SANTA CRUZ COUNTY
Under supervision, perform lifeguard duties; provide swimming instruction and assistance; and perform other related duties as required.
The Lifeguard classification is distinguished from the Head Lifeguard in that the latter supervises the work of volunteers, Aquatic Aides, Lifeguards and Instructors at a swimming facility.
Serve as a lifeguard at a swimming facility; maintain close surveillance over swimming activities; enforce water safety rules and regulations; perform rescues; perform first aid and resuscitation; maintain pool deck and adjacent areas such as locker rooms; notify supervisor of emergencies, disturbances or problems; prepare routine records and reports; instruct or assist in instruction of recreational aquatics classes; set up and tear down of accommodations for special events, programs, and facility rentals; required to open and close swimming facilities; provide customer service; cashier; and other duties assigned.
Working knowledge of:
Some knowledge of:
Lifeguard and Instructors:
Possession of a valid American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Certificate and a valid CPR Certificate. *
First Aid for Public Safety Personnel, California Title 22.
OR one of the following:
*Acceptable Lifeguard and CPR Certifications include:
American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED
American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid
The American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer.
The American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) for the Healthcare provider.
The American Red Cross CPR – AED for Lifeguards
Post Employment Certification:
American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI)
Fingerprinting is required for persons 18 and older.
Special Working Conditions:
Exposure to variable temperatures and weather conditions; strong and unpleasant
odors and fumes such as chlorine; noise from children; allergens such as,
pollen, and insect stings and bites; pool chemical fluctuations which might
cause irritation to eyes and skin; and the possibility of administering first
aid and resultant exposure to infections which could cause chronic disease or
Bargaining Unit: 41
EEOC Job Category: 05
Occupational Grouping: 90
Workers' Comp Code: 1160