Job Description

Openings as of 7/27/2017
Part-time / Seasonal

  • Senior Head Lifeguard (245 Days) JobID: 1601
  • Position Type:
    Part-time / Seasonal/Lifeguards

  • Date Posted:

  • Location:
    Keller ISD Natatorium

  •   Job Title: Senior Head Lifeguard Wage/Hour Status: Nonexempt

    Department/School: KISD Natatorium Pay Grade: OS 3 ($12.69 - $15.29)

    Reports to: Natatorium Manager HR Date Approved: October, 2008

    Provides a safe environment for all pool patrons and swimmers in the pool and on the deck area; directs the lifeguard staff and assists in supporting the rules, regulations, and safety of the pool facility within the lifeguard certification.

    The essential functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the characteristic duties and responsibilities noted herein, however, this list represents examples only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions found in this job description.
    • Model core organizational beliefs and values; perform duties in an effective and efficient manner for the purpose of supporting and contributing to the achievement of district goals.
    • Conduct monthly lifeguard training; assist rescue training as needed.
    • Inventory safety and first aid medical supplies; forward a written inventory to the natatorium manager for evaluation.
    • Schedule junior lifeguard aides, lifeguards and head lifeguards as directed.
    • Operate computer console timing equipment for swim meets, dive meets and other special events.
    • Prevent accidents through the enforcement of policies, regulations, and ordinances governing the conduct of persons using the natatorium.
    • Scan pool area in order to detect safety concerns and practice preventative lifeguarding.
    • Consistently scan pool for distressed swimmers.
    • Respond to emergencies in an appropriate manner as taught by the lifeguard, first aid, and CPR training.
    • Complete an incident report for all accidents and injuries; review all incident reports and notify natatorium manager of any safety factors contributing to the accidents and injuries.
    • Perform all facets of general pool maintenance; monitor the cleanliness of all bathrooms and ensure proper safety.
    • Respond effectively to recommended CDC guidelines for fecal containment; immediately contact appropriate personnel regarding area of contamination and treatment; complete required report and forward to the natatorium manager for review.
    • Enforce and adhere to all rules and regulations of the pool.
    • Request assistance from natatorium manager to maintain discipline of swimmers if needed.
    • Maintain an acceptable appearance at all times with regard to both uniform and personal hygiene.
    • Initiate the Natatorium Emergency Action Plan (EAP) when appropriate.
    • Attend required monthly lifeguard training; assist the natatorium manager with in-service rescue training as needed.
    • Follow established safety procedures and techniques to perform job duties, including lifting, climbing, etc.
    • Correct unsafe conditions in work area and report any conditions that are not correctable to supervisorimmediately.
    • Utilize effective communication skills; ensure that all interactions are supportive, courteous, and respectful.
    • Comply with all policies, operating procedures, legal requirements, and verbal and written directives.
    • Comply with the Employee Standards of Conduct.
    • Perform other related duties as assigned.

    • Supervise the performance of assigned staff.
    • Knowledge of pool safety
    • Knowledge of how to prevent accidents and how to react if there is an accident
    • Ability to swim long distances with great strength
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
      Equipment Used: Safety equipment, rescue tube, spine backboard, automated external defibrillator, wheelchair lift, radio communication equipment


    • Red Cross Professional Lifeguard Certification
    • Red Cross CPR/First Aid Certification
    • Red Cross AED/Oxygen Administration Certification
    • Bloodborne Pathogen Certification
    • Lifeguard Instructor Certification (LGI)
    • Two (2) years successful seasonal head lifeguard experience

    • Maintain emotional control under stress
    • Exposure to high humidity
    • Exposure to normal chemical hazards in pool water (chlorine, sodium bicarbonate, soda ash)
    • Periodic movement (pulling) of floatable bulkheads
    • Visual acuity
    • Crouching/kneeling in operation and movement of lane reel/lane ropes and operation of handicap lift
    • Moderate lifting
    • Sitting (elevated lifeguard stand), standing
    • Work on slippery surfaces

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