ATH: Head Lifegaurd (S9765X)

Summary, Scope, and Responsibilities

The Head Lifeguard is responsible for coordinating and hiring lifeguards for Tarbell Pool.  This individual must make up a semester schedule for the guards and arrange for guarding at special events at the pool.  The Head Guard is responsible for making sure that guards show up for their shifts and if not, must have a flexible schedule to cover for a missing guard.  The Head Lifeguard is also responsible for reporting accidents and equipment malfunctioning to the Associate Director of Athletics.

Specific responsibilities include, but may not be limited to:

The responsibilities begin on the first day of the semester or short term and conclude on the last day of the semester or short term.  Some pre-planning and post-reporting may be required.  The Head Lifeguard does not have the responsibility or authority to schedule activities in the pool.  Requests should be forwarded to the Aquatics Director.

The Head Lifeguard Will:


The Basics

Department: Athletics
Supervisor: Peter Casares
Office Location: Merrill Gym
Email: pcasares
Pay Grade: X
Hours: 5-6
Workers: 2

Qualifications, Requirements, and Responsibilities


Required: Education: American Red Cross Lifeguard Training and Community First Aid. Desired Experience: Previous Lifeguarding Experience


Reports to: Peter Casares Coordinates/Works closely with: Peter Casares, Donna Rose, Marsha Graef, maintenance workers at the pool, and other lifeguards. Open communication between the Student Head Lifeguard, the Aquatics Director, the Merrill Gymnasium Building Coordinator, and the PE Director is necessary for efficient operation of Tarbell Pool. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Must coordinate and work closely with other guards working at the pool. Head guard is responsible for making sure that guards have filled out the appropriate paperwork for Bates payroll, schedule shifts and fill out time sheets for working guards. Must make sure that all guards have up to date certification. The Head guard is also responsible for making sure that guards report for their appropriate shifts and fill in when necessary


Environment: Tarbell Pool and Merrill Gymnasium