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If it excites you to follow your passion in an environment where work and play mingle, check out our job openings and consider joining our team to make a positive difference in our community.


Team members are laid back but very talented, professional, and most of all, we like to have fun at work!

Our strength comes from our gifted employees who excel through teamwork and enthusiasm.  They are dedicated to making a positive difference in our community now and for future generations.

We provide a competitive compensation and benefits package, challenging careers, advancement potential, and a safe, stable, and exciting work environment surrounded by red rocks in one of the most beautiful places in the world.



Summer Lifeguards/Water Safety Swim Instructors

  • Type:Temporary
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$11.50 - $13.10/hour DOQ
  • Posted Date:02/27/2018
  • Deadline to Apply:03/30/2018


Come join our team and work in one of the most beautiful areas of Sedona! 

The City of Sedona is now accepting applications for Lifeguards and Water Safety Instructors.


Lifeguard Swim Instructor

This position performs lifeguard and first aid duties, water testing, public relations, swim lesson instructions, custodial duties, cashier duties, monitors pool facilities for unsafe conditions, and other duties as necessary or required. This position requires weekend, split shift and holiday work.

Lifeguards are responsible for guarding their area of responsibility, responding to any level of incident around the entire facility, enforcing rules fairly, politely, and professionally, checking and maintaining pool chemicals, being responsive to member and guest requests and ensuring member safety. 

The position may also require weekend, split shift and holiday work. Flexible schedules are available.


1. Takes precautions and preventative action necessary to ensure the safety of pool users and staff.
2. Maintains the ability to perform water surveillance consistently.
3. Maintains the ability to perform rescues proficiently.
4. Maintains the ability to render first aid and perform CPR/AED proficiently.
5. Maintains the ability to swim 300 yards in 10 minutes or less.
6. Provides emergency care and treatment as required until the arrival of emergency medical services.
7. Completes full rotations, which includes: grounds, deck, shower rooms, first aid room and office checks.
8. Ability to teach swimming and water safety skills to individuals of all ages.
9. Ability to determine the swimmer/non-swimmer skills of each patron attending the facility.
10. Maintains a sanitary and clean pool environment, free from defective equipment and unsafe conditions.
11. Assist with maintaining proper quality standards and follow written guidelines for testing water, chemical usage, storage, and safety.
12. Enforces pool and facility rules in a consistent and professional manner using positive and corrective feedback.
13. Attends and participates in all scheduled staff meetings and mandated trainings, including but not limited to rescue skills, in-service training, and physical conditioning.
14. Collects admission and program fees; performs cashier duties (use of cash register, cash handling, maintain records of daily sales, money received and attendance).
15. Provides answers to inquiries from patrons and the public.
16. Completes and maintains accurate and efficient reporting, including but not limited to daily attendance records, accident injury reports, class and program registration, daily shift report, and chemical log book.
17. Ensures that all gates and doors are secured and that the premises have been vacated at the closing of the facility.
18. Assists in other department programs including, but not limited to, special events and special programs.
19. Presents professional and positive appearance and attitude at all times, and maintains a high standard of customer service.
20. Possesses mature judgment and sound decision making.


Knowledge of:
• Principles, techniques and practices of preventative lifeguarding, First Aid, CPR/AED for the professional rescuer and water safety instruction.
• Knowledgeable on key elements and strategies for planning, preparing and implementing effective and safe swim lessons.
• Knowledgeable of and able to adhere to all facility safety and emergency procedures, guidelines, and instructions, including emergency action plan, staff handbook and Safety Data Sheet use and location.

Ability to:
• Learn the principles and techniques of pool sanitation and filtration.
• Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
• Ability to pass a pre-employment physical skills evaluation and drug test as stipulated by the department.
• Swim proficiently, climb, reach, lift and carry.
• Work as a team member and respond positively to situations involving patrons and staff.
• Maintain good public relations and customer service skills.
• Ability to work in organized team efforts and assist in problem solving work related issues for continuous improvement in work efforts.
• Encourage and facilitate environment for building team efforts and problem solving of work related issues by employees.
• Ensure necessary training and other technical support for building an environment that encourages teams and continuous improvement.


• Current Water Safety Instructor Certification - American Red Cross or any nationally recognized certification (for example: Starfish or Ellis)
• Current Lifeguard/First Aid Certification - American Red Cross or any nationally recognized certification (for example: Starfish or Ellis)
• Current CPR for the Professional Rescuer Certification - American Red Cross or any nationally recognized certification (for example: Starfish or Ellis)



Environmental Conditions:
Indoor and outdoor recreational facilities/swimming pool; exposure to heat, cold, potentially hazardous chemicals, toxic materials; work in water; work on slippery or uneven surfaces, and carry and lift up to fifty (50) pounds.

Physical Conditions:
Essential and marginal functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary for moderate or light lifting; sitting, swimming, diving, walking or standing for prolonged periods of time; repeated bending; general manual dexterity.



The selected applicant must be able to pass an extensive reference/background investigation and drug test.



This seasonal, temporary position does not include health insurance, vacation or flex time benefits. However, Arizona State Retirement benefits may be activated upon the employee working more than twenty hours for more than twenty weeks.


To apply for this position, please click here.


City of Sedona
Human Resources
102 Roadrunner Drive
Sedona, AZ 86336


928-203-5038 or 203-5189 

The City of Sedona is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at the City are based on business needs; job requirements; individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status; past or present military service; or any other status protected by law or regulation. 




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Applications and resumes. Applications and resumes are accepted only when there is a job opening. An online application must be submitted electronically to Human Resources and applicants may attached a cover letter and/or resume with the online application.

Employment opportunities. Please note that many positions include a supplemental questionnaire with job-specific questions. Applications submitted without a supplemental questionnaire (if available) will be considered incomplete.  Resumes and other supplemental material may be uploaded and attached to the online application. 

Background check. All new hires are required to be fingerprinted and undergo an extensive criminal background check through the Arizona Department of Public Safety. Additionally, certain positions involve a preemployment drug screening and may include a physical. 

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