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Location Information (Summer 2021: Premium Locations)
Company Name :
Lifeguard, DC, MD, VA (Summer)
Company Address :
Located on the East Coast, in close proximity to Baltimore, MD, Washington, D.C. and Northern VA.


  • Job Title :
    Life Guard
  • Start Date :
    May 17-23, 2021
  • End Date :
    August 15-31, 2021 ***student must be able to work until the end date required by the employer.
  • Skill Required :
    - Advanced English skills for interacting with swimmers and pool patrons. - Must be able to work outside in all weather conditions, especially heat and sun. - Must pass Red Cross Certification in your home country. - Must pass pool operator exam or retest upon arrival. - Will be tested regularly on lifesaving, CPR and First Aid. - Social Security Number- Approximately seven days after you check into the program you will apply for a social security card. You will be able to work before you receive your card.
  • Detailed Description :
    Pool Attendant/Lifeguard – Will be assigned a pool upon arrival. Will be responsible for monitoring activities at the pool facility. Must provide constant dedicated surveillance of the pool, rescue swimmers in danger, test the chlorine levels, clean the pool and pool area (including bathroom), and administer first aid.

    Be able to successfully complete physical requirements including swim test. (swim 300meters, tread water without using your hands for 2 minutes, retrieve a 10lbs brick from the bottom of a 6.5ft pool and bring it to surface, in addition to other tasks). Complete 4 hours of in-service training each month to maintain certification. Be able to stand for long periods of time, in the sun, and extreme temperatures.Certain positions will be in the water all day. Must be dependable, responsible, courteous, have common sense and good judgment, while working with guests and team members of all ages.

    Position includes, but is not limited to, the following duties:
    1. Lifeguards are responsible first and foremost for the well being of our guests.
    2. Prevention is the key to safety. Lifeguards provide a safe environment by enforcing and abiding by all water park and safety rules to avoid accidents.
    3. Being a strong swimmer.
    4. Being attentive and assertive while ensuring guests use all attractions safely and correctly.
    5. Working outdoors under extreme weather conditions (rain or shine), while in the water.
    6. Contributing to park clean up and maintaining clean work areas.
    7. Be able to lift guests of all weights with the assistance of a backboard.
    8. Perform physically as needed to complete rescues. *Interacting with park guests and providing information, in addition to other duties assigned by your supervisor.
    9. Do NOT apply for this position if you are unable to swim or if you are allergic to the sun or pool chemicals.
  • Required Job Training :
    AMERICAN RED CROSS TRAINING COSTS Full Training: $250 (Includes Lifeguarding, First Aid, CPR, AED, BPT) Bloodborne Pathogens Training (BPT) only: $15 (For returning guards)
  • Salary :
    New Lifeguard : $10.25-$14.00/hour ($15.00-$21.00/hour overtime) Returning Lifeguard : $10.50-$14.00/hour ($15.75 - $21.00/hour overtime) (*Rate is subject to change)
  • Hours :
    Approximately 46 - 54 hours per week. The employee will generally work 8‐10 hour shifts, 5‐6 days per week; weekend and holiday work is required.
  • Extra Hours :
    Very possible, usually the students get 5-12 overtime/week but not guarantee
  • Possibiliity of a 2nd Job :
    You may have a second job as long as it does not interfere at all with your first job schedule.
  • Dress code :
    New hire: $65 (Free in MA, CT, NJ, DE) Jacket, 2 shirts, shorts/swimsuit, whistle, fanny pack, hat (*Rate is subject to change)
    Uniform: $75.00.

    Rehire: $45 (Free in MA, CT, NJ, DE) 2 shirts, shorts or swimsuit, whistle, fanny pack, hat The uniform must be worn while working including the fanny pack. The employee should supply solid color sweatpants or windbreaker pants and a long‐sleeved t‐shirt to wear under the uniform during inclement weather days; other personal clothing is not permitted. Excessive or offensive tattoos or excessive piercings are not permitted. Men must keep any facial hair neatly groomed. Hair must be a natural color. Jewelry should be minimal. Some worksites may have more restrictive policies. (*Rate is subject to change)
  • Housing :
    $132.50-$137.50 per week, per person The apartments are partially‐furnished including a table and chairs, kitchen appliances and cookware, microwave, new air mattresses, new bed sheets (fitted sheet, flat top sheet and pillowcase), a pillow, and a telephone for local and toll‐free calls. Employees should bring a blanket and towels. Laundry facilities are located in the building and may be coin‐operated. All calls from apartment and pool phones to countries outside the U.S. must be made using a prepaid calling card; employees are responsible for the cost of international calls made without a calling card. If the employee chooses to purchase additional furnishings, these must be removed at the end of employment. Utilities and other fees are included in the housing cost. However, in the event of excessive utilities usage, the employee will be notified and may be required to pay for excess charges that occur after the notification directly or via housing deposit deduction. (*Rate is subject to change)
  • Housing Deposit Required :
    deposit of $200 to secure against potential damages and violations of the housing agreement. $125 of this deposit is refundable and the other $75 is applied to administrative costs and one‐time‐use apartment supplies. Apartments will be inspected during the season to assess the overall condition and ensure correct occupancy. In the event that damages exceeding the amount of the deposit are found during an inspection, High Sierra may require an additional deposit to secure against future damages. (*Rate is subject to change)

    $225.00- housing deposit. $100 of this deposit is refundable and the other $125 is not.
  • Transportation to work :
    You will walk, bike, bus or take the metro to work each day. Bike fee, $100, payroll deducted, non refundable. Linen fee, $30, payroll deducted, non refundable.
  • Meal benefits Required :
  • Nearest Airport :
  • Additional Information :
  • All High Sierra Pools Lifeguards must be certified by the American Red Cross.  To attend the course, the employee must pass the prerequisite skills test:

    1. Swim 300 yards continuously (1 yard equals 0.9 meters) demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.

    2. Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits.

    3. Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds.

    ‐ Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. The face may be in or out of the water.  Swim goggles are not allowed.

    ‐ Surface dive, feet‐first or head‐first, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10‐pound object (10 pounds equals 4.5 kilos).

    – Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the staring point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the  surface so they are able to get breath. Candidates may not swim the distance under water. Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.


    All information (pay rate, rent, deposit, etc.) is subject to change within reasonable mean

    to reflect the nature of each placement without prior notice.

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