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Posting Details

Classification Information

FLSA Non-Exempt

Position Information

Position Title Lifeguard
Regular/Contingent Contingent
Full or Part Time Part Time
Standard Hours 25
Job Description


  • The Recreational Sports – Lifeguard will be responsible for ensuring the safety of all patrons by preventing and responding to emergencies in Recreational Services Pools.

  • Recognize and respond quickly and effectively to emergencies.

  • Enforce policies, rules, and regulations for aquatic facility.

  • Inspect the facility and report any unsafe conditions or equipment to the supervisor.

  • Perform maintenance and cleaning duties for general upkeep of the facility.

  • Perform pool chemical tests and complete chemical logs.

  • Complete records and reports.

  • Track and record pool user attendance.

  • Attend and participate in regularly scheduled in-service training sessions.

  • Maintain fitness level (swimming skills, strength, and endurance).

  • Maintain lifeguarding skills and knowledge on an ongoing basis.

  • Maintain current certifications including any additional safety training.

  • Assist as needed with setup and teardown of aquatic center events.

  • Ensure appropriate pool setup for aquatic center programs.

  • Open and close pool areas during aquatic programs.

  • Complete additional duties as assigned by supervisor.

Required Qualifications


  • High School Diploma or GED.

  • American Red Cross CPR/AED Certification for Lifeguards (or Professional Rescuer) is required.

  • American Red Cross Lifeguarding and First Aid Certification is required.

Preferred Qualifications


  • One year of lifeguarding experience.

  • Perform pre-employment skills test.

  • 100 yard swim completed in <1:45 minutes.

  • 1 minute tread with a 10lb diving brick.

  • Work one shift every weekend, or two shifts every other weekend.

  • Work a minimum of 3 shifts per week.

  • Mandatory attendance at regularly scheduled in-service trainings.

  • Ability to use independent judgment when needed.

  • Work schedule of 90 minutes per scheduled shift. The number of shifts available are between 6:45 AM and 10:00 PM. It is flexible on how many shifts per week staff want to work. Availability during University breaks (e.g. Thanksgiving, Winter Break, Spring Break and summer) is preferred.

Conditions of Employment

Position Detail Information

Position Detail Information

Posting Number ST2017-0029
Position End Date (if temporary)
Open Date 08/07/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents