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Head Lifeguard/Pool Monitor

Date Posted
November 6, 2019
Part Time

Job Details

GENERAL JOB SUMMARY: This is a part-time (27 ½ hours/week) position located on the Emmetsburg Campus in the Arthur and Audrey Smith Wellness Center/Library Complex. Primary responsibilities are to schedule and supervise all activities associated with the swimming pool. Work will include some evenings, holidays and weekend responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor.

DEPARTMENT: Wellness Center
REPORT TO: Wellness Center Director


Constant (67-100%)

  1. Primary Certified Lifeguard/monitoring pool area.
  2. Maintain the condition of the pool to meet standards of safety, cleanliness, and chemical composition, etc.
  3. Organize, instruct, and record/log all activities and programs associated with the swimming pool, i.e. swim lessons, lifeguard training, Pool after School, etc.
  4. Assist with programs related to the pool to meet the needs of current members, prospective members, the community and community agencies.

Frequent (34-66%)

  1. Insure that facilities and equipment are maintained appropriately and within safety standards.
  2. Maintain an inventory of materials and supplies necessary for pool operation and services.
  3. Maintain appropriate records required to document activities, tests, etc.

Occasional (10-33%)

  1. Assume front desk responsibilities, i.e. sales, customer relations, directing inquiries, etc. Maintain knowledge of programs and upcoming events to inform the public.
  2. Attend community meetings and activities to promote the swimming pool and the Wellness Center.
  3. Conduct media announcements and public tours of the center.
  4. Participate in professional development activities necessary to maintain currency in specialty field and licensure.
  5. Participate in assigned and voluntary committees of the City and the College.
  6. Assist in the development of new programs and services to meet member and community needs.
  7. In cooperation with the Director, develop long range strategic plan to insure future viability of the swimming pool and the center.


  1. Represent the College, City and Wellness Center in a positive manner to other employees, students, visitors and the general public.
  2. Must be enthusiastic and energetic in performance of assigned duties and responsibilities.
  3. Possess strong human relations skills and the ability to effectively relate to diverse personalities.
  4. Present oneself in a manner consistent with professionally acceptable standards and in accordance with City and College policies and practices.
  5. Assume leadership responsibility, deal effectively with problems, and exercise sound judgment when making decisions.
  6. Establish and maintain good working relationships with clientele, colleagues, staff, administrators and other contacts.
  7. Read, understand, and express oneself clearly and effectively in oral and written communication.
  8. Be a creative, energetic and self motivated individual with demonstrated leadership and organizational skills.
  9. Possess a working knowledge of personal computers.

SPECIAL DEMANDS: This position will consist primarily of walking and standing in the pool area and sitting at a desk. Lifting requirements are of a medium nature, exert 20-50 pounds of force frequently (34-66%) and lesser force occasionally (10-33%). Stooping, kneeling, crouching, pushing, pulling, carrying and repetitive motion frequently. Talking, hearing, and viewing various types of close visual work constantly (67-100%). Exposure to chemicals to treat pool and work in a damp or wet working environment. Completion of bloodborne pathogens training is required.

Employment with Iowa Lakes Community College is dependent upon successful passage of a criminal background check. 

The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential functions, job duties/responsibilities, and performance expectations of the job, which should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Prior pool experience and water chemistry experience preferred. Must currently possess or be willing to obtain as soon as possible the following licenses/certificates: (a) Certified Pool Operator, (b) Life Guard Instructor and (c) Current lifeguard and CPR/First Aid for the rescuer certification. Must meet all other Iowa Department of Public Health specifications and requirements. Strong knowledge of technical aspects of swimming and coaching aquatics management.

SALARY: $13.10/hour

FRINGE BENEFITS: Paid vacation, holiday and sick leave.

APPLICATION PROCESS: The following items must be included in your application packet before it will be considered a complete application:

  • Employment Application form
  • Applicant Confidential Information form (This data is used to comply with government required affirmative action record keeping only and is not used for applicant screening purposes.)
  • A letter addressing your qualifications for the position
  • A resume 

Review of applications will begin immediately.

Application: Employment Application

(Save document to your computer and fill in application. Re-save completed application and email as an attachment to Lynn Miller at You may also print out the completed form and mail it to Iowa Lakes Community College, 19 South 7th Street, Estherville, IA 51334.) *** 

*** NOTE: Applications must be complete, including Employment Application Form, Applicant Confidential Information Form, Letter Addressing Qualifications, Resume and Transcripts (if required). See individual job descriptions for instructions. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Contact Information

Questions and requests regarding application: Lynn Miller at 712-362-0409 or

It is the policy of Iowa Lakes Community College not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age (employment), sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion and actual or potential parental, family or marital status in its programs, activities, or employment practices as required by the Iowa Code §§216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S.C §§ 1681 – 1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.).

If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy, please contact Kathy Muller, Equity & Title IX Coordinator, 19 South 7th Street, Estherville, IA 51334, 712.362.0433,, or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661, phone number 312-730-1560, fax 312-730-1576.

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