Aquatics – Lifeguard

September 1, 2023
Reno, NV
Job Type


Aquatics - Lifeguard

This is a position that requires a lifeguard certification. Employees will be working at one of the four City of Reno aquatics facilities performing monitoring and lifesaving duties.

Distinguishing Characteristics

  • Parks and Rec Specialist Band I
  • Positions in this band have direct supervision available.Work tasks are routine, repetitive, and/or narrowly defined.

Work Schedule

  • Less than 233 hours per quarter and may be year round or
  • 233 hours or more in a quarter with a maximum of six months employment or
  • Not to exceed 1,039 work hours within any fiscal year

Essential Functions & Tasks

Include, but are not limited to:

  • Guards the pool during facility use.
  • Enters the water to rescue patrons in distress; resuscitates rescued swimmers, administers first aid to injured, calls Emergency Medical Services (EMS) on serious accident cases.
  • Enforces policies, rules, and regulations.
  • Cleans and performs light maintenance around pool, locker rooms and storage areas.
  • Inspects facilities to ensure safe conditions.
  • Prepares supplies for programs.
  • Under direction, teaches swimming, water safety, and diving, and assists with special events.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Working Conditions

  • Conveys and exchanges verbal and written information.
  • Walking, standing, sitting and performing swimming rescues.
  • Walking on various surfaces including uneven ground that may be slippery.
  • Work may be performed outdoors in a variety of weather extremes.
  • Ability to react to emergency situations by quick movements, strenuous activity, and on occasion assist or lift persons in distress of varying weights.
  • May work evenings, weekends and holidays.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Age: 15
  • Certifications: Lifeguard Training, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, First Aid

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certifications: Water Safety Instructor

A completed City of Reno Employment Application is required. Applications may be submitted online at Applications are also available at Parks and Recreation facilities.

For more information, call the Aquatics Office at 775-657-4651.

Taking applications until positions are filled.

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