Lead Lifeguard

California, United States
03 Jan 2021
End of advertisement period
03 Mar 2021
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Sport Science
Contract Type
Part Time

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Job Summary

Caltech's Athletics Department is searching for a Certified Lifeguard to supervise the safety of recreational swimmers. Under general supervision, will work as a Certified Lead Lifeguard to supervise the safety of recreational swimmers and athletes during inter-collegiate practices.

Hours include early morning, afternoon, evenings and weekends and will require flexibility to work on short term notice. This is a regular part-time 30 hours per week, benefit eligible position.

Job Duties

  • Supervise recreational swimmers, maintaining focus on water and pool equipment
  • Educate swimmers and enforce policies
  • Maintain swimming fitness (recommended to swim a minimum of three times weekly)
  • Perform rescue duties as necessary
  • Participate in all scheduled in-service training sessions
  • Maintain appropriate certifications
  • Duties may include covering the front office
  • Other duties as assigned

Basic Qualifications

  • Must be able to lift and carry a minimum 50 lbs. of athletic and pool equipment in and around the pool area
  • Must be available to work various hours with short term notice, including weekends, early mornings, evenings and the ability to work holidays
  • Ability to work effectively with students, staff, faculty, alumni and community members

Must possess the following certifications or can obtain them before employment begins and maintain them throughout the course of employment:

  • Current Lifeguard Training and Community First Aid Certification
  • Current CPR for the Professional Rescuer Certification
  • Current AED Certification
  • Water Safety Instructor

Preferred Qualifications

  • College degree
  • Lifeguard experience
  • Lifeguard Instructor Certification  

Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

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