Start Date:

Memorial Day - Labor Day:
Approximately 40 hours per week. Schedule varies weekly.

Start Date:


Under the general supervision of the Head Lifeguard, the Full Facility Lifeguard position is responsible for the day-to-day safety of all swimming patrons.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  1. Ensure public safety by monitoring all water depths of Centennial Beach and the surrounding Riverwalk areas within the direct vicinity of Centennial Beach.
  2. Prevent accidents by managing guests, enforcing rules, scanning swimmers for distress and directing weak swimmers to remain in shallow water.
  3. Provide rescue and emergency first aid care when needed.
  4. Anticipate and recognize aquatic emergencies.
  5. Perform general maintenance and janitorial duties in order to maintain a safe, clean and friendly environment for guests, co-workers and the general public.
  6. Participate in pre-season training and pass all required testing and certifications. Training hours worked will be paid at the training wage.
  7. Attend all required in-service training sessions. In-service training hours will be paid at the training wage.
  8. Work collaboratively with lifeguards and other Centennial Beach staff in providing a safe, clean facility, and exceptional customer service.
  9. Maintain and properly care for all safety equipment and supplies.
  10. Exercise mature judgment in administering rule enforcement for those who violate Beach safety rules.
  11. Refer to Head Guard and Beach Manager in cases of disciplinary actions for patrons.
  12. Maintain a proactive approach to safety and risk management. Assist with the annual loss control review process, aquatic audits and required health department inspections.
  13. Participate in safety beach dives before opening and after facility is closed each day.
  14. Demonstrate and support park district customer service standards.
  15. Follow district and departmental safety, personnel, and administrative policies, procedures and ordinances.

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Instruct swim lessons.
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills (i.e., professional ability to attend to customer needs and communicate with coworkers).
  • Ability to address complaints and resolve concerns as needed.
  • Ability to complete all deep water training and skills.
  • Mental and physical ability to respond quickly to any emergency.
  • Demonstrate attention to detail.
  • Exhibit a keen awareness of surroundings.
  • Ability to work within a team environment.

Education and Experience:

  • Ellis Lifeguarding certification required.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, CPR, AED and First Aid certification within four (4) weeks of date of hire
  • SCUBA certified preferred

Special Considerations:

  • Must be at least 16 years old.
  • Subject to outside environmental conditions.
  • Occasionally lift, carry and/or move object(s) weighing ≤ 30 lbs. Lifting assistance is required when lifting ≥30 lbs.
  • Ability to pass the vigorous pre-season training.
  • Demonstrate 20/30 vision or the ability to achieve 20/30 vision through the use of corrective lenses.