In the State of Connecticut this class is accountable for performing a full range of lifeguard services at swimming areas operated by state agencies.
Initially works under the close supervision of an employee of higher grade; works more independently with acquired experience.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Monitors activities in swimming areas to prevent accidents and provide assistance to swimmers at State of Connecticut beaches, pools, lakes, institutions and hospitals;
Cautions swimmers regarding unsafe areas;
Maintains order in swimming areas;
Rescues swimmers in danger of drowning and administers first aid and/or cardiopulmonary resuscitation as required;
Instructs clients in water safety;
Lifts persons with disabilities as required;
May give swimming instructions;
May work with persons with disabilities;
May perform park maintenance tasks;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
demonstrate competence in basic life-saving techniques;
be able to demonstrate the ability to swim while carrying an adult to safety.
Incumbents in this class must possess and maintain Certification in the following:
life-saving from a national accredited organization (i.e., American Red Cross, YMCA, Ellis & Associates, etc.);
cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for the professional rescuer;
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
NOTE: At the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, incumbents in this class are not required to possess the above-mentioned certification at the time of hire. Incumbents will be provided national accredited training and certification prior to serving in this function.
Permanent status cannot be attained while working in this classification.
The approved salary range for this class is $15.00 to a maximum of $21.00 per hour.
Minimum and maximum hourly rates will be subject to the following criteria:
Returning Lifeguards may receive $.50 an hour additional compensation for each season of service up to the maximum rate.
Lifeguard experience with another employer may be credited with such time on an equivalent basis to seasons worked and granted the same additional compensation up to the maximum hourly rate.
College students may be granted additional compensation of up to $.50 more per hour (up to the maximum hourly rate) for each full year of completed education on the basis of 30 semester hours equaling one (1) year.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Lifeguard in Salary Group VR 99 approved effective January 30, 2023. (Revised to modify Compensation Guidelines) Item No. 23-048