Applying To: Lifeguard Supervisor

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Positions are paid on an hourly basis, are not eligible for the Employees Benefits Program and do not require City residency.

Nature of Work

Incumbents in this position supervise Lifeguards at municipal swimming pools.  Duties include training Lifeguards, supervising and participating in swimming classes, testing chlorine levels in pools and ensuring all reports and work records are completed accurately.

For an additional description of this position, please refer to the classification specification for Lifeguard Supervisor

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must have all of the following:

  • Current Certification in Lifeguard Training and First Aid;
  • CPR for the Professional Rescuer;
  • Previous experience working as a Lifeguard. 

Applicants that do not have current certifications in the above must successfully complete the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training and First Aid and CPR for the Professional Rescuer. This is FREE training given through the American Red Cross. Contact Ms. Dana Foster, Aquatics Supervisor at 314-541-6934 to schedule this training after filing application. This training is provided only if you plan to work for the City of St. Louis.

DRUG SCREEN:  A “Drug Screen” will be administered as part of the examination process. Applicants 18 years of age or younger must have a parent or legal guardian complete and submit the Parental Consent Form.

VETERAN'S PREFERENCE POINTS: To be eligible for veteran's preference points, the applicant must submit a copy of his/her DD 214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty with the Employment Application.  The Director of Personnel may, in his discretion, accept alternate documentation.

LAST DATE FOR FILING APPLICATION:  Applications will be accepted until a sufficient number are received to fill the anticipated vacancies.  Please submit application as soon as possible. Applications can be submitted on the Internet. Visit the City web site at

Examination Components and Their Weights

  • Experience and Training: 100%
  • Character Investigation: Pass/Fail
  • Drug Screen: Pass/Fail

O.C. 3196
December 23, 2020

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