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1150 Canton Center Rd. S
Canton, MI 48188
Ph:734/394-5100
Hours: 8:30am - 4:30pm


Human Resources Manager

Gwyn Belcher

1150 Canton Center S.
Phone: (734) 394-5260
Email: Human Resources

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Lifeguard

RATE OF PAY:  $8.24 per hr.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:

Under the general supervision of the Aquatics Recreation Coordinator, lifeguards are responsible for ensuring the safety of all individuals within the Aquatic Center. All lifeguards are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and promote a positive and safe experience for all visiting patrons. In addition, they must keep the facility clean and orderly.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be at least 16 years of age.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and efficiently with the public and co-workers.
  • Current certification in Lifeguard Training, C.P.R. for the Professional Rescuer and Standard First Aid from a nationally-recognized organization at the time of application. (Ellis & Associates preferred)
  • Must pass pre-employment water, C.P.R. and first aid exams.
  • Ability to deal with the public in a pleasant and professional manner.
  • Must be available weekends, evenings, some holidays and as a substitute when needed.
  • Ability to withstand exposure to chemicals commonly used in swimming pool environments.
  • Ability to respond to emergencies and distress situations quickly and effectively.

 Hiring Process Lifeguard

  • File an Employment Application Form by the required date. At this time, this is an open posting.
  • List Current Lifeguard Certification on Application under skills & qualifications. (Page 2)
  • The preferred candidates will meet all the following criteria:
    • Must be at least 16 years of age.
    • Ability to communicate effectively, efficiently, and professionally with the public and co-workers.
    • Must have a current certification in Lifeguard Training, C.P.R. for the Professional Rescuer and Standard First Aid from a nationally-recognized organization (Ellis & Associates or American Red Cross preferred) or if not Ellis & Associates: ability to obtain these certifications within 30 days of date of hire.
    • Must pass pre-employment water, C.P.R. and first aid exams.
    • Must be available weekends, evenings, some holidays and as a substitute when needed.
    • Must be available a minimum of 12 hours per week and available to work year round.
    • Ability to withstand exposure to heat and to chemicals commonly used in swimming pool environments.
    • Ability to respond to emergencies and distress situations quickly and effectively.
  • The ideal candidate for this position should meet the following criteria:
    • Be at least 16 years of age as of date of application.
    • Have a current Jeff Ellis International Shallow Water Lifeguard License
    • Ability to pass pre-employment water, C.P.R. and first aid exams.
    • At least 6 months or more of documented lifeguard experience.
    • Flexible availability including mornings, evenings, and weekends.
    • Previous experience working in a team setting.
  • If the applicant returns a completed application by the established deadline and meets the minimum qualifications and availability they will scheduled for an oral interview.
  • Upon conclusion of Oral Interviews, the department will contact the best applicant for the position with a contingent offer of employment.
  • All candidates will be notified in writing of disposition of the employment application.
  • Being hired to fill a vacant position will require reference checking, background information, working history verification, physical exam, and new hire orientation.


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The Charter Township of Canton does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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