POSITION TITLE: Skate Guard (Hourly)
REQUISITION #: req5056
LOCATION: EPIC INDOOR POOL/ ICE RINK
BENEFIT CATEGORY: Variable Hourly View Classifications & Benefits
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Fluctuating Hourly
HOURLY RATE: $15.00 per hour (based on relevant experience)
SELECTION PROCESS: Application deadline is Open until filled.
You will receive an email acknowledgment when you have successfully submitted an application. Your completed application will be forwarded to the hiring manager. You will be notified if you are selected for further testing or interviews. Please keep your contact information up-to-date. The status of your application will be updated in your applicant profile. Post-offer background check required.
The Community: The City of Fort Collins sits nestled against the foothills of the Rocky Mountains alongside the banks of the Cache La Poudre River. At 5,000 feet in elevation, residents enjoy a moderate, four-season climate, with an average of 300 days of sunshine per year. With 174,800 residents, Fort Collins is Colorado's fourth-largest city and spans 57 square miles. With the 20 year growth projection, the City of Fort Collins is expected to reach 255,000 residents.
The first people who hunted in this region arrived approximately 11,000 years ago, and Northern Colorado remains an integral part of the traditional and ancestral homelands of the Arapaho, Cheyenne, and Ute Nations. European-American trappers and traders arrived by the early 1800s but rarely established permanent settlements. Gold and silver discoveries in the Colorado mountains in the mid-1800s and the prospect of land for farming and ranching attracted people from eastern cities and across the globe to the Colorado Territory, including what would become the town of Fort Collins; an agricultural colony that emerged from its founding days as a military fort. The expansion included the sugar beet industry's growth, which brought new residents whose descendants still live here today, including Mexican-American families from southern Colorado, New Mexico, and northern Mexico, as well as Germans from Russia. Since 1879, Fort Collins has been the home of the state's land grant institution, Colorado State University, which currently enrolls 34,000 students. Along with the university, the city's major high-tech and manufacturing companies and breweries attract new residents from all over the country and world. The community's overall social diversity continues to grow.
There are abundant outdoor recreation opportunities available to the many residents who enjoy healthy lifestyles. The nearby Horsetooth Reservoir is a key attraction, as is the Cache La Poudre-North Park Scenic Byway. The Downtown district provides many venues for live music, shopping, dining, and nightlife within the city. Fort Collins is widely considered the Craft Beer Capital of Colorado. The City has a strong appreciation for arts, culture, and entertainment. Various national organizations and magazines recognize Fort Collins as one of the best places to live in the nation.
The City's long list of acknowledgements includes:
Why Work For the City of Fort Collins? -
- No. 2 Best Tasting Drinking Water in North America: American Water Works - June 2021
- No. 5 Best Remote-Ready Cities: Livability.com Jan 2021
- Top 30 Creative Small Cities: CVSuite - May 2020
- No. 18 Safest Cities in America: SafeWise - April 2020
- No. 1 Best Place to Live: Livability.com March 2020
- No. 9 Most Fitness Friendly Places: SmartAsset - Dec 2019
- No. 7 Safest Driving Cities: Allstate - June 2019
- No. 4 Best U.S. Cities to Raise a Family: MarketWatch - April 2019
- No. 9 Best Performing Cities: Milken Institute - Jan 2019
- No. 3 U.S. Cities with Highest Economic Confidence: Yahoo - Nov 2018
- No. 2 Brain Concentration Index: Bloomberg - Nov 2018
- No. 1 City in America for Cycling: PeopleForBikes-May 2018
- Outstanding Achievement in Local Government Innovation Award: Alliance for Innovation-April 2018
- The Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award-Nov 2017
- 18th Best City for Career Opportunities: SmartAsset - Sep 2017
- 3rd Best College Town to Live in Forever: College Ranker - July 2017
- 25 Best Towns Ever: Where to Live Now: Outside Magazine - June 2017
- No. 1 Stable and Growing Housing Market: Realtor.com-June 2017
- 11th Happiest City in America: Yahoo! Finance - March 2017
- No. 9 Top 150 Cities for Millennials Report: Millennial Personal Finance - Feb 2017
- No. 2 Best Cities for Small Business Owners: ValuePenguin - Feb 2017
Potential for paid personal leave and paid holidays -
Employee Assistance Program: counseling, legal, and financial assistance -
Wellness program, workout facilities -
Personal & professional learning opportunities plus potential for career mobility -
Collaborative work environmentJob Summary
Ensures and maintains a safe and enjoyable skating environmentEssential Functions
- Prevention of accidents by eliminating the hazard or hazardous behavior.
- Enforcing all rules involving policy and operating procedures.
