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Lifeguards

Last updated Jun. 02, 2017 - 2:28 pm
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The City of Raleigh is currently seeking lifeguards to staff aquatic facilities.

Working as a lifeguard has many benefits: flexible schedule, working as a part of a team, and earning money! Salaries range from $8.25-$9.25/hr. depending on certifications. Hours of operation range from 5:00am-9:00pm at most pools. We are hiring for all hours with a specific need for morning and daytime lifeguards.

If you are not currently certified as a lifeguard, the City of Raleigh is pleased to offer the S.A.V.E. (Seasonal Aquatic Vocational Education) program!

Become A Lifeguard Today!

Hiring Process

  1. Apply at governmentjobs.com
  2. Create a profile
  3. Enter “Lifeguard” or "Lifeguard - not certified" depending on your certification
  4. Enter “Raleigh” and complete the application
  5. Contact will be made to schedule an interview after review of your application.

Certified Lifeguards

If you are currently certified as a lifeguard, please use the link to apply for the lifeguard position.

Prerequisites

  • 15 years of age or older
  • Pass City of Raleigh controlled substance and background tests
  • Swim 300 continuously with rhythmic breathing. Freestyle and breaststroke, not stopping.
  • Tread water using only legs for 2 minutes
  • Swim 20 yards, retrieve a 10 lb. object from the bottom of the pool, return object to starting position and exit the water in 1 min 40 seconds
Apply today

Non-Certified Lifeguards

Free lifeguard training through the S.A.V.E. program! You must meet the following:

Prerequisites

  • 15 years of age or older
  • Pass City of Raleigh controlled substance and background tests
  • Swim 300 continuously with rhythmic breathing. Freestyle and breaststroke, not stopping.
  • Tread water using only legs for 2 minutes
  • Swim 20 yards, retrieve a 10 lb. object from the bottom of the pool, return object to starting position and exit the water in 1 min 40 seconds
  • Work 155 hours for City of Raleigh Aquatics Program upon completion of the class
Once you have applied online you will be contacted directly to be scheduled for a tryout date. For more information or general questions on the SAVE program, please contact the City of Raleigh Aquatics Office.
Apply today

SAVE Program Information

Seasonal Aquatic Vocational Education

The S.A.V.E Lifeguard position is currently taking applications! Please see the Non-Certifed Lifeguard section of this page on how to apply.

The Seasonal Aquatic Vocational Education (SAVE) Program is free to those who pass the pre-screen swim test tryout. Applicant must be 15 years of age or older and comfortable in an aquatic environment with the willingness and potential to learn the skills necessary to become a lifeguard. Leadership, public relations, good availability and decision-making skills are preferred.

A SAVE Lifeguard is responsible for completing the pre-screen requirements (swim test and employment paperwork), successfully completing the lifeguard training class, commit to working the 155 required hours, attending monthly and seasonal trainings and, as an employee, ensuring the safety of aquatic facility patrons by preventing and respond to emergencies.

Tryouts are scheduled after online application is received.

SAVE Program Flyer

Contact Information

Raleigh Aquatics

Phone: 919-996-6852

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