MIA Summer Lifeguard – Job Description & Application

This position is a seasonal, non-benefitted position.

The Lifeguard functions as a lifeguard at the Montevideo swimming pool. Lifeguards supervise the conduct of swimmers in order to maintain a safe environment.  

Typical Duties:

  • Observes swimmers at the Montevideo swimming pool; warning those who violate pool safety rules, and expelling them, if necessary, for willful disobedience
  • Maintains a safe but enjoyable poolside atmosphere for participants by continuously monitoring  pool facility for potential problems or dangerous situations
  • Rescues swimmers who are in distress;  administers first aid and artificial respiration, if necessary, according to prescribed methods
  • Cleans, disinfects, and maintains the pool, pool decks, overflow gutter, shower rooms, bathrooms and other pool facility areas.
  • Routinely monitors clubhouse lawn area and equipment use
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:


Minimum Requirements

  • Education equivalent to completion of the tenth grade; and
  • No experience required; and
  • Must be at least 15 years of age at time of application

Possession of the following is required:

  • American Aquatics & Safety Training 2-year Lifeguarding certification
  • American Aquatics & Safety Training 2-year First Aid and CPR/AED certification.
  • In accordance with State of California law, a valid California Work Permit is required at time of appointment for candidates under the age of 18 who have not graduated from high school or been awarded a certificate of proficiency


  • As a condition of employment, incumbents may be required to be fingerprinted in accordance with State of California law
  • Must be able to perform all of the essential functions of the job assignment

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Considerable knowledge of: 

Swimming techniques

  • Principles and techniques of  swimming guidance appropriate for various age groups
  • Approved lifesaving and safety methods and procedures  necessary to ensure public safety in and around a pool facility

Considerable ability to: 

  • Swim skillfully, rescue submerged victims, and safely remove them from pool
  • Immediately evaluate emergency situations and respond decisively and effectively
  • Administer first aid and artificial respiration according to prescribed methods
  • Instruct in the techniques of swimming and lifesaving
  • Maintain poolside discipline and safety
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work, including children
  • Work in a team-based environment and achieve common goals
  • Communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Learn the proper placement of all safety equipment and its proper use
  • Learn the location and proper use of the emergency telephone numbers list
  • Become familiar with the basic mechanical operation and maintenance program of the pool

Job Features

Salary$17.00 per hour
Job TypeSeasonal / Non-Benefitted
Application DeadlineContinuous, until filled

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