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Lifeguard, Mona Plummer Aquatic Center

Arizona State University

Arizona State University

Tempe, AZ, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2024

Lifeguard, Mona Plummer Aquatic Center


Campus: Tempe


Job Description

Sun Devil Athletics seek part-time Lifeguards who, under the direction of the Manager for Mona Plummer Aquatic Complex, oversees the aquatic complex, ensuring the safety of the patrons in the swimming area. Adheres to NCAA and conference rules and regulations, as well as the policies and procedures of the department, the university, and the Arizona Board of Regents.

Job Family


Department Name

SDA Aquatic Complex



VP Code


Scope of Search


Grant Funded Position

This is not a grant funded position and is not contingent on future grant funding.

Salary Range

$15.77 per hour

Close Date

26-June-2024 is the initial close date. Applications will continue to be accepted and reviewed every two weeks until the search is closed.



Essential Duties

  • Monitors activities at the pool to prevent accidents.
  • Rescues swimmers in danger of drowning.
  • Administers First Aid and/or appropriate rescue techniques in event of injury or incident.
  • Cautions swimmers regarding unsafe practices and safety hazards; enforces and adheres to pool rules and regulations.
  • Follows emergency action plan and procedures established in the event of an emergency.
  • Maintains order in the pool and adjoining areas; reports dangerous conditions and unsafe equipment to the supervisor.
  • Inspects facilities for cleanliness, completes general pool cleaning and maintenance duties.
  • Responsible for the availability and safekeeping of emergency equipment (rescue tubes, backboard, signs and other equipment).
  • Provides general information on pool operation to patrons.
  • Performs other duties deemed appropriate by supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications

Must possess current Lifesaving Certificate and First Aid Certificate and CRP/AED Certificate upon employment.

Desired Qualifications

  • Ability to pass a water test to a depth of 18 feet at interview.
  • Lifeguard experience (1 year).
  • Experience using pool vacuuming system, lane lines, take up reels, and other competitive aquatic equipment.
  • Experience in reacting quickly and calmly to emergencies.
  • Experience in decision-making and conflict resolution skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations.
  • Evidence of effective verbal and written communication skill.

Working Environment

  • Activities are performed outdoors in extreme weather conditions subject to varying periods of sitting.
  • Stand for varying lengths of time and walk moderate distances to perform work.
  • Swim for varying lengths of time and up to a depth of 18 feet to perform work.
  • Occasional bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 100 pounds
  • Constantly required to climb into lifeguard stands and climb in and out of swimming pool (with or without the use of pool ladders).
  • Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities, including resolution of conflicts.
  • Clearly communicate to perform essential functions.
  • Hours are to be determined, must be able to work 15 hours a week but no more than 19 hours a week; must be able to work weekends, holidays and special events.
  • Pool vacuuming system, lane lines, take up reels, and other competitive aquatic equipment.

Department Statement

The Sun Devil Athletics (SDA) programs are elite, high profile Division I programs. By definition, Division I programs are the "best of the best" and the ladder by which athletes ascend to the world of professional sports and international competitions, such as the Olympics and World Cup.

The vision of SDA is to be a comprehensive perennial top ten NCAA Division I athletics program that empowers Sun Devils to maximize human potential and make a positive impact on our university, community and the world.

The mission of SDA is to provide opportunities for student-athletes to achieve at the highest levels of both academic and athletic excellence, thereby providing them with opportunities for personal growth, offering a unifying force to the campus community, and creating a source of pride among and support from the external constituencies of the university. SDA promotes identity, inclusion and expression to build a strong Sun Devil Community reflective of ASU’s charter.

SDA affirms ASU’s commitment to equal employment and is fully committed to the principles of student-athlete welfare, competing with integrity, gender equity and inclusion, ethnic diversity, and sportsmanship. This commitment includes creating an environment where student-athletes contribute to a winning tradition while enhancing the campus and local community and competing in a program having integrity and high ethical standards. SDA is committed to a leadership role within the university, community, the conference, and the nation.

ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit https://wellness.asu.edu/explore-wellness/body/alcohol-and-drugs/tobacco

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

Notice of Availability of the ASU Annual Security and Fire Safety Report
In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources. ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/ASU-Clery-Report.pdf. You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.

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Employment Verification Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

Fingerprint Check Statement

This position is considered safety/security sensitive and will include a fingerprint check. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the fingerprint check.

Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

To be considered, your application must include the following:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume/CV
  • Three professional references (personal references are not accepted)

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.