In response to a continued shortage in staffing for seasonal workers, the City of New Braunfels is expanding its hiring practices for lifeguards at City aquatic facilities to include 15-year olds. Additionally, an On-The-Spot Hiring Event will be held on Saturday, April 30th, 2022, from 9am to 12pm at the Landa Park Aquatic Complex in order to interview and hire for 50 vacant lifeguard positions.
Lifeguards are responsible for water surveillance, customer service, providing first aid to guests, and maintaining City aquatic facilities. Lifeguards of all ages can work up to 40 hours a week with pay starting at $12.27 per hour. Lifeguards are also eligible to receive the City’s $250 hiring incentive and an end of season incentive of up to $300. Lifeguard certifications will be provided for those that are not already certified, all required training is paid training, and all 15-year old applicants hired will be assigned positions at the Landa Park Aquatic Complex.
“The City has experienced significant challenges in recruiting seasonal employees to support our park and recreation facilities and amenities,” said New Braunfels City Manager Robert Camareno. “We are having similar struggles in other key seasonal positions such as Camp Counselors and Park Rangers. Our hope is that by opening up lifeguard positions to 15-year old candidates we can avoid considering reduced hours or even potential closures of city aquatic facilities.”
Again, the On-The-Spot Hiring Event is set for Saturday, April 30th, 2022, from 9am to 12pm at the Landa Park Aquatic Complex. This event is open to anyone wanting to apply for any seasonal positions including Lifeguards, Camp Counselors, and Park Rangers with starting pay ranging from $12 to $17 per hour. Candidates should bring two valid forms of identification.
To apply for any open position at the City of New Braunfels, log on to www.nbtexas.org/jobs.