LIFEGUARD


Job Specifications

Class Code:

GK1

Analyst:

LM/TC, CB

Date Originated:

7/80 

Date Revised:

2/95, 1/98, 03/03, 4/13, 2/21


SANTA CRUZ COUNTY


DEFINITION
Under supervision, perform lifeguard duties; provide swimming instruction and assistance; and perform other related duties as required. 


DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
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.


TYPICAL TASKS


EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS
Knowledge of:
Working knowledge of:


Some knowledge of:


Ability to:


Special Requirements: 
Lifeguard and Instructors:
Possession of a valid American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Certificate and a valid CPR Certificate. *


*Acceptable Lifeguard and CPR Certifications include:


American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED


OR


American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid


WITH


The American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer.


OR


The American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) for the Healthcare provider.


OR


The American Red Cross CPR AED for Lifeguards


Post-employment certifications required within six months of hire:


  1. Santa Cruz County Instructor Training Program;

OR


American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI)


AND

  1. Attain of one of the following:

Background Investigation:


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 death.

Bargaining Unit: 41
EEOC Job Category: 05
Occupational Grouping: 90 
Workers' Comp Code: 1160