Seasonal Lifeguard

Alexandria, VA
$15.15 Hourly
Jun 01, 2020
Jun 23, 2020
Full Time
Seasonal Lifeguard
Recreation Services-Aquatic Division

The City of Alexandria is located in northern Virginia and is bordered by the District of Columbia (Potomac River), Arlington and Fairfax counties. With a population of approximately 150,000 and a land area of 15.75 square miles, Alexandria is the seventh largest city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Alexandria has a charming waterfront and is a unique and historic place to live and work. About one-quarter square miles in the city have been designated as a national or local historic district. We proudly embrace our rich history and seize the endless opportunities that lie ahead. If you are interested in working for the vibrant City of Alexandria, we invite qualified candidates to apply for our Seasonal Lifeguard.

In pursuit of service excellence the Lifeguard provides facility monitoring for an aquatic environment for patrons of all ages and backgrounds. The position is vital to enhancing the overall health and well-being of its residents in our community. Each of the City's aquatic facilities provide a growing mix of learn to swim programs, competitive swimming workouts, scuba training, kayaking, water exercise therapy classes, and leisure swimming by families and summer camps; to diverse user groups representing all areas of the community.

What You Should Bring
Each member of our team is accountable for the outstanding delivery of services to the community. You should possess knowledge of water safety along with experience operating active public swimming pools with multiple user groups and activities. You will be responsible for maintaining a safe and clean swimming pool environment. You should lead by example, demonstrate a commitment to excellence, deliver exceptional customer experiences, and be available for flexible work assignments in the early morning, evenings and/or weekends. The hours will vary Sunday- Saturday 4:30am- 9:00pm with specials events outside of standard business hours.

The Opportunity
  • Observes and enforces pool rules and regulations;
  • Maintain equipment ensuring that equipment is safe, clean, and in working order and that supplies are adequate for operation of the facility;
  • Administer emergency and routine first aid calmly with good judgment during all stressful situations;
  • Responds quickly to all emergency situations and follows standardized rescue procedures per Red Cross Lifeguard training;
  • Maintains continuous watch on the aquatic facility and participants to prevent injury and minimize or eliminate an aquatic emergency;
  • Responds to customer questions and concerns in a positive and professional matter;
  • Function effectively as a team member;
  • Performs related work as required.

About the Department
The mission of Recreation, Parks & Cultural Activities is to enrich the City of Alexandria by creating meaningful experiences through public spaces, cultural activities, and programming. The Department's vision is to improve the well-being of every person in our community by connecting them to each other and their environment. The Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities received national accreditation from the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA). National accreditation requires park and recreation agencies to meet 155 standards representing elements of effective and efficient park and recreation operations.

Minimum & Additional Requirements

CPR/AED and First AID certified from American Red Cross or other nationally recognized certification provider.

Lifeguard certification from American Red Cross or other nationally recognized certification provider.


This position requires successful completion of a criminal records background check and drug screening prior to employment.

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