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Lifeguard/Swim Instructor (1040) - City of Bellevue ( Job # 13-0040)

This job is closed.

Minimum Salary: $9.35 per hour
Maximum Salary: $10.50 per hour
Employment Type: Part Time
Department: Parks & Community Services
Closes: September 10, 2014 at 3:05 PM
(Open to current employees and the general public.)


The City of Bellevue is currently seeking lifeguards and swim instructors to work at the Bellevue Aquatic Center.  This is a high volume facility that requires exceptional customer service skills in dealing with the public.  Additional work hours may be available during the summer months.

** Morning, afternoon and evening hours available.

** Recreation Assistant 3 pay rate for private swim instruction is $12.50 per hour.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Providing patron surveillance and safety for swimmers.
  • Enforcing facility rules to ensure a safe and fun environment.
  • Appropriate actions while responding to emergencies and difficult situations.
  • Providing swim lesson instruction to babies, preschoolers, youth, and adults.
  • Providing exceptional customer service.



  • American Red Cross Lifeguard Training certification.
  • First Aid certification.
  • CPR certification.
  • AED certification.
  • Must be 15 years of age.


Physical Demands

  • The physical demands and work environment 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.
  • Work involves walking, talking, hearing.  Vision abilities required by this job include the ability to focus for long periods of time.
  • The employee may be required to push, pull, lift, and/or carry up to 10 pounds.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually high.
  • The ability to swim 300 yards without stopping.


Definition of a 1040

There is no specific end date for employees in this status. Therefore, working in this status can be on going for as long as required by business necessity. However, employees in this status cannot work more than 1,040 hours per calendar year, from January 1 to December 31.

  • On-Going Work of the City - Hired to work a maximum of 20 hours or fewer per week on an on-going basis, as long as 1,040 hours within a 12-month period of time are not exceeded.
  • On-Call – Hired to work on a substitute or on-call basis with no guaranteed minimum hours of work, as long as 1,040 hours within a 12-month period of time are not exceeded.
  • Combination Jobs - Can be hired to fill a combination of jobs as long as 20 hours per week or 1,040 hours within a 12-month period of time are not exceeded.
  • Periods of Full Time - Can be assigned to work more than 20 hours per week up to full time on a temporary basis without transforming the assignment to a benefited position, as long 1,040 hours within a 12-month period of time are not exceeded.
  • If the employee exceeds working 1,040 hours within a 12-month period of time in any capacity described above, the employee must be off payroll until January 1 of the new year.
  • Must be hired through the Informal Selection Process.
  • At-will for the duration of the 1040 Part Time status.


How To Apply

Click "Apply Now" to complete the application for this position.  For further information about the job, please contact Scott Armstrong via email at or at 425.452.2806.  If you need technical assistance with the online application, please contact our IT helpdesk at 425.452.4340.



Bellevue Aquatic Center
601 143rd Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98007