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RSS Lifeguard
Student Employment
Federal or Non-Federal Work Study
Recreational Sports and Services-SIUC
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Auxiliary Service-SIUC


  • Supervise SRC pool area to ensure student and patron safety.
  • Respond and care for all medical emergencies.
  • Complete all required paperwork accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Stay current with RSS policies and procedures.
  • Maintain all safety certifications.
  • A positive customer service aptitude is required for both in person and telephone communications.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills needed.
  • Must be available daily, including evenings, weekends, and university breaks.  Specific hours vary for each person.
  • Must be trustworthy, detailed oriented and reliable.
  • Must be available for all staff trainings.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Preferred Requirements/Skills:

  • Successful completion of the RSS Lifeguard Skills test.
  • Youth swimming lesson/teaching experience preferred.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. and able to handle higher loads in an emergency.
  • LGI preferred.
  • WSI preferred.
  • Waterfront certification preferred.

Certifications Required:

  • Must possess national certification as a lifeguard.


Certifications, Class Schedule, Resume/CV, Student Employment Referral

SIU Carbondale is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of
individuals with disabilities and protected veterans that strives to enhance its
ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to
serve a diverse student population. All applications are welcomed
and encouraged and will receive consideration.