Lifeguard, Willmar

Description :

  • General Information
    • Job Title:
    • Lifeguard
    • Location:
      • 333 6TH ST SW STE 1
      • Willmar, MN, 56201
      • United States
    • Base Pay:
    • $11.00 - $15.00 / Hour
    • Employee Type:
    • Part-Time Non-Exempt
    • Job Category:
    • Lifeguard, Recreation


The lifeguard position ensures the safety of pool patrons and assists with aquatic programs and pool operations.

Organizational Relationships

Communicates with: Internally – DOAC Staff, Recreation Staff, Public Works, Arena Staff, Community Center, and City Auditorium

Externally –Community Members, Local organizations, and sports associations

Essential Functions

Safeguards and regulates the conduct of pool patrons. Enforces pool policies, rules, and regulations. Rescues patrons and performs appropriate follow-up procedures, including the proper use of equipment in the performance of first aid.

Tests water quality in the pool and maintain appropriate records. Assists in the proper maintenance and sanitary upkeep of the pool, pool area, and locker rooms. Participates in the preparation of daily records. Provides written reports on all accidents. Maintains properly updated safety requirements.

Attends in-service training and instructs certain skills to staff. Conducts patron swimming test to assess the ability to swim independently and unattended. Provides customer service to patrons, including handling customer conflict and complaints, as necessary.

Performs work safely in accordance with departmental safety procedures. Operates equipment safely and reports any unsafe work conditions or practices to the supervisor.

May provide guidance to less experienced lifeguards during shift. May assist aquatics coordinator in daily aquatic managerial duties. May maintain proper chemical balances in both pool and whirlpool as directed making adjustments to these balances as directed. May handle mechanical/pump room or chemical problems as necessary.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.

Skill in the application of lifeguarding surveillance and rescue techniques.

Ability to pass a pre-employment physical skills evaluation as stipulated by the department.

Ability to prepare routine administrative paperwork.

Knowledge of CPR and emergency medical procedures.

Ability to follow routine verbal and written instructions.

Knowledge of customer service standards and procedures.

Applying judgment and discretion in handling problems, public relation concerns, and issues in accordance with the policies and procedures of the City.

Minimum Qualifications

Must possess a valid American Red Cross Lifeguarding Certificate and American Red Cross First Aid certificate.  - Not attained your Lifeguard Certification yet? No problem, we have classes set for you to complete. Course cost is to be paid in full by the participant.

Must be certified in American Red Cross Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), for the Professional Rescuer or become certified within 30 days of employment.

Working Conditions

The lifeguard performs their work at the pool. This position is performed in outdoor weather conditions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be exposed to chemicals and fumes. Walks sit, stands, bends, lifts and moves continually during working hours; is subject to lifting over 50 pounds.   


Lifeguard Certification Required - Not attained your Lifeguard Certification yet? No problem, we have classes set for you to complete. Course cost is to be paid in full by the participant.

Contact :
Currently, our application process does not offer applications to be filled out online. We apologize for this inconvenience. Applications and resumes can be mailed or email to the contact below. 


For more information contact:
Parks & Rec Office
2707 Arena Drive
Willmar, Minnesota  56201
Phone:  320-235-1454


Deadline for Applying : Open until filled