Orientation for this position will be in May with swim tests occurring in April
SUMMARY: To perform water rescue duties, both prevention and intervention, in and around the Sandy River at Glenn Otto Park and at High Rocks on the Clackamas River, as well as other open water environments during special events. Function as the Incident Commander for water rescues until the Multnomah or Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit or SAR Coordinator arrives on scene.
- Performs water safety prevention duties in an advisory capacity, to public and media.
- Notifies, via radio, the appropriate Police Department of any criminal or alcohol related activities in the park limits.
- Inventories and maintains all water rescue and medical equipment daily.
- Evaluates water conditions daily at the beginning of shift, including:
- Shore-based evaluation of current channels and flow conditions
- In-water evaluation of eddies and hydraulics.
- Performs shore based rescue techniques, including, but not limited to: Rope deployment, Buoy deployment, Floatation throw
- Performs surface rescue techniques in river and open water conditions, including, but not limited to: Paddle to subject with a sit on top kayak and tow to shore, Swim to subject and deploy rescue can or buoy, Contact rescue of subject on surface or within 5 feet of surface.
- Assists Multnomah or Clackamas County Sheriff Marine Unit with water activities when requested.
- Participates in monthly skills drills.
- Adheres to the AMR River Rescue Program Standard Operating Guidelines.
- At the direction of the Program Coordinator, responds to incidents and events outside the assigned site.
- Ability to swim 500 meters in 10 minutes or less.
- Ability to multi-task and prioritize.
- Ability to work independently and as a team member under the direction of the Program Coordinator.
- Ability to employ discretion and confidentiality in sensitive areas.
- Ability to perform the essential job functions.
- Regular and predictable attendance.
- Strong telephone and radio skills.
- Current Driver’s License; able to meet AMR driving policy standards.
- Current AHA CPR
- Oregon EMT, Advanced EMT or Paramedic certification
EOE including Veterans and Disabled