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Job Description

- Lifeguard -

JOB TITLE: Lifeguard         

WAGE RATE: Starting at $8.25 per hour          

SUPERVISOR: Coordinator of Aquatics and Safety      

HOURS: 6 – 15 hours per week        

DURATION: minimum 2 semesters

JOB SUMMARY: The Lifeguard position is an integral part of the aquatics safety program at the Aquatics Complex. Under the supervision of the aquatics full-time staff, the Lifeguard plays a significant role in maintaining a safe and pleasant environment for the patrons of our facility.


  • Ensure the safety of those who use our facility through consistent and equitable enforcement of Campus Recreation policies and procedures.
  • Know and be able to implement the facility’s emergency action plan.
  • Maintain an acceptable level of “readiness” through a personal commitment to excellence in the areas of fitness, knowledge, skill proficiency and professionalism.


  • Be a positive representative of the Department of Campus Recreation.
  • Enforce Campus Recreation policies and procedures.
  • Attend bi-monthly in-service training.
  • Provide patrons with accurate information regarding facility operations and issues.
  • Assist with facility set-ups (lane line changes, special event).
  • Assist in maintaining the cleanliness of the facility.


  • Enrolled in 6 or more credits during the academic school year.
  • Current and nationally recognized Lifeguard/CPR/AED/First Aid certification.
  • Must be able to demonstrate competency in the following areas with pre-employment skills test: swimming/fitness, water rescues, CPR and First Aid.

Preferred Qualifications

  • American Red Cross Lifeguard/CPR/AED/First Aid certification.
  • Prior lifeguard experience.