Killens Pond State Park Lifeguard/Pool Monitor

Recruitment #022421-MXBD04-400300


The centerpiece of Killens Pond State Park, conveniently located in central Delaware, is the 66-acre millpond, which was established in the late 1700s. Before the pond was created, the Murderkill River and surrounding hardwood forest were sites of several Native American homes and hunting camps. Killens Pond became a state park in 1965.

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Summary Statement

The seasonal Waterpark Lifeguard/Pool Monitors are responsible for maintaining public relations and order in and around pool area.  They enforce rules and regulations pertaining to pool and swimming activities.  The incumbents inspect the condition of all rescue equipment including buoys, floats, ropes, medical supplies, and other safety equipment.  Incumbents may also handle minor maintenance and custodial duties.  Work is performed outdoors under various weather conditions.  Applicants must be available to work weekends, evenings, and holidays as scheduled.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class.  Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.

  • Provide safe water-based recreation for park.
  • Maintain constant watch over assigned pool area to prevent accidents.
  • Warn swimmers of hazards.
  • Maintain the water park area, to include trash and litter removal, and restroom cleaning.
  • Perform appropriate rescue and medical services as required.
  • Provide general customer service and park information to visitors.
  • Must be able to demonstrate responsibility, dependability and good communication skills.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Seasonal Waterpark Lifeguard/Pool Monitor

Please attach a resume with your online application or use the resume tab in DEL to provide a detailed description of how your education, training and/or experience meets each job requirement including employer, experience/responsibilities and dates (month/year) of employment/training.

Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Must be at least 15 years old to be a Pool Monitor.  
  2. Must be at least 16 years old to be a Lifeguard.  

Additional Posting Information

This posting may be closed on or before 4/26/2021 upon filling the vacant position(s).

Conditions of Hire

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.  DNREC does not provide sponsorship for holders of H-1 B Visas.

Criminal background check:  A satisfactory criminal background check is required as a condition of hire.  The recruiting agency may require the applicant to pay for the criminal background check as part of the conditional offer of hire.    

Pool Monitor: Applicants must possess current CPR and First Aid Certification, OR the applicant must agree as a requirement of employment to possess one prior to first day on the job.

Lifeguard: Candidates must possess a valid Lifeguard Certification OR the applicant must agree as a requirement of employment to possess one prior to first day on the job. 

Selection Process

The application and resume are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the resume to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email.  Please keep your contact information current.  You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at


Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.  To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.  The State of Delaware – An Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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