Maintain vigilant surveillance of the activities of park visitors who are not only recreating in the ocean, but also at the water’s edge.
Maintain oneself, and also one’s equipment, in a state of constant readiness, to be able to respond-very literally at a moment’s notice-to life-threatening, on-the-job emergencies. Use surf-lifeguarding techniques that focus first and foremost on incident prevention rather than on incident intervention. Monitor weather, tide, ocean current, and related conditions that may not only affect the safety of those recreating in the ocean, but also at the water’s edge. Warn park visitors about actions or conditions that are unsafe both in the ocean and on the beach. Rescue, alone or with others, swimmers in distress or in danger of drowning using a rescue-flotation device, rescue board, ocean kayak, surfboat, or motorized craft. Provide urgent first-aid care, including basic life support and CPR (cardio-pulmonary resuscitation), and the use of oxygen and automated external defibrillator (AED) equipment.
You must be able to pass the surf-lifeguard test. Candidates must pass all parts of the test – includes the following: Swim 550 yards continuously in less than 10 minutes using a swimming stroke performed on the front only; and Run 1.25 miles continuously in less than 12 minutes. All applicants will be tested upon entry on duty.
Temporary positions not-to-exceed 1039 hours in a service year may be terminated/extended based on management needs. The typical season is end of April to end of September, but can vary due to weather, project needs, or funding. Anticipated Entry on Duty: May 2021.