Branson, Missouri
Rec Plex
9.50  Hourly
Full Time, Non-Exempt
Shifts May vary.

Closing Date:  Open until filled. 

Grade: Unclassified

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Department: Parks and Recreation



The Lifeguard is a critical part of aquatic safety at the Branson RecPlex.  The primary functions of this position are to ensure the safety of pool patrons and provide hospitality and service to guests. This is a part-time seasonal position and the hours fluctuate depending on weather and programs.


Competitive Pay

  • Excellent growth opportunities for fully engaged employees
  • Non-exempt – overtime eligible

Paid Time Off Work

  • Personal Time:  Accrues at .0383 hours per hour worked.  Time earned this year may be used NEXT year
  • Up to 24 hours Community Involvement leave each year, as approved
  • 12 paid holidays a year


  • No cost employee membership to CoxHealth Fitness Center at the Branson RecPlex during the months in which employed
  • Season Pass issued to employees and their immediate family members living in the employee’s home to the Branson AquaPlex


Requires a regular and consistent physical presence in the City of Branson AquaPlex facility.  The duties include the following:   

  1. Behaves in a manner that promotes a productive, healthy, safe and positive work environment by:
    • Depicting trustworthiness through integrity, truthfulness, consistency and honesty, and while protecting confidential information as necessary;
    • Creating and maintaining positive relationships at all levels by treating others with courtesy, respect and in a conflict-free professional manner, and believing the best in others;
    • Taking into consideration the effects on others, on costs, and on intended outcomes of decisions and actions taken;
    • Upholding the public trust by being safe, enforcing safety, and working promptly, diligently and with a focus on quality;
    • Showing impartiality and equity toward others, and not using job responsibilities to provide nor elicit special favors, and by not making promises that conflict with job duties and responsibilities;
    • Adhering to all policies, laws and regulations as applicable to the role and to being a citizen.  
  2. Follows the legal and ethical direction of supervisor(s).
  3. Enforces safety procedures and pool polices.
  4. Maintains constant surveillance of patrons in the facility; acts immediately and appropriately to secure safety of patrons in the event of emergency.
  5. Presents professional appearance and attitude at all times, and maintains a high standard of customer service.
  6. Ensures cleanliness of pool area.
  7. Completes end of shift duties.
  8. Other duties as assigned by supervisor.


*Any combination of education, training, and experience providing the following knowledge, skills, and abilities.

  • Possess knowledge of general pool rules.
  • Skillful Swimming abilities including 200 yard unassisted swim, 1 minute treading water, and retrieval of 10 lb brick from 13’ diving well.
  • Ability to teach swim strokes to groups preferred.
  • Ability to recognize swimmers in need of assistance.
  • Ability to recognize, respond and remedy unsafe situations.
  • Ability to work with diverse populations and ages.
  • Ability to speak effectively before guests and team members.
  • Ability to follow instructions and respond to management direction.



The physical demands and working environment, which follow, is representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee is required to lift, carry, push and/or pull up to twenty-five (25) pounds with assistance or specialized equipment. Ability to stand, sit, hear, and maneuver throughout pool deck for majority of shifts. Works outdoors in various temperatures.


This position is performed in outdoor weather conditions mainly during summer season.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be exposed to pool chemicals, fumes, and potential loud noises. 


  • Attending High School or above.
  • 6 months in directly related field preferred.


  • Must be able to successfully pass lifeguard certification class.
  • Attain CPR certification.


  • Must possess strong leadership skills.
  • Must possess problem solving skills.
  • Must enjoy working with kids and be capable of working indoors and outdoors.
  • Must be responsible and dependable.
  • Must be energetic and friendly.
  • Must possess good interpersonal skills.
  • Must possess good work ethic.
  • Must be able to work well with others.