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Departmental Overview The Department of Recreational Sports provides competitive and recreational opportunities for students, faculty, staff and the community. Included in the department are 33 sports clubs, intramural sports teams, Cal Adventures Outdoor Programs, and a wide range of additional recreational activities using state of the art equipment. The Aquatic Unit manages daily recreation programming at UC Berkeley's four pools (Golden Bear, Hearst, Spieker & Strawberry Canyon) that are used for instructional swimming classes, group exercise classes, and open recreational swim. Learn more at http://recsports.berkeley.edu/
Being a lifeguard is one of the most beneficial positions one could have, but it is no easy task. With people's lives in your hands, we have to require that applicants are qualified individuals with the passion and love of swimming and water sports.
Responsibilities At a given time, a Cal Rec Sports lifeguard will: enforce pool safety rules; rescue a distressed and/or drowning person(s); provide first aid; assist users with membership services, including program schedules, facility amenities, and general information; answer facility and program related questions; open and close facility(ies) when needed; and work flexible hours including weekends and holidays.
CUSTOMER SERVICE & SAFETY
Maintain a proper and professional surveillance of the pool and the patrons in and around it. Maintain a high level of concentration and vigilance.
Provide information, assistance and service to patrons. Make proper referrals for guests as needed.
Resolve conflicts or confrontations with guests. Defuse patron confrontations and customer services issues in a professional manner
Enforce safety rules and regulations governing use of swimming areas. Prevent accidents from occurring.
Provide Immediate First Aid and Emergency Response Care as needed.
Review all manuals and informational items (memos, brochures, flyers, etc.) to provide guests with accurate information.
Attend required training courses and staff meetings.
Working knowledge of aquatics / lifeguard activity practices and procedures.
Requires verbal and written communication in the English language, active listening, dynamic flexibility, critical thinking, multi-task and time management skills.
Able to exercise independent sound judgment and employ reasoning skills.
Client service minded, entrepreneurial spirit, and creative thinking.
This is a year round position so applicants must be able to be on schedule for school breaks, holidays and the Summer season.
Licenses or certifications:
Current American Red Cross certifications includes: * CPR: For the Professional Rescuer & AED * Title 22 First Aid (California State Law)
How to Apply Please submit your cover letter, resume and list of all relevant certifications. Documents should be submitted as a single attachment when applying.
Pay Rate: $15.41 per hour; non-benefited
Work Hours: 10-20 hrs/wk during the semester, and up to 40 hrs/wk during the academic breaks.
Shifts: Various shifts available 7 days per week; 5:45am - 9:00pm
APPLICATION PROCESS Phase 1: Swim Test
In phase 1 of the application process, lifeguards will demonstrate their overall competency and physical fitness through a swim test. Lifeguard candidates will be required to demonstrate their life-saving and rescue skills, as well as demonstrate a minimum level of fitness in the water. Phase 2: Interview
If the lifeguard candidate advances to the next phase of the application process, he or she will be invited to an interview with the Aquatics Administration.
Conviction History Background This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
Mandated Reporter This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter required to report the observed or suspected abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults, or elders to designated law enforcement or social service agencies. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon completion of signed statements acknowledging the responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter.
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.