Position Overview What's the job?
We're hiring part-time/seasonal Lifeguards What's the pay?
$9.00 per hour What type of work will you do?
Lifeguards are responsible for observing swimmers and patrons who are using our aquatics facilities and outdoor/activity pools. You will be expected to perform water rescues, assist persons in distress, and administer first-aid when necessary. You will also perform routine safety checks and maintain the cleanliness of our facilities and pools.
Click here to view a complete copy of the job description. How many hours will you work each week?
That depends on your availability and where we need you to work. There is no guarantee to a certain number of hours each week, but part-time hourly employees may work up to 19 hours per week year-round and up to 40+ hours per week when working during the summer. Aquatic facilities and pools are open 6 to 7 days per week, so you may be scheduled to work early mornings, evenings, weekends, and holidays. Where will you work?
Work locations and assignments are subject to change and are based on department needs. You may be required to work at different aquatic facilities or pools within the same work day or work week. Although you don't need a driver's license to be a lifeguard, you must have regular and reliable transportation to get to your assigned work location. You can find an overview of our aquatic centers and pools here:
https://www.cityofhenderson.com/government/departments/parks-and-recreation/facilities/overview-of-pools/pool-locations . What about COVID-19?
If hired, you may be required to wear a face covering while at work and follow all City of Henderson COVID-19 safety policies, procedures, and practices like social distancing, washing your hands, and sanitizing work areas. Program participants and patrons visiting our centers must also comply with all COVID-19 safety rules and state directives in order to use our facilities and participate in programs. No lifeguard certification? We will give you FREE* training!
* In exchange for this free lifeguard training, you must agree work a minimum of 200 total hours from the day you begin working for the Aquatics Division or from Memorial Day through Labor Day of the same calendar year that you are hired. Because you are not paying a fee for this lifeguard certification the City may hold your certification document until you meet these requirements, which means you cannot transfer your certification to another employer.
If you have Starfish Aquatics Institute or American Red Cross certifications you will be required to attend a course provided by the City to transition your existing certifications to StarGuard and American Health & Safety Institute certifications prior to beginning work as a Lifeguard. What happens after you apply?
Your application will be reviewed to make sure you meet the minimum requirements for this position. Submitting an application does not guarantee that you will be interviewed, but we need you to apply online in order to be considered.
Applicants invited to interview must successfully complete the following prerequisite swim test in order to move forward in the hiring process:
- 50-yard continuous swim with head above water (unassisted)
- 50-yard continuous swim with head above water (assisted with rescue tube)
- 1-minute water tread (without use of hands or arms)
- Retrieval of 10-pound object from 7 - 13 feet of water depth
You should be prepared to interview virtually or by phone, so please make sure your application includes an email address that you check regularly and a current phone number that is set up for voicemail, and please regularly check your voice mailbox so we can leave you a message. If it's full we can't leave a message. We encourage you to sign up to receive SMS/text messages - you can opt-in when you apply. This is a safety-sensitive position, which means that you are subject to drug testing if we offer you a position, as detailed under NRS 613(1)(d). Minimum Qualifications
- You must be 16 years of age at the time of application or hire.
- You must obtain the following certifications within thirty (30) days of hire:
- StarGuard ELITE® Lifeguard Certification
- American Safety & Health Institute Basic First Aid
- American Safety & Health Institute Bloodborne Pathogens
- American Safety & Health Institute CPR Pro for the Professional Rescuer®
- American Safety & Health Institute Emergency Oxygen
The City offers these certification courses at no charge to employees, but if you are unable to attend the in-service training courses offered by the City you may be required to obtain required certifications elsewhere at your own expense.
Click here to view a complete copy of the job description and list of required certifications. Required Documents/Assessment Information
Completed Employment ApplicationSelection Process
You will be contacted by email or phone during the application and hiring process. It is your responsibility to check the email and phone number voicemail you provided on your application.
We can't leave you a message if your voicemail is not set up or is full, so please make sure that you set up, check and clear out your voicemail during the application and hiring process.
Please add firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, and firstname.lastname@example.org to your email address book to prevent any emails from going to your Spam/Junk folder.
Employment with the City may be subject to the successful completion of a post offer background investigation, medical/physical examination, and a drug/alcohol test. Please see the job description to view the physical requirements of the job.
It is the responsibility of candidates with a disability requiring accommodation in the assessment process to contact the Human Resources Department in writing to request such accommodation.