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Lifeguard – Federal Work Study

Position Title: Lifeguard

Department: Aquatics

Number of Vacancies: 3

Work Location:

Mahaska County YMCA
414 N Third St
Oskaloosa, IA 52577


Purpose of Position: Ensure safety of all pool patrons

Description of Duties & Responsibilities:

The Mahaska County YMCA is looking for individuals who have a passion for safety & risk management around water. Under the direction of the Aquatics Director, lifeguards will:

  • Ensure the safety of pool patrons
  • Remain alert & attentive while on duty
  • Participate in regular in-service trainings
  • Develop & maintain positive relationships with members, program participants, & colleagues
  • Maintain records as required
  • Follow all YMCA policies, rules, regulations, & procedures


Required Qualifications:
Candidates must either possess a current American Red Cross Lifeguarding certification or be able to fully participate in & and pass an American Red Cross Lifeguarding course. (Lifeguarding courses are offered periodically at the Mahaska County YMCA)

Must be:

  • Proficient in swimming
  • Willing & able to participate in regular in-service trainings & apply proper rescue & first0aid techniques (including extricating individuals from the pool to the deck with some assistance)
  • Able to sit, kneel, stand, stoop, reach, & manipulate objects
  • Able to use hands & handle, feel, or operate lifesaving equipment
  • Able to receive & respond to visual & audial cues
  • Able to observe & interpret people & situations, as well as analyze & solve problems


Work Schedule (Days & Times): 

  • Weekdays | Mornings, Afternoons, Evenings
  • Saturdays | Mornings & Early Afternoons
  • Sundays | Afternoons


Hourly Wage: $10.00

Employment Start Date: 08/23/2022
Employment End Date: 04/28/2023

Job Supervisor & Contact:

Lana Egan
(641) 673-8411