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The City of Worcester is an EEO/AA Employer. Preference is given to Worcester residents.

If you wish to apply for this position, the deadline is Open Until Filled. Please note the following application options for this position:
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$18.25 Per Hour

The City of Worcester seeks applicants for Assistant Head Lifeguard in the Department of Public Works and Parks.  The Assistant Head Lifeguard is responsible for weekday and weekend shifts at our outdoor pool and beaches. The position will oversee lifeguard operations, supervises lifeguards on duty, watches pool waterfront activities, prevents and addresses dangerous situations, and responds to people in need of aid. Work is performed with relative independence in accordance with standard practices and procedures adapted to departmental requirements with review through regular inspections and reports. 



  • General knowledge of the activities of lifeguards, swim instructors, gate keepers, and other program providers at pool and/or beach sites to ensure safety protocols are being followed
  • Ability to provide basic first aid
  • Ability to participation in mandatory in service training is required
  • Ability to address issues promptly, advises management of problems, violations, and areas for improvement related to policies and procedures.
  • Ability to rescue if appropriate, calls for help, provides emergency care, interviews witnesses, and files reports
  • Ability to assist maintenance staff maintain clean and safe facilities, beaches, and equipment
  • Ability to monitor and assist swimmers and enforces regulations
  • Ability to supervise the safe use of public aquatic facilities by swimmers and patrons
  • Ability to enforce safety regulations in a skilled, professional, and friendly manner
  • Ability to maintain watchfulness over pool and beaches to prevent dangerous situations
  • Ability to successfully pass CORI/SORI check



  • At least 16 years of age
  • Two (2) years of experience as a Lifeguard
  • One (1) year of waterfront experience as a lifeguard
  • Certification in American Red Cross Lifeguarding or YMCA Lifeguard Training or equivalent
  • Certification in American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer or equivalent
  • Ability to lift up to 40 pounds



  • Certificate in American Red Cross Lifeguard Management or equivalent
  • Certification in American Red Cross Waterfront Module
  • Certification as an American Red Cross-WSI or equivalent


STARTING SALARY: $18.25 per hour, seasonal, non-benefitted


To apply, please visit: or send resume and cover letter to: City of Worcester, 455 Main Street, Room 109, Worcester, MA 01608. OPEN UNTIL FILLED, applications received prior to or on FRIDAY, March 3, 2023, will receive preference. Preference is given to Worcester residents. The City of Worcester is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Direct inquiries to: City Hall, Human Resources, Room 109, 508-799-1030,

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