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Lifeguards - City of Chester Wylie Park Pool.

 If not certified, may obtain certification through

 Chester YMCA, contact Jim Burk at 581-9622.

Pay Range

New guards - $7.25 hr.

Experienced Guards - $7.50 hr.

Head Life Guard - $8.00 hr.


Ability to monitor a large number of swimmers, administer first aid and CPR, ability to communicate with co-workers and the public, understand written and oral instructions, operate maintenance equipment, count money and conduct the proper amount of change. Must possess lifeguard, first aid, and CPR certifications. Available to work varied days and hours, including early mornings, evenings, weekends, and holidays.





City of Chester

Swim Team Head Coach


Job Requirements: Candidate must be 21 years of age, mature, responsible adult with previous swimming or coaching experience. CPR and First Aid certification required. Lifeguard and ASCA certification a plus. The individual must demonstrate strong communication, organization, and leadership skills and be able to work with volunteers. Includes nights and weekends.





Applications available at City Hall, 100 West End Street or (Departments,

HR, job forms). Please submit application to or drop off at City Hall.    Application must be returned no later than 12 noon, Monday, March 30 2015. City of Chester is an EOE-H.





                       Internal/External Posting

        Salary Range - $22,394. - $26,874.









Under limited supervision, assist the Director in coordinating, planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating a comprehensive program of recreation and leisure events, programs, activities, and services that promote a lifestyle of wellness and physical activity for citizens of all ages, interests and abilities. Performs related administrative and professional work as required. Acts in supervisory capacity in absence of Director. Assists in assembling departmental budget. Reports to the Director of Parks and Recreation.







Schedules and supervises facility usage in assigned program areas.


Plans recreation and playground activities.


Receives and responds to public inquiries, requests for assistance and complaints regarding Park programs and activities.


Maintains safety in all program areas and takes appropriate steps to ensure the safety of all program participants.


Responsible for management of city pool and lifeguards.


Coordinates activities and programs with other departments, agencies and organizations as appropriate.


Recruits, supervises, trains and evaluates the performance of full- and part-time staff, instructors, contract employees and volunteers.


Assists with the preparation of grant applications for additional program funding.


Assist with budgeting and monitoring of expenditures.


Assists in marketing with the promotion of assigned programs; prepares athletic information for the local media and may produce publicity materials, brochures, newsletters, etc., as required.


Procures, receives and maintains inventory of program equipment and supplies.


Monitors program registration for accuracy and handles corrections and fee collection as needed.


Assists Park Director with various programs and projects as requested.


Attends various recreational and athletic meetings and seminars as suggested by the Director. 


Supervises summer park directors and related staff while overseeing summer park program.


Receives, reviews, prepares and/or processes a variety of documents, including but not limited to program vehicle records, collection/deposit slips, attendance and program participation records, schedules, proposals, grant applications, budget documents, check requests, purchase orders, income reports, charts, rosters, and various other records, reports, memos and correspondence.


Refers to the policy and procedure manuals, departmental rules and regulations, computer manuals, professional manuals, equipment manuals, safety manuals, game rule handbooks, etc.


Operates a vehicle and a variety of equipment such as vehicles, computers, printers, typewriters, calculators, copiers, fax machines, telephones, two-way radios, lawnmowers, etc.


Uses clerical supplies, recreation / sports equipment, safety gear, various hand and power tools, first aid supplies.


Interacts and communicates with various groups and individuals such as the immediate supervisor, other department personnel, the mayor and council members, the city manager, community groups, civic / community organizations, school personnel, vendors, contractors, instructors, volunteers, program participants, teachers, parents, coaches, sports officials and the general public.





Performs general administrative / clerical duties as required, including preparing reports and correspondence, copying and filing documents, entering computer data, attending meetings, answering the telephone, etc.


May assist with the transfer of funds to the bank or to the finance department.


Performs related duties as required.


Supervises and helps run the concession stand for all events at the football stadium and activity center.




Requires a Bachelor's degree in parks and recreation, physical education, leisure service, or related field supplemented by one to two years of recreation programming experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Must possess a valid state driver’s license.



Application for Position: Please submit application to Carla Roof, Human Resources Director no later than 12 noon, Friday, April 10, 2015. The City of Chester is an EOE-H. 


Position is Subject to the following Background Checks: Credit Check, Criminal History, Driving History, Drug Test, Medical/Physical testing. 











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