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Lifeguard (Position closes at 9:00pm on June 10) 

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 3/29/2022  
Close Date 6/11/2022  


*Summer availability required*

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.

ASI is committed to supporting the aspirations of the University Learning Objectives. Our employees are expected to make reasoned decisions based on ethics, respect for diversity, and an awareness of issues of sustainability. Additionally, they will work productively as individuals and in groups while communicating effectively.

Educational Requirements and Qualifying Experience

  • Must be a currently enrolled student at Cal Poly with a minimum of 6 units. All ASI student staff must have a minimum GPA of 2.0. Graduate students must carry 4 units/3.0 GPA.
  • 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 initiate, establish, and foster communication and teamwork by maintaining a positive, cooperative, productive work atmosphere.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within a diverse population and with those from various cultural backgrounds, specific needs, or limitations.
  • 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.
  • Respond to and follow all appropriate emergency procedures.


Supervisory Responsibilities

  • None


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
  • 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
  • Other duties as assigned.


Diversity and Inclusion

  • Recommend and support practices intended to eliminate racial, gender, or any other form of bias in processes, policies, and procedures.
  • Demonstrate awareness of one’s own biases, comfort levels, and various aspects of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).
  • Demonstrate effort to understand each person’s individual and collective role in creating inclusive environments.
  • Participate in trainings and activities provided by ASI as it relates to diversity, equity, and inclusion.


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.

Compensation and Hours

Pay Rate: $15.50 per hour; maximum 20 hours per week.

Summer Pay Rate: $16.50 per hour

*Summer availability required*

The Associated Students, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Date revised: 03/29/2022

Number of Openings 10  
Location Recreational Sports  
Full-Time/Part-Time -unspecified-  
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.

Environmental factors include working inside, outside, humidity, hot, cold, dry, wet, change of temperature, dirty, noisy, odors, working with others, and working around others.

Req Number STU-22-00031  
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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