Job Description

Essential Functions

  • Maintain constant surveillance of both active and passive users of the leisure pool
  • Recognize and respond effectively to emergencies when guarding the pool and pool deck
  • Coordinate emergency and evacuation procedures that include care for the injured, initiation of the emergency action plan, and notification of appropriate personnel and university and community authorities
  • Educate and enforce members on all leisure pool rules, policies, and procedures
  • Provide active surveillance when members are in the water and constant supervision of the aquatics area as a whole
  • Keep the facility a safe and clean environment by participating in a regular cleaning and pool maintenance schedule (sweeping pool deck, vacuuming the pool, scrubbing pool deck equipment, etc)
  • Perform hourly counts of users present on the pool deck
  • Assist with Campus Recreation and Aquatics program special events and rentals
  • Report any maintenance problems or safety hazards to the Aquatics professional staff 

Job Expectations

  • Attend and participate in all mandatory in-services, training, and fitness requirements
  • Create a safe and welcoming environment to maintain an atmosphere that cultivates long-term participation
  • Clean and maintain equipment and facilities on a daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly basis
  • Utilize When to Work to communicate work availability to supervisors and co-workers
  • Arrive promptly for shifts, dressed in provided uniforms, presenting a professional appearance and enthusiastic attitude (good posture, alert, attentive, courteous)
  • Have a thorough knowledge of all rules and regulations of the aquatics area and a willingness to enforce them
  • Acts an ambassador for Campus Recreation both at work and away
  • Ensure certifications are up to date, renewed in a timely matter, and communicated to Aquatics Professional Staff

General Schedule

This position will be scheduled to work 2-4 hour shifts Monday – Friday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm, Saturdays 11:00 am - 8:00 pm, and Sundays 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm.  This position is available from March through October with limited hours available for work during the semester and holiday breaks.  A minimum of 10 hours per week is required, with a maximum of 20 hours.  

Job Requirements

  • Currently enrolled student of Auburn University
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Must possess and maintain a current nationally recognized lifeguarding certification and Professional CPR/First Aid certification

Physical Requirements

  • Complete water skills testing before hire:
    • 300 m swim (any stroke)
    • Retrieve a brick from a depth of 12 feet and tread water with brick for 90 seconds
    • Show successful active and passive removal rescues
    • Complete CPR scenario
  • Complete a 500 m swim bi-weekly
  • Physical condition to meet any emergency
  • Frequently required to stand, walk or swim 

Preferred Qualifications

  • One year of experience lifeguarding at an aquatic center or beach

Location Aquatics 
Compensation $10-13.75 
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