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.