Penn State Altoona
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Supervise the entire pool area with a focus on prevention, thus ensuring the safety and well-being of all patrons. Enforce all rules in a positive and professional manner. Respond to all pool area related emergencies. Care for (as the first responder) all injuries, sudden illnesses, and other medical related emergencies. Administer water rescue, CPR, or first aid as dictated by the emergency. Work under the direct supervision of the Director of Recreation, and will also be required to follow directives of the Head Swimming Coach. Reports directly to the Assistant Director of Recreation or facility supervisor in the evenings after 6:00 p.m. Attendance is required for scheduled mandatory training and/or evaluation sessions as directed by the department. Duties and responsibilities are: Read, follow, and enforce rules and guidelines found in the Lifeguard Handbook, Check and document water chemistry (Chlorine and Ph levels), complete all assigned cleaning tasks (daily shift requirements), answer pool phone and radio, complete all required daily documentation, and attend all in-service meetings and/or skills training as scheduled. Preventative and Proactive lifeguarding is a must. Knowledge/skills required: Certifications: Lifeguard Training, CPR/AED, and First Aid (mandatory). Prior lifeguard and/or competitive swimming experience strongly preferred. Physical abilities to perform all expectations of a lifeguard. Ability to quickly respond to all emergency and non-emergency situations in a calm and controlling manner. Strong interpersonal communication skills. These positions are intended for Penn State students who are currently enrolled or will be enrolled for the fall semester and have been awarded Federal Work-Study

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088