The Department of Campus Recreation comprises more than 60 career staff and more than 800 student employees and volunteers who invest their energy and creativity into inspiring others to maintain balanced lifestyles through recreation and leisure activiites. The department is a student-focused organization, placing an emphasis on student development and leadership opportunities. Find out how you can get involved at Aquatics by emailing aquatics@campusrec.ucdavis.edu. For a comprehensive list of student employment and volunteer opportunities with Campus Recreation, click here. Check Aggie Job Link for current openings.

Lifeguard

Description

The lifeguard position is part of the Department of Campus Recreation Aquatics unit, which supports the academic mission of UC Davis by providing outstanding recreation and leisure experiences and fostering a culture of engagement and community. The Aquatics position goals are to provide experiences that encourage leadership and team work, develop competence in recreation skills, make new friends, enhance participant’s connection to the community and environment and have fun.
Duties include: Guarding at Campus Recreation aquatic facilities and events. Work location is the UC Davis Recreation Pool, Hickey Pool, and some events at the Schaal Aquatics Center. Lifeguards are responsible for providing the safest and most pleasant environment for our patrons. Set up and take down (pool covers, lane lines and trash) for events is included as part of lifeguard responsibilities as well as attending locker room and office area; performing light facility maintenance tasks; and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Current certification in Lifeguard Training from the American Red Cross is mandatory.
  • Successful completion of MANDATORY SKILLS TEST is required prior to hiring.
  • Applicants must show proof of valid Lifeguard Training certification, First Aid for the Professional Rescuer, and CPR. EMSA/Title 22 certification is preferred. Prior experience in lifeguarding is a plus.
  • Must be able to lift 50lbs.

Head Guard

Description

Oversee and coordinate lifeguard and cashier staff as well as daily operations at Rec and Hickey Pool.  Assist the Aquatics Coordinator and Student Manager(s) in oversight and implementation of policy and procedures for the pools.  This is including but not limited to peer management, equipment inventory, managing emergency drills and situations, providing exceptional customer service, leading staff trainings, and overseeing daily operations.  Must have current Lifeguard certification with one quarter of experience, and must possess strong leadership and problem-solving skills.

Student Manager

Description

Oversee and coordinate lifeguard and cashier staff as well as daily operations at Rec and Hickey Pool.  Assist the Aquatics Coordinator in oversight and implementation of policy and procedures for the pools. This is including but not limited to staff scheduling oversight, acting as the point person for Aquatics activities and staff, peer management, equipment inventory, managing emergency drills and situations, providing exceptional customer service, leading staff trainings, and overseeing daily operations.  Must have current Lifeguard certification with one quarter of experience, and must possess strong leadership skills, attention to detail, interpersonal skills, and problem-solving skills.