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The Lifeguard position performs entry-level work, with close supervision, and has a limited level of discretion. The position is responsible for conducting operations at the pool, which include preventing and responding to emergency situations, maintaining and cleaning the pool facility, and providing customer service to the patrons of the pool.

Essential Duties & Required Qualifications

  • Reliable transportation.
  • Prevent accidents and minimizes or eliminates hazardous situations.
  • Recognize & respond accurately to all emergency situations.
  • Perform appropriate water rescues as necessary.
  • Communicate with Pool Manager and Aquatics Attendants, the need for additional assistance or equipment.
  • Perform daily facility operational tasks.
  • Observe and enforce all rules and regulations of the facility pertaining to both staff and patrons.
  • Educate staff & patrons and inform them of the purpose/need for rules and regulations.
  • Attend bi-weekly in-service training.
  • Prepare and maintain appropriate activity reports and logs & chemical testing.
  • Assist with various pool maintenance functions such as but not limited to cleaning the pool, surrounding deck areas, cleaning office and restroom facilities on a regular basis.
  • Assist Aquatics Attendant with Aquatic events.
  • Responsible for handling questions and concerns from patrons and other City staff.
  • Present and maintain a professional appearance and demeanor, including wearing appropriate uniform or attire and exhibiting respect and enthusiasm as duties and responsibilities are carried out.
  • Other related duties as assigned.


Required Education and Experience

  • Must be a minimum of 15 years old by May 1 of the current year.
  • Currently enrolled in high school or high school graduate.
  • Must be available to work irregular hours and at various intervals, including weekends, holidays and evening hours.
  • Must have reliable transportation to get to work daily.


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • Must hold a valid American Red Cross Lifeguarding with First Aid and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer certifications.


  • Ability to obtain them before beginning employment. The City provides the training, and the applicant is responsible for the cost. After 60 days of employment, the City will reimburse the employee for the cost of the training. 


Preferred Education, Experience, & Certifications

  • Previous lifeguard experience preferred.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge and competency in American Red Cross Lifeguarding standards as well as facility specific emergency procedures for the Leander Aquatics Department.
  •  Ability to function effectively under direct supervision and to develop effective working relationships with fellow employees and the public.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to receive directions and to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Exhibit professional work habits including reliability, dependability, creativity, and demonstration of enthusiasm for the job.
  • Must be available to work irregular hours and at various intervals, including weekends, holidays and evening hours.
  • Must be able to work well with people of all ages and dispositions.

Physical Demands & Additional Information

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to handle and feel items, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, talk, and hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus. 

Working Environment 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and extreme heat. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, but occasionally loud. 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified in this position. 

Job offer and continuation of employment with the City of Leander is contingent upon:

  • Proof of education, certification(s) and experience as listed on the employment application based on the job posting requirements.
  • Satisfactory results from a pre-employment criminal history background and driving record check.
  • Legal authorization to work in the United States without sponsorship. *
  • Compliance with the Selective Service Registration for male US citizens and immigrants, who are ages 18-25.

*The City of Leander participates in E-Verify! Information from each new employee’s Form I-9 will be provided to the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to confirm work authorization. 

The City of Leander is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information in employment. 

Applicants should communicate requests for disability-related accommodations during the application process to our Human Resources Department at [email protected] or 512-528-2708. Deaf and hard of hearing applicants may contact our office via Relay Texas at 7-1-1 or 1-800-735- 2989 (TTY/TDD).


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