Human Resources


DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:  This work involves the responsibility for the safety of children and adults who are using public wading or swimming facilities.  The incumbent shall be at pool side/water side, providing direct supervision of swimming patrons.  Receives direct supervision from pool or program supervisory staff.  Does related tasks, as required.

Saves lives and administers CPR, as necessary;
Maintains order and enforces rules of safe conduct;
Renders basic first aid;
Inspects equipment;
Keeps records of attendance;
Assists swimming instructor, within parameters determined by lifeguard certification.

The above examples of duties are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND/OR PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:  Good knowledge of the techniques of life saving and rescue work as applied to accidents in the water; ability to swim well; ability to deal well with both children and adults; good visual and auditory observation skills, mental alertness; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the job.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Minimum age of 16 years upon appointment.  (15 years is acceptable if employed at a facility where a supervisory lifeguard is present).  Must possess an appropriate lifeguard certificate and CPR - Basic Life Support for Professional Rescuer certificate or its equivalent