Head Lifeguard

  • City of Des Moines, Iowa
  • Des Moines, Iowa
  • Mar 17, 2020
Full Time Public Safety
  • Salary: $11.50 - $13.69 Hourly USD

Job Description

Distinguishing Features of the Class

Under general supervision, to safeguard swimming pool/aquatic centerpatrons in various water areas and depths of the facilities, andto ensure proper use of pool area.Toassume all pool responsibilities in the absence of the Swimming Pool Supervisor.

Positions areavailable at the following aquatic centers and pools : Ashworth; Birdland; Nahas; Northwest and Teachout.

Approximate employment duration :Up to40 hours per week. Assigned work hours between 8:00 AM and 11:00 PM including weekends and holidays from May through September.

Deadline : Applications areaccepted until such time a sufficient number of qualified applications is received to fill the positions.

Note : Hiring preference is given to applicants having the ability to work consistently throughout the season.

Acceptable Experience and Training

  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Prior Lifeguard experience preferred.
  • Valid driver's license or equivalent mobility required.


Required Special Qualifications

  • Candidatesare to requiredpossess a valid and current American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Certificationand CPR Certification or have the ability to obtain required certifications by employment date.
    • Certifications may beobtained through the American Red Cross and must be valid through September 10, 2020.
  • Requires satisfactory criminal, sex offender and driving record background checks.
  • Passing of a pre-employment physical and drug screen is required prior to hire.
If you have current certifications such as American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, CPR, AED and/or First Aid, please attach these to your application.

Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only)

  • Performs all duties of the Lifeguard position;
  • Maintains constant watch for accidents or potential accidents at a swimming pool;
  • Enforces rules governing the conduct of persons at a swimming pool, warning patrons against hazardous practices;
  • Possess and utilize superior customer services skills;
  • Assists persons in distress by application of safety techniques, resuscitation and First Aid administration;
  • Assists with maintenance work on or around the swimming pool;
  • Assumes responsibility of assigning daily tasks to the guard staff;
  • Assumes managerial tasks in the absence of the manager;
  • Performs related work as required.
Closing Date/Time: 5/18/2020 5:00 PM Central

Job Address

Des Moines, Iowa United States View Map