Lifeguard (Hourly)

  • Westminster, Colorado
  • Westminster, Colorado
  • Nov 28, 2021
Full Time Public Safety
  • Salary: $14.32 - $16.00 Hourly USD

Job Description


The Lifeguard (Hourly) position is responsible for ensuring the safety of guests, surveillance of the pool facility and surrounding areas, enforcement of policies, rules, and regulations, and governing the conduct of guests using a municipal swimming pool. Position requires working evenings, weekends, and holidays, and requires ability to travel to work at all City facility pools as needed. This position requires a commitment of a minimum of 12 hours per week. R ecreation staff have the primary responsibility of ensuring the safety of program participants. This position is classified as safety-sensitive due to the nature of the work. Employees in this position may be subject to random drug testing and/or heightened supervision per the personnel policies and rules.
We are posting these positions to support the re-opening of our recreation facilities and programs to the public. The full salary range for this position is stated above. The starting range of pay is dependent on qualifications and experience of each individual candidate. Hours for this part-time, non-benefited position vary but may include weekdays, evenings, and weekends.


The mission of every employee at the City of Westminster is to deliver exceptional value and quality of life through SPIRIT. Each employee is measured by the ability to adhere to the City's core values of Service, Pride, Integrity, Responsibility, Innovation, and Teamwork.
This position supports the goals of the Parks, Recreation and Libraries Department, which enhances the quality of life for all Westminster citizens by providing diverse leisure, recreational, and informational services and resources; and acquiring, developing, and maintaining first-class parks, facilities, open space, and trails. This position works toward the accomplishment of the department's mission: Together we create exceptional opportunities for a vibrant community with a commitment to nature, wellness and literacy.

Job Specific - Every employee in this position must be able to:
  • Demonstrate preventative lifeguarding and current lifeguard techniques, standards, and procedures related to rescue of a drowning swimmers or any user in a distressful situation in or around the swimming pool
  • Act quickly and calmly in emergency situations by making proper judgments as to the correct course of action
  • Rescue swimmers in danger of drowning
  • Pass the City of Westminster's swim and lifeguard skills test
  • Demonstrate first aid procedures common in swimming pool operations
  • Demonstrate CPR and rescue breathing skills within certification standards, and the use of an AED (Automated External Defibrillator)
  • Work courteously with the public and support the City of Westminster guest service philosophy and the SPIRIT values (service, pride, integrity, responsibility, innovation, teamwork)
All employees are expected to provide excellent customer service, communicate in an effective manner both verbally and in writing, display professionalism and integrity, work efficiently, effectively and accurately, work independently and as part of a team, take initiative, solve problems, display good judgment, take ownership for delivering a high quality product or service, have regular and punctual attendance, and effectively handle emergency situations.


Essential Job Functions, Duties, Responsibilities, and Tasks
1. Monitors activities in swimming pool areas to prevent drownings, injuries, or accidents
2. Responds appropriately to emergencies
3. Provides quality swim lesson instruction
4. Participates in all maintenance and cleaning duties including, but not limited to pool, locker rooms, deck, and surrounding facilities
5. Effectively enforces pool rules while following department guest host philosophy
6. Participates in and attends monthly in-service trainings
7. Maintains regular and punctual attendance
Other Duties and Responsibilities
1. Instructs swimming classes of various age groups and ability levels
2. Maintains records of activity levels and usage
Incumbent is accountable for all duties of this job, and other projects and responsibilities may be added at the City's discretion.


Education, Experience, Skills, Formal Training, Licenses, and Certifications
Required :
  • Must be at least 16 years of age
  • Ability to pass Starfish Aquatics Institute StarGuard Training, standard First Aid certification, and CPR/AED certification within 30 days of hire
  • Must pass a required swim test during the interview process
  • Must be able to work a minimum of 12 hours per week
Preferred :
  • One (1) full year experience as a lifeguard at a year-round public pool or two (2) summer seasons at a seasonal public pool
  • CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer certification, standard first aid certification, and lifeguard training certification
Any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience, which would provide the required knowledge and skills, may be considered.
Physical Requirements
  • Work performed is physical in nature and involves sufficient physical strength and stamina for:
  • Constant sitting, standing, and walking throughout pool area to observe patrons' adherence to facility rules and inspect for safety hazards
  • Constant near and far acuity to observe pools for possible troubled swimmers and safety hazards; constant hearing to be aware of troubled individual that may be out of line of sight
  • Frequent crouching, squatting, kneeling, bending, and twisting to perform pool maintenance and rescue duties; frequent climbing and balancing to ascent and descend elevated lifeguard stands
  • Frequent light grasp to hold rescue tubes throughout shift and safely use maintenance items; occasional firm grasp and fine motor skills to perform water testing, first aid, and other emergency functions
  • Occasional reaching overheard to pull up to lifeguard stands; frequent reaching below shoulder to perform pool maintenance and emergency functions
  • Occasional lifting of ten (10) pounds from floor to overhead to move equipment and supplies; occasional lifting of up to seventy-five (75) pounds from floor to chest to assist in moving furniture, equipment, and patrons on backboards
  • Occasionally carry seventy-five (75) pounds up to fifty (50) feet, and fifty (50) pounds up to 100 feet to perform emergency rescues; occasionally push and/or pull seventy-five (75) pounds to remove individuals from pool area in an emergency situation, and set up bleachers for events and lane ropes for lap swim
Work is constantly performed in a high volume indoor pool setting with constant exposure to loud noise and wet/humid conditions. Work includes periods of high activity and stress during emergencies. Sufficient physical strength, stamina, and conditioning are needed to rescue swimmers in danger of drowning who may resist rescue.
Required Materials and Equipment
Knowledge of lifeguard equipment to include but not limited to rescue tubes, backboards, bag valve masks, AED, whistles, chemical testing kits, basic pool chemicals, telephones, two-way radios, and megaphones. Uses cleaning chemicals and cleaning equipment such as pool vacuum, hose, pressure washer, and scrubbers. Operates personal computers and other standard office equipment.

Candidates must be legally entitled to work in the United States and must successfully pass a criminal background check, reference check, and substance screen. There may be additional pre-employment requirements depending on the nature of the position.

We are a caring, courteous, team-oriented organization committed to public service excellence. Employees thrive in a culture that is respectful, professional and diverse. Our work culture encourages passionate, positive and enthusiastic employees. Westminster is a drug-free workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Closing Date/Time: 12/31/2021 8:30 AM Mountain

Job Address

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