Job Title:  Lifeguard – Seasonal

Department: Parks and Recreation

FLSA Category:  Non-Exempt  

Salary: $16.00 Hourly


Summary: The Lifeguard is responsible for conducting operations at the pool, which include preventing and responding to emergency situations, maintaining and cleaning the pool facility, and providing customer service to the patrons of the pool.

Organizational relationships:

Reports to: Aquatic Coordinator, Head Lifeguard

Other: Works Closely with Recreation Supervisor and Parks Director

Essential Duties & Required Qualifications

  • Prevents accidents and minimizes or eliminates hazardous situations.
  • Recognizes & responds accurately to all emergency situations.
  • Performs appropriate water rescues as necessary.
  • Communicates with Head Lifeguard and Aquatics Coordinator the need for additional assistance or equipment.
  • Performs daily facility operational tasks.
  • Observes and enforces all rules and regulations of the facility pertaining to both staff and patrons.
  • Educates staff & patrons and informs them of the purpose/need for rules and regulations.
  • Attending bi-weekly in-service training.
  • Prepares and maintains appropriate activity reports and logs & Chemical Testing.
  • Assists with various pool maintenance functions such as but not limited to cleaning the pool, surrounding deck areas, cleaning office and restroom facilities on a regular basis.
  • Assist Aquatics Coordinator with Aquatic events.
  • Responsible for handling questions and concerns from patrons and other MUD staff.
  • Presents and maintains a professional appearance and demeanor, including wearing appropriate uniform or attire and exhibiting respect and enthusiasm as duties and responsibilities are carried out.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience

  • Must be a minimum of 15 years old by May 1 of the current year.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • Must hold a valid American Red Cross Lifeguarding with First Aid and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer certifications, OR, the ability to obtain them before beginning employment. Sonterra MUD provides the training, and the applicant is responsible for the cost. After 60 days of employment, the MUD will reimburse the employee for the cost of the training.  
  • Must pass a background check 

Preferred Education, Experience, & Certifications

  • Previous lifeguard experience a plus

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge and competency in American Red Cross Lifeguarding standards as well as facility specific emergency procedures for the Sonterra MUD Aquatics Department.
  • Ability to function effectively under direct supervision and to develop effective working relationships with fellow employees and the public.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to receive directions and to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Exhibit professional work habits including reliability, dependability, creativity, and demonstration of enthusiasm for the job.
  • Must be available to work irregular hours and at various intervals, including weekends, holidays and evening hours.
  • Must be able to work well with people of all ages and dispositions.

Equipment, Machines, Tools and Work Aids

Pool safety equipment, pool chemical testing and basic maintenance

Physical Demands & Additional Information

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear and taste or smell.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and push, pull, drag up to 75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. 

Working Conditions

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outdoor weather conditions and sometimes extreme heat. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.



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