City of Litchfield Park, AZ
  • 29-Jan-2018 to 30-Apr-2018 (PST)
  • Community and Recreation Services
  • Litchfield Park, AZ, USA
  • $10.50
  • Hourly
  • Seasonal

Sick Pay

The City of Litchfield Park is currently recruiting lifeguards for the 2018 summer season.  The season runs from April 2018 to September 2018. 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 16 and March 23 and  another session of  weekends on April 20  and 29. 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. 


The City of Litchfield Park is a drug-free environment.


SUMMARY:  Incumbents monitor the use of the swimming pool area, and provide water rescue and first aid functions. Ensure a safe environment and provide excellent customer service. Assist in maintaining daily operations to provide a safe and healthy environment for all pool patrons. 


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:


Provides excellent customer service by exemplifying a positive attitude and exceeding the needs of all patrons.

Maintains regular attendance and punctuality.

Understands and enforces pool rules.

Monitors use of pool area and provides water rescue and first aid.

Answers aquatics programming questions and provides information to patrons.

Completes all required paperwork timely and accurately.

Participates in cleaning the facility.



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:  Minimum of 15 years of age.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES (position requirements at entry)

  • Basic knowledge of pool operations
  • Basic knowledge of computers
  • Water rescue, first aid, CPR, and lifesaving skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work with all age groups, including children
  • Ability to work on a team
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely with management, staff, and patrons
  • Ability to maintain a safe work environment
  • Ability to act quickly, calmly, and effectively in emergencies
  • Ability to use preventative measures to avoid accidents and injuries
  • Ability to multi-task and make decisions easily and quickly
  • Ability to resolve conflicts in a professional tactful manner
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative, effective relationships with staff and patrons



  • Current American Red Cross and/or Starfish Aquatic Institute Lifeguard and First Aid certification
  • Current American Red Cross and/or Starfish Aquatic Institute CPR/AED certification


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Positions in this class typically require: standing, walking, sitting, balancing, kneeling, crouching, reaching, climbing of ladders, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, handling, feeling, talking, hearing and seeing.


Medium Work: Must frequently lift and/or exert up to 100 pounds of force.


WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Incumbents work in the outdoors and are exposed to extremes in temperature without effective protection from the weather.  The noise level in this environment is moderate to loud.

City of Litchfield Park, AZ
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