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Lifeguard at Capital District YMCA in East Greenbush, New York

Posted in Police/Fire/Emergency 30+ days ago.

Type: Part-Time

Job Description:

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading charity committed to strengthening community. Maintains safe swimming conditions in the pool, deck, and surrounding areas. Creates a safe and positive atmosphere that welcomes and respects all individuals and promotes safety in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures. Builds positive relationships with members and program participants through effective listening and verbal skills and creatively finds ways to connect them to one another and the Y community.


REQUIRED CERTIFICATIONS: Lifeguard, CPR for the Professional Rescuer/AED, and First Aid



  • Minimum age of 16.

  • Ability to maintain certification-level physical and mental readiness.

  • Must demonstrate lifeguard skills in accordance with YMCA standards.

  • Be able to pass the CDYMCA swim test, as administered by the Aquatic Director or designated individual.

  • Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.



  • Some college or better

  • High School Diploma/GED or better

Licenses & Certifications


  • Lifeguard

  • First Aid

  • AED

  • Basic Life Support

  • CPR

  • Oxygen Admin.



  • Communication

  • Problem Solving

  • Organizational



  • Functional Expert: Considered a thought leader on a subject

  • Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well

  • Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity



  • Ability to Make an Impact: Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization

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