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Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Job Type

Part-time, Non-exempt

About the Role

The Lifeguard is responsible for ensuring the health and safety of patrons by preventing and responding to emergencies efficiently while utilizing The Kingsley Association swimming pool.



·       Perform lifeguard duties to prevent aquatic emergencies from chair and deck at all times.

·       Record all incidents in pool area and locker rooms and report to supervisor.

·       Monitor proper us of aquatic equipment such as floatation devices, kickboards, starting blocks, lane markers, etc.

·       Ensure all swimmers have proper attire before entering pool.

·       Evaluate aquatic abilities of swimmers before permitting them access to deep end of pool.

·       Know all emergency procedures and respond to emergencies immediately, in accordance with The Kingsley Association’s policies and procedures.

·       Administer First Aid, CPR, AED and necessary.

·       Communicate with and maintain an effective relationship with members, participants and other staff.

·       Maintain maintenance and cleaning of all pool facility including pool deck, locker rooms, recreation office, etc.

·       Record and keep accurate records of all pool chemical readings and take appropriate action as needed.

·       Conduct and record daily safety checks and report any unsafe conditions to supervisor.

·       Secure all doors when pool is closed or as appropriate in case of incident or emergency.

·       Attend staff meetings, trainings and conferences.

·       Maintain records, reports and log information.

·       Report for shift in a timely manner. Notify Head Lifeguard immediately in unable to cover shift.

·       Ability to work flexible hours with some holiday and weekend work required.

·       Ability to participate in all phases of the Aquatics program for all participants.

·       Perform all duties as assigned.



·       Ability to lift and/or move up to 50 lbs. as required. May require more in event of a water rescue.

·       Ability to perform moderate  physical activity that may including sitting, standing, walking, crouching, kneeling, bending, twisting and reaching for extended periods of times.

·       Ability to perform strenuous physical tasks necessary for a water rescue.

·       Appropriate pool attire must be worn at all times when on duty in the aquatics area.



·       Lifeguard Certification

·       CPR and AED Certification

·       First Aid Certification

·       Current Act 33/34 and FBI clearances


·       Reports to: Director of Health & Wellness

·       Direct reports: None


·       Natatorium; employee may be exposed to conditions that include hot / cold temperatures, chemicals, etc.

·       Indoor  

·       Frequently required to work at a fast pace

·       Evening, and weekend work required.

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