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Head Lifeguard

Company: Oakland County Michigan
Location: Bowling Green
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:


$15.02 - $17.69 Hourly


Multiple Park Locations, MI

Job Type

Part Time


Parks and Recreation

Job Number




Announcement Information

Park Locations:

Red Oaks-Madison Heights
Waterford Oaks-Waterford

Job Summary

Work outdoors at a fun, and safe, place this summer. Oakland County Parks and Recreation provides daily health check-ins, personal protection equipment and training. Most work assignments are outdoors.

Under direct supervision of the Seasonal Program Specialist oversee and coordinate front line employee groups in the day to day operations of the waterpark including customer satisfaction, employee task assignment, cleanliness of concessions facility and overall park and safety of guests and employees.

Minimum Qualifications

Applications will be rejected if the following information is not provided at the time of application:

  • Thoroughly documented work history
  • The application is incomplete in ANY capacity
1. Must be at least 16 years old for waterparks and 18 years old for beaches and pass the four-day mandatory unpaid International Lifeguard Training Program that includes passing a three-part exam: physical condition, written and a hands-on practical test.

NOTE: The parks' pre-employment swim test and the International Lifeguard Training Program are provided free by the Oakland County Parks. Training consists of two weekends, generally in April or May. Applicants must attend all four days and pass a written and practical test to complete training. Successful completion of training does not guarantee employment with Oakland County Parks and Recreation.

2. Three (3) months experience working, as a lifeguard in an aquatic facility, waterpark, or other amusement park setting.

3. Must be proficient in and able to communicate effectively and verbally in the English language.

4. Pass the employment physical established for this classification.

Testing Requirements:
To test-out at the end of class a candidate must:
  • Meet the prerequisite and physical requirements outlined above
  • Attend all classes for session signed up for
  • Complete a workbook that is provided on the first day of class.
  • Complete the basic workbook that follows along with the book in one week.
    • A copy of the book is provided to the candidates to use during their training.
    • Only candidates that pass the class and are hired by OCPR or pay for their certification are issued a textbook to keep.
  • Practical test-out: Must complete practical tests on CPR, First Aid, Spinals, Rapids and Saves.
  • Written test-out: Pass ILTP written examination with 80% or better.


Work History
You are required to include your work experience in the Work Experience Section of your NEOGOV application. If you have previously included work history on a resume you must transfer your work history into the Work Experience Section prior to applying. Attached resumes will not be reviewedor considered. Please review the job posting, specifically the purpose of the position and the minimum qualifications, prior to answering the work experience question; and note that only related work experience will be considered. NOTE: Provide full detail in the employment history section noting the skills, experience and hours worked per week pertaining to the minimum qualifications.

Special Requirements

If assigned to a youth recreational program, prior to employment, candidates will be required to provide Parks & Recreation with documentation from the Michigan Department of Human Services (previously called Family Independence Agency) that they have not been named in a central registry case as the perpetrator of child abuse or child neglect. In addition, applicants being considered for hire will be asked to sign a form authorizing Parks & Recreation to request and receive a criminal history check in accordance with the privacy act of 1974.

Applicants for positions at Parks & Recreation will not be considered if they have been convicted of either of the following:

a) Child Abuse or Neglect.

(b) A felony involving harm or threatened harm to an individual within the 10 years immediately preceding the date of hire.

Keywords: Oakland County Michigan, Bowling Green , Head Lifeguard, Other , Bowling Green, Kentucky

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