Lifeguard (Recreational Sports)
Definition and Purpose
Under the supervision of the Coordinator of Aquatics and Safety Programs, the Lifeguard is responsible for the supervision of the Cal Poly Recreation Center pools and pool area during recreational swimming hours and fitness and instructional program hours. Additional lifeguard duties may include supervision of programs at the Anderson Aquatic Center and Poly Canyon Village pool. General responsibilities are to ensure that a safe and enjoyable environment is maintained. Lifeguards are also responsible for opening and securing pool facilities.
Educational Requirements and Qualifying Experience
Current certification in Lifeguard Training, Administering Emergency Oxygen and CPR for the Professional Rescuer or equivalent are required.
Title 22 First Aid or EMT certification is preferred.
Previous lifeguard experience preferred.
Ability to be highly organized and have good planning skills.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to work with diverse populations and those with special limitations or needs.
Ability to work well in a team atmosphere.
Ability to be flexible and adapt to change.
Ability to perform detailed work with accuracy.
Ability to work cooperatively with others or independently, as the situation requires.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Secure pool facility upon opening and closing
Maintain daily usage statistics
Report equipment, supplies, safety, and maintenance needs
Prepare pool facilities for scheduled activities
Prepare incident and injury reports when appropriate
Maintain current certifications and physical fitness in order to perform rescue skills
Maintain familiarity with evacuation plan for work area
Attend all mandatory meetings, workshops, and retreats
Provide quality customer service for all staff and customers
Awareness of safety concerns and risk management
Awareness of and appreciation for individual uniqueness and diversity
Maintain prompt hours and follow absence procedures
Maintain a working relationship with staff and co-workers
Adhere to and enforce all ASI departmental policies and procedures
Ensure a safe environment for all participants
Commitment to student development, leadership, and teamwork
Respond to and follow all appropriate emergency procedures.
Other duties as assigned
Other Duties and Responsibilities
The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in ASI policy as a condition of their employment.
Other duties as assigned.
Period of Employment
Employment with this organization is of an "at will" nature, which means that the employee may resign at any time and ASI may discharge the employee at any time with or without cause.
This position is subject to a background check (including criminal records) as well as National Address Locater (Social Security Number [SSN] Trace), 7 year County Criminal Search in each county and/or state the applicant lived in based on the SSN Trace, National Criminal Database Search, Name Search, Employment Verification (All employers in past 7 years) and Education Verification (Highest Degree). Credit Reports, Motor Vehicle Record Check and Professional License Verification may also be required based upon the essential functions of the position.
Social Security (FICA)
Workers Compensation Insurance
**Intermittent employees may not work more than 1,000 hours during any fiscal year (7/1-6/30) and are hired on an “as needed” basis only.
Compensation and Hours
Pay Rate: $13.50 per hour
Summer Pay Rate: $14.50 per hour
The Associated Students, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Date revised: 1/1/2020