TPWD - Seasonal Lifeguard I-II (Fluctuating Hours/Lockhart SP)

  • Lockhart, Texas
  • Mar 08, 2024
Full Time Public Safety

Job Description


To manage and conserve the natural and cultural resources of Texas and to provide hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation opportunities for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.


All applications must contain complete job histories, which includes job title, dates of employment (month/year) and hours worked per week, name of employer, supervisor's name and phone number and a description of duties performed.

Job history and volunteer experience should be listed in the work history section of the application to receive credit towards meeting the minimum requirements. Part-time experience credit is prorated based on the duration and hours worked per week. Please indicate hours worked for part-time/temporary/seasonal experience. If this information is not submitted, your application will be considered incomplete.

Applications with "See attached" or "See resume" will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. Omission of data can be the basis for disqualification; you may state 'unknown' for any incomplete fields. If education is used to meet the minimum requirements of the job posting, a copy of a college transcript(s) issued from the registrar must be provided if you are selected for an interview.


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Job Classification


Military Specialty






ND, 720X


Coast Guard



Marine Corps

0918, 8024, 8026,


Air Force

1TOX1, 1Z1X1, 12HX, 19ZX

*More information on military occupational specialty codes can be found below:

MILITARY EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE: If you choose to claim military employment preference as outlined by the State of Texas, you must complete the TPWD Military Employment Preference Survey and attach this form and required documentation referenced on this form at the time your application is submitted . If you have questions regarding this requirement, please visit our Military Employment Reference page at

Required forms that will need to be attached with application for Military Employment Preference:

1. Veteran- DD214 showing honorable discharge.

2. Surviving spouse of a veteran who has not remarried- Marriage Certificate and DD Form 1300 or appropriate documentation.

3. Orphan of a veteran killed while on active duty- Birth Certificate and DD Form 1300 or appropriate documentation.

4. Spouse of a member of the US Armed Forces/Texas National Guard serving on Active Duty- Marriage Certificate and copy of spouses active duty military orders.

5. Spouse of a veteran with disability and is the primary income for household- Marriage Certificate, Veterans DD214, and VA Benefits Summary Letter showing disability rating.

Documentation must be attached to the application before military preference can be granted.


Texas Parks and Wildlife offers a variety of benefits for employees such as generous paid time off, group insurance, retirement and pension, and frequent training and staff development opportunities. Other benefits include longevity pay, merit pay, deferred compensation, flexible benefit plans, 401K/457 retirement plans, direct deposit, telework, staggered work hours, Employee Assistance Program and a Return to Work Program. For new employees or rehires, health insurance is available the 1st of the following month after a 60-day waiting period. Click HERE to view our Benefits page.

HIRING CONTACT: Chris Dooley, (512) 398-3479

PHYSICAL WORK ADDRESS: Lockhart State Park, 2012 State Park Rd, Lockhart, TX 78644


This position performs safety, informational, and maintenance work within an aquatic facility. Responsible for the safety and maintenance work for a State Park aquatic facility. Ensures the safety and well-being of visitors and staff by protecting life and preventing accidents. Enforces pool policies, rules and regulations. Responsibilities include swimming pool maintenance, facility maintenance, revenue collection, concession operations and providing information to the public. Lifeguard II will oversee, train, and provide leadership to others. Performs additional duties as assigned. Complies with all Agency, Division and Branch rules, regulations and procedures.

NOTE: Temporary position contingent upon funding with fluctuating full-time/part-time hours based on operational needs.




Completion of 9th grade.


Lifeguard I:

o No experience required.

Lifeguard II:

o Experience in a team lead capacity or as a lifeguard.

o NOTE: Extracurricular activities or volunteer experience as a lifeguard or in a team lead capacity may count towards the required experience.


o Must possess or be able to obtain, within 30 days of employment, First Aid, CPR and Lifeguard certifications from a TPWD approved lifeguard certification training program.

o NOTE: Retention of position contingent upon obtaining and maintaining required certification.


Lifeguard I and II:

o Knowledge of water hazards and rescue techniques;

o Knowledge of basic facility cleaning and sanitation techniques;

Lifeguard I:

o Skill in the application of lifeguarding surveillance and lifesaving procedures;

o Skill in providing quality customer service in a courteous and professional manner;

o Skill in establishing and maintaining effective work relationships with co-workers and work-related contacts;

o Skill in effective verbal and written communication;

Lifeguard II:

o Skill of the Lifeguard I PLUS:

o Skill in planning and assigning the work of others;

Lifeguard I:

o Ability to swim;

o Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations;

o Ability to perform first aid procedures;

o Ability to maintain cleanliness and orderliness of all areas;

o Ability to accurately handle cash and account for revenue collected;

o Ability to work independently with little or no supervision;

o Ability to work as a member of a team;

o Ability to conduct work activities in accordance with TPWD safety program;

o Ability to work under moderate supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Lifeguard II:

o Ability of the Lifeguard I PLUS:

o Ability to works under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and

o independent judgment.


Position contingent upon funding;

Required to work 10 to 40 hours per week with hours other than 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and days off other than Saturdays, Sundays and holidays;

Hours may be reduced or extended as needed through primary peak season from March to September;

Required to adjust to changing schedules;

This position will fluctuate between part-time and full-time status throughout the term of employment. Changing from part-time to full-time and vice versa may impact the amount of leave accrued and health insurance rates;

Required to perform work outdoors, occasionally in adverse weather conditions;

Applicants ages 16 or 17 may be considered for positions in compliance with Texas Child Labor Laws;

May required to travel 5%;

Must conform to agency work rules, safety program and dress and grooming standards;

Non smoking work environment in State buildings and vehicles.


Closing Date: Jun 7, 2024, 11:59:00 PM

Job Address

Lockhart, Texas United States View Map