Summer Jobs Lifeguard - Aquatics (Seasonal)

  • City of McKinney, TX
  • McKinney, Texas
  • Apr 03, 2024
Full Time Parks and Recreation Public Safety
  • Salary: $14.49 Hourly USD

Job Description


Working for the City of McKinney is more than a job. It is an opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others. It is also an opportunity to have a hand in the development of one of the fastest growing communities in the nation. In 2014, our community was named "The #1 Best Place to Live in America." Although proud of that honor, everyone on our team is committed to making McKinney an even better place to live, work and raise a family. That's why we exist.

City of McKinney employees work hard and at a very fast pace. However, we also look after and support one another. All of us are guided by four employee-inspired values - Respect, Integrity, Service, and Excellence (RISE). We are also supported by servant-based leaders who foster and support a healthy, family-oriented culture. All new employees are expected to embrace and live by our core values and commit to helping us sustain our exceptional work environment as a high performance organization

General Supervision is provided by the Pool Manager. Ensure patron safety and protect lives through preventing injuries, enforcing facility rules and regulations, recognizing and responding to emergencies, administering first aid or CPR in an emergency, and informing other lifeguards and facility staff when more help or equipment is needed.

Essential Functions/Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

In order for us to continue to achieve our primary function of making McKinney a better place to live, work, and raise a family, we hold these expectations for all employees.
  • Learn and demonstrate an understanding of how team, department, and City goals are interconnected.
  • Contribute to a positive work culture.
  • Maintain regular and reliable attendance.
  • Ability to assess his/her work performance or the work performance of the team.
  • Contribute to the development of others and/or the working unit or overall organization.
  • Ability and willingness to work as part of a team, to demonstrate team skills, and to perform a fair share of team responsibilities.
  • Ability to continuously learn and develop through a mix of internal and external training opportunities, and if applicable, encourage subordinates to do the same.

  • Prevent injuries by minimizing or eliminating hazardous situations or behaviors.
  • Enforce facility rules and regulations and educate patrons about them.
  • Recognize and respond effectively to all emergencies.
  • Administer first aid or CPR in an emergency, and if trained, give oxygen and use an automated external defibrillator if needed.
  • Utilize decision making abilities such as using judgment to identify and rescue actively drowning swimmer, deciding the best care to be administered for sudden illnesses such as diabetic emergencies, cardiac arrest situations, etc.
  • Participate in weekly in-service training.
  • Help maintain cleanliness of facility.
  • Provide quality customer service.
  • Complete records and reports including time sheets, incident reports, cleaning routines, etc.
  • Work rotating schedule to include evenings and weekends.
  • Comply with all written City policies and procedures.
  • Adhere to assigned work schedule as outlined in City and department attendance policies and procedures.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Ability to embrace and embody the City's core values of Respect, Integrity, Service, and Excellence (R.I.S.E.).
  • Ability to communicate effectively with peers, supervisors, subordinates, and people to whom service is provided.
  • Ability to produce desired work outcomes, including quality, quantity, and timeliness.
  • Ability to plan and organize work, time, and resources, and if applicable, that of subordinates.
  • Skill to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work in a team environment; contribute as a team member and treat co-workers, subordinates and customers with respect.
  • Build professional relationships with internal staff and customers.
  • Offer flexibility and adaptability, especially during times of change.
  • Perform duties in a way that is reliable, courteous, responsible, professional, and positive.

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum age - 15.
  • Must have a current American Red Cross Lifeguard Certificate, Current CPR and First Aid Certificates or the ability to obtain upon employment.
  • Must have the ability to effectively communicate with the public especially children.
  • Must be available for rotating schedules that will include weekends and evenings.
  • Must have a valid drivers license; may travel to other facilities to fill staffing needs or attend meetings.

  • Must pass a drug screen and background check.
  • Must have Class C Texas Driver's License

Physical Demands/Supplemental


There are certain physical demands required to perform the essential functions of this job, including:
  • Ability to attend all training and meetings as required
  • Present a clean, well-groomed appearance
  • Ability to walk, stand, and sit (including on the floor) for long period of time
  • Must be alert at all times to activities going on in and around the pool
  • Occasionally must be able to lift and carry supplies and equipment weighing up to 50lbs.
  • May frequently be required to bend and kneel
  • Must be able to meet the physical demands of a lifeguard as outlined by the American Red Cross
  • Special vision requirements include: close vision; distance vision; peripheral vision; depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.


There will be exposure to certain environmental conditions in performing the essential functions of this job, to include:
  • Exposure to communicable diseases and bodily fluids.
  • Wet or humid non-weather conditions.
  • Fumes or airborne particles.
  • Outdoor weather conditions and Extreme heat (non-weather).

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed as of the date of preparation and approval. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of the position. Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by management. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and all requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

The City of McKinney is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) committed to an alcohol / drug free workplace and to providing equal opportunities regardless of age, race, color, gender, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

  • Mental Health Care through Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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