Recruitment #2105-3302-001


Do you LOVE being outdoors, helping people, protecting people, being a part of a team, and constantly sharpening your lifesaving skills?

The City of Tucson Parks and Recreation Department is looking for enthusiastic and energetic


to work at the City of Tucson Parks and Recreation swimming pools.


**DISCLAIMER: The City of Tucson is conducting this recruitment to establish a list of candidates for our summer programs. Due to COVID-19, the City of Tucson may not be granted permission to re-open all our recreation centers or swimming pools during the summer. Please be advised that if you make the list of candidates, you may not received a job offer.**

General Description

This is a non-permanent position that will work on an intermittent or seasonal basis.

Individuals in this classification may not exceed 1,300 hours in a 12-month period.

Other than Earned Paid Sick Time, non-permanent appointees do not received benefits and their appointment may be terminated at any time without notice or right of appeal.

Lifeguards are responsible for the safety of the patrons at the City of Tucson Parks and Recreation swimming pools. A lifeguard's major responsibility is to observe swimmers and enforce regulations in the guarding of life and the prevention of accidents at the City of Tucson Parks and Recreation swimming pools.

Essential Functions


A lifeguard must have knowledge of water hazards, lifesaving techniques and first aide, recognize hazardous situations, and adopt effective courses of action. A lifeguard must also have effective communication skills and engage positively with the public. While performing the duties of this position, a lifeguard is frequently required to sit, kneel, stand stoop, communicate, reach, and manipulate objects. This position requires mobility. Duties require attentiveness to visual and audible cues for recognition and identification of swimmers in distress or in process of unsafe behavior. This position requires proficient swimming ability and the proper application of rescue and first-aid techniques.


Rescue persons in distress or in danger of drowning

Applies resuscitation techniques and otherwise renders first aid Observes swimmers to ensure they adhere to swimming pool rules and maintains order

Keeps the pool area clean and clear of debris, trip hazards, or other possible injury hazards

Maintains pool equipment and ensures the proper sanitation of pool and bathhouse facilities

Meets and deals with the public in a positive and firm manner

Warns swimmers of improper activities or hazards

Notifies supervisors of any accidents, rescues, or problems that arise

Report any equipment in need of repair

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: Less than High School

Minimum Experience and Qualifications: No experience

Special Job Requirements

At least 15 years of age by June 20, 2021

Experience swimmers and available to work required hours/locations

American Red Cross Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation/Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

American Red Cross Lifeguarding Certification

For individuals lacking certification in one of the American Red Cross areas listed above, please visit the Southern Arizona Chapter of the American Red Cross for information on registration and completing the required course work for these certifications at The above certification is a perquisite for the City of Tucson Lifeguard Certification.

For individuals lacking the Lifeguard Certification, please call 520.791.4245 for Lifeguard Training Certification information. Register online at or call 520.791.4877 when classes become available.

Selection Plan

Applicants should have knowledge of contact skills, including defense, approach, escapes, carries without equipment, ability to turn c-spine victims in deep water, and swim to side 300" without equipment. Lifeguard screening consist of rescue skills, swimming, first aid, and CPR in practical and oral interviews.

For any other questions or assistance for completing any of the above mentioned requirements,

please contact 520.791.4245.


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Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements


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To ensure accurate payroll information for tax purposes, the successful candidate will need to provide their original Social Security Card or original letter from the Social Security Administration with their social security number prior to beginning work with the City of Tucson.

The City of Tucson hires lawful workers only - US citizens or nationals and non-citizens with valid work authorization - without discrimination. Federal immigration laws require all employers to verify both the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. In its efforts to meet the law's requirements, the City of Tucson participates in the E-Verify program established by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) to aid employers in verifying the eligibility of workers.

Retired City of Tucson employees receiving benefits from the Tucson Supplemental Retirement System who are considering reemployment with the City should be aware that pursuant to Section 22-37(g) of the Tucson City Code, retirement benefits shall be suspended during the period of reemployment with the City of Tucson unless you have been separated at least twelve consecutive months before returning to work AND you return to a non-permanent employment classification. Creditable service does not accrue during any reemployment period.

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