City of New Albany
  • 10-Aug-2022 to 01-Sep-2023 (EST)
  • Parks and Recreation
  • New Albany, IN, USA
  • Seasonal - Part Time

The City of New Albany is opening up the hiring process for the River Run Family Fun Park for the 2023 season. We will be accepting applications for the Lead Lifeguard position.

As a lead lifeguard you can expect the following duties. Under general supervision of the Aquatics Managers, this position will be responsible for ensuring the safety of River Run patrons by preventing and responding to emergencies while upholding facility rules. The Lead Lifeguard performs professional duties in ensuring effective performance of lifeguard functions. Ensures that all lifeguards are fully competent in performing water rescue procedures, and coordinates in ensuring safety of patrons in and around the water and monitoring swimmers and enforcing all safety rules. Assists in training, scheduling and appraising lifeguard.


"*" denotes an essential function of the job

  • *Maintain safe swimming conditions in water, on deck, and surrounding areas, following and enforcing health and safety rules.
  • *Perform all lifeguard responsibilities including monitoring waterpark activities, applying first aid, and performing water rescues as necessary.
  • *Ensure that swimmers are well supervised in the water and on decks. Fills in for lifeguards as necessary.
  • *Orient new lifeguards to job duties and responsibilities. Ensures that all lifeguards are current on their training and certifications.
  • *Ensure that lifeguards are fully competent in first aid, CPR, and all water rescue techniques.
  • *Assist with the scheduling and rotation of lifeguards to ensure that adequate coverage of pool areas are maintained during operating hours.
  • *Assist with daily facility and event operation.
  • *Conduct lifeguard audits on a daily basis.
  • *Prepare and delivers team member evaluations.
  • *Ensure that lifeguards perform in accordance with established safety regulations and policies.
  • Complete all necessary forms and submits to management.
  • Interacts with patrons regarding concerns, problems, or any other significant issues.
  • *Provide input and feedback while responding to problems.
  • *Inventory and recognize when supplies or equipment need to be ordered and communicates the needs to the management.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisors.


  • Demonstrate informative and professional assistance when working with vendors, co-workers, and the public.
  • Ability to work with bodily fluids to include cleaning feces, urine and vomit as needed.
  • Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
  • Skill in the application of lifeguarding surveillance and rescue techniques.
  • Ability to prepare routine administrative paperwork.
  • Complete projects and/or reports in accurate and timely manner
  • Be punctual for and alert during all shifts.
  • Maintain City information in a confidential manner.


  • Remain alert with no lapses of consciousness. and responsive to the needs of patrons and staff.
  • Must be able to easily move through all program areas and effectively communicate and actively interact with customers.
  • Ability to work individually and as a team member.
  • Hear noises and see distress signals in the aquatic environment, including in the water, anywhere around the zone of responsibility, and on the deck. Lifeguard candidates should have a minimum hearing threshold of no more than an average of a 25-decibel loss in both ears over a range of frequencies. Candidates who use hearing aids or other corrective devices for hearing should be able to perform all rescue skills and emergency procedures without interruptions to adjust, retrieve, or install or attach a hearing aid or corrective device.
  • Candidates who use corrective eyewear should be able to perform all rescue skills and emergency procedures without interruptions to adjust, clear, or retrieve corrective eyewear.
  • Display professional appearance, warm demeanor and positive attitude.
  • Be a motivated self-starter.
  • Work independently and to be accurate, efficient and organized.
  • Stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl frequently.
  • Lift and/or move up to 50 pounds frequently.


  • This position requires working in both an internal and external environment.
  • Significant amount of time will be spent working outdoors and in inclement weather (within reason and safety) to include cold, hot, humid, and rain.
  • This position requires a flexible work schedule; nights, weekends and/or holidays will be required.
  • The position involves being in an environment with recreational equipment.
  • The position involves working in the elements of seasonal weather.


  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent, preferred
  • Carry a current lifeguard certification from a reputable organization, including CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED, First Aid, or equivalent or able to obtain.
  • Working knowledge of lifesaving techniques including backboard rescue.
  • Strong swimming and lifesaving abilities.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in written form with patrons, supervisors and/or other employees.
  • A pleasant, friendly, and outgoing demeanor.
  • Willingness to take on additional tasks as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Two (2) years paid lifeguard experience and previous lifeguard supervisory experience.
  • Current American Red Cross Lifeguard Manager Certification or equivalent or willingness to obtain within 30 days of hire.
  • Current LGI (Lifeguard Instructor) Certification or willingness to obtain within 60 days of hire.
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