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Lifeguard - City of Sammamish ( Job # 16-0007)

This job is closed.

Minimum Salary: $10.00 per hour
Maximum Salary: $16.00 per hour
Employment Type: Seasonal
Department: Parks & Recreation
Closes: August 01, 2016 at 5:00 PM
(Open to current employees and the general public.)


Works in a team setting under the supervision of the Beach Front Manager and/or the Assistant Beach Front Manager to provide a safe swimming environment for the public.  The work requires excellent communication and customer services skills due to considerable public contact. This position works under the general supervision of the Beach Front Manager and the Assistant Beach Front Manager.

Hours & Duration

The lifeguard season typically runs from Fathers Day through Labor Day and lifeguards will be expected to work 25-40 hours per week during the season. Weekly hours may vary depending on weather conditions and beach attendance. Priority will be give to applicants who are able to complete the entire lifeguarding season.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  • Provides quality customer service and public education on water safety to park visitors.
  • Performs lifeguarding responsibilities on a regular basis.  Ensures proper behavior and adherence to rules on the part of all park patrons.  Responds quickly to potentially hazardous situations and accidents.
  • Attends and participates in pre-season training and weekly in-service training programs. 
  • Assures the cleanliness of the beach front area, the docks, the restrooms and adjacent areas of the park.  Performs custodial duties as needed. 
  • Maintains a safe environment for all park visitors.  Informs supervisor of maintenance needs or hazardous conditions at the park. 
  • Oversees the use, care and inventory of City supplies and all beach front equipment
  • Opens and secures the facilities as needed.
  • Maintains appropriate records including daily logs of beach attendance and incident/accident reports related to beach activities.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Lifeguarding techniques, usage of equipment and first aid practices.
  • Effective customer service methods.
  • Effective safety practices and precautions related to beach front activities.
  • Maintaining detailed records and reports.
  • Communicating effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Establishing effective working relationships with City employee and the general public.
  • Conduct basic beach front maintenance and perform light custodial duties.
  • Enforce beach front rules and regulations.
  • Handle multiple requests for assistance in an organized manner.
  • Write, speak and visually communicate with others, particularly under stressful emergency conditions.
  • Work flexible hours including nights and weekends.
  • Work the complete lifeguard season and attend all scheduled training sessions.
Minimum Qualifications

Enrolled in High School or an equivalent education program.  Must be a minimum of 16 years of age on or before June 1, 2015.  One (1) year/season of lifeguard experience preferred with priority given to those with open water experience. 


Special Requirements

Must possess valid and current American Red Cross Lifeguard Training/First Aid and American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and Northwest Lifeguard Test certification. Proper documentation to fulfill the requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act within three (3) days of employment is a condition of employment with the City of Sammamish.


Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Duties are performed outdoors in a variety of weather conditions, including sun, rain and wind, for periods of approximately eight hours/day. Duties are performed as part of a work team. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, walk, swim, or dive; use hands or fingers to handle, feel or operate objects; and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is required to sit; climb stairs or ladders; row or paddle; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear.  The employee must be able to lift a minimum of fifty (50) pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus.


Working Conditions

Outdoor recreational environment subject to noise, seasonal heat, adverse weather conditions and dangers associated with an aquatics setting. The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.



Sammamish City Hall
801 - 228th Ave SE
Sammamish, WA 98075