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City of Lenexa Head Lifeguard in Lenexa, Kansas

Head Lifeguard

Department: Rec Center - Aquatics

Location: Lenexa, KS


The City of Lenexa is currently accepting applications for outdoor Head Lifeguards. Gain valuable customer service and team-oriented skills while serving our community at one of our outdoor swimming pool facilities and our Recreation Center.

Ad Astra Pool (83rd & Maurer Rd)

Flat Rock Creek (103rd and Hauser)

Indian Trails Aquatic Center (87th & Greenway Lane)

Recreation Center (87th & Renner)

Outdoor swimming pools summer season: Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.

Public Pool Hours Noon to 8:00 p.m. seven days a week.

Pool staff are expected to open and close the pools for programs and daily operational duties. Head Lifeguards are needed for the entire pool season and hours of operation as noted above.

Position Summary

Head Lifeguards are responsible for all aspects of the City-s outdoor swimming pools on a day-to-day basis, including preparation, daily operation, and annual closure. The Head Lifeguard is responsible for the supervision of all subordinate personnel, program supervision, maintenance recognition and communication, cleaning, and record keeping. This position maintains and improves facilities and programs, while creating and maintaining public awareness, resolving staff and patron issues.

Key Responsibilities

  • Supervises, motivates, trains, and evaluates all staff on applicable skills, equipment and software. Ensures all staff follows proper safety procedures as defined. Provides, coordinates, and/or conducts in-service trainings and documentation as required and assigned for Lifeguards in skills, policies and procedures, and action plans. Works with employees to identify and resolve problems, assigns projects and programmatic areas of responsibility, reviews and evaluates work methods and procedures. Upon approval from the Aquatics Supervisor, selects personnel and implements discipline procedures.

  • Must be able to comply with, and promote, safety and sanitary regulations according to federal, state, county, local and organizational requirements. Makes routine inspections of facilities to determine functionality and safety, including pump room, restrooms, pool deck, and inside and outside the pool perimeter, and reports unsatisfactory conditions. Maintains pool chemicals and pool filtering equipment in a safe operating range on an hourly basis. Maintains pool cleanliness, ensuring clear, vacuumed, back-washed water, and clean gutters.

  • Observes and aides in communication and enforcement of policies and procedures to staff and the public to promote safety. Resolves sensitive, significant and controversial issues from personnel and patrons, while promoting friendly and courteous attitudes. Displays the knowledge, and has the ability to initiate and perform the Emergency Action Plan, including procedures and skills.


    Minimum: At least 17 years of age. Lifeguard certification required from a nationally recognized agency.

    Desired: Previous experience in aquatics supervision. Lifeguard Instructor and/or Waterpark Instructor certifications, Water Safety Instructor, and Blood Borne Pathogens certification.

    Rate of pay: Starting rate of pay is $12.00 per hour. City residency not required.

    Offers of employment are conditional upon successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and a background check is required if age 18 or older.

    To apply continue and complete an online application. Be sure to attach your resume reflecting your work history and/ or applicable experience you have (work, volunteer, school activities, etc.). Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

    As an equal opportunity employer, the City of Lenexa strives to treat all employees fairly, with consistency and respect, while providing a positive, challenging and rewarding work environment. We value and encourage diversity in our workplace.