Lifeguard (Permanent Part-Time)
Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) is a national leader and innovator in the services and programs we provide to our residents who enjoy our public spaces such as parks, community centers, specialty gardens, and swimming pools. Our mission is to provide welcoming and safe opportunities to play, learn, contemplate, and build community and promote responsible stewardship of the land. We promote healthy people, a healthy environment, and strong communities. We strive to deliver excellent customer service to each visitor and participant. SPR is also deeply committed to advancing the City of Seattle's Race and Social Justice Initiative (RSJI) by working to end institutional and structural racism.
This job posting is for Regular Part-Time Lifeguards . Employees in these positions receive benefits and can work up to 40 hours if needed and will provide training. Apply to become a Seattle Parks and Recreation Lifeguard! You will meet new people, make new friends, and enjoy the pool and/or summer beaches while getting paid!
The City of Seattle's Department of Parks and Recreation is actively seeking new members for a team that connects with residents 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!
- Monitor the activities of swimmers to ensure rules and regulations are observed and that safety hazards are not created.
- Required to rescue patrons 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.
- Conduct instructional programs for children, adults, and special population groups; teach 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.
- Ensure the pool meets legal requirements and policy standards for operation.
- Assist in water quality testing, cleaning, and maintaining the pool and related facilities.
- Interact with the public, and answer inquiries pertaining to the use of the pool.
- Maintain attendance and grading for instructional programs, and other related duties as required.
- Employees in these positions can work up to 40 hours per week.
- Performs other related duties of a comparable level/type as assigned.
- Must be at least 16 years of age.
- Must pass a background check and physical.
Work Environment/Physical Demands:
- May be required to work nights and weekends.
- 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.
License, Certification, and Other Requirements:
- 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).
SPR's Core Competencies are:
- Accountability & Action: Holding yourself accountable for achieving goals, completing tasks, and delivering quality work. Demonstrating thoughtful initiative in actions and decision-making and promoting high-quality standards.
- Equity and Inclusion: Supporting the goals of the Race and Social Justice Initiative and the City's commitment to workforce equity.
- Communication: Sharing and exchanging information and ideas with people in a variety of ways to help them understand and remember the information.
- Service: An ongoing commitment to base decisions and actions on the needs and priorities of the City.
- Teamwork: Leading as an engaged member of a team to build a cohesive team and facilitate the achievement of workgroup goals.
This hiring process involves a background check of conviction and arrest records in compliance with Seattle's Fair Chance Employment Ordinance, SMC 14.17. Applicants will be provided an opportunity to explain or correct background information.
The full salary range for this position is $19.51 - $23.62 per hour.
The City of Seattle offers a comprehensive benefits package including vacation, holiday, and sick leave as well as medical, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance for employees and their dependents.
More information about employee benefits is available on the City's website at: https://www.seattle.gov/human-resources/benefits/employees-and-covered-family-members/most-employees-plans
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The City of Seattle offers a comprehensive benefits package including vacation, holiday and sick leave as well as medical, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance for employees and their dependents.
More information about employee benefits is available on the City's website at:
"Most" Employees Plans - Human Resources | seattle.gov
Closing Date/Time: Continuous