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Posted on: June 7, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Lifeguard

Aquatic Center

Basic Function

This position’s primary responsibility is to safeguard the lives of individuals in the entire enclosed pool area and prevent accidents through knowledge of lifesaving, proper use of equipment, and awareness of responsibility. Other duties will include assisting in the overall operation of the pool facility, maintenance and cleaning as necessary, and other duties assigned by a supervisor. This full-time/part-time temporary summer position will assist in operations of the facility with other full-time/part-time temporary guard staff, and reports directly to the manager or head guard on duty.

Essential Functions

Guard as assigned in a conscientious and consistent manner while attempting to improve the quality of aquatic program as a whole.

Safeguard the lives of individuals in the entire enclosed pool area and prevent accidents through knowledge of lifesaving, proper use of equipment, and awareness of responsibility.

Completion of in-service training/training material for aquatic positions.

Respond quickly, effectively, and efficiently to all emergency situations.

Communicate with other lifeguards, the management, and the general public.

To report fully all accidents/concerns involving any aspect of the facility to the manager on duty.

Process incident reports.

Anticipate and prevent accidents.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Maintenance and cleaning as required.


Water safety procedures and lifesaving techniques. (American Red Cross preferred, other certifications of equivalent standards may be accepted).

Interact with general public

Enforce regulations in a fair, impartial, and polite manner

Deal with staff and public in a professional, team oriented manner

Work cooperatively with others

Required Education and Experience

Experience guarding highly desirable.

Experience interacting with public highly desirable.

Current American Red Cross First Aid/CPR for the Professional Rescuer and Lifeguard training are required (other certifications of equivalent standards may be accepted).

American Red Cross WSI highly desirable.

Work Environment

Work is performed in an indoor and outdoor environment where there is exposure to extreme discomforts and unpleasantness.   Will be required to use protective eyewear and sunscreen.

Working involves extreme risk and discomfort while outdoors without shelter.

Work is performed in extremes of hot and cold and areas of work may be uncomfortable, wet, and noisy.

Working varied hours including weekends, evenings and holidays.


Exposure to dissatisfied or abusive individuals

Exposure to extreme temperatures, hot and cold.

Exposure to electrical equipment

Exposure to moving and sharp equipment

Exposure to cold

Exposure to cleaning materials and chemicals

Exposure to body fluids

Exposure to distressed, non-swimming, and ill people

Exposure to pool related chemicals (Chlorine, Soda Ash, Acids)

Physical Demands



Standing for extended periods of time

Lifting heavy objects up to fifty (50) pounds


Reaching overhead and above shoulders

Kneeling or crouching

Hearing and speaking to communicate information

Reading and writing to communicate information

Seeing to monitor activities

Sensing hot and cold

Smelling/sensing chlorine or chemically unbalanced water

Affirmative Action/EEO statement

The City has an equal employment opportunity policy.  The City will not discriminate against an applicant for employment, which includes discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, physical or mental disability, age, marital or familial status, sexual orientation, and gender expression or identity. 

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 


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