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The Salvation Army Lifeguard in Suisun City, California

Requisition Number 04090 OC Lifeguard II SCK

Post Date 2/19/2021

Title Lifeguard

City Suisun City

State CA

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Position Title: Lifeguard II

Location: The Salvation Army

Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center

Suisun City, CA

Reports to: Kroc Center Aquatic Coordinator

Mission Statement

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.


The Lifeguard II will monitor activities, observe and provide assistance to swimmers, prevent accidents, protect life and enforce regulations as well as control access to pools, cabanas, and lockers. Provide first aid when necessary. Instruct swimming lessons and other aquatic programs. Position is also required to assist with general facility maintenance and cleaning duties as assigned. Attendance at all in-service trainings required.


Serve under the direction of the Aquatics Coordinator.

  1. Act as Aquatics Lead in absence of Coordinator and Lead Life Guard.

  2. Able to interpret chemical analysis of pool water dangers.

  3. Considerately and patiently enforce RJKCCC rules to provide a safe environment for all members, visitors, and employees. Cautions swimmers regarding unsafe areas and actions. Maintain order in swimming areas.

  4. Must be able to analyze situations and adopt a quick and effective course of action; maintain constant observation of an assigned area to identify any signs of danger.

  5. Rescue swimmers in danger of drowning.

  6. Provide first aid, rescue breathing and CPR when needed.

  7. Inspect and maintain cleanliness of swimming pool areas, locker rooms, restrooms, trash cans, cleaning equipment, aquatic equipment storage areas, and other areas as assigned.

  8. Maintain records and reports as assigned.

  9. Assist with swim lessons as directed.

  10. May work with any aspect of aquatic programs.

  11. Ability to communicate effectively with co-workers and customers in person and over the phone.

  12. Carry out The Salvation Army mission in your actions and words during your employment.

  13. Perform set up and breakdown of facility equipment as needed.

  14. Follow and enforce the equipment checkout program. Report defects, necessary repairs, etc.

  15. See that all equipment assigned to the aquatic facilities is maintained and properly inventoried on a regular basis.

  16. Must wear standard apparel as prescribed by the Aquatics Coordinator and exhibit a professional appearance at all times while on duty.

  17. Ability to instruct with sound principles in the area of American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor, Preschool levels 1, 2, and 3.

  18. Ability to speak and communicate before both small and large groups of people with poise and enthusiasm, including but not limited to children, parents, coworkers, and staff.

  19. Critique and give feedback to participants regarding their performance level.

  20. Provide a safe, fun and enjoyable learning environment for all participants.

  21. Maintain open communication with direct supervisor in regards to scheduling and coaching.

  22. Maintain a professional demeanor and attitude with students of all ages, patrons, customers, staff and upper management.

  23. Be on time and prepared to teach a class.

  24. Help facilitate equality and fairness among all participants.

  25. Ensure that any class changes or modifications are communicated to all class participants in an efficient manner.

  26. Other tasks as required.


1) Education Requirement

High School Diploma

2) Skills

a) Must be at least 18 years of age.

b) Must be able to read, write and communicate in English.

c) Must be able to work varied shifts including early mornings, evenings, weekends, holidays and split shifts.

d) Experience working with the public.

e) Demonstrate the ability to relate positively and energetically with staff, clients, members and customers. Ability to be self-motivated, work independently and in a team environment. Must also have effective communication skills and engage positively with the public.

f) 1 year experience as a lifeguard.

g) Lifeguard training (must include Standard First Aid). American Red Cross certifications are required before start of employment.

h) American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer. AED certification highly desirable.

i) American Red Cross Oxygen Administration certification highly desirable.

j) Meet all health and safety regulations as defined by the Health Department as well as TSA.

k) Have a philosophy of education and child development, which is consistent with that of the Center and TSA.

l) Have the ability to work with children, parents, and staff in a capacity of leadership, counseling and education.

3) Physical Requirements

a) Position requires proficient swimming ability and endurance. Must perform the proper application of rescue and first-aid techniques. This position requires the ability to properly extract victims from the pool(s) to the deck, and ability to lift and carry at least 40 lbs., sit, stand, walk, bend, stoop, jog, pull, push, balance, reach and ability to use fingers and hands. Position may require operating equipment such as computer keyboard and standard office equipment.

b) Must be in good physical and mental health, capable of meeting the demands of all aquatics areas.

To perform this job successfully, the incumbent must be able to perform the essential duties with or without accommodation.

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