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Intermittent Lifeguard - SUMMER REQUIRED (position open until filled)  

About the Organization Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) provides Cal Poly students with opportunities to experience life outside of the classroom through the wide variety of programs and services offered at the Cal Poly Recreation Center, Julian A. McPhee University Union, Orfalea Family and ASI Children's Center, and Cal Poly Sports Complex. Cal Poly students and full-time staff members have the opportunity to work on campus to create quality programs and services for all students. Whether you are looking for a position that supports your academic/professional goals, need to support yourself while at Cal Poly, or are looking to develop your leadership skills, ASI offers a unique and fun work experience for all of our employees. Apply to join our team today!
EOE Statement The Associated Students, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Position Lifeguard  
Open Date 6/19/2020  
Close Date  

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.

Supervisory Responsibilities


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.

Background Check

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)

Unemployment Insurance

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

Number of Openings 1  
Location Recreational Sports  
Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Position Requirements

This position requires sitting, standing, walking, bending over, climbing, reaching overhead, crouching, kneeling, pushing or pulling, lifting up to 25 pounds, repetitive use of legs, and eye/hand coordination.

Req Number STU-20-00064  
Shift Details None Specified 

Requires 1-2 hours per day None Specified 

Requires 3-4 hours per day None Specified 

Requires 5-6 hours per day None Specified 

Requires 7+ hours per day None Specified 

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