Lifeguard

Functional Title

Lifeguard

Job Code

0018-CS270

Classification Series

Lifeguard

Band/Zone

E2

Department

Recreational Sport Center

FLSA

Non exempt

Last Updated

September 2013

General Function

Provides safe swimming environment by enforcing rules and policies and respond to aquatic emergencies. This position also requires the completion of accident and incident forms.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities—Essential Functions

  • Perform water rescues to include back boarding, passive and active victim rescues.
  • Perform CPR and rescue breathing.
  • Perform first aid to include inline stabilization, apply ice, and bandages.
  • Enforce rules and regulations designed for safe use of the Aquatic Center.
  • Perform BBP clean up.
  • Complete accident and incident reports.

Reporting Relationships

Direction Received: Reports to Assistant Director or Director.

Direction Given: May provide instruction to student employees.

Minimum Requirements

Current American Red Cross Lifeguard certification or equivalent; current CPR for Professional Rescuer certification or equivalent.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Worker Characteristics

  • Ability to make good decisions in emergency situations
  • Knowledge of water hazards, lifesaving techniques and first aid

Working Conditions

Physical effort requires proficient swimming ability and the ability to properly extract victims from the pool to the deck. Frequent sitting, standing, kneeling and stooping.


Please note: The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular positions. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. For jobs occupied by more than one employee, the identification of non-essential functions shall be determined from the individual’s position description.