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Waterfront Lifeguards – Part-Time Temporary

Clark County, Vancouver, WA

Job - Government

Close Date: 05/04/2020

Waterfront Lifeguards – Part-Time Temporary

Job Summary

Clark County Parks is hiring up to 18 Waterfront Lifeguard positions for the 2020 summer season.

These positions are temporary part-time seasonal, and will perform as lifeguards to assist in the safety of beach and open water users. Applicants must be 16 years or older.

Duties will include but not necessarily be limited to: performing water surveillance during working hours, taking appropriate action in emergency situations, participating in regular training and physical fitness, and utilizing proper safety precautions in all aspects of this job. Staff will be expected to communicate and interact professionally with all beach users, county staff, and any individuals contacted in the course of work.

Lifeguards will be stewards of the park and beach and will perform routine cleaning and maintenance duties of splash pad, beach area, and lifeguard office. Staff will be required to understand and implement policies and procedures and operate within the spirit of the Public Works Department’s vision and goals. In addition, staff will perform other duties as required through assigned program.

Season dates are typically mid-June through Labor Day but hiring, training and testing can and will occur outside of that time period.

Shifts will be available 8-40 hours per week, effort will be made to provide a regular and consecutive schedule but schedule may vary weekly.

Typical shifts include but are not limited to Mon – Sunday: 9:30AM-2:30PM, 11:00AM-7:00PM, and 2:30PM-7:30PM. Positions can work a maximum of 1,040 hours in a calendar year.

Training hours and the costs for certification, drug screen and physical are paid by the county.

Location: Klineline Pond at Salmon Creek Regional Park – Vancouver, Washington

Applications will be reviewed as received, this posting is open until filled.

Pay rate is ($14.00-$16.00)

Candidates must:
• Be 16 years or older
• Pass a county provided open water lifeguard training program, which will include mandatory CPR and first aid training
• Pass a pre-employment drug screen and physical
• Pass a county provided background check as required by RCW 43.43.830
• Attend and participate in a pre-employment physical fitness test administered by Parks division
• Pass the physical fitness test which includes:
o Carrying a 20lb. equipment bag and spine board 300 yards
o Swimming 500 meters in 10 minutes or less
o Swim 5 yards underwater 5 consecutive times
o Feet first surface dive to a distance of 9 feet, unassisted
o Tread water for 5 minutes
o Perform 200 2-inch chest compressions on a mannequin in 2 minutes
Essential job functions:
• Ability to function at a high level in an outdoor, open water environment during peak summer hours
• Ability to attend scheduled hours on a regular and predictable basis
• Ability and willingness to follow instructions, including all county policies and procedures
• Ability to absorb training and demonstrate or perform trained skills or tasks
• Ability to interact professionally with both staff and members of the public
• Ability to learn and perform swimming and diving with the use of a snorkel and fins
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
Desirable Qualifications:
• WDOH EMR, EMT, or EMT-P certification
• PADI or NAUI SCUBA diver training and certification
• Training or experience in fire and rescue, search and rescue
• Pool lifeguarding or open water lifeguarding experience
• Enrollment or graduation in/from an accredited police, sheriff, or fire cadet or explorer program
• Fluent in a non-English language, including ASL
An online application is required. For complete job announcement, application requirements, and to apply on-line, please visit our website at:
Equal Opportunity Employer
Clark County is committed to increasing the ethnic, cultural and social diversity of its workforce and ensuring that diversity is a key priority of our organization. We are committed to providing equal opportunity and access regardless of race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, age, marital status, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a disabled person, sexual orientation/gender identity, veteran status or any other status protected by law. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Clark County’s Equal Employment Opportunity Plan is available at
If you are in need of ADA/Section 504 assistance for accommodations, please contact Human Resources at (360) 397-2456; Relay (800) 833-6388.
Salary Grade: Lifeguard.100 ($14.00 - $16.00) per hour
Close Date: Open Until Filled

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