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Department of Health and Human Performance
Fort Hays State University
600 Park Street
Cunningham Hall 139
Phone: 785-628-4376
Email: gaschumacher@fhsu.edu
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Responsible for overall patron safety in and out of the water, along with inspecting equipment and facility for safety. All hired staff is expected to look and act professionally and is responsible for purchasing and wearing staff apparel.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for patron safety in and out of the water
  • Assist director in administration of the activities in the FHSU IM-REC department
  • Dress appropriately in proper uniform
  • Attend weekly meeting
  • Arrive 10 minutes early to all assignments
  • Maintain a safe environment for all users
  • Use life saving techniques learned in certification when appropriate
  • Enforce pool rules and regulations
  • Maintain organized and clean office
  • Know policy and procedures for emergencies
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Certified lifeguard
  • Trained in first aid and CPR-PR
  • Current FHSU student
  • Work-study recipients preferred
  • Previous lifeguard experience is preferred but not required


  • Adequate people skills
  • Effective communication skills
  • Able to handle difficult situations calmly and effectively

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • Mandatory:
    Current Lifeguard Training/First Aid Certificate
    Current CPR Professional Rescuer Certificate
  • Optional:
    Pool Operator License
    Water Safety Instructor
    Aquacize Instructor Certificate
  • Physical demands are met through lifeguard training in addition to attending all in-service training sessions given by the head lifeguard.
  • Pass FHSU lifeguard skills test
  • Weekly endurance swim
  • Light lifting
  • Walking and possible running

Work Environment/Environmental Conditions

  • Pool can be quite warm at times
  • Patron interaction will depend on groups using the pool
  • Facility and equipment meet all standard qualifications

Hours & Pay

Typically these positions range in hours from 10-20 hours per week. Because these positions are through FHSU Work Study, the pay is minimum wage.

How to Apply

You can obtain a job application from the Intramurals Office in Cunningham Hall anytime during regular office hours.

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