Head Lifeguard

  • San Marcos, TX
  • San Marcos, Texas
  • May 11, 2019
Temporary Parks and Recreation Public Safety
  • Salary: $10.75 - $11.74 Hourly

Job Description


Job Summary

Supervises aquatic program; supervises and schedules lifeguard personnel; maintains pool and mechanical systems; performs pool administration and maintenance; and plans and schedules special events and programs.


Essential Functions
  • Assists the Aquatics Supervisor and Pool Manager with the supervision and training of summer lifeguard employees about water safety, City policies and regulations.
  • Assists with the administration of swimming pool programs including swimming lessons, pool parties, and other activities. Helps set up and prepare area during special events.
  • Maintains pool and pool area including mechanical equipment, decks, and bathrooms. Conducts routine tests such as chemical levels; vacuums pool; backwashes; uses net to clean water surface; and picks up trash. Keeps log of test results and attends related training sessions as necessary.
  • Performs routine paperwork and maintains program files; keeps records of swimming lesson certificates; communicates needs of facility to pool manager or Aquatic Supervisor; and compiles reports as needed.
  • Miscellaneous:
    • Communicates with the public, explains policies and identifies

Decision Making
  • Uses judgment to coordinate activities and to act appropriately in emergency situations.
  • Assists in supervising pool staff; assigns duties, trains and in evaluating work performance.
  • Responsible for assisting in scheduling and organizing pool staff.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (Salary is dependent upon qualifications)

Minimum Requirements
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • One season of pool management experience and two seasons of lifeguard/swim instructor experience is required.
  • Valid Texas Driver's License with an acceptable driving record required.
  • Must be 18 years old. Red Cross Lifeguard Certificate required.
    • City offered certification course registration: www.sanmarcostx.gov/activeSMTX
    • Please follow the link and search 'lifeguard' to register for a class.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Red Cross Water Safety Instructor certification preferred.


Core Competencies
Effective oral communication skills are required. Extensive contact with the public, must be able to interact in a courteous and professional manner. Basic calculations to balance cash receipts, measure chemicals, and check test results.

Physical Demands and Working Conditions
Physical requirements include working outdoors in heat, humidity and wind. Exposed to chlorine, muriatic acid and other pool chemicals. Navigates slippery surfaces; exposed to noise from crowds, whistles and pump room. Subject to standing, sitting, vision, hearing, talking, lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling reaching, handling, kneeling, crouching, bending, twisting, climbing, balancing, handling, foot controls, fine dexterity.

Work Hours
9:00-6:00, M-F
Weekend/evenings required

FLSA Status

Position is Safety Sensitive.

Closing Date/Time: 6/21/2019 11:59 PM Central