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Lifeguard III

City of Cartersville

Listing Summary


Department:                Parks and Recreation

Classification:             Part Time

Supervisor:                  Head Guard and/or Aquatics Manager

Pay Range:                  $17.00 per hour


Job Summary:

The purpose of this job is to maintain the safety and health of all patrons and enforce all facility and agency regulations and policies in addition to teaching Learn to Swim Classes as assigned.


Job Locations:

Cartersville Parks and Recreation Department Pools; Dellinger Park on Pine Grove Road, Aubrey Street pool on Aubrey Street, and the Senior Aquatic Pool at Sam Smith Park on Douthit Ferry Rd.


Responsibilities and Job Duties:

  • Comply with all operating policies and procedures.
  • Enforce rules and maintain proper surveillance at all aquatic facilities.
  • Teach swimming and water safety skills to youth and adults by American Red Cross standards.
  • Completes required paperwork on all classes to include attendance records and program evaluations according to American Red Cross standards.
  • Cautions swimmers regarding unsafe practices and safety hazards.
  • Respond to incidents/accidents using the proper techniques and complete all reports as necessary.
  • Ability to react quickly and calmly in emergencies.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and interact with management, employees and members of the general public.
  • Provides general information on pool operation to patrons and visitors.
  • Attend in-service training sessions as scheduled.
  • Clean restrooms, pick up and takeout trash as needed.
  • Complete daily equipment inventories and safety inspections as assigned.
  • Work the front desk/ concession area if needed.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.


Minimum Requirements of Position:

  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Must have 2-5 years of Lifeguard experience.
  • Must hold a current American Red Cross Lifeguard certification.
  • Must hold a current Water Safety Instructor certification.
  • Be able to stand or sit for long periods of time while maintaining proper patron surveillance.
  • Able to operate office equipment, including a computer to sign in and out.
  • Ability to have a flexible work schedule, including early mornings, weekends, holidays, etc.
  • Must have the knowledge, skills, and abilities taught in American Red Cross Lifeguard and Water Safety, First Aid and CPR certification course.


Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, walk, sit, use hands and fingers, handle or feel, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and reach with hands or arms. The employee may be required to lift objects weighing up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Clear hearing and speech required.


Working Conditions:

Work for this job is performed in an outdoor setting. The employee will be exposed to wet, humid conditions and outdoor conditions. Quiet to moderate noise levels. Fast paced requiring flexibility in handling a variety of functions simultaneously.


Position Description/ Notice to Applicant:

Formal Application, rating of education and experience; oral interview and reference check; job related tests may be required.


Qualified candidates should submit their application or resume to: 


The City of Cartersville is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any other protected status.




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