Job Description Summary : Patrols public beach area to monitor
activities of swimmers and prevent illegal conduct by performing
the following duties.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following :
Observes activities in assigned area on foot, in vehicle, or from
tower or headquarters building with binoculars to detect hazardous
conditions such as swimmers in distress, disturbances, or safety
Cautions people against use of unsafe beach areas or illegal
conduct such as swimmers in distress, disturbances, or safety
Rescues distressed persons from ocean Examines injured individuals,
administers first aid, and monitors vital signs.
Administers artificial respiration or provides oxygen to revive
Compiles emergency and medical treatment report forms and maintains
daily information on weather and beach conditions.
Operates switchboard or two-way radio system to maintain contact
and coordinate activities between emergency rescue units.
Other duties may be assigned.
Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual
should demonstrate the following competencies- Technical Skills -
Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to
continuously build knowledge and skills.
Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer
situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Responds to
requests for service and assistance.
Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming;
Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting;
Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and
tries new things.
Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or
negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well
Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Able to
read and interpret written information Teamwork - Balances team and
individual responsibilities; Supports everyone's efforts to
Delegation - Delegates work assignments; Matches the responsibility
to the person.
Leadership - Exhibits confidence in self and others; Inspires and
motivates others to perform well.
Managing People - Takes responsibility for subordinates'
Judgement - Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound
and accurate judgement; Supports and explains reasoning for
decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process;
Makes timely decisions.
Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses
Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts
well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration
regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for
own actions; Follows through on commitments.
Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures;
Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports
potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment/ materials
Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages
competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the
situation; Able to deal with unexpected events.
Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time.
Dependability - Takes responsibility for own actions.
Initiative - Volunteers readily; Asks for and offers help when
Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual
must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The
requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge,
skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
Must have at least one year of Lifeguarding experience Must be able
to pass a test of Lifeguard skills and knowledge o Must have
current certifications in: o American Red Cross Lifeguard and First
Aid o American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer
American Red Cross Bloodborne Pathogens Training
Education and/or Experience: Must have one year of lifeguarding
experience, ability to read and comprehend simple instructions,
short correspondence, and memos, ability to write simple
correspondence and ability to effectively present information in
one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and
other employees of the organization. Must have all required
certifications and training. Must have thorough knowledge and
applicability of lifeguard rescue and surveillance techniques.
Language Skills: Must have a comprehensive knowledge of the
English language and be must be easily understood by patrons and
swimmers. Need to be able to read and comprehend simple
instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Must be able to
write simple correspondence and have the ability to effectively
present information in one-on-one and small group situations to
customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
Mathematical Skills: Ability to add and subtract two digit
numbers. Ability to perform these operations using units of
American money and accurately give change.
Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding
to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.
Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in
Computer Skills: To perform the job successfully, an individual
should have knowledge of internet software and word processing
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Lifeguard Certificate
from a nationally recognized organization, First Aid Basics
Certificate, CPR Certificate. Must have up to date certifications
in American Red Cross, including: Lifeguarding and First Aid,
CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, and Bloodborne Pathogens
Training. Must be available for further certifications.
The Pool Manager will provide 4 hours of in-service training per
month. All Lifeguards and senior lifeguards are required to
participate in training. All Lifeguards and Senior Lifeguards are
required to keep up with their certifications. The Pool Manager
will provide yearly recertification opportunities at no expense to
Other Skills and Abilities Must be available to continue
training/certification such as Oxygen Administration Certificate,
CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer.
Physical Demands : The physical demands described here are
representative of those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing
the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to
stand, walk, sit, use hands to feel, finger, handle, reach with
hands and arms, climb, balance, talk, and hear. The employee is
occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The
employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move
up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job
include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral
vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described
here are representative of those an employee encounters while
performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of
this job, the employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid
conditions, toxic or caustic chemical, outside weather conditions,
extreme cold and extreme heat. The employee is occasionally exposed
to moving mechanical parts, high, precarious places, and risk of
electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is
Additional Requirements: Employee is subject to a complete
criminal history and child protective services background search
with acceptable results.