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Lifeguard II

Company: City of North Port
Location: North Port
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Job Description:

General Description

This is a full-time position responsible for a safe and positive pool environment by preventing and responding to emergencies and performing proper rescue and first aid. The position also assists with cleaning and maintenance of the aquatic facility and surrounding area.

Essential Job Functions

  • Acts as lead guard to support seasonal staff.
  • Ensures Daily tasks are completed on rotations.
  • Leads seasonal staff in policy compliance and modeling of professional lifeguard standards
  • Assists with maintaining a safe aquatic facility including providing real time feedback and noting suggestions and comments for supervisor's review.
  • Follows direction from Head Lifeguard, or designee, regarding placement and rotations during shift to ensure efficient guarding and safety.
  • Assist with training / orientation of other Lifeguards, provides swim instruction or similar classes to public.
  • Responsible for guarding and safety of participants within all aquatic facilities, administer first aid and life saving measures per industry standards.
  • Completes housekeeping, general maintenance tasks and logs data/ creates reports as directed.
  • Model standards and expectations throughout shift.
  • Responsible for post until relieved by another guard.
  • Quick action to any potential emergency situation.
  • Attend regular in-service trainings and other trainings and meetings as they are held.
  • Support and participation in special events.

    (These essential job functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of all duties performed. Employees will be required to perform other related duties as assigned, including City-directed work assignments in the event of a declared emergency.)


    • Must be able to swim at least 500 yards.
    • Physically perform all skills required of a lifeguard.
    • Hear noises and distress signals in the aquatic environment, including in the water and anywhere in the zone of responsibility, with or without reasonable accommodations.
    • See and observe all sections of an assigned zone of responsibility, with or without reasonable accommodations.
    • Demonstrated ability to recognize swimmers in need of assistance.
    • Demonstrated ability to recognize, respond and remedy unsafe situations.
    • Ability to work with diverse populations and ages.
    • Ability to serve as a positive role model and provide constructive feedback.

      Education, Experience, Licenses and Certifications

      Education and Experience:
      • Graduation from high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma is preferred.
      • Two (2) years of paid lifeguard experience or previous lifeguard supervisory experience required. (A comparable amount of relevant training, education and/or experience may be substituted for the above qualifications.)

        Licenses and Certifications:
        • Current nationally accredited lifeguard certification (applicable for body of water being guarded).
        • Current Basic Life Support and First Aid certifications.
        • Ability to obtain ARC WSI within 6 months of hire.

Keywords: City of North Port, North Port , Lifeguard II, Other , North Port, Florida

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