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; may give swimming instructions; may work with persons with mental retardation and/or other disabilities; lifts persons with disabilities as required; may perform park maintenance tasks; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Applicants must demonstrate competence in basic life-saving techniques.
Applicants must be able to demonstrate the ability to swim while carrying an adult to safety.
1. Incumbents in this class must possess 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, and first aid. All certifications must be valid from the beginning to end of working period. 2. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel
Permanent status cannot be attained while working in this classification.
1. The approved salary range for this class is $11.00 to a maximum of $14.00 per hour.
2. Minimum and maximum hourly rates will be subject to the following criteria:
a. Returning Lifeguards may receive $.50 an hour additional compensation for each season of service up to the maximum rate.
b. 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.
c. 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
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Lifeguard in Salary Group VR 99 approved effective March 21, 2014. (Revised to modify Compensation Guidelines)