City of Astoria
  • 19-Jul-2021 to 17-Oct-2021 (PST)
  • Aquatic Center
  • Astoria, OR, USA
  • 13.75-15.50 DOE
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

Lifeguards needed for daytime shifts. Hours may vary between 6am-3pm. Flexible schedule offered!


This position is responsible for contributing to the safety and successful operations at the Astoria Aquatic center, promoting water safety, enforcing rules, monitoring patrons, maintaining vigilance, providing first aid, and preventing and responding to emergencies by performing the following duties.


This description covers the most significant essential and auxiliary duties performed by this position for illustration purposes, but does not include other occasional work, which may be similar, related to, or a logical assignment for the position. The job description does NOT constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and is subject to change by the employer as the organizational needs and requirements of the job change.

1. Ensures the safety of patrons by preventing and responding to emergencies. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Aquatic Center Supervisor and in coordination with the Recreation Coordinator.

2. Maintains constant surveillance of the patrons in the facility through proactive scanning patterns.

3. Acts immediately and appropriately to secure safety of patrons in the event of an emergency.

4. Provides emergency care and treatment as required until the arrival of emergency medical services.


  • Presents a professional appearance and attitude at all times and maintains a high standard of customer service.
  • Enforces facility rules in a firm but positive manner.
  • Represents the facility in a positive manner when interacting with pool patrons, promoting good customer service.
  • Completes required monthly training as required by certifying agency and Parks and Recreation Department and the Aquatic Center Personnel Manual.
  • Respectfully takes direction from the supervisor.
  • Possesses advanced knowledge of facility's emergency action plan and understands the role their position facilitates in an emergency.
  • Demonstrates understanding of and adheres to all safety regulations and practices.
  • Proactively and frequently participates in facility cleaning. Including but not limited to; sweeping, mopping and sanitizing floors, wiping down and sanitizing surfaces, taking out the garbage, picking up debris, cleaning restrooms, laundering hand towels and lost and found items, etc.
  • Displays excellent communication skills required in working with coworkers/public, including the ability to communicate effectively and remain calm and courteous under pressure.
  • Demonstrates abilities to work collaboratively in a team environment with a spirit of cooperation.
  • Follows policies, procedures, and guidelines as described in the City of Astoria Personnel Manual, Parks and Recreation Department Manual, Aquatic Center Manual, and other documentation related to this position.


This position does not have any supervisory responsibilities.


Ability to perform essential job duties with or without reasonable accommodation and without posing a direct threat to safety or health of employee or others. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

City employees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by October 18th, 2021. (Medical or religious exceptions may apply)


No prior experience or training.


Ability to read a limited number of two- and three-syllable words and to recognize similarities and differences between words and between series of numbers. Ability to print and speak simple sentences.


Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.


Has the minimal skills necessary to operate a computer. Can log on to a computer system, navigate in windows, perform simple tasks within applications and enter information into a database.


Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out simple one- or two-step instructions. Ability to deal with standardized situations with only occasional or no variables.


Must have current Ellis and Associates International Lifeguard Training Certification, including CPR & First Aid certification.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand and walk. The employee is frequently required to talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

Ability to diligently scan selected areas of the pool. Standing and walking to keep an effective scan pattern and keep a visual of the entire bottom of the pool/ zone lifeguard is responsible for watching.

Ability to assist in moving an unconscious guest in distress out of the water on a backboard.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to wet or humid conditions (non-weather) and fumes or airborne particles (Chlorine). The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Employment will be contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

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