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Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers - 33-9092.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Monitor recreational areas, such as pools, beaches, or ski slopes, to provide assistance and protection to participants.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Beach Attendant
  • Beach Lifeguard
  • Lifeguard
  • Marine Safety Officer
  • Ocean Lifeguard
  • Ocean Lifeguard Specialist
  • Pool Attendant
  • Pool Lifeguard
  • Ski Patrol Paramedic
  • Ski Patroller

SOC Occupation Groups

33-0000 Protective Service Occupations
33-9000 Other Protective Service Workers
33-9090 Miscellaneous Protective Service Workers
33-9092.00 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers

Related Occupations


  • Complete and maintain records of weather and beach conditions, emergency medical treatments performed, and other relevant incident information.
  • Contact emergency medical personnel in case of serious injury.
  • Examine injured persons and administer first aid or cardiopulmonary resuscitation, if necessary, using training and medical supplies and equipment.
  • Inspect recreational equipment, such as rope tows, T-bars, J-bars, or chair lifts, for safety hazards and damage or wear.
  • Inspect recreational facilities for cleanliness.
  • Instruct participants in skiing, swimming, or other recreational activities and provide safety precaution information.
  • Maintain quality of pool water by testing chemical levels.
  • Observe activities in assigned areas, using binoculars, to detect hazards, disturbances, or safety infractions.
  • Operate underwater recovery units.
  • Participate in recreational demonstrations to entertain resort guests.
  • Patrol or monitor recreational areas, such as trails, slopes, or swimming areas, on foot, in vehicles, or from towers.
  • Provide assistance in the safe use of equipment, such as ski lifts.
  • Provide assistance with staff selection, training, and supervision.
  • Rescue distressed persons, using rescue techniques and equipment.
  • Warn recreational participants of inclement weather, unsafe areas, or illegal conduct.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Administer first aid.
  • Assist customers to ensure comfort or safety.
  • Inspect equipment to ensure safety or proper functioning.
  • Inspect facilities for cleanliness.
  • Maintain operational records.
  • Monitor environmental conditions to detect hazards.
  • Observe individuals' activities to gather information or compile evidence.
  • Operate ships or other watercraft.
  • Participate in athletic events.
  • Patrol natural areas to ensure safety or enforce regulations.
  • Provide safety training.
  • Record information about environmental conditions.
  • Request emergency personnel.
  • Rescue people from hazardous situations.
  • Train employees in proper work procedures.
  • Warn individuals about rule violations or safety concerns.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Aircrew Flight Equipment (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircrew Flight Equipment Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircrew Flight Equipment Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircrew Flight Equipment Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircrew Flight Equipment Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircrew Flight Equipment Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aviation Survival Technician (Coast Guard - Enlisted)
  • Aviation Water Survival Instructor (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Basic Swimming and Water Survival Instructor (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Helicopter Search and Rescue Aircrew Swimmer (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Navy Aviation Rescue Swimmers (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Pararescue (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Pararescue Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Pararescue Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Pararescue Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Pararescue Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Pararescue Manager (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Pararescue Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Scuba Diver (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Search and Rescue Medical Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Special Services Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Submarine Rescue Systems Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Submarine SCUBA Diver (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Surface Rescue Swimmer (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Water Safety/Survival Instructor (Marine Corps - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Beach Lifeguard
  • Lifeguard
  • Ski Patroller