Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Job Title: Lifeguard
Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Salary: $12.00 – $14.50 Hourly
Job Type: Seasonal
Location: 220 4th Ave. S., Kent, Washington
(Up to 5 positions)
Hours:        Varies, up to 40 hours per week
                    Mid-June through Labor Day
Salary:        $12.00- $14.50 per hour, depending on experience
**Open until filled.  A cover letter and resume are required with your online application in order for your application to be considered complete.  Uploading your resume to auto-fill portions of the application does not automatically attach it to your application.  Please note that you cannot attach documents to your application after it has been submitted.  If you have any questions or concerns regarding your online application, please call our office at (253) 856-5270 and we will do our best to assist you.**
 Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Under the direction of an assigned Beach Manager, the Lifeguard assists in providing a safe environment for patrons of a specific recreational area; oversees public activities; safeguards patrons; maintains order; acts in the event of an emergency and administers first aid when necessary; works as part of a team with other lifeguards; participates in the in-service training program; maintains records as assigned; attends all beach staff meetings; maintains equipment and grounds; and performs other related duties as assigned.
 Education, Experience and Other Requirements:
Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 16 years of age
  • Current American Red Cross (ARC) Advanced Lifesaving or Lifeguard Training Certificate required
  • Must possess current American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer Certificate
  • American Red Cross Standard First Aid Certificate required

Must be able to demonstrate mature judgment and be in good physical condition.  All lifeguards will be subject to mandatory pre-employment drug testing.

Applicants are subject to Washington State Patrol Criminal History background check.

Other requirements include cover letter, resume and three personal and/or work references.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • American Red Cross Bloodborne Pathogens Certificate and the Northwest Lifeguard Test Certificate are both highly desirable.
  • Ability to live by Kent Parks mission of “Dedicated to Enriching Lives” and demonstrate the following characteristics: responsible, respectful, honest, energetic, passionate, flexible, original, creative, dependable, thoughtful

While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle or feel; and talk and hear.  The incumbent is frequently required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.  The incumbent may occasionally be required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required include close, distance, color, and peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.