Seasonal Lifeguard - Button Bay State Park

$13.04 hourly
  • Vermont State Parks
  • Vermont, USA
  • 17 Jan, 2020
Seasonal Operations Jobs Conservation Jobs

Job Description

(PG 12; $13.04/hour)

Responsible for day to day lifeguard duties at the in-ground pool as well as routine grounds, facility and equipment maintenance. In addition to being part of the park emergency team, other work may include raking and removing litter from picnic areas and campsites; mowing and trimming lawns; giving visitor information and assistance; visitor registration; assisting with accident investigation; and assisting with rules and regulation compliance. Housing may be provided. CPR, First Aid and Lifeguard Certification required before start date. Lifeguard certification or re-certification may be covered by Vermont State Parks for qualified applicants. These positions are limited to Button Bay State Park.


Performs daily lifeguard duties as well as daily park operation and facilities maintenance. Position reports to State Park Manager or assistant.


Performs lifeguard duties including but not limited to monitoring swimming pool area for safety, performing routine maintenance including but not limited to vacuuming, chemical balance and filter cleaning. Performs park operations and maintenance functions such as primary duties of: cleaning rest rooms; performing minor repairs to facilities and equipment; relieving staff in contact station operations; assisting with park monitoring for rules and regulations compliance; serving as a member of the park’s emergency team; assisting with accident/incident investigations; completing a variety of forms and reports; serving as primary staff responsible for supply inventory, and assisting with staff scheduling and training and other related duties as assigned.


  • Thorough knowledge of CPR and other lifesaving and first aid techniques appropriate for a public swimming pool environment.

  • Knowledge of park operations and customer service skills

  • Through knowledge of basic bookkeeping and accounting.

  • Skill in using a computer for financial and inventory tracking.

  • Skill in working with other people and the general public.

  • Skill in understanding and carrying out complex oral and written instructions.

  • Physical ability and condition sufficient to perform required duties.

  • Skill in working in a team setting.



Must be able to lift heavy items and work outdoors in hot and sunny or cold and rainy conditions. Guard must be able to remain alert for long periods of time, using all senses capable of repetitive scanning without distraction, surveilling complete pool area for essential safety practices. At times, must be able to react quickly and decisively to control large groups of people in response to weather, chemical or organic emergency situations. Incumbents must dress appropriate to their job circumstances and be able to deal with rule enforcement for park visitors. Incumbents stand for long periods of time. Safety equipment is provided when needed.


Education: Red Cross Lifeguard Course and First Aid and CPR certifications.

Experience: Six months previous employment demonstrating basic work ethics and practices. Three months of lifeguard or life rescuing experience.

Note: Candidates may be required to hold a valid driver’s license.