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at City of Kenosha

Pay: $12.18 to $13.7/hour
$12.18 - $13.7
Posted: 3/3/2020
Job Status: Contract/Temporary,Seasonal
Job Reference #: 2718005

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

General Overview of Position

The City of Kenosha is accepting applications for Lifeguards to work at the City's two public pools (located at Washington Park and Anderson Park) from June to August based on an operating schedule set by the Public Works Department. Lifeguards work a full-time schedule of 48 hours per week (Tuesdays - Sundays), weather and water quality conditions permitting, and are required to work evenings, weekends and holidays. Lifeguards may be scheduled to work between the two pool locations.

City employees (including seasonal employees) may only be employed in one classification at any one given time.

Example of Duties & Responsibilities

  • Supervise swimming area to maintain order and protect swimmers from accidents or drowning.
  • Enforce swimming rules and regulations.
  • Maintain and clean pools and surrounding areas.
  • May perform concession attendant duties as needed.
  • Perform other related work as required.


Education/Training/Other Requirements:
  • Applicants must possess current lifeguard certification from the American Red Cross with First Aid and CPR Certification by the time of hire on June 13, 2020 (this is when pools are tentatively scheduled to open for the season).
  • Applicants not currently certified can call the City of Kenosha Human Resource department at 262-653-4130 for information on Red Cross certification options. 
  • Must be 16 years of age or older by June 13, 2020. 
  • Must be able to pass a post-offer drug screen which requires a parent or legal guardian to accompany and provide permission to the minor at the test collection site.
  • Applicants the age of 18 years or older (or those who turn 18 prior to the start of the pool season) may be subject to a criminal background check.
Knowledge, Abilities & Skills Required: 
  • Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Ability to enforce pool rules in an effective and appropriate manner.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, superiors and the general public.
  • Ability to handle a reasonable amount of stress.
Environmental Requirements:
  • Work is performed outdoors and may be performed in adverse weather conditions (i.e. heat, cold, exposure to sun, etc.) The Parks Division may close the pools in the event of extreme weather or environmental conditions.
Physical Requirements:
  • Lifeguards may be required to pass a swimming ability test.
  • Work involves physical effort associated with lifeguard duties which includes regular and/or sustained standing or sitting in and/or out of water.
  • Work may also involve performance of heavier physical tasks such as walking over rough or uneven surfaces, climbing, bending, stooping, and lifting or carrying moderately heavy  (40+ lbs) and occasionally very heavy (100+ lbs ) items.
Sensory Requirements:
  • Work requires perception and discrimination in the sensory areas of: visual, color, sound, odor, depth, and texture.
  • Work requires the ability to communicate verbally.

Method of Selection

Applicants interested in becoming a lifeguard must obtain certification from the American Red Cross with First Aid/CPR Certification in order to qualify for employment. Previous employees are not guaranteed rehire and are required to complete an online application for consideration. The City will analyze the applicant's education, training and experience. Written, oral and/or proficiency exams may be required to establish eligibility. The City of Kenosha reserves the right to further evaluate only those applicants who best meet the needs of the City.