Lifeguard (New Haven)

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Hospitality - Lodging/Resort/Travel

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EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. Description

SUMMARY Monitors activities in swimming areas to prevent accidents and provides assistance to swimmers by performing the following duties.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES (include the following, other duties may be assigned)

  • Guest safety is the most important concern of the lifeguard. All lifeguards should do everything possible to maintain an accident free environment by watching for potential problems proactively.
  • Every lifeguard has the responsibility of covering their assigned zone using the 10/20 scanning rule. This means that the lifeguard has 10 seconds to recognize a problem within their zone and 20 seconds to respond to and reach that problem.
  • Monitoring and maintaining control over queue areas and slide towers.
  • Insuring that the waterpark is clean and free from trash.
  • Performing daily opening and closing duties as assigned.
  • Supervises and provides surveillance of swimmers and guests during park hours and special events.
  • Enforces the rules and regulations and renders appropriate disciplinary measures when necessary.
  • Advises aquatics management of unsafe and unsanitary conditions.
  • Possesses a general knowledge of the activity pools and flume attractions.
  • Assists guests in a polite and expedient manner.
  • Performs daily routine chores and maintenance of waterpark to ensure neat and orderly appearance.
  • Handles and communicates with guests on a one-on-one basis in a professional, courteous manner.
  • Maintains a businesslike atmosphere in the Guard area at all times.
  • Maintains a clean and neat appearance and professional conduct at all times.
  • Other duties as assigned, which could be directly related, or un-related to original position.

    This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

    Position Requirements


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


    Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.


    Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's. Ability to perform these operations using units of weight measurement, volume, and distance.


    Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


    Certification in First Aid, CPR and NPWLTP (Must pass Ellis & Associates Lifeguard Training).


  • Must be comfortable in the water and able to swim fifty yards and be able to recover a 10 pound brick from 4 feet of water.
  • Demonstrates the ability to provide expert care, sensitive consideration and efficient service to guests.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Must have full availability including evenings, weekends and holidays.
  • Must be 16 years of age.

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, and occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals, fumes, airborne particles, hand-arm vibration, hazardous noise, risk of electrical shock, moving mechanical parts and work in high, precarious places. The employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud.


    This is a Winter Resort Area. It requires that work venues are varied, and in many cases include steep stairways, multi-level buildings and outdoor work areas, subject to very cold, sometimes wet or very sunny work sites. Some facilities are located at the base or bottom area and some are semi-remote and can only be reached by traveling via chair lift(s), skis or snowboards. Walking surfaces are frequently frozen, sloped and slippery. Proper footwear is a must, indoors and out. Work days and hours, as well as the number of hours required will vary, with an emphasis on weekends and holidays.

    Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time and/or Part-Time Shift Various Shifts Seasonal / Year Round Perks / Benefits Hourly employee perks include a free Season Pass (for themselves & dependents), considerable discounts on childcare, lessons, rentals, waterpark, lodging, food, skating, spa & more. Number of Openings 20 Location Jay Peak, Inc

    This position is currently accepting applications.

    Associated topics: after school, camp counselor, counselor, fws, group, neighborhood, ride attendant, site, student, unit

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