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Lifeguard (Temporary)

University of the Pacific
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
May 3, 2024

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Lifeguard (Temporary)

Primary Purpose:
To maintain the safety of all patrons at the Chris Kjeldsen Memorial Pool. As a lifeguard, your primary responsibility is the safety and education of guests in, on, and around the water. Lifeguards will enforce all rules, regulations, policies and procedures; perform water rescues and administer first aid; maintain recreational grounds, buildings, areas and equipment; resolve complaints; provide excellent customer service; and perform related work as required.

Essential Functions:
Lifeguards enforce all facility rules, regulations, policies and procedures, perform water rescues and administer first aid, resolve complaints, provide excellent customer service, maintain facility grounds, buildings, areas and equipment, and perform related work as required. Specific duties include:

  • Performing rescues and rendering follow up care at a level consistent with their level of training.
  • Maintaining a high level of physical and mental fitness by active participation in regular conditioning and training exercises.
  • Directing their attention to all persons in their assigned area of responsibility.
  • Understanding the rules and regulations applicable to University of the Pacific facilities and enforcing the same among all users.
  • Helping to prevent accidents through visual inspections of the facility to detect hazards and enforcing safety rules and regulations.
  • Completing all required records and reports in a neat and timely manner.
  • Reporting to work on time, in uniform and prepared for duty at the start of your shift.
  • Assisting in maintaining a clean work environment.
  • Maintaining all equipment in a safe and usable condition and documenting those instances where equipment has been damaged or is in need of repair.
  • Maintaining a professional appearance and demeanor by wearing only the required lifeguard uniform.
  • Helping to ensure that each patron has the maximum opportunity to safely enjoy the facility.
  • Remaining at their assigned post until properly relieved.
  • Representing the University of the Pacific in a professional manner.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

Lifeguards have many secondary responsibilities. At no time should any secondary duties interfere with or intrude upon a lifeguard’s primary duty of patron surveillance. Secondary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Preparing for special events.
  • Assisting in trash collection.

University of the Pacific recognizes that diversity, equity, and inclusion is foundational to the success of our valued students and employees. We prioritize policy and decision-making that demonstrates awareness of, and responsiveness to, the ways socio-cultural forces related to race, gender, ability, sexuality, socio-economic status, etc. impede or propel students, faculty, and staff.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • University of the Pacific lifeguards must be at least 15 years of age.
  • Current certification in Lifeguard Training, First Aid, and CPR/AED for the Professional.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • American Red Cross Lifeguard American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (will provide training if not yet obtained prior to start date.)
  • Prior experience lifeguarding.
  • Former aquatics athletes are encouraged to apply.
  • Experience and sensitivity in working with people of diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Demonstrated experience in advancing social justice, equity, and inclusion in a university setting.
  • Ability to engage and integrate culturally responsive practices and knowledge in their work.

Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative but not definitive of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Must be in good physical health. Must be able and willing to lift 50 lbs. Must have good customer service skills. Must be able to stand/remain at post for long periods of time. Must be able and willing to work outdoors.

Work Environment/Work Week/Travel:
Must be willing to work odd hours, nights and weekends.

Hiring Range: $16.00 per hour. We consider factors such as, but not limited to, scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate’s qualifications, internal equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer.

Background Check Statement:
All applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment are required to execute a release and authorization for a background screening.

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University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability.


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