JOB POSTING: Lifeguard

Posted by Summit Metro Parks ; Posted on 
JOB POSTING: Lifeguard


Salary: Hourly Wage Schedule

Benefits: Participation in the Ohio Public Employee Retirement System (OPERS) is mandatory.

Profile: Lifeguards provide a safe swimming and beach area for park visitors, perform safety-maintenance duties, and carry out instructions of supervisors and the policies of Summit Metro Parks.

Supervision: Reports to the Park Manager, Assistant Park Manager, Head Lifeguard, Assistant Head Lifeguard, Ranger in Charge of Aquatics and the Chief of Rangers. May be called upon to oversee other lifeguards.

Responsibilities: 1) Perform maintenance and service functions as outlined in the lifeguard guidelines and/or assigned by the head lifeguard, park manager or assistant park manager. 2) Perform all duties of a lifeguard. 3) Enforce park district rules and regulations on the waterfront area. 4) Participate in the safety and risk management program of the park district. 5) Perform other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications: High School graduate or GED equivalent.

Experience: One year of experience as a lifeguard at a pool or, preferably, a beach.

Knowledge & Abilities: 1) Ability to deal courteously with the public. 2) Ability to make a prompt response in an emergency. 3) Demonstrated emotional intelligence, including self-awareness and accurate self-assessment; sensitivity and empathy; openness, reliability, trust and consistency.

Licenses: Possession of valid State of Ohio driver’s license. Must successfully complete and be current in the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Course (or equivalent); Lifeguard Training Instructors’ Course preferred. Must possess current certification in CPR/AED for the professional rescuer. Must pass a Summit Metro Parks water test specific to the facility.

Conditions of Employment: Must successfully complete a two-week probationary period.

Download: Seasonal Employment Application


Human Resources: Summit Metro Parks
975 Treaty Line Rd.
Akron, OH 44313
Phone calls will not be accepted.


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