Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services


Southbury Training School

Recruitment #190417-4315VR-001


The Department of Developmental Services has three (3) seasonal Lifeguard positions who work under the general direction of the DS Residential Program Supervisor at Southbury, Connecticut.

Hours of Work: These are full-time seasonal positions from April 26, 2019 to September 12, 2019; Schedule will be flexible.
Pay rate is $10.10 - $14.00 per hour depending upon educations and relevant experience.

Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening and must specify their qualifications on their application.

Please Note: You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system.

Selection Plan

• Must be at least 18 years old as of April 26, 2019
• Must possess certification in the following: Lifesaving from a national accredited organization (i.e. American Red Cross, YMCA, Ellis & Associates, etc.),
• All certifications must be valid from the beginning to the end of the working period.
• Applicants must be able to work for the full season and must complete all required DDS training.
• Must have a valid driver’s license, will be required to travel.

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Rosemarie Jensen at or 203-294-5032.


In the State of Connecticut this class is accountable for performing a full range of lifeguard services at swimming areas operated by state agencies.


Monitors activities in swimming areas to prevent accidents and provide assistance to swimmers at the pool; cautions swimmers regarding unsafe areas; maintains order in swimming areas; rescues swimmers in danger of drowning and administers first aid and/or cardiopulmonary resuscitation as required; instructs individuals in water safety; may give swimming instructions; lifts persons with disabilities as required; performs related duties as required.


Applicants must demonstrate competence in basic life-saving techniques. Applicants must be able to demonstrate the ability to swim while carrying an adult to safety.


• Previous lifeguarding experience
• Experience working with or volunteering with adults with intellectual disabilities, autism or physical disabilities
• Previous experience working or volunteering in camp or other recreational settings


1. Incumbents in this class must possess Certification in the following ; Life-saving from a national accredited organization ( i.e. American Red Cross, YMCA, Ellis & Associates, etc. ), cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for the professional rescuer, and first aid. All certifications must be valid from the beginning to end of working period.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.  If you require an accommodation to participate fully and fairly under the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please contact Renee LaBarge, DDS EEO Director at 860-418-6022 or   

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The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.