At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.
The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.
We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.
At UC Berkeley, we believe that learning is a fundamental part of working, and our goal is for everyone on the Berkeley campus to feel supported and equipped to realize their full potential. We actively support this by providing all of our staff employees with at least 80 hours (10 days) of paid time per year to engage in professional development activities. To find out more about how you can grow your career at UC Berkeley, visit grow.berkeley.edu.
Recreational swimming is a major program area at all campus pools. UCB students, staff, faculty, alumni as well as community individuals and their families swim year-round at these facilities. The Lifeguard performs duties in the areas of public relations and guest services, enforcing/promoting safety, emergency response, and facility maintenance.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: February 7, 2023
Customer Service & Safety:
Maintain a proper and professional surveillance of the pool and the patrons in and around it. Maintain a high level of concentration and vigilance.
Provide information, assistance and service to patrons. Make proper referrals for guests as needed.
Resolve conflicts or confrontations with guests. Defuse patron confrontations and customer service issues in a professional manner.
Enforce safety rules and regulations governing use of swimming areas. Prevent accidents from occurring.
Provide first aid and basic life support including cardiopulmonary resuscitation as necessary, arranging proper follow-up treatment as necessary.
Instruct groups and individuals, formally and informally, in swimming, life saving, diving and/or synchronized swimming; and prepare reports of pool usage as required.
Incumbents may recommend and/or administer approved procedures and controls for use of swimming areas.
May recommend disciplinary action for violation of rules and regulations governing use of swimming areas.
May assist with sanitation procedures such as cleaning deck space, skimming leaves/debris, scrubbing tile, and putting/taking out vacuums.
Possession of an American Red Cross Advanced Life Saving Certificate, and possession of a current Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation Certificate, and AED certificate; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.
High school diploma or equivalent certification preferred.
Lifeguarding with CPR/AED/First Aid for the professional Rescuer.
Salary & Benefits
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University, please visit this UCOP link.
Under California law, the University of California, Berkeley is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role and should not offer a salary outside of the range posted in this job announcement. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, analysis of internal equity, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience.
The budgeted hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $18.35 (step 1.0) - $19.16 (step 2.5).
This is a 3- to 6-month, 24% full-time (9.6 hours per week), contract position.
This position is non-exempt and bi-weekly.
How to Apply
To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter.
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter required to report the observed or suspected abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults, or elders to designated law enforcement or social service agencies. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon completion of signed statements acknowledging the responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant, please see the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission poster.
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.