CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Lifeguards, Ski Patrol and Related Services

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Protective Services
Job Family: Protective Service - Other
Benchmark Title: Lifeguards, Ski Patrol and Related Services
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Monitor recreational areas, such as pools, beaches, or ski slopes to provide assistance and protection to participants. Rescue distressed persons, using rescue techniques and equipment.
 
Contact emergency medical personnel in case of serious injury.
 
Patrol or monitor recreational areas such as trails, slopes, and swimming areas, on foot, in vehicles, or from towers.
 
Examine injured persons and administer first aid or cardiopulmonary resuscitation, if necessary, using training and medical supplies and equipment.
 
Instruct participants in skiing, swimming, or other recreational activities and provide safety precaution information.
 
Warn recreational participants of inclement weather, unsafe areas, or illegal conduct.
 
Complete and maintain records of weather and beach conditions, emergency medical treatments performed, and other relevant incident information.
 
Inspect recreational equipment, such as rope tows, T-bars, J-bars, and chair lifts, for safety hazards and damage or wear.
 
Provide assistance with staff selection, training, and supervision.
 
Inspect recreational facilities for cleanliness.
 
Observe activities in assigned areas, using binoculars, to detect hazards, disturbances, or safety infractions.
 
Provide assistance in the safe use of equipment, such as ski lifts.
 
Operate underwater recovery units.
 
Participate in recreational demonstrations to entertain resort guests.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Protective Services
Job Family: Protective Service - Other
Benchmark Title: Lifeguards, Ski Patrol and Related Services
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Public Safety and Security Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
 
Customer and Personal Service Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
 
Medicine and Dentistry Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
 
Education and Training Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
 
Administration and Management Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
 
Psychology Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
 
Chemistry Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.
 
Personnel and Human Resources Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Protective Services
Job Family: Protective Service - Other
Benchmark Title: Lifeguards, Ski Patrol and Related Services
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
 
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
 
Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people.
 
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
 
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
 
Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
 
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
 
Persuasion Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Protective Services
Job Family: Protective Service - Other
Benchmark Title: Lifeguards, Ski Patrol and Related Services
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
 
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Far Vision The ability to see details at a distance.
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
 
Flexibility of Closure The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Speed of Closure The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns.
 
Stamina The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
 
Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Protective Services
Job Family: Protective Service - Other
Benchmark Title: Lifeguards, Ski Patrol and Related Services
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education Less than a High School Diploma
 
Related Work Experience None
 
On-Site or In-Plant Training Up to and including 1 month
 
On-the-Job Training Anything beyond short demonstration, up to and including 1 month
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Protective Services
Job Family: Protective Service - Other
Benchmark Title: Lifeguards, Ski Patrol and Related Services
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Aquatics Director
Beach Attendant
Beach Lifeguard
Bus Monitor
Cafeteria Monitor
Certified Ski Patroller
Gamewell Operator
Health Club Attendant
Life Guard
Lifeguard
Outdoor Emergency Care Technician
Park Ranger
Playground Monitor
Pool Attendant
Pool Lifeguard
Ranger
Recreation Attendant
Recreation Director
Rescue Worker
Ski Patrol
Ski Patrol Director
Ski Patroller
Spa Attendant
Surveillance System Monitor
Swim Instructor
Water Safety Instructor (WSI)
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Protective Services
Job Family: Protective Service - Other
Benchmark Title: Lifeguards, Ski Patrol and Related Services
 
 
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