Campus Recreation – Lifeguard

Department:                                  Campus Recreation

Job Title:                                         Lifeguard

Average hours per week:             6

Specific working hours:                5:30am-9pm, weekends, holidays

Job duties/Skills:

  • Must possess good oral and written communication skills
  • Requires creativity and ability to work independently
  • Related experience and/or fitness related continuing education is desirable
  • Assist community with Fitness needs
  • Responsible for supervision and safety at pools
  • Enforce rules and policies of swimming pool area and conduct some general maintenance
  • Work in a variety of recreation/athletic settings both indoor and outdoor facilities
  • Assume responsibility for safety of patrons and enforce rules and regulations
  • Responsible for monitoring entrances to buildings in efforts to control access
  • Explain, exhibit and enforce safety rules and regulations governing sports, recreational activities, and the use of exercise equipment
  • Year round employment available for local students.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Effectively and efficiently convey and receive information, both formally and informally, using verbal, non-verbal and writing skills amongst various stakeholders
  • Enhance their time management, problem solving and, teamwork skills
  • Exhibit their understanding of ensuring a safe work environment
  • Function as a part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and rationale for departmental safety regulations and proper use of equipment
  • Develop an understanding of professional cultures and expectations

Additional Notes from Dept:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum age of 17. If under the age of 18 must acquire a work permit. 
  • Current or ability to obtain American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification before position commencement
  • Pre-Employment Testing of lifeguarding knowledge and skills
    • Individuals certified through the American Red Cross Lifeguard are subject to skill demonstrations
    • Individuals seeking certification must demonstrate proficiency in all of the American Red Cross Lifeguard prerequisite skills
      • Prerequisites: swim 300 yards continuously, tread water for 2 minutes without hands, and complete a timed event within 1 minute and 40 seconds