Job Description

Come work at a place where you have a direct impact on the quality of life for Kent residents, business owners and visitors alike!

Senior Lifeguard

(2 positions available)


Hours: Varies, up to 40 hours per week from mid-June through Labor Day

Hourly Rate: $20-25, depending on experience

Open: February 2, 2022

Closes: Open Until Filled

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Under the direction of an assigned Beach Manager, the Senior Lifeguard assists in providing a safe environment for patrons of a specific recreational area; oversees public activities; safeguards patrons; maintains order; acts in the event of an emergency and administers first aid when necessary; works as part of a team with other lifeguards; participates in the in-service training program; maintains records as assigned; attends all beach staff meetings; maintains equipment and grounds; uses corrective lenses if needed to maintain 20/20 vision when on duty; and performs other related duties as assigned. In addition, the Senior Lifeguard assumes the duties of the Beach Manager when the Manager is absent from the beach. 


American Red Cross Lifeguarding Certificate is required. American Red Cross Lifeguarding Instructor certificate highly desired. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, have at least 2 years of beach lifeguarding experience; strong communication skills; demonstrate mature judgment and be in good physical condition. Lifeguards will be subject to a position-relevant background check.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk and hear.? The employee frequently is required to sit for extended periods of time. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required include close, distance, color, and peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Working Conditions:

Work is performed in a field environment; may be exposed to individuals who are difficult. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud. Subject to irregular work schedules including weekday, weekend, and evening.?

Temporary employees with the City of Kent do not receive insurance or time off benefits outside of those which are legally mandated. In certain instances, temporary employees may be eligible for retirement benefits through the State of Washington’s Department of Retirement Systems.

The City of Kent is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application Instructions

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