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Beach Supervisor

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Start Date: 
Friday, February 17, 2017
Parks & Recreation Department
$14.50 - $16.50/hour
Job Description: 

EMPLOYMENT STATUS:      Temporary, Seasonal*

SALARY RANGE:                $14.50 - $16.50/hour

OPENS:                 February 17, 2017

CLOSES:                  Open Until Filled

NOTE: This is a seasonal position with variable hours from approximately June 24th-September 4th with no benefits. All certifications must be current through September 4, 2017.



The Beach Supervisor shall perform all responsibilities listed under “Essential Job Functions”. This is a temporary employee position reporting to the Aquatic Coordinator. Primary duties include: supervision of other part-time employees, supervision of the public in an aquatic environment, enforcing the safety rules of the facility to minimize accidents and injuries, and promoting safe recreation habits by education staff and patrons. A background check is a condition of employment.



Coordinate, conduct, supervise and keep records of training for all persons employed as Steel Lake Lifeguard staff. Through the beach staff, enforce all beach rules and emergency procedures. The Supervisor is responsible for making these procedures clear and for setting a good example in their use. Establish and maintain good public relations with the patrons. Maintain and submit the following charts and beach reports to Aquatic Coordinator:

  • Attendance reports (Weekly).
  • Accidents reports (Daily).
  • Swimming and training reports (BI-Weekly).
  • In-service and training reports (Bi-Weekly).
  • Staff Schedule (Weekly).
  • Other reports as needed.

Attend staff meetings as directed. Respond to all emergency situations. Inspect and report any damage to the facility and any incidents or injuries using appropriate forms. Report any unsafe situations or conditions. Adhere to blood borne pathogen training and safety protocols. Provide excellent customer service for both external and internal customers. Work closely with other City of Federal Way Parks staff to ensure the cleanliness of the beach, restrooms, dock and pavilion areas. Develop staff work schedules. Authorize and approve, by counter-signing, the timesheets of all beach staff personnel. Be directly responsible for all beach equipment. Make recommendations for beach improvements as necessary. Perform light facility maintenance. Ensure that all staff are provided with and while on duty wear the designated uniform as stated in the staff manual.



American Red Cross Lifeguarding Program. Northwest Lifeguarding Skills. Teaching techniques and methods. First Aid and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer skills. Lifeguarding techniques and principles. Facility maintenance policies and procedures. Basic supervisory techniques and principles.



Effectively communicate and work with the public and co-workers. Follow written and oral communications. Possess and demonstrate knowledge of aquatic programs and safety procedures. Perform duties involving physical labor, such as: swimming, surface diving repeatedly to a depth of 17 feet, bending, kneeling, standing, reach, climbing, stooping, squatting, pushing and twisting. Lift 50 pounds. Maintain 20/40 vision (use of corrective lenses is acceptable). Respond to emergency situations. Perform strenuous activity.



Equivalency of or three (3) years of beach lifeguard experience, supervisory experience preferred. It is preferred that applicants be at least 21 years of age.



  • Valid Washington State driver’s license.
  • Current American red Cross Certifications in: Lifeguard Training, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, Community First Aid, Preventing Disease Transmission.
  • American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Instructor preferred.
  • Current Northwest Lifeguard Test Certificate.


TO APPLY:  Please complete a required City of Federal Way application form and attach resume and cover letter.  Applications available at City Hall, 33325 8th Avenue South, Federal Way, online at www.cityoffederalway.com, or by calling 253-835-2530. Successful candidates for this position will be subject to a background check pursuant to RCW 43.43.832.


The City of Federal way is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workplace. Applicants may request a copy of the City’s EEOP Utilization Report by contacting Human Resources at 253-835-2531. Any person requiring ADA accommodation should advise the City of the need. For telecommunications relay service for voice and text telephones call 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388/TTY or 1-800-833-6384/voice.