Contact the Denver Parks & Recreation (DPR) Aquatics Office if your question is not answered here: 720.865.0663 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Frequently Asked Questions
When can I start?
Upon completion of the Office of Human Resources hiring process, you will receive an email titled Clear to Start: John J. Lifeguard (Your Name). An assigned Coordinator will reach out to you about scheduling, pool-specific orientation and a start date.
When will I work?
Whether you want to work year-round or seasonally, 39 hours per week or 3 hours per month, we will do our best to make a schedule that works for you! Availability can be discussed during the hiring process and on a weekly basis once you begin work.
DPR is always hiring for early morning and daytime guards who can work year-round!
Where will I work?
As a DPR Lifeguard, you may be asked to work at any of our 30 aquatics facilities (14 indoor and 16 outdoor). Visit our Find a Swimming Pool page for an interactive map of our pools.
You will have an opportunity to submit location assignment requests during the initial hiring process, as well as seasonally.
The Aquatics team makes every effort to fulfill specific pool assignment requests, however, assignments are made based on staff availability and coverage needs throughout the city. You may be asked to work at multiple locations seasonally, or as coverage is needed.
What does the job pay?
The current starting pay rate for Denver Parks and Recreation Lifeguards is $13.00 per hour.
Lifeguards can become certified as Water Safety Instructors (must be 16 years old) and can earn hourly differentials for teaching group or private swimming lessons, and coaching swim team.
Will I be eligible for benefits?
Some DPR Lifeguards qualify for healthcare and other benefits through the City and County of Denver. Lifeguards should contact the Office of Human Resources with specific questions about their benefit eligibility. Learn more in the Human Resource Center.
What advancement opportunities exist for Lifeguards?
As a DPR employee, you will have the ability to apply as an internal candidate for jobs throughout the City and County of Denver.
Within Aquatics, there are potential advancement opportunities for Lifeguards to become:
- Water Safety Instructors
- Certified Fitness Instructors
- Pool Coordinators
- Aquatics Coordinators
- Pool Maintenance Technicians
Within Parks and Recreation, there are potential advancement opportunities for Lifeguards to become:
- Recreation Assistants
- Recreation Service Representatives
- Administrative Support Assistants
- Recreation Instructors
- Fitness Instructors
- and more!
Explore careers at the City and County of Denver (CCD) by visiting the CCD Jobs Portal.