions; Skill in performing a variety clerical functions; Skill in
establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with
department staff and the general public; Skill in performing basic
facility maintenance;

Acceptable Experience and Training:

be a minimum age of 16 and have a current Red Cross Certification in
lifesaving.  WSI (Water Safety Instructor) certification is preferred.


Physical Requirements:

Task involves frequent walking, standing; some
lifting and carrying objects of moderate weight (12-20 lbs.);  and
occasional heavy weight (100 lbs plus); and/or the operation of hand
tools in which manipulative skills and hand-eye coordination are
important ingredients of safe and/or productive operations.

Environmental Requirements:

Task will require occasional exposure to adverse environmental conditions (heat, rain, cold).

Sensory Requirements:

Task requires color perception and
discrimination. Task requires sound perception and discrimination. Task
requires depth perception and discrimination. Task requires visual
perception and discrimination. Task requires oral communications

Reasonable Accommodation(s):

Reasonable accommodation(s) if needed will be
provided for the employee to perform the required job with adequate
strength, dexterity, coordination and visual acuity and in a manner
that does not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of the
employee or others in the workplace.

Applications may be downloaded at
or obtained from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce
Development at 1140 East Center Street Kingsport, TN 37660. Submit
complete applications to the above physical address.


Positions open until filled. EOE