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Position Description

Ensure the safety and well-being of pool patrons; enforce facility rules; conduct emergency procedures when necessary; maintain facility cleanliness; participate in all regular, ongoing in-service training sessions; take direction from Lifeguard Supervisor, Pool Manager and Pool Supervisor; foster good public relations, enforce rules and safety policies; all other duties as assigned by supervisors. 


High school education or any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. 

Training/Special Skills

Lifeguard training required; previous guarding experience required. Applicants should be able to swim 300 yards in less than six minutes.


Lifeguard training required. First Aid, CPR-PRO and AED required. These courses are offered by the Department. Candidates may take the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training course offered by the Department. 


Varies between 15 and 50 hours per week, including days, evenings, weekends and holidays. Flexible schedule required. Season: mid-May through September.


$10.53-$11.67 per hour

Applicants for this position are subject to a criminal history background check. Direct deposit is a required condition of employment.


Anyone wishing to apply for this position must submit an application to Bloomington Parks and Recreation, 401 N. Morton St. Ste. 250, Bloomington, Indiana either in person during business hours (8 a.m. - 5 p.m. M-F), by mail (PO Box 848, Bloomington, IN 47402) or by fax ((812) 349-3705).

Students attending Indiana University may submit applications to the Student Employment Office at 625 N. Jordan. Applications are available at the City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation main office and at the Student Employment Office. Applications will be accepted through July 31, 2018. Review of applications begins January 29, 2018.

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