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Denver: City, County hiring lifeguards

Denver: City, County hiring lifeguards

The City and County of Denver is looking to hire a lifeguard and advanced lifeguard 16 years of age or older for its indoor and outdoor pools this summer. Here’s what Denver has to say of what it’s expecting from its lifeguards:

Advanced Lifeguard

Overview

“Our summer season begins in June and runs through August. The days and shifts vary depending on the pool location for both summer season and year-round roles.  Come join the team for the summer or for a career! Advanced Lifeguards instruct swimming and water safety courses to all ages and levels in addition to performing public safety and recreational work supervising, swimming and enforcing regulations at municipal pools. Denver’s Aquatics Division provides the opportunity to work with a major Aquatics Program which is recognized nationally for outstanding performance.  We operate 16 seasonal pools as well as 13 year-round indoor pools and provide on-site certification programs through the American Red Cross as well as monthly in-service training opportunities to keep our employees up-to-date on both skills and certifications.”

Job requirements:

  • Teaches swimming and water safety courses to all ages and levels
  • Observes and patrols pool and enforces safety regulations
  • Assists swimmers from water when in danger
  • Performs resuscitation and first aid when appropriate
  • Assists Advanced Lifeguard with teaching preschool level children
  • Some positions may coach swimming teams
  • Some positions may perform minor maintenance work on pool equipment
  • Some positions provide counter work as assigned
  • May perform other related duties as assigned or requested

Job qualifications: 

  • Must be at least 16 years of age

Required Certifications (at time of application):

  • American Red Cross – Lifeguard Training Certification
  • American Red Cross – First Aid (adult/infant/child) Certification
  • American Red Cross – WSI (Water Safety Instructor)
  • American Red Cross – CPR/PR (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation for the Professional Rescuer)
  • American Red Cross – AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) Certification

Preferred Qualification:

  • Bilingual ability in English/Spanish is a plus, but not required

Lifeguard

Overview

“The City and County of Denver, Parks and Recreation, Aquatics Division is seeking Lifeguards for indoor and outdoor pools for the 2012 summer season and for year-round roles. Our summer season begins in June and runs through August. The days and shifts vary depending on the pool location for both summer season and year-round roles.  Come join the team for the summer or for a career! Lifeguards perform public safety and recreational work supervising, swimming and enforcing regulations at municipal pools. Denver’s Aquatics Division provides the opportunity to work with a major Aquatics Program which is recognized nationally for outstanding performance.  We operate 16 seasonal pools as well as 13 year-round indoor pools and provide on-site certification programs through the American Red Cross as well as monthly in-service training opportunities to keep our employees up-to-date on both skills and certifications.”

Job requirements:

  • Observes and patrols pool and enforces safety regulations
  • Assists swimmers from water when in danger
  • Performs resuscitation and first aid when appropriate
  • Assists Advanced Lifeguard with teaching preschool level children
  • Some positions may coach swimming teams
  • Some positions may perform minor maintenance work on pool equipment
  • Some positions provide counter work as assigned
  • The formal job description (Lifeguard) is listed under Job Specifications on our website:
  • May perform other related duties as assigned or requested

Job qualifications: 

  • Must be at least 15 years of age

Required Certifications (at time of application):

  • American Red Cross – Lifeguard Training Certification
  • American Red Cross – First Aid (adult/infant/child) Certification
  • American Red Cross – CPR/PR (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation for the Professional Rescuer)
  • American Red Cross – AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) Certification

Preferred Qualification:

  • Bilingual ability in English/Spanish is a plus, but not required

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