Non-merit Benefit Eligible And Part-time Seasonal Lifeguard Positions

Park Authority, Virginia
Sep 24, 2022
Dec 31, 2022
Full Time
Job Announcement

Position Title: Lifeguard

Overview: The Fairfax County Park Authority is hiring enthusiastic, responsible, friendly, and excellent communicators dedicated to providing outstanding customer service all while maintaining the highest level of safety for our customers and staff.

Location: We’re hiring Lifeguards at all our Rec Centers in Fairfax County, Va.

Audrey Moore Rec Center
8100 Braddock Road
Annandale, VA, 22003

Cub Run Rec Center
4630 Stonecroft Blvd.
Chantilly, VA, 20151

George Washington Rec Center
8426 Old Mount Vernon Rd
Alexandria, VA, 22309

Lee District Rec Center
6601 Telegraph Rd
Alexandria, VA, 22310

Mount Vernon Rec Center
2017 Belle View Blvd
Alexandria, VA, 22307

Oak Marr Rec Center
3200 Jermantown Rd
Oakton, VA, 22124

Providence Rec Center
7525 Marc Dr
Falls Church, VA, 22042

South Run Rec Center
7550 Reservation Dr,
Springfield, VA, 22153

Spring Hill Rec Center
1239 Spring Hill Road
McLean, VA, 22102

  • Opening and midday shift times vary between 6am to 4pm.
  • Weekday evenings shift times vary between 4pm to 9:30pm.
  • Weekends shift times vary between 7:30am to 7pm.
  • Weekday opening and midday positions start at $15.00 per hour.
  • Weekday evenings and weekend positions rage from $10.50 to $15.00 per hour.
Duties Include:
  • Prevents accidents and drownings and performs rescue and emergency care as needed. Ensures the health and safety of individuals in the pool/spa, locker rooms, and surrounding areas through enforcement of park policies, pool/spa rules, and local health department regulations, as well as application of safety standards and pool surveillance (10/20 rule).
  • Performs daily cleaning and maintenance duties relating to the pool/spa, locker rooms, and surrounding areas as well as, equipment associated with these areas.
  • Provides excellent customer service. Assist patrons with lost and found, locker problems, phone calls, questions, etc., daily.
  • Administers First Aid to public and staff as needed.
  • Maintains water and rescue skills at “test ready” levels through required in service training and attendance at monthly staff meetings.
  • Participate in set-up, breakdown, and cleaning associated with special events and rentals held in the pool area.
  • Completes other duties and tasks assigned by Head Guard, supervisor, or Duty Manager, as well as assists Park staff with other site operations and events.
  • Free unlimited use of the Rec Center where you work.
  • Free lifeguard training including a license and CPR & First Aid (a $250 value!).
  • Those seeking advancement could be promoted to a Lifeguard II and then a Head Lifeguard.
  • This position is great entry level training for those seeking careers in police, military, medical, and fire and rescue.
Note: We are hiring to fill seasonal and part-time benefits eligible positions.
  • Seasonal positions may not exceed 900 hours per calendar year. Individuals in these positions are not eligible for benefits and are not eligible to earn leave or receive holiday pay.
  • Part-time benefits eligible positions are scheduled to work a minimum 1,040 hours and no more than a maximum of 1,560 hours in a calendar year. This position is eligible to receive limited benefits, including medical, vision, and dental insurance coverage, flexible spending program, and deferred compensation.

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Employment Standards

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Applicants must be at least 15 years of age to apply.
  • Applicants are required to pass a lifeguard certification course, which is provided at no cost.
Course prerequisites include:
  • Swim 100 yards continuously using a front crawl or breaststroke.
  • Retrieve a 10-pound dive brick from the deepest part of the facility’s pool.
  • Tread water without hands for one minute.

All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs may be subject to a weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check and child protective services registry check to the satisfaction of the employer.

Varies depending on position.

Panel interview; may include exercise.

The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 39.8% of residents speak a language other than English at home ( Spanish, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others ) and we encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to this opportunity.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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