Lifeguard - Part-time


JOB FAMILY: Athletics and Recreation 

JOB CODE: 8396-0000 

FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt 


Lifeguards prevent drowning and other injuries from occurring at University aquatic facilities; ensure the safety of patrons by minimizing or eliminating hazardous situations or behaviors; communicate and enforce pool rules and policies.


  • Monitor swimming areas to safeguard patrons
  • Observe activities in assigned areas to detect hazards, disturbances, or safety infractions
  • Warn patrons of inclement weather and unsafe areas
  • Enforce rules, regulations, policies, and procedures; support daily operations
  • Adhere to safe and appropriate use of all equipment and modalities within established guidelines
  • Rescue distressed persons, using rescue techniques and equipment
  • Examine injured persons and administer first aid or cardiopulmonary resuscitation, if necessary, using training, medical supplies, and equipment
  • Contact emergency medical personnel in case of serious injury
  • Inspect recreational equipment for safety hazards, maintenance problems, damage, and wear; notify supervisor of unusual conditions
  • Greet students/visitors, provide information and/or refer as appropriate; act on routine requests
  • Inspect recreational facilities for cleanliness
  • Complete and maintain records
  • May instruct participants and provide safety precaution information
  • May provide assistance with staff selection, training, and supervision

REQUIREMENTS: Must obtain and maintain valid Lifeguard Certification, First Aid training, and CPR/AED training.