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Lifeguard Substitute (Open Positions: 4) Closes On: December 19, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST Location: Wood County Board of Development Disabilities,...

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Bowling Green, Ohio

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Job Description

Lifeguard Substitute (Open Positions: 4)

Closes On: December 19, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST

Location: Wood County Board of Development Disabilities, Bowling Green, OH 43402
Department: Recreation
Division: None
Job Status: Part-Time
Days Worked: Sun., Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat.
Rate of Pay: $12.33 – $12.33



Job Summary

We are seeking an energetic and dynamic Lifeguard substitute.

The Wood County Board of Developmental Disabilities (WCBDD) coordinates services for over 1,000 people with developmental disabilities in Wood County. Our mission is to support, empower, and inspire all people. The ideal candidate will be a highly self-motivated problem solver, flexible, detailed oriented and is a team player with time management and organizational skills. who is a team player with time management and leadership skills.

The Lifeguard maintains constant surveillance of patrons in the facility; acts immediately and appropriately to secure safety of patrons in the event of emergency.


Job Responsibilities

  • Provide emergency care and treatment as required until the arrival of emergency medical services.
  • Presents professional appearance and attitude at all times.
  • Maintains a high standard of customer service.
  • Enforce rules and regulations regarding safe and proper use of the Nichols Therapy Pool.
  • Keep pool, pool deck and locker rooms clean to maintain a clean and safe facility.
  • Perform daily, weekly, and monthly cleaning duties.
  • Ensure the pool environment is set-up appropriately to match the posted pool schedule and/or special events.
  • Maintain pool preventative maintenance to ensure safe swimming conditions.
  • Check Pool chemicals/equipment/ water.
  • Test the water in the pool itself and not water from the mechanical room.
  • On weekends, document the levels of chlorine, PH, air temperature, water clarity, water temperature.
  • Minimum Chlorine allowed by law – 1ppm.
  • Ensure the circulating pump and the chlorine pump is functioning properly.
  • Any conditions outside of normal ranges should be reported to Maintenance on-call.
  • Refer to posted ranges as well as the Nichols Therapy Pool manual.
  • Duties such as, but not limited to, assuming rotating shifts, working weekends, working evenings and maintaining pool grounds by removing litter and safety hazards.
  • Between pool parties and at the end day:garbage removed, make sure spills are mopped up, and a quick general cleaning.
  • Make sure doors are locked.

Additional Information


Position description for Lifeguard substitute.pdf


Benefits offered

  • Retirement through Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS)
  • Sick leave


Conditions of Employment

  1. Must be 18 years old.
  2. Successful completion of general orientation.
  3. Receipt of seven acceptable background required by ORC 3319.39 & OAC 5123:2-2-02.
  4. Must obtain and maintain any training, licenses, registration, or certification mandated by the Board and the State of Ohio.
  5. Must have a medical examination and a one-step PPD test to determine fitness for duty prior to providing direct care service or within 30 days of employment whichever comes first.
  6. Possess/maintain an acceptable motor vehicle record (if required for position) per board guidelines. NOTE: Use of personal vehicle for transporting individuals requires proof of liability insurance.
  7. Receipt of acceptable criminal background report from Bureau of Criminal Identification (BCI) and county sheriff ‘s office of permanent address before starting position as required by ORC 3319.39 and/or OAC 5123.081. OAC 5123:2-2-02.

The Wood County Board of Developmental Disabilities is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Employment policies and decisions on employment and promotion are based on merit, qualifications, performance, and business needs. The decisions and criteria governing the employment relationship with all employees are made in a nondiscriminatory manner, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, military status, genetic information, or other unlawful reason according to federal, state, or local statutes.

If you are a person with a disability and require accommodations please advise our EEO Officer.


Application Special Instructions



Please ensure all required documents have been completed/included.  Incomplete applications or applications received after the posting deadline will not be considered.

You will receive a confirmation email from upon successful completion of your application.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

Education/Experience Requirements

Must have current, valid lifeguard certification issued from American Red Cross, YMCA, Ellis & Associates or Boy Scouts of America.

Must have a working permit for every minor 16 through 17 years of age.

Skill in the application of lifeguarding surveillance and rescue techniques. 

Must have the ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.


Required Documents

Completed, submitted application


Minimum Qualification Standards:

Must be able to move individuals who are receiving services including adults and children in a safe manner. Must be able to lift, carry and move office supplies, materials, and equipment required for day-to-day operations.

If required by the position you must maintain a current driver’s license in your residing state for the purpose of transporting individuals who are receiving services and/or operation of a Board owned vehicle.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Lifeguard Sub –

  • Integrity, honesty, and ethical standards of behavior and decision-making principles. 
  • Carries out policies and procedures in a consistent manner.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Strong analytical, troubleshooting, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to make independent decisions.
  • Accept changes as positive
  • Ability to handle confidential information.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs. (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

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