7 Jan 2021

Part Time Lifeguard (Year-round)

City of Durham – Posted by AJN Durham, North Carolina, United States

Job Description

Lifeguard (Year-round)

Position Description

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Work. Serve. Thrive. With the City of Durham
Advance in your career while making a real difference in the community you serve.

Hourly Rate of Pay:  $17.99

Work Locations:  I. R. Holmes, Sr. Recreation Center at Campus Hills – 2000 S. Alston Ave.
Edison Johnson Aquatic Center – 500 W. Murray Avenue

Work Hours:  15-20 hours per week

Work Days:  Various Shifts
Monday -Friday     5:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. “or”  5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday                7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Sundays                7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

We do fun at Durham Parks and Recreation. Our nationally accredited department helps residents discover, explore and enjoy life through creative and challenging recreation that improves their physical, emotional and social health. Our passionate, qualified, energetic, and committed staff bring a wide range of skills, trades and professional interests to this work. If you have a positive attitude, excellent communication skills, strong work ethic and a passion for customer service, come join in the fun!

An employee in this class upholds the high standards of the American Red Cross Safety Program. The job includes swimming instructions, first aid, CPR, pool and bathhouse maintenance, discipline, and related jobs which are beneficial to the pool and swimming program. This employee is responsible to the Aquatic Program Coordinator and carries out policies of the Recreation Department.



  • Observes pool area with strict safety measure.
  • Disciplines all patrons who violate pool safety rules.
  • Teaches swimming classes organized by the Recreation Department.
  • Aids in reorganizing swimming team(s) and carries out swimming meets.
  • Treats minor injuries with basic first aid.
  • Assists in the pool and bathhouse maintenance assigned by the Pool Manager.
  • Encourages participants to take part in the Water Safety Program.
  • Assists in maintaining a high water quality.
  • Performs related task as required.


Minimum Qualifications & Experience

  • At least sixteen (16) years of age.
  • Maintain valid American Red Cross Certificates:  Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED or by another national recognized agency whose certification is valid at all pool facilities.
  • Applicant must successfully complete skills checkout according to American Red Cross Standards.


Additional Preferred Skills

  • Working knowledge of American Red Cross Lifeguard standards and regulations.
  • Ability to supervise any swimming instructional program.
  • Ability to perform CPR/Community First Aid and Safety.
  • Ability to effectively communicate pool regulations and standards.
  • Working knowledge of swimming pool filter operation.
  • Willing to work outdoor pools during the summer.

Job Categories: lifeguard. Job Types: Part Time.

Job expires in 19 days.

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