DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: This is skilled work involving responsibility for training, control, and supervision of lifeguards, as well as maintenance of bathing areas, and safety of public use of swimming and recreational facilities of the beach or waterfront area. Duties include supervising daily beach operations, maintaining facilities, planning and conducting in‑service training for staff. Work is performed under general supervision of a Park Superintendent, Program Director or Recreation Administrator. Supervision is exercised over lifeguard staff. Performs related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: (Illustrative only)
Typical Work Activities are intended only as illustrations of possible types of work that might be appropriately assigned to an incumbent of this title. Work activities that do not appear above are not excluded as appropriate work assignments, as long as they can be reasonably understood to be within the logical limits of the job.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Thorough knowledge of principles of water safety; thorough knowledge of water rescue techniques; good knowledge of first aid and CPR procedures and techniques; strong swimming skills; ability to respond calmly and provide leadership in emergency situations; ability to communicate effectively with groups and individuals; ability to establish and maintain effective and professional working relationships with a variety of people including children and teenagers; ability to understand and carry out oral and written directions; good judgment; initiative; courtesy; resourcefulness.
Two (2) seasons of lifeguarding experience.
10/01; 4/02; 7/09