Interested applicants for this position must attach copies of the required certificates to their application. This includes a valid Lifeguard Training Certificate issued by the American Red Cross or YMCA, a valid First Aid Certificate or its equivalent issued by the American Red Cross or American Heart Association, and a valid CPR certificate issued by the American Red Cross or American Heart Association. A valid Water Safety Instructor Certificate issued by the American Red Cross may be required for some positions.
Performs lifeguard and aquatic safety activities and prevents accidents in and around a swimming pool at a college.
Enforces applicable rules, regulations, and ordinances at a college swimming pool to prevent accidents.
Rescues persons in danger of drowning and administers CPR and first aid when necessary.
Checks air temperature and chemical content and temperature of water, and brings non-standard conditions to the attention of persons responsible for pool maintenance.
Inspects and monitors the use of pool equipment and reports unsanitary, unsafe, or hazardous conditions.
Performs minor emergency repair, maintenance, and clean-up work required to prevent accidents and to maintain maximum health standards.
Answers inquiries and provides information to the public regarding swimming programs and special events.
May assist in swimming and lifesaving instruction.
Performs related duties as assigned.
A Pool Lifeguard is responsible for the safety of pool patrons and the prevention ofaccidents in and around a swimming pool at a college.
A Swimming Pool Supervisor supervises and coordinates the day-to-day operationof a swimming pool including arranging swimming schedules and overseeing swimming activities.
A Pool Operations Technician makes tests of swimming pool water, operates pool equipment, and performs a variety of custodial work to keep a campus swimming pool facility in a sanitary and orderly condition.
General supervision is received from a classified or academicsupervisor. No supervision is exercised.
Rules, regulations, and ordinances related to the operation and use of college swimming pools and swimming pool equipment
Water safety and lifesaving methods including techniques of resuscitation and first aid
Health standards and safety practices for swimming pools
Emergency procedures to obtain rescue services
Apply swimming and pool rescue techniques
Enforce applicable rules and regulations and maintain discipline
Remain calm in emergencies, assess situations accurately, and think and act quickly
Remain alert and maintain focus of attention for long periods of time without being distracted
Administer first aid, including CPR
Work effectively with students, faculty, staff, and the public
Education and Experience:
Graduation from high school or its equivalent. Experience as a swimming pool or beach lifeguard is desirable.
A valid Lifeguard Training Certificate issued by the American Red Cross or YMCA.
A valid First Aid Certificate or its equivalent issued by the American Red Cross or American Heart Association.
A valid certificate in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation issued by the American Red Cross or American Heart Association.
A valid Water Safety Instructor Certificate issued by the American Red Cross may be required for some positions.
The examination process may consist of one or more parts which may include a training and experience evaluation, written test, performance test and/or oral interview.
Our class specification generally describes the duties, responsibilities, and requirements characteristic of the position(s) within this job class. The duties, responsibilities, and requirements of a particular position within this class may vary from the duties of other positions within the class.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Los Angeles Community College District provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with covered disabilities on a case-by-case basis throughout the application, examination, and hiring processes and throughout employment. If an individual is in doubt about his or her ability to perform the duties and responsibilities of a position or possession of any other requirement noted in a class specification or job announcement, he or she should always apply for a position and request reasonable accommodation at the appropriate time.