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at City of Thornton, CO

Pay: $11.1 to $13.72/hour
$11.1 - $13.72
Posted: 5/2/2019
Job Status: Part Time,Contract/Temporary
Job Reference #: 2347254

Job Description

Overall Job Objective


Under specified supervision, performs boathouse, carousel, spray ground and party room attendant duties.
Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from Boathouse Attendant I or, when filled from the outside, require previous and directly related experience.
Boathouse Attendant I:
Under immediate supervision, this is the entry-level class in the Boathouse Attendant series. Incumbents entering the class have limited related work experience. Generally, work is observed and reviewed both during performance and upon completion.
Boathouse Attendant II:
Under general supervision, this is the journey-level class in the Boathouse Attendant series. Incumbents assigned to this class are expected to perform the full range of work assigned and work with independence and initiative.


(Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics.  The list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class.)
Assists with the overall operation of the boat house, carousel, spray ground and party room.
Provides excellent customer service, including interacting with customers to answer questions and resolve problems, directs customers to proper locations, and provides information.
Checks equipment in and out, and assists the public in general.  Reports customer service issues and concerns to supervisor.
Loads and unloads pedal boats, carries other needed equipment to and from boat storage.
Assists patrons with life vest while using pedal boats.
Assists with special events including but not limited to Thorntonfest, Harvest Fest, and Winterfest.
May perform front desk services and operations, providing excellent customer service.
May respond to emergency situations. Perform water safety services; primary rescuer during water emergencies.  Ensures the safety of guests by observing pedal boat, carousel and spray ground.  Performs life-saving procedures if necessary.  Assists patrons in distress with use of a jet ski and pulls boats to dock when necessary.
May assist with testing and maintaining chemical balance of the spray ground.
May complete routine safety checks of boats, equipment and the surrounding area in order to maintain safety and health standards.  
May assist in performing routine cleaning, maintenance and repairs of boathouse, party room, restrooms and all other on-site equipment.  Resolves problems as situations arise.  Arranges assistance with maintenance and repairs if necessary.
May keep accurate records of facility usage, rules violations, and accidents.
May assist with the operation of the carousel, enforcing rules to ensure safety.
May assist in identifying weather condition that would warrant boats to return to the dock.
May be required to work overtime.
May work a varying schedule and/or shift.
Performs other duties as assigned.


Must be 16 years of age.

Licensing/Certification Requirements: 
Boathouse Attendant I:
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)/Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) certificate, First Aid certificate or the ability to obtain certifications within 30 days of hire. 

May need the ability to travel to various locations in a timely manner as the job requires.
Boathouse Attendant II:
In addition to previous licensing/certification requirements:
Must have Ellis National Pool and Water Lifeguard Instructor training license or ability to obtain certification within 30 days of hire.

Valid Colorado driver's license with a safe driving record.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of the policies, procedures and goals of the City of Thornton and the department.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of water safety.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of effective customer service.
Knowledge of boathouse facilities and equipment used in boathouse programs.
Skill in performing lifesaving and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) activities.
Skill in routine repair and maintenance of various equipment.
Skill in maintaining a variety of records related to operations.
Ability to react quickly and accurately in emergency situations.
Ability to make sound judgments.
Ability to diagnose problems, arrange and assist with maintenance and repairs, and ensure the ongoing safety of site facilities.
Ability to read, interpret and apply operating policies and procedures.
Ability to organize and assist with special events.
Ability to promote and provide quality customer service.
Ability to listen well and communicate effectively orally and in writing with various audiences.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City employees, community members and the general public.
Boathouse Attendant II:
In addition to previous requirements:
Skill in accurately testing chemicals levels of the spray ground and adding or adjusting chemicals to maintain proper balance.

Physical and Mental Requirements:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, rescue, bend, kneel, stoop, squat, twist, push, pull, jump, climb, reach, talk, hear, and see.  Work may require heavy (50 pounds) lifting, pulling, pushing and carrying of objects such as boats and lighter objects such as equipment to and from shelves and storage areas. Work is during the summer months; work may be outside the facilities and will include exposure to all types of weather.


Examinations may include but are not limited to application screening beyond minimum qualifications; written, oral, practical exercise or any combination thereof or other job related assessment deemed appropriate by Human Resources.
Your application will be used as a screening tool. Completeness and accuracy are important! Any false or untrue statements or material omissions in the application and related paperwork or during the selection process could disqualify you from consideration.
As a condition of employment, the city of Thornton conducts background investigations for all positions which may also include a review of credit report and/or driving record. A drug screen, physical, and/or psychological examination administered by a city-designated provider will be required for pre-determined positions.