- Educates the skating public to the habits and attitudes of safe recreation and encourages their cooperation and support with good public relations.
- Maintains a level of skating ability appropriate to the demands of skate guarding required to fulfill any emergency procedure for any circumstance on the ice.
- Assists in the maintenance and care of equipment, facilities and environment, providing a safe and sanitary condition (with a good and willing attitude). Including, picking up trash throughout the facility, cleaning restrooms, mopping and sweeping hockey boxes, locker rooms and bleachers, wiping tables down in lobby area when needed, keeping skate rental room clean, trash receptacles throughout the facility checked and emptied as needed, vacuum lobby and meeting rooms as directed, assist in storing tables, chairs and AV equipment when not in use.
- Attends and participates in all required clinics, workshops and meetings.
- Informs the Supervisor of any disciplinary problems.
- Maintains rental skates in good working condition (replaces laces and insoles).
- Instructs public in proper fit of skates, assists customers with lacing skates.
Works under the direct supervision of the Building Attendant and Ice Supervisor.Supervision Exercised
None Minimum Qualifications
Required Education and Experience
- Must be at least 16 years of age. Exhibits a personable character and appears in a neat and presentable manner.
- Must possess or obtain an American Red cross standard first aid certificate and a certificate in CPR within the first four weeks of employment.
Ability to follow instructions.Work Environment
Work is performed in several environments as follows:
1) skating on an ice surface;
2) standing and moving about while getting ice skates for customers;
3) traveling to a variety of City locations;
4) sitting for extended periods of time while attending meetings; 5) some in-state travel. Physical Demands
Work will require the following:
1) ice skating, standing and walking;
2) bending, stooping, pushing, pulling, jumping, twisting, balancing, kneeling, crouching, reaching, and climbing; physical activity
required while doing skate guarding;
3) lifting and carrying 25-50 pounds while setting up or cleaning up for programs or trouble-shooting problems;
4) hand-eye coordination for operation of a motor vehicle;
5) foot-eye coordination for operation of a motor vehicle;
6) vision to read written materials and to observe programs; and
7) speech and hearing capabilities to maintain communications with employees and citizens.
8) Must be able to meet the requirements to obtain First Aide/CPR Training, and knowledge of emergency procedures. Equipment Utilitzed
Machines and Equipment used in Work: Telephone, video, DVD and CD players, easels, concession equipment, vacuums, maintenance equipment, general cleaning tools; using a cellular phone as applicable; hand tools, etc.
The City of Fort Collins will make reasonable accommodations for access to City services, programs and activities and will make special communication arrangements for persons with disabilities. Please call (970) 221-6535 for assistance. Notice Regarding Medical and/or Recreational Marijuana Use
Because the possession and use of marijuana, whether for medical use or otherwise, constitutes a federal offense and because the City is a drug free workplace, the City will not accommodate the medical use of marijuana and enforces written policy prohibiting working for the City while marijuana is in the body. The fact that state law recognizes medical marijuana as a prescribed, or otherwise permitted, medication does not alter or otherwise change this policy.
The City of Fort Collins is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants are considered for positions for which they have applied without regard to gender (regardless of gender identity or gender expression), race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, age 40 years or older, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy or other characteristics protected by law. For the purpose of this City policy "sexual orientation" means a person's actual or perceived orientation toward heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality.
POST OFFER BACKGROUND CHECK REQUIRED.
Note: Some information in your application may be public information under the Colorado Open Records Act.
Job SummaryEnsures and maintains a safe and enjoyable skating environment
Essential FunctionsPrevention of accidents by eliminating the hazard or hazardous behavior.Enforcing all rules involving policy and operating procedures.Educates the skating public to the habits and attitudes of safe recreation and encourages their cooperation and support with good public relations.Maintains a level of skating ability appropriate to the demands of skate guarding required to fulfill any emergency procedure for any circumstance on the ice.Assists in the maintenance and care of equipment, facilities and environment, providing a safe and sanitary condition (with a good and willing attitude). Including, picking up trash throughout the facility, cleaning restrooms, mopping and sweeping hockey boxes, locker rooms and bleachers, wiping tables down in lobby area when needed, keeping skate rental room clean, trash receptacles throughout the facility checked and emptied as needed, vacuum lobby and meeting rooms as directed, assist in storing tables, chairs and AV equipment when not in use.Attends and participates in all required clinics, workshops and meetings.Informs the Supervisor of any disciplinary problems.Maintains rental skates in good working condition (replaces laces and insoles).Instructs public in proper fit of skates, assists customers with lacing skates.
Supervision ReceivedWorks under the direct supervision of the Building Attendant and Ice Supervisor.
Supervision Exercised None
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