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Lifeguard III

Company: Salvation Army
Location: Ewa Beach
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

The Salvation Army

Hawaiian and Pacific Islands Division

Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center

Job Description Rev: 02/13/20


DEPARTMENT: Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center (Kroc Center Hawaii)

SUPERVISOR: Aquatic Manager



GENERAL STATEMENT: The Salvation Army is a branch of the Christian Church, and the ultimate goal of all programs is a spiritual, emotional and physical regeneration of all people.

MISSION STATEMENT: The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

KROC CENTER HAWAII VISION: Kroc Center Hawaii is a community center where families, individuals and relationships thrive in the name of Jesus.


The Lifeguard III is responsible for the health and safety of members and guests in attendance at the Aquatic facility, carry out rescues as required, and are also responsible for the cleanliness of the aquatic facility. They also guide and mentor Lifeguards I and II.

The Kroc Center Hawaii Lifeguard will have a deep commitment to the mission of The Salvation Army, which will be evident in his or her professional life and the manner in which he or she represents The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in the community.


  • High School graduate or GED.
  • American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Certification (renews every two years)
  • First Aid and CPR for the Professional Rescuer
  • At least 3 years lifeguard experience or a minimum of 1100 hours of lifeguard experience at the Kroc Center Hawaii Any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities will be accepted.

  • Water Safety Instructor Certification and/or Lifeguard Instructor Certification
  • Water Exercise Instructor preferred
  • Certified Pool Operator certification ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Provide all life-guarding services; rescues swimmers in danger of drowning. Respond to emergency situations and if necessary, administer CPR/First Aid according to training guidelines. Prepare and submit accident/incident and PTM reports.
  • Provide excellent internal and external customer service. Create a positive experience for guess through professional and courteous behavior.
  • Assists the Aquatics Maintenance Technician and Aquatics Manager in maintaining the cleanliness of the pool area, locker rooms and facility (i.e. scrubbing, washing, picking up litter, etc.).
  • Cautions swimmers regarding unsafe practices and safety hazards; enforces and adheres to pool rules and regulations. Maintains order in the pool and adjoining areas.
  • Follows emergency action plan and procedures established in the event of an emergency.
  • Maintain swimming and rescue skills through conditioning swims and attendance at all training sessions, staff meetings, and in-service trainings.
  • Ensure lost property is handled and recorded in line with procedures.
  • Observe, document, and report safety issues to the appropriate supervisors.
  • May assist in determining chlorine content and pH value of water using water testing kit and recording readings.
  • Responsible for the availability and safekeeping of emergency equipment (rescue tubes, backboard, signs and other equipment. Report any damage or malfunction of equipment, pool, pool area or facility to Aquatic Manager.
  • Assist in the opening and closing of the aquatic facilities. Perform roam duties as required.
  • Assists the Aquatics Manager with early childhood swim education program, and other swim classes offered to the community.
  • Assume a schedule of flexible working hours, including weekends, holidays and evenings.
  • Practice safe work habits and contribute to the safety of self, Kroc Center Hawaii co-workers and the general public.
  • Ability to work effectively as a team player.
  • Maintain a neat, professional appearance.
  • Follow and ensure adherence to The Salvation Army Policies and Procedures.
  • Maintain the Code of Ethics policy, which has been established for the Kroc Center Hawaii.
  • Perform other assignments/duties as directed. MENTAL DEMANDS:
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multitask.
  • Detail oriented and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and maintain poise under pressure.
  • Ability to maintain a self-motivated and self- directed schedule.
  • Ability to take projects from beginning through completion.
  • Respond to crisis situations in a calm and effective manner.
  • Must possess the self-discipline necessary to perform repetitive tasks without lowering quality of work.
  • Able to work with limited supervision, and work in a team setting with other professionals.
  • Exercise good judgment and comfortable taking initiative with projects.


    The candidate chosen for this position is frequently required to run, swim, paddle and walk long distances; stand and sit for long periods; uses hand to finger, handle, fee or operate lifesaving equipment. The employee will regularly lift, push, or pull persons or equipment over 100 pounds.

    The position requires sitting; climbing and/or balancing; stooping, kneeling, bending, stretching, crouching and/or crawling; standing; walking; manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination; use of vision; driving a vehicle; pushing/pulling/lifting/carrying 50-75 pounds and occasionally more than 75 pounds. This employee may also be required to work weekends, holidays, and evenings.


    The position requires talking to co-workers, clients, vendors; requires written communication to and from co-workers, clients, vendor; talking on the telephone; requires responding to written or verbal requests of co-workers, clients, and vendors; requires training/giving verbal and written instructions; requires receiving verbal and written instructions; requires writing/composing written language; requires reading; requires visiting/working at other worksites; requires communication via the latest technologies.

    The position requires the ability to interact with co-workers and the public in a positive, professional manner in conformity with The Salvation Army Mission Statement. The position also requires the ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds and circumstances.


    The employee regularly works under outdoor weather conditions, is routinely exposed to the sun, may be exposed to extreme hear; works on uneven and/or slippery surfaces and is periodically exposed to hazardous conditions/situations.

    Attendance at trainings and conferences, both in Hawaii and on the mainland, may be required. Extensive travel is possible, including air travel, driving long distances, night driving, overnight travel, and extended travel of three days or more.


    Rescue hooks, rescue tubes, ring buoys, spine boards, c-collars, and respirator.

    Chemical feeders, chemicals, pool vacuums, wet/dry vacuums, pool filters and other pool maintenance equipment


    American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Certificate

    American Red Cross First Aid and CPR for the Professional Rescuer

    Water Safety Instructor and/or Lifeguard Instructor Certification


    The candidate chosen for this position will be required to pass a criminal history information check. Conviction of a crime will not automatically preclude employment. The circumstances involved in the conviction(s) will be considered.

    The information in this job description indicates the general nature and level of work performed by an employee in this classification. It is not to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory, or all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications of employees assigned to this job. Management has the right to add to, revise, or delete information in this description. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. Employee will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by management.

    Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

    The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Salvation Army, Honolulu , Lifeguard III, Other , Ewa Beach, Hawaii

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