Job Information

University of Utah Lifeguard in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 02/09/2024

Requisition Number PRN14545N

Job Title UU Student - Admin/Clerical

Working Title Lifeguard

Job Grade SJ

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code?

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student


Standard Hours per Week 10

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Morning, afternoon, and evening shifts available

Is this a work study job? No

VP Area President

Department 00310 - AQUATIC

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $12.30 per hour

Close Date

Job Summary

Responsible for ensuring the safety of members by preventing and responding to emergencies throughout all areas of the facility.

Lifeguards are responsible for the supervision of the ESLC pool area during recreational swimming hours and all other scheduled events in the pool. Lifeguards are responsible for opening and securing the pool facilities along with ensuring that a safe and enjoyable environment is maintained.

Campus Recreation Services is located at the George S. Eccles Student Life Center, which connects student Life with academic life to create an engaged campus community. Amenities include a 50-meter pool, indoor and outdoor leisure pools, large indoor hot tub/spa, 320-yard indoor running track, bouldering and 4-story climbing wall, 5 sport courts, racquetball courts, 4 group fitness studios, and a combative room. Additional amenities include a branch of the U First Credit Union, Shake Smart, four sand volleyball courts and an outdoor basketball court.

This position is work study eligible, but work study is not required.


  • Thorough knowledge and application of lifeguarding surveillance and rescue techniques
  • An understanding of facility characteristics, rules, policies, and procedures
  • Leadership and public relations skills
  • Decision making skills
  • Recognize and respond effectively in emergencies
  • Enforce all aquatic facility policies, rules and regulations
  • Inspect the facility on a daily schedule and report any unsafe conditions and equipment to the supervisor
  • Complete records and reports
  • Complete and maintain required pool chemical testing
  • Participate in regular in-service training sessions
  • Maintain current certifications and physical fitness in order to perform rescue skills

Minimum Qualifications

  • Current University of Utah student.
  • Current certification in American Red Cross Lifeguarding with CPR / AED For the Professional Rescuer and First Aid OR be able to obtain via in house program within 1 month of hire (swim test required if lifeguard certification is needed)
  • Must pass youth protection background check


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Additional Information

To inquire about this posting, email: ( or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from all backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

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