Lifeguard, Beach - Job Code #4570

Sarasota County Government
Job Description
Lifeguard, Beach:  Sarasota County is home to 35 miles of beautiful white sand beaches, and we need your help to keep the residents and visitors safe. Our beach lifeguards patrol to prevent accidents and maintain order. Lifeguards also rescues swimmers in distress and administer medical assistance (first aid and CPR) when necessary and enforce County ordinances. 

Lifeguard, Beach:  This is work patrolling County operated beaches to prevent accidents and maintaining order.  Rescues swimmers in distress and administers medical assistance (first aid and CPR) when necessary and enforces County ordinances.  Duties also include maintenance tasks.
  • Keeps beaches safe by maintaining order and discipline.
  • Rescues swimmers in distress.  Administers first aid and/or CPR, Automated External Defibrillator, and oxygen administration following appropriate medical protocol; calls for emergency assistance when necessary.
  • Works to prevent swimming accidents before they occur.
  • May operate County issued equipment, which includes radios, vehicles, boats and jet skis and performs preventative equipment maintenance duties.
  • Inspects assigned areas to insure proper warning signs and safety devices are properly posted or in place.
  • Assists the public by providing beach condition information including unsafe or hazardous swimming conditions.
  • Explains and interprets operational and programmatic rules and regulations to patrons; enforces or refers enforcement to proper authorities.
  • Resolve problems related to lost property.
  • Completes incident reports, daily operational reports and performs statistical record reporting.
  • Assists in aquatic programs such as learn-to-swim classes, water safety classes and special events.
  • Maintains inventory of first aid supplies.
  • Assists in public relations including answering phone, customer service, and taking messages.
Minimum Qualifications:
**Must be at least 18 years of age
  • A High School Diploma or its equivalent. 
  • Ability to pass the Sarasota County 's Basic Lifeguard Performance Test.
  • Ability to complete the Lifeguard Training Program Curriculum, CPR certification and First Responder Training certification. 
  • Ability to re-qualify for certification.
  • Valid Florida Driver License by time of hire.
                          **** Testing is conducted in the ocean for Beach Lifeguards.
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