Recreation Aid (Lifeguard)
For pool and aquatic center lifeguards: Must have an approved and current nationally recognized certification in lifesaving and water rescue methods and skills, as well as basic first aid training, and CPR (both child and adult) training.
For coastal lifeguards: In addition to the above, must also have surf rescue techniques training.
All Lifeguards must have experience which provides a practical knowledge of swimming activities, rules and procedures and skill in the use and maintenance of various pool and safety equipment is desirable. Satisfactory completion of installation records checks, state and national criminal background checks may be required for positions that provide lifesaving duties for children. Must be able to satisfactorily complete a Tier-1 background investigation.
- Continuously observes swimming area to ensure safety of patrons. Rescues swimmers in trouble, promptly administers first aid, and calls for medical assistance if and when needed.
- Ensures the swimming area is open to patrons at scheduled times and only authorized persons are admitted to the area.
- Warns swimmers of unsafe environmental or health conditions, ocean conditions of rough water or hazards, and recommends closing swimming areas until safe conditions prevail.
- When working at pools, may operate water pumps and control chemical additives to ensure pool water meets specified standards. Ensures that diving boards are inspected frequently for cracks or loose matting, and that necessary repairs are made.
- May perform other related or incidental duties as assigned for the daily operation of the swimming area to include: cleaning of bath houses, wading pools, main pools, pool decks, beach areas, sunbathing areas, etc.
Not guaranteed any hours, but has the potential to work up to 40 hours per week. You may be required to work some nights, weekends and holidays.
$11 to 13/hour - Based on experience