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Lifeguard (4031)

Class Specifications – A.10

May, 1977

Series Concept

Same as class concept.

Class Concept

Under general supervision, Lifeguards control application of safety and
accident prevention programs for a swimming area, employ lifesaving
techniques, administer first aid as necessary; and perform other related
duties as required.

Incumbents typically maintain constant vigilance at swimming areas to prevent
or alleviate the consequences of accidents; provide first aid and basic life
support including cardiopulmonary resuscitation as necessary, arranging
proper follow-up treatment as necessary; instruct groups and individuals,
formally and informally, in swimming, life saving, diving and/or synchronized
swimming; and prepare reports of pool usage as required.

Incumbents may recommend and/or administer approved procedures and controls
for use of swimming areas; may recommend disciplinary action for violation of
rules and regulations governing use of swimming areas; and may assist with
pool maintenance and sanitation procedures such as daily water checks,
backwashing, filter checking, and pool vacuuming.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from high school or a General Education Diploma, possession of an
American Red Cross Advanced Life Saving Certificate, possession of a Water
Safety Instructor’s Certificate, and possession of a current Cardio-Pulmonary
Resuscitation Certificate; or an equivalent combination of education and
experience; and knowledge and abilities essential to the successful
performance of the duties assigned to the position.