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Lifeguard (Temporary/Part-Time)

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City Of Seattle, WA Seattle , WA 98113

Posted 2 months ago

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Want a fun, great paying, part-time job that pays up to $17.76 to start ($16.92 per hour plus premium pay)?!?!!

Apply to become a Seattle Parks Lifeguard! You'll meet new people, make new friends and enjoy the pool while getting paid!

The City of Seattle's Department of Parks and Recreation is actively seeking new members for a team that connects with citizens in each community across the City. Our department needs positive, hard working professionals, who can continue to make Seattle Parks and Recreation an industry leader in aquatic programming. Our pools are a vital part of the culture in a city surrounded by water - where swimming is an essential life skill!

This job posting is for Part-Time Temporary Lifeguards. Although considered part-time, employees in these positions can work up to 40 hours per week if needed.


  • Preferred Method - Apply On-Line at and apply to job 2018-01404 - Lifeguard (Temporary/Part-Time)

  • Send a resume and cover letter, or Aquatic Application to

  • You may also take your application directly to the Aquatic Center Coordinator at any Seattle Parks and Recreation indoor pool.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Monitors the activities of swimmers to ensure rules and regulations are observed and that safety hazards are not created.

  • Required to rescue persons in distress or in danger of drowning, administer first aid in the event of injury, and assist handicapped and elderly patrons in and out of the pool.

  • Conducts instructional programs for children, adults, and special population groups; teaches private and group swimming lessons, water safety classes, diving, water polo, synchronized swimming, competitive programs, and water fitness programs to all ages and abilities.

  • May teach first aid, CPR, AED, Lifeguard Training, and other specialized Red Cross classes.

  • Ensures the pool meets legal requirements and policy standards for operation.

  • Assists in water quality testing, cleaning, and maintaining the pool and related facilities.

  • Interacts with the public, answers inquiries pertaining to the use of the pool.

  • Maintains attendance and grading for instructional programs, and other related duties as required.

  • Employees in these positions can work up to 40 hours per week.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 16 years of age.

  • Must pass a background check and physical.

  • Lifeguards are required to swim a minimum of 500 yards each work day and be prepared to perform in an emergency situation.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience as a qualified lifeguard and swim instructor.

  • Knowledge of water hazards, lifesaving techniques, and first aid.

  • Ability to swim with proficiency and endurance.

  • Ability to recognize hazardous situations and adopt effective courses of action.

  • Ability to remain calm in emergencies.

  • Specialized training and certifications as an instructor for various water education or fitness programs including Water Fitness, Swim Coach Certification, diving, etc.

Additional Information:Work Environment/Physical Demands:

  • Required to work nights and weekends.

  • Required to work varying hours.

  • Required to follow safety precautions when handling toxic/hazardous substances.

  • Required to stand for extended periods of time.

  • Exposed to high noise levels and hot/humid weather conditions.

  • Part-time positions require working variable shifts, including early morning, evenings, and weekends.

License, Certification, and Other

  • American Red Cross (ARC) approved certification for: Lifeguard Training, First Aid, and CPR/AED for the Lifeguard.

  • The Northwest Lifeguard Preparation Course and Test Certification (required to pass within three months of hire).

  • ARC Water Safety Instructor Certification may be required (depending upon pool location.)

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Lifeguard (Temporary/Part-Time)

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City Of Seattle, WA