LIFEGUARD I
Santa Rosa County, FL - Gulf Breeze, FL

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Public safety work in preventing injuries or death on the county beaches. Keeps beach and related areas clean of trash and debris. Routine work requiring a high degree of responsibility for the safety of bathers. Performs under the direction of the Lifeguard III.

Essential Job Functions:

Essential functions are fundamental job duties. They do not include marginal tasks which are also performed but are incidental to the primary functions. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position, nor does every position allocated to the class necessarily perform every duty listed. Personal characteristics required of all employees, such as honesty, industry, sobriety and the ability to get along with others, are presumed qualities and may not be listed specifically.

Maintains order and discipline among bathers and other persons at the county beach area;
Safeguards public to prevent injury or loss of life by drowning;
Applies resuscitation and first aid when necessary;
Operates a two way radio to call for assistance in an emergency;
Assists in maintaining general appearance and cleanliness of the beach area, showers, restrooms, parking lot and other areas, keeping restrooms stocked with supplies;
Enforces rules to protect beach property;
Maintains records of activities, rescues and first aid reports;
Performs related duties as required.

ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL SKILLS: Must be able to swim, lift up to 75 pounds (dead lift) and drag 115 pounds 25 feet, walk, run, stand, stoop, bend, push, pull, and sit for long periods; manual dexterity, good hearing and vision.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: Work outside in extreme heat and sunshine.

KNOWLEDGE OF: Methods and techniques of first aid and resuscitation; beach rules and regulations.

ABILITY TO: Swim, lift heavy weights, up to and/or above 75 pounds and drag 115 pounds 25 feet; remain alert and attentive; administer first aid and resuscitation; stand, run, walk, stoop, bend, push, pull and sit for long periods; communicate firmly, effectively and tactfully with the general public; think, act quickly in emergencies; work with stress situations; perform duties requiring good physical condition and working in hot sunlight.

SKILLS: Swimming and lifesaving techniques.

Minimum Qualifications:

***To be considered for this position you MUST submit documentation of the requirements listed below (Lifeguard training, First Aid, and CPR). Failure to do so will result in your application being rejected.***

Must have reached 16th birthday.

CERTIFICATION: “Lifeguard Training and Community First Aid and Safety” issued by the American Red Cross. CPR Certification within the past year.

Supplemental Information:

Applicants must have at least the minimum educational documentation and/or certifications (requested within the job description) on file with Human Resources to be eligible for consideration. Documentation may be uploaded at the time of application, scanned and emailed, faxed, or hand-delivered.

Without proper documentation, your application will not be considered. If you have previously applied, you may log into your saved account to view your documents currently on file. Other than this announcement, no further notification will be sent.

NOTE: The information given on your application will be evaluated against the minimum qualifications of the job description. After all applications are evaluated, your name will be placed on the employment list and sent to appropriate hiring authority for consideration.

The online application and complete job descriptions can be viewed at www.santarosa.fl.gov . Complete job descriptions may also be obtained at the Human Resources office located at 6495 Caroline Street, Suite H Milton, FL 32570.

A Drug Free Workplace/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER /Veteran’s Preference will be given in accordance with Florida Statutes