Lifeguard I

Job Title: Lifeguard I

Salary range: $12.00-16.88 Hourly

Department: Recreation

Hours: Part Time

Job Description:

The mission of the Livermore Area Recreation and Park District is to provide the people of the Livermore area with outstanding recreation programs and a system of parks, trails, recreation areas and facilities that promote enjoyment, lifelong learning and healthy active lifestyles.

Open: March 2017
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Tentative Start Date: To be determined
Hours: Varies
Schedule: Varies. Must be available to work nights and weekends.

Application Procedure

Please submit a District application and resume by logging into the online application portal. Applicants who do not submit all required documents may not be considered.

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Selection Process

Based upon all submitted materials, the applicants presenting the best job-related qualifications will be invited to proceed in the recruitment process.

Position Information

Under immediate supervision, monitors activities in the water, pool decks, and ancillary areas of aquatics facilities to ensure the safety of patrons; learns, explains, and enforces safe swimming programs and pool policies, regulations, and rules. Performs rescues and administers first aid, CPR, and AED as needed; and performs related work as required.

Distinguishing Characteristics

This is the entry-level classification in the Lifeguard series. Initially under close supervision, incumbents learn to perform essential lifeguard duties. Work is usually supervised while in progress and fits an established structure or pattern. Exceptions or changes in procedures are explained in detail as they arise. As experience is gained, assignments become more varied; close supervision and frequent review of work is reduced as an incumbent demonstrates the skills necessary to perform the work independently.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities:

Management reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.

  1. Provides aquatics safety and supervision for patrons; monitors activities in the water, pool decks, and ancillary areas of District aquatic facilities to prevent accidents, and to ensure the safety and well-being of patrons.
  2. Implements and monitors District policies and procedures; enforces aquatics regulations; cautions patrons regarding unsafe activities.
  3. Performs all required lifeguard-training skills as needed.
  4. Assists and aids in swim lesson programs under the direction of assigned Swim Instructor.
  5. Provides high quality customer service in a safe and timely manner.
  6. Inspects and maintains swimming and pool equipment for functionality, ensures proper placement and availability in the pool area, and recommends maintenance and repair as needed.
  7. Maintains pool and restroom areas in a safe and clean condition.
  8. Maintains logs and records of activities.
  9. Participates in required training sessions, including safety drills and other emergency procedures.
  10. Assists with District special events as needed.
  11. Performs other duties as assigned.

Environmental Elements

Incumbents work outdoors in a pool environment with wet and slippery conditions, and are exposed to variable weather conditions; may be exposed to chlorine, acids, and other chemicals at aquatics facilities, as well as blood and body fluids while rendering first aid and CPR. Incumbents will interact with individuals in interpreting and enforcing rules, policies, and procedures.

Working Conditions

Incumbents may be assigned an irregular work schedule, including weekends, early mornings, evenings, and holidays.

Physical Demands

Work is primarily performed within a public swimming pool environment, where stamina is needed to perform moderate to heavy lifting of pool equipment and furniture or children and adults who may require removal from the pool, and to stay in the pool for prolonged periods. Must possess the mobility to stand, stoop, kneel, reach, bend, climb, push and pull materials and equipment, and swim while wearing an appropriate uniform with protective equipment. Vision and hearing must be sufficient to see and hear adults and children in crowded and noisy conditions and/or situations. Must also possess: the mobility to work in an office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person or by using a telephone and radio. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or to operate safety equipment. Must possess the ability to swim distances and dive to pool depths, as determined by testing/certification authorities, and to lift 150 pounds or heavier weights with assistance and/or the use of proper equipment.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Education and Experience:

  • Prior experience participating in aquatics programs or performing lifeguard duties is desirable.

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and techniques of lifeguarding, including lifesaving methods and procedures.
  • Operational characteristics of water rescue safety equipment and devices.
  • Principles and practices for providing high level of customer service.
  • Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment and applications.

Ability to:

  • Learn and understand the organization and operation of the District's aquatics facilities.
  • Learn, monitor, and enforce District regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • React to and handle swimmer rescue and medical emergencies in a safe and effective manner.
  • Administer first aid, CPR, and AED as needed.
  • Maintain order and safety in a crowded and noisy environment.
  • Maintain facilities and equipment in a clean, safe, and secure manner.
  • Perform work in an efficient, effective, safe, and timely manner.
  • Demonstrate strong customer service skills and establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships.
  • Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • At time of appointment, American Red Cross Lifeguard certification maintained throughout employment.

Pre-Employment Conditions

  • Department of Justice fingerprint clearance.
  • Medical exam and drug testing clearance.
  • Work Permit if applicable.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants with disabilities may request reasonable accommodation throughout the selection process. Request for reasonable accommodation during the selection process may be made by contacting the Livermore Area Recreation and Park District prior to the final filing date.

LARPD is an Equal Opportunity/ADA Employer and values diversity at all levels of the organization.