City of Litchfield Park, AZ
  • 27-Feb-2017 to 28-May-2017 (PST)
  • Community and Recreation Services
  • Phoenix, AZ, USA
  • 11.00
  • Hourly
  • Seasonal


The City of Litchfield Park is currently recruiting lifeguards for the 2017 summer season.  The season runs from April 2017 to September 2017. Lifeguard's will work 25 – 40 hours per week, depending on aquatic needs.

Qualified applicants will be invited to attend an in-person interview and an in-water skills test.  The in-water skills test includes an assessment of various lifeguard skills, fitness level, and swimming stroke techniques.  


All staff are required to purchase a red swimsuit/shorts as their uniform selected by the Aquatics Department. 


American Red Cross lifeguard courses will be offered at the Litchfield Park Rec Center the weekends of March 17 – 26 and weekends of April 21 – 30. A hiring event will be held on the last Sunday of the class after the exams.  For general registration and class information, please call 623-935-9040. 

Lifeguard  II's will monitor the use of the swimming pool area to prevent accidents and to provide water rescue and first aid when required.  The primary responsibility is to help ensure patron safety and protect lives, caution patrons about safety hazards, and maintain order in pool.  Other duties include routine maintenance in and around pool, answering patron's questions, and completing mandatory skill checks and in-services.  Additionally, Lifeguard II's provide swimming and diving instruction, and organize lessons plans for swim classes.

SUMMARY:   Incumbents perform supervision of swimming activities, water rescue of patrons, enforcement of policies and procedures, and monitoring of swimming pool facilities.  Incumbents oversee and perform advanced level swimming instruction.  Incumbents must have a broader program knowledge to include applicable policies and regulations.  Incumbents are responsible for program monitoring and evaluation.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND REPSONSIBILITIES (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledges, skills, and other characteristics.  This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class.)  Performs the following:

Performs tasks related to routine day-to-day operations, which may include:  maintaining cleanliness of facilities; maintaining proper pool water chemistry; collecting information on participants; monitoring the safety of facilities and participants; maintaining inventory; and/or, performing other related activities.

Assists in facilitating classes, events, and/or activities in assigned area of responsibility.

Performs routine clerical work.

Performs tasks related to the patrolling of the pool, which may include:  patrolling pool from assigned stations providing a uniformed presence insuring the safety of swimmers and patrons; using applicable victim detection methods and evaluating environmental concerns, i.e., electrical storms, high winds; enforcing all rules, regulations and ordinances governing pool operations; and assisting or rescuing swimmers in distress. 

Assists with planning regularly scheduled in-service training for subordinate lifeguards. 

Conducts swimming lessons and/or practices for the general public and/or swim team. 

Performs other duties of a similar nature.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:  Must be a minimum of 16 years of age and have one to three months related experience and/or training.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (position requirements at entry)

Knowledge of:

  • Applicable principles and practices in assigned program area;
  • Modern office practices and equipment; and
  • Customer service principles.


Skill in:

  • Providing customer service;
  • Handling multiple tasks simultaneously;
  • Working with youth;
  • Resolving conflict;
  • Coordinating activities;
  • Maintaining inventory and supplies; and
  • Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.


Ability to:

  • Act quickly and calmly in emergencies;
  • Lift arms above shoulder level;
  • Administer first aid and CPR;
  • Perform rescue actions;
  • Communicate effectively with staff and public;
  • Lift a dead weight usually exceeding 100 pounds;
  • Work in chemically treated swimming pool water and in direct sunlight;
  • Lift equipment weighing up to 50 pounds on a daily basis.
  • Perform safety checks of pool equipment and areas;
  • Sit in stationary lifeguard chair for long periods of time;
  • Observe swimmers in and around the pool;
  • Effectively demonstrate and explain swim skills to class participants;
  • Perform various clerical duties and operate office equipment including a personal computer and related software;
  • Firmly, but tactfully enforce rules and regulations;
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other City staff and the public; and
  • Work safely.


LICENSING REQUIREMENTS (positions in this class typically require)

  • Current American Red Cross First Aide Certification;
  • Current American Red Cross CPR and AED Certification;
  • Current American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Certification; and
  • Current American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Certification



PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Positions in this class typically require: climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.


Medium Work:  Exerting up to 50 pounds of force daily.


WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The noise level in this environment is mostly moderate to loud.


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