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Aquatics Senior Guard - Pools and Beaches - City of Kirkland ( Job # 20-0023)

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Minimum Salary: $16.00 per hour
Maximum Salary: $19.10 per hour
Employment Type: Seasonal
Department: Parks & Community Services
Closes: August 01, 2020 at 5:00 PM
(Open to current employees and the general public.)


To provide effective knowledge and skillful lifeguarding and aquatic program support at City public beaches and/or pool and act as a replacement for the Aquatic Program Supervisor in his or her absence.  As support to the City Aquatic Program, Senior Guards perform a variety of duties such as lifeguarding, first aid, and assists in program development and training and leadership of staff.  A Senior Guard is supervised by an Aquatic Program Supervisor or in the absence of the Recreation Coordinator.

Special Note

Applicants are encouraged to submit their profile at the earliest possible date as screening, interviewing, and hiring decisions will be made through the recruitment period, until such time as all vacancies are filled.

Minimum Qualifications
  • A current American Red Cross Lifeguarding certification is required on or before the first day of employment.
  • Minimum of two seasons of aquatics experience.
  • Minimum 18 years of age.
  • Must be able to pass the aquatics swim test and perform the skills similar to American Red Cross certification.
  • Must successfully complete a thorough background check as required by the Child/Adult Abuse Information Act
Working Conditions & Physical Activities

Work is performed outdoors in varying weather conditions during the summer months at city-owned pool and beaches. Employee works a flexible schedule which may include early mornings, evening hours and weekends. On occasion, must be able to provide own transportation. Hearing and speaking to exchange information, dexterity of hands and fingers to operate standard office machines and pool maintenance equipment.  Seeing to read and analyze chemical tests, sitting or standing for extended periods of time, kneeling or crouching and bending at the waist to conduct tests, lift patrons and/or facility materials of 50 lbs. (With assistance if weight is greater.)

Preferred Qualifications

Current ARC Water Safety Instructor (WSI) and Lifeguard Training Instructor (LGI) certifications preferred.

Selection Process

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and requirements for the advertised position(s) will be invited by phone or email to interview. 


Candidates who are selected to interview will be required to complete a criminal background check

Hours of Work

Employee works a flexible schedule which includes early morning, daytime, evening hours, and weekends June-September. Work schedule and needs may fluctuate during periods of low attendance and poor weather days.


Various Parks Facility Locations

Kirkland, WA