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Job Description: 

Lifeguards maintain safe conditions in the Mitchell Hall indoor pool, on the deck, and surrounding areas. Lifeguards are responsible for securing the pool, maintaining safety, responding appropriately to emergencies, providing customer service, and enforcing all pool policies and procedures according to the Recreational Sports Department.

Specific Duties:

  • Maintain safety and constant surveillance of patrons in and around the pool through consistent enforcement of health and safety rules, policies, and guidelines.
  • Coordinate emergency and evacuation procedures that include care for injured, initiation of emergency action plan, notification of appropriate university authorities, and completion of paperwork.
  • Respond to emergency situations immediately in accordance with Rec Sports policies and procedures; provide emergency care and treatment as required until the arrival of emergency medical services.
  • Verify eligibility and identification of all users entering the pool.
  • Communicate and enforce all regulations and pool rules in a personable and professional manner; employ strong decision-making and conflict resolution skills with patrons when policies and/or procedures are violated.
  • Represent Recreational Sports with professional appearance and attitude at all times while maintaining a high standard of customer service.
  • Ensure that all pool equipment is used and stored safely; perform routine safety checks of rescue tubes and backboards and inform appropriate authorities when maintenance is needed.
  • Record hourly participation numbers and complete daily checklist.
  • Work scheduled shift or complete employee schedule change process if unable to work.
  • Attend all scheduled staff in-services.
  • Maintain current certifications in first aid, CPR, AED and lifeguard.
  • Maintain a positive, cooperative, and customer service oriented attitude that enhances a fun work environment, wear lifeguard apparel, and maintain clean, professional atmosphere.
  • Serve as a positive representative while participating in university and departmental activities.

Time Commitment and Pay:
Position requires a commitment of 3-5 hours per week and approximately 9 hours on assigned weekend shifts (approximately one weekend per month).  Hours range from 12-1pm Monday, Wednesday, Friday; 7-10:30pm Mon-Friday; 12-3pm Saturdays; and 1-4pm Sundays.  Schedules are flexible to meet class schedule.  Starting pay:  $7.70/hour.

Requirements:
Current lifeguard certification is required prior to employment.  All applicants must complete online application, submit verification of current certification, and attend hiring session to be held on the first Thursday of Fall semester classes.

Who Should Apply:
Students from all majors are encouraged to apply.  Ideal candidates should possess strong communication skills and be team-oriented.

Hiring Process:
Click here to learn more about the hiring process that takes place on the first Thursday of the Fall semester (hired for 2017-2018).

Additional information:
Mo McAlpine, Associate Director
130C REC
608.785.8698
mmcalpine@uwlax.edu