Lifeguards Wanted

Lifeguards Jake O'Donnell, right, and Courtney Boney watch over patrons at the Battle Drive Pool. The facility is in need of lifeguards.

FORT LEE, Va. (July 7, 2011) --High school students and others who are looking to stay busy over the summer may consider employment at the Battle Drive Pool.

The facility, located behind the Lee Club on Battle Drive, has a number of job openings for qualified lifeguards, said David Arakelian, head lifeguard.

"This year we've been a little short-staffed, and we'll need more (lifeguards) later in the season," he said.

Arakelian noted that many of the lifeguards currently on duty are college students who will begin returning to school during the middle part of August. The facility is open through Labor Day.

"We're hoping to get more lifeguards now who can stay on board through the end of the season," he said.

Lifeguards are required to be at least 15 years of age and possess Red Cross certifications to include CPR and the automated external defibrillators, said Arakelian.

The starting pay for lifeguards is $8 an hour, said Arakelian, and may be more, depending on the level of experience. He also said the work environment is very favorable.

"We have a great group of people who work here," said Arakelian. "We have good management. It's a very positive atmosphere, and we really enjoy helping service members and their families."

The Battle Drive Pool is open from noon to 8 p.m. on weekdays and weekends. Work shifts run from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. and 3:45 - 8:30 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. and 2:45 - 8:30 p.m. on weekends.

All applications must be submitted through the Civilian Personnel Advisory Center.

For more details, call (804) 734-6198.