Head Lifeguard - (AM Full-Time) (Mission Valley)

Do you have an interest in Aquatics or Emergency Services?
Job Description

Under the Aquatics Director/Coordinator, the Head Lifeguard/ Instructor is responsible for maintaining a safe aquatic environment. In the absence of the Aquatic Director or Coordinator, the Head Lifeguard will supervise staff, maintain facility operations, assist in the administrative duties of the Aquatics Department and lifeguard to ensure the safety of members and participants. Provide excellent customer service to members and participants.The YMCA of San Diego County is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer Minority/Female/Disability/Vets. We are committed to a diverse workforce. 

  • Must be 18 or older
  • Must have 2 years of lifeguarding experience
  • Current YMCA or Red Cross Lifeguard Certification
    • Must crossover to YMCA certification within 6 months
  • Other Current Certifications:
    • First Aid for Public Safety personnel
    • O2
  • The Certifications above must be from one of the following certifying organizations:
    • American Red Cross
    • American Heart Association
    • American Safety & Health Institute
  • Current CPO Certification within 60 days of hire
  • Lifeguard Instructor Certification desirable
  • Experience in supervision of staff preferred
  • Must pass written and practical skills exam prior to duty
  • Must have visual and auditory ability to respond to critical incidents and physical ability to act swiftly in emergency situations
  • Must have ability to observe participant activities adequately, to enforce safety regulations and to apply appropriate policies and procedures
Essential Functions
  • Practices preventive lifeguard techniques at all times
  • Administers First Aid, CPR, AED or 02 as necessary
  • Informs Aquatics Director/ Coordinator when there is a situation in which the pool is unsafe or needs to be closed and when mechanical problems arise
  • Supervises Aquatic Staff, in the absence of the Aquatic Director/Coordinator, to ensure all facility policies are being enforced and observed by staff
  • Ensures that pump room operations, including chemical levels, water clarity, and chlorine/ acid tanks are at the appropriate levels and standards (within the scope of training/certification)
  • Resolves problems with members and participants to the best of your ability or informs Aquatics Director/ Coordinator if not resolved in a timely manner