Under the direction of a Supervising Lifeguard or other supervisory
official, protects life and provides for the safety and welfare of persons
in swimming/bathing areas; does other related duties.
NOTE: The examples of work for this title are for illustrative purposes
only. A particular position using this title may not perform all duties
listed in this job specification. Conversely, all duties performed on the
job may not be listed.
EXAMPLES OF WORK:
Observes bathers on assigned sections of swimming/bathing areas.
Patrols or monitors swimming areas on foot, in vehicles, or from towers
to ensure safety and enforce rules and regulations.
Rescues distressed bathers using buoys, boats, lines, floats, and other
Administers artificial respiration, resuscitation, and first-aid treatment
prior to the arrival of emergency medical staff.
Cooperates with medical and law enforcement personnel at the scene
of an emergency
Assists in cleaning the pool and related facilities and equipment.
Monitors weather and water conditions; warns swimmers/bathers
of hazardous situations.
Warns swimmers of improper activities or danger and enforces
regulations and water safety policies.
Informs bathers of restrictions in bathing area.
Maintains rescue equipment in preparation for immediate response.
Notifies proper authorities of public disturbances.
Maintains essential records and files.
Will be required to learn how to utilize various types of electronic and/or
manual recording information systems used by the agency, office or
Appointees for public recreational bathing areas classified as swimming
pools or lakes must possess current and valid lifeguard certification
issued by the American Red Cross, Boy Scouts of America, National
Pool and Waterpark, Lifeguard Training, the YMCA or other recognized
NOTE: Appointees for public recreational bathing areas classified as
ocean, tidal or open water must possess current and valid lifeguard
certification issued by the United States Lifesaving Association
(U.S.L.A), South Jersey Chief's Association (S.J.C.A) or other
NOTE: Applicants must possess current and valid standard first aid
certification issued by the American Red Cross, the National Safety
Council or other recognized organizations. For appointees to ocean
and tidal water areas, certification must include a minimum of 21 hours
of first aid training not including CPR training.
NOTE: Applicants must possess current and valid CPR
(cardiopulmonary resuscitation) certification including adult, child
and infant CPR as well as obstructed airway training issued by the
American Heart Association, the American Red Cross, the National
Safety Council or other recognized organizations.
NOTE: Appointees may also be required to possess current and
valid AED (automatic external defibrillator) certification.
NOTE: Appointees may be required to have training in supplemental
oxygen support for adults, children and infants.
NOTE: Appointees to ocean and tidal water areas may be required
to possess basic or higher-level scuba diver certification.
Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid in
New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee
mobility, is necessary to perform essential duties of the position.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of water rescue methods and techniques.
Knowledge of first aid and life resuscitation (C.P.R.) techniques.
Knowledge of the surveillance methods used to recognize and
prevent injuries in bathing areas.
Knowledge of water rescue equipment.
Ability to administer first aid.
Ability to maintain rescue equipment.
Ability to enforce swimming regulations.
Ability to swim in accordance with certification standards.
Ability to remain calm during water-rescue operations.
Ability to observe and report hazardous swimming conditions.
Ability to learn how to utilize various types of electronic and/or
manual recording information systems used by the agency, office
or related units.
Ability to read, write, speak, understand, and communicate in
English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position. American
Sign Language or braille may also be considered as acceptable
forms of communication.
Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible if they can
perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable
accommodation. If the accommodation cannot be made because it
would cause the employer undue hardship, such persons may not
This job specification is applicable to the following title code:
This job specification is for local government use only.
Salary range is only applicable to state government.
Local salaries are established by individual local jurisdictions.