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Assistant Beach Manager - City of Sammamish ( Job # 18-0005)

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Minimum Salary: $14.00 per hour
Maximum Salary: $20.00 per hour
Employment Type: Seasonal
Department: Parks & Recreation
Open until filled.
(Open to current employees and the general public.)


This position assists with planning, organizing, implementing, coordinating, and supervising seasonal beach front programs and services at Pine Lake Park.  The work requires excellent communication and customer services skills due to considerable public contact. Position works under the general supervision of the Beach Front Manager and the Recreation Coordinator, as well as working independently with the public and other City staff members. Position exercises substantial independent judgment regarding management of the beach front and assists the Beach Manager with supervision over the lifeguard staff.  Required training classes may start as early as March, 2019.

Hours & Duration

Approximately 30 hours of pre-season work in April-May is required to prepare for the lifeguard season. The lifeguard season typically runs from Fathers Day through Labor Day and the Assistant Beach Manager will be expected to work 30-40 hours per week during the season. Weekly hours may vary depending on weather conditions and beach attendance. Priority will be given to applicants who apply by March 1, 2019 and  are able to work the entire lifeguarding season.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  • Schedules, coordinates and oversees the daily operation of the beach front at Pine Lake Park.
  • Provides quality customer service and public education on water safety to park visitors.
  • Performs pre-season set-up of the beach front program at Pine Lake Park including procurement of equipment and supplies.
  • Prepares and updates the lifeguard employee manual.  Ensures policies and procedures are consistent with American Red Cross standards and other best practices.
  • Assists with recruitment, training, supervision and evaluation of the lifeguard staff. 
  • Coordinates all aspects of pre-season training and testing.  Conducts a weekly in-service training program for all lifeguard staff.  Maintains a record of attendance and schedules make-up courses when necessary.
  • Prepares the weekly lifeguard work schedule and ensures adequate coverage during all shifts.  Monitors hours worked to ensure scheduling is within approved budget amounts.
  • 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.
  • 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, training records for all staff, and incident/accident reports related to beach activities.
  • Prepares an annual end of season evaluation including short and long-range recommendations to improve beach front services.
  • Serves as the primary point of contact for beach front visitors.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Lifeguarding techniques, usage of equipment and first aid practices.
  • Supervisory practices and principals related to lifeguard staff.
  • Effective customer service methods.
  • Effective safety practices and precautions related to beach front activities.
  • Supervising daily beach front activities.
  • Maintaining detailed records and reports.
  • Using computers and related software including word processing applications.
  • 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

High School diploma or equivalent.  Two (2) years/seasons of lifeguard experience of which at least one (1) year/season must be at a beach park.  Supervisory experience in an open water aquatics program is desirable.


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.  Lifeguard Instructor and Water Safety Instructor certification is desirable.  Possession of a valid Washington State Driver’s license and a good driving record is required.  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.



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801 - 228th Ave SE
Sammamish, WA 98075