$16.92 - $20.48 Hourly
Washington, DC, United States
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 providing 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
. Employees is in these positions are benefited and can work up to 40 hours if needed. Apply to become a Seattle Parks and Recreation Lifeguard! You'll 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 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. Conduct 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. Assist in water quality testing, cleaning, and maintaining the pool and related facilities. Interacts with the public, 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.
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.
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.