Lifeguard - Apex Centre (Part-Time)

  • City of McKinney, TX
  • McKinney, Texas
  • Nov 28, 2021
Full Time Public Safety
  • Salary: $11.01 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.

Responsible for assisting in supporting and enforcing the rules, regulations, and safety of the pool facility within the lifeguard certification. Provide back-up support to other areas of the Parks and Recreation Department as needed. The primary responsibility of the lifeguard is the safety of the guests. Secondary duties include pool, deck, outdoor pool area, general maintenance, programs and work special events. Lifeguards are responsible for keeping themselves physically fit and their rescue skills at audit quality levels.

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.

  • Scan pool area in order to detect safety concerns and practice preventative lifeguarding.
  • Recognize and respond effectively to all emergencies.
  • Conduct self in a professional manner, understand, and relate to guests while using the pools
  • Monitor and interact with guests. Provide positive and enthusiastic customer service to all members and guests. Greet members and guests by name.
  • Patrol pool areas to maintain cleanliness and to help maintain facility and equipment. Perform daily maintenance duties such as setting up for daily operation and major clean up at the end of the day.
  • Attend mandatory training and in-service meetings.
  • Work at special events and rentals.
  • Test pool environment for proper chemical and environmental measures.
  • Help maintain the cleanliness of the facility.
  • Complete records and reports including time sheets, incident reports, cleaning routines, etc.
  • Comply with all written City policies and procedures.
  • Arrive to work every day, on time, as scheduled.

  • Instruct Swim Lessons if Swim Lesson Instructor certified.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or directed.

  • 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.
  • Knowledge of pool safety.
  • Knowledge of how to prevent accidents and how to react if there is an accident.
  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.
  • Ability to write simple correspondence.
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed written or oral instructions.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • The 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.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Required Qualifications


  • Some High School or working towards High School diploma. Some related work experience with pool operations preferred, but not required.
  • Must be 16 years of age
  • Ability to swim for long distances, minimum 500 yards, and with great strength.
  • Ability to demonstrate professional public relations skills, effective interpersonal and communication skills, and possess or be able to obtain a valid lifeguard certification. Lifeguard Association to be decided by the City.
  • Lifeguard, Swim Lesson Instructor, CPR and First Aid certifications preferred.
  • Ability to pass rescue skills and first aid proficiency test.


Non-smoker preferred.


  • Must pass a drug screen, driving record check, and background check.
  • Must have a valid Texas Class C driver's license.
  • No visible tattoos, body piercings, or unnatural hair color.

Physical Demands/Supplemental


Regularly required to sit, stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. Must be able to see, speak, and hear. Regularly required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

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

The indoor environment provides for a safe and healthy work environment and is smoke and drug free. Occasionally, it may be wet and humid, as well as moderately loud. The outdoor work environment may result in exposure to extreme weather conditions such as heat, cold, and humidity. There may be exposure to certain environmental conditions that include exposure to communicable diseases and bodily fluids and fumes or airborne particles,

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.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

McKinney, Texas United States View Map