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Company: City of Plano
Location: Plano, TX
Career Level: Hourly
Industries: Government, Nonprofit, Education


At the City of Plano, our values make us who we are and guide us as we SERVE our city.  As members of Team Plano, our organizational Values (what is most important to us) make up the acronym, SERVE (Stewardship Engaged Respectful Visionary Excellence). 

Summary of Duties: Under basic supervision, the Lifeguard ensures the safety of aquatic patrons by enforcing all safety rules and regulations. Identifies emergency situations and determines and executes appropriate response and care.


Management reserves the rights to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.

  • Monitors pool activities; enforces pool rules in and around the pool.
  • Identifies and responds to emergency situations; administers care, CPR, or first aid as appropriate.
  • Performs general maintenance in and around the pool.
  • Registers patrons for classes; collects fees and provides excellent customer service.
  • Attends required in-service training as required by the Department.
  • Regular and consistent attendance for the assigned work schedule is essential.


Marginal Duties:

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Typical Decisions: The incumbent must determine and enforce rule violations pertaining to the facility.  Must ensure the safety of Aquatic patrons.

Minimum Qualifications:

Knowledge of: Aquatics activities; lifeguarding; CPR and first aid application; water safety practices and procedures.

Skill in: Communicating effectively both verbally and in writing; demonstrating strong swimming abilities; providing tactful customer service.

Education: No formal education required.

Experience: Must be as least sixteen (16) years of age.

Any work related experience resulting in acceptable proficiency levels in the above Minimum Qualifications is an acceptable substitute for the above specified education and experience requirements

Licenses and Certifications:

American Red Cross Certifications:

  • Lifeguarding Waterpark w/ CPR, First Aid, AED Training 
  • Bloodborne Pathogens Training 
  • Administering Emergency Oxygen Training
  • Asthma Inhaler and Anaphylaxis and Epinephrine Auto Injector Training

Conditions of Employment:   Must pass a drug test,  criminal history background check, periodic CJIS background check (for positions requiring access into Police buildings) and social security number verification check.

Physical Demands and Working Conditions: Must possess mobility to work in and around City pools and facilities; strength, stamina, and mobility to perform light to medium physical work; to perform swimming and diving rescue techniques; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone or radio. The job involves frequent walking to identify problems or hazards. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator. Positions in this classification bend, stoop, kneel, twist and reach when performing rescue and first aid activities, and maintaining pool area. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 100 pounds, or heavier weights with the use of proper equipment.

Employees work in and around City pools and facilities and are exposed to loud noise levels, heights, hot temperatures, chemical hazards, and hazardous physical substances and fumes. 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills which may be required. The position also requires meeting the essential requirements of the Physical Demands and Working Conditions, with or without reasonable accommodation.

Equal Opportunity Employer - EOE/M/F/V/D


Open positions are subject to close without notice.

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