Lifeguard - Job Description

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Starting Salary
Open until Filled
  • Days: Daily
  • Hours: Under 1,000 hours per year
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Johnson County Park and Recreation District seeks a positive, energetic professional to join our Aquatics Team. The team is looking for a lifeguard to ensure the safety of patrons by preventing and responding to emergencies.


Essential Responsibilities of the Position: 

  • Observe and enforce all rules and regulations of the facility.
  • Educate and inform patrons of the rules and regulations of the facility.  
  • Maintain constant surveillance of patrons in the facility; respond quickly to all emergencies.
  • Communicate with the lifeguard team and facility staff.
  • Develop strong interpersonal skills.
  • Attend monthly in-service training sessions.
  • Complete all appropriate daily paperwork and trainings during shift. 
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.
  • Maintain good physical condition.
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  • Minimum 15 years old
  • American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification 
    (If not currently certified, compensated for attending Lifeguard Certification Course through JCPRD)
  • Pass lifeguard pre-employment practical in-water skills test
  • Criminal background check and drug test are required 
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Miscellaneous Information

  • Free & Paid American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification provided 
  • Paid in-service training
  • Earn complimentary season pass(es)
  • Potential for earned time off
  • Year-round and seasonal positions available
  • Flexible work schedule

Shawnee Mission School District Aquatic Center, Shawnee Mission Park Beach & Kill Creek Park Beach.   

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