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8 Apr 2020

Part Time Lifeguard

City of Sandpoint – Posted by AJN Sandpoint, ID

Job Description


$11.75 – $15.00 Hourly
Sandpoint City Beach, ID
Job Type
Part Time Temporary
Parks & Recreation
Job Number
Service Group
6/5/2020 11:59 PM Pacific

The City of Sandpoint is looking for strong swimmers with a love of the outdoors to help us safeguard our beaches this summer. We will provide 40 hours of paid United States Lifesaving Association (USLA) open-water training prior to clearing lifeguards to go on the stands. Several positions are available, including multiple vacancies for Lifeguard ($11.75 hourly), 2 vacancies for Assistant Head Lifeguard ($12.75 hourly), and 1 vacancy for Head Lifeguard ($15.00). Lifeguards are on the stand 7 days a week, beginning Saturday, June 6th through Monday, September 7th.

Monitors recreational areas and City beaches to provide assistance and protection to beach visitors. Work is performed under the direct supervision of the Recreation Supervisor and/or Head Lifeguard. Some positions may be called upon to oversee other lifeguards as the Assistant Head Lifeguard in charge for specific days, and carry out the duties of the Head Lifeguard in his/her absence. Duties are performed in an outdoor environment with moderate exposure to adverse weather conditions, excessive noise, direct and indirect sunlight, open water, or potential personal danger.

This list is ILLUSTRATIVE only and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by the incumbent of this class. Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Rescue distressed persons, using rescue techniques and equipment.
  • Contact emergency medical personnel in case of serious injury.
  • Examine injured persons and administer first aid or cardiopulmonary resuscitation, if necessary, using training and medical supplies and equipment.
  • Monitor recreational areas, such as swimming areas, on foot or from towers.
  • Complete and maintain records of weather and beach conditions, emergency medical treatments performed, and other relevant incident information.
  • Warn recreational participants of inclement weather, unsafe areas, or illegal conduct.
  • Observe activities in assigned areas to detect hazards, disturbances or safety infractions.
  • Inventory and maintain all equipment/supplies associated with lifeguard duties at City Beach.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
Positions assigned to Head and Assistant Head Lifeguard may include the following duties:
  • Assist with recruitment and training of lifeguard staff, including preseason United States Lifesaving Association (USLA) training.
  • Develop weekly/monthly work schedules and maintain daily time reports for lifeguard staff.
  • Organize and plan in-service training twice a week throughout the season.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
For a copy of the full job description, please email: [email protected]
  • Must be at least 16 years of age
  • Must be available to work holidays and weekends
  • Must be able to swim 500 meters, demonstrating use of freestyle, breaststroke, and side stroke, within a 10-minute period
  • Must complete onsite United States Lifesaving Association (USLA) training prior to start of season
  • Applicants for Head and Assistant Head Lifeguard must have a minimum of one year of previous lifeguard experience with the City of Sandpoint
Required Certifications (we will provide paid training to obtain certifications):
  • Red Cross Lifeguard Certification
  • Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer
The City of Sandpoint is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in our services, programs, activities, and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact HR at (208) 946-2060.

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