Lifeguards and Employment

Looking for a job with flexible hours that could turn into a career?

Move on to a position that prepares its employees for their futures: Lifeguard at one of the City of Irving’s pools or aquatic centers.

Considering a career in the medical or emergency response sectors? Or perhaps interested in the fitness or recreation fields?

Need flexible hours or a job close to home? Consider what employment with the city as a lifeguard can offer, including:

  • First Aid / CPR / AED certification
  • Obtain water rescue skills
  • Increased leadership opportunities
  • Improve decision-making skills
  • Development of public relations, customer service and conflict-resolution skills
  • Verifiable work experience for resumes and college applications
Irving lifeguards running into West Irving Aquatic Center's pool.

The City of Irving Parks and Recreation Department hires Red Cross-certified lifeguards, ages 15 and older for summer seasonal positions, 16 and older for year round part-time positions and 18 and older for full-time year-round employment at its aquatic facilities.

Lifeguards are in the business of safety and prevention, making them ideal candidates for medical or first responder college programs. In addition to enforcing all the rules and regulations of the pool, lifeguards are responsible for the maintenance and operation of the assigned facility. Irving lifeguards also get a lot of customer service experience, such as answering phones and completing sales transactions. 

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Recertification Requirements

Red Cross training recertification is required every two years to remain eligible for employment with the Irving Parks and Recreation Department.

Find a Class

The following are available resources for lifeguarding classes:

Application Process

Those interested in applying can visit City of Irving Employment Opportunities page to view open positions. Please note that all posted jobs close at 5 p.m. on the indicated expiration date. For more information, call (972) 721-7311 or (972) 721-2718.