LifeguardCounty Of Sonoma
Lifeguard - Extra-Help
Education and Experience: Any combination of education, training, and experience which would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities listed. Normally, this would include some recent experience in water activities and water-related safety, such as swimming, boating, canoeing, and other related activities. Applicants will be required to demonstrate the ability to swim 550 yards (500 meters) in less than 10 minutes. Experience as a Lifeguard is preferred.
License: Possession of a valid driver's license at the appropriate level including special endorsements, as required by the State of California, may be required depending upon assignment to perform the essential job functions of the position.
Lifeguard Academy: Within six months of hire and prior to any assignment of lifeguard duties, successful completion of the Sonoma County Regional Parks Lifeguard Academy, which includes obtaining the necessary certifications.
Desired Certificates: Possession of a valid American Red Cross-Lifeguard Training certificate, YMCA Lifeguarding Certificate, United States Lifesaving Association (USLA) Lifeguard Training Certificate, or equivalent certification, AND an Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA) First Aid for Public Safety Personnel (Title 22) card, AND American Red Cross or American Heart Association - Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for the Professional Rescuer, AND possession of a valid American Red Cross Emergency Responder or Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certificate is preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Considerable knowledge of: modern water safety practices and accepted lifesaving and lifeguarding techniques; current principles and the performance of first aid techniques.
Knowledge of: summer camp practices and methods of working with youth in a camp or program capacity; English grammar, vocabulary, spelling, punctuation, and composition.
Ability to: swim 550 yards (500 meters) in under ten minutes; swim for extended periods and to accomplish swimming rescues; use appropriate rescue equipment; perform first aid treatments, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation; visually observe and evaluate emergency situations and to respond quickly in making swimming rescues; deal effectively and tactfully with the public in the enforcement of water safety and park regulations; read and write English and to speak clearly and effectively; operate radio and telephone communication devices effectively.
Willingness to: work weekdays, weekends, holidays, and irregular hours.