City and County of Denver Lifeguard/Swim Instructor (On Call) in Colorado

Job Description

Denver's Department of Parks & Recreation - Aquatics Divisionis seeking Summer and Year-Round Lifeguards (On Call) for indoor and outdoor pools.

*Lifeguards *perform public safety and recreational work supervising, swimming and enforcing regulations at municipal pools.

Opportunities are available throughout Denver.

Work schedules vary depending on pool location.


Lifeguards with Water Safety Instructor Certification have the opportunity to earn swim instruction pay differential, by conducting group and/or private swim lessons.

  • Group Swim Lessons: Employees will receive their current hourly rate of pay, plus fifty percent (50%) of the employee's current hourly rate of pay for time conducting swim lessons.
  • Private Swim Lessons: Employees will receive their current hourly rate of pay, plus seventy-five percent (75%) of the employee's current hourly rate of pay for time spent teaching a private swim lesson.

Denver's* Aquatics Division *provides the opportunity to work with a major Aquatics Program recognized nationally for outstanding performance. We operate 16 seasonal pools as well as 13 year-round indoor pools, provide on-site certification programs through the American Red Cross as well as monthly in-service training opportunities to keep our employees up-to-date on both skills and certifications. Our Aquatics employees can be involved in a variety of programs with participants including parent-tot classes, learn to swim programs, swim teams for area youth and ongoing aqua fitness programs. You can learn more about our Aquatics Division by visiting our home page at


These positions do require applicants to test on-site which will include in-pool performance testing such as CPR, Swimming and Rescue (active, passive and spinal).

Don't have the required certifications for this position?!

If you do not have the required certifications but are interested in obtaining them, please:

send us an email at or text LIFESAVER to 42828 or call Denver Parks & Recreation at 720-865-0660to pursue them!

Interested? At the City & County of Denver you have the opportunity to work for a progressive public sector organization while building the community around you. Please review the qualifications and click the 'Apply' button at the top of the posting and/or visit:

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Job Responsibilities

  • Observes and patrols pool and enforces safety regulations.
  • Assists swimmers from water when in danger.
  • Performs resuscitation and first aid when appropriate.
  • Some positions may coach swimming teams.
  • Some positions may perform minor maintenance work on pool equipment.
  • Some positions provide counter work as assigned.
  • May perform other related duties as assigned or requested. Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 15 years of age

Required Certifications (at time of application):

Please attach copies of the required certifications to your application or detail them under the "Licenses and Certifications" portion of your application. You must bring copies of your certification(s) to your testing session/interview.

  • Lifeguard Training Certification from American Red Cross, Ellis & Associates, NASCO OR Star Guard -- which should include ALL of the following elements:
  • First Aid (adult/infant/child) Certification
  • CPR/PR (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation for the Professional Rescuer)
  • AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) Certification Preferred Qualification:

  • Current Water Safety Instructor Certification

  • Bilingual skills Additional Information


These positions do require applicants to test on-site which will include in-pool performance testing such as CPR, Swimming and Rescue (active, passive and spinal).

Classification Title: Lifeguard - On Call [RG2401] Working Title: *Lifeguard/Swim Instructor (On Call) *Pay Grade: 111-Z *Pay Range: *$8.75 - $11.99 Hourly

Agency: Parks and Recreation To Apply: please select the apply button at the top of this posting/visit:

Testing: Supplemental Questions & On-site Performance Testing Assessments / Testing: This position may require an online or in-person assessment. If testing is required, you will receive an email from with further information about the testing process after the position has closed. Please add to your safe sender list and check you spam or junk mail for this email. For a list of positions that require testing and more information about our testing process, click here. Pre-employment Screening: An offer of employment is contingent on the verification of credentials and other information required by law and City and County of Denver policies, including the successful completion of a background check. Candidates must pass a criminal background check and other verifications required for the position which may include, but are not limited to, employment and/or education verification, motor vehicle record check, drug test, and/or physical. The existence of a conviction does not automatically disqualify an individual from employment except where federal or state law or regulations prohibit employment of an individual with certain convictions. For more information about the selection and employment screening process, click here. Probationary Period: This position may require the selected candidate to complete at least a six month probationary period prior to attaining career status with the City & County of Denver. For more information about the probationary period, click here.

The City and County of Denver provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law.

Please note that these are On Call positions and do not have benefits available. Recruiter: EF


Salary: $8.75 - $11.99 Hourly

Job Type: On Call Regular

Job Number: RG2401-16 13975

Location: Various locations throughout the City & County of Denver, CO

Department: Parks and Recreation (DPR)

Closing: 10/31/2016 11:59 PM Mountain