Senior Lifeguard (Temporary Opportunity - Beaches and Battle Creek Waterworks)
Part-Time Senior Lifeguard (Temporary Opportunity - Beaches and Battle Creek Waterworks) at Ramsey County
Available Openings: 1
Industry: Government
Youth Friendly
Pay Type: Hourly
Compensation: $21.05 Hourly
Education Level: Certification
E-Verify: Yes

The current vacancies are in the Parks and Recreation department. The list created by this vacancy may be used to hire other vacancies in the department or County.

Senior Lifeguards now starting at $21.05/hour!

This position will supervise the work of lifeguard staff at a specific location and monitor a beach or pool area, including enforcing rules and regulations, communicating with patrons and the Aquatic supervisory team, providing first aid, and preventing and responding to emergencies; and performing related duties as assigned.

**PLEASE NOTE:  The next lifeguard training class will take place on
Session 1: March 28-30 at Highview Middle School (2300 7th St NW, New Brighton, MN 55112)
Session 2: April 25-27 at Highview Middle School (2300 7th St NW, New Brighton, MN 55112)
Session 3: June 6-8 at Highview Middle School (2300 7th St NW, New Brighton, MN 55112)
Recertification: May 18 at Edgewood Middle School (5100 Edgewood Dr, Mounds View, MN 55112) 
Please complete your application today for this great summer opportunity!** 

Ramsey County Parks and Recreation is hiring lifeguards for Battle Creek Waterworks Aquatic Center and Lake McCorran. Lifeguards play an interactive role in patrolling our pool and beaches, enforcing rules and regulations, providing first aid, opening/closing facilities, providing light facility maintenance, and preventing and responding to emergencies.

The Waterworks season will begin on June 8 - August 18, 2024.
The Beach season will begin on June 8 - August 11, 2024.

If an internal candidate is selected, salary will be set in accordance with personnel rules, i.e. promotion, transfer, or voluntary reduction.

To view or print a copy of the complete Ramsey County job (class) description for this job, go to: Job Descriptions. Once at this page, you can browse the alphabetical list or search for a job description.


Examples of Work Performed

  1. Promote a diverse, culturally competent, and respectful workplace.
  2. Supervise and schedule the work of lifeguard staff at a specific location, facility maintenance and patron relations.
  3. Ensure all facility, staff, and equipment needs are met and/or communicated with the Aquatics supervisory team.
  4. Maintain and confirm documentation of facility maintenance, equipment conditions, incident reports, and performance is done properly and in a timely fashion.
  5. Monitor the public beach or pool to oversee activities and respond to emergencies both inside and outside of the beach or pool area.
  6. Prevent and respond to water emergencies and injuries.
  7. Provide first aid, including CPR, and notify other emergency personnel as necessary.
  8. Inhibit inappropriate and dangerous behavior by informing guests of the facility rules and by involving enforcement personnel if necessary.
  9. Conduct daily inspections of the beach or pool area to ensure the facility is safe and in an operational condition.
  10. Delegate and assist in the cleaning of the guard room, public bathrooms, and the beach or pool area by picking up garbage, mopping, sweeping, and raking.
  11. Assist beach, park, and/or pool guests with questions, problems, or other concerns.
  12. Perform routine inspections of equipment and supplies to ensure that there is an adequate inventory of supplies and that equipment is in good operating condition.

(The work assigned to a position in this classification may not include all possible tasks in this description and does not limit the assignment of any additional tasks in this classification.  Regular attendance according to the position's management approved work schedule is required.)
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11.


Minimum Qualifications

Education: Sufficient to provide the knowledge required.

Experience: Previous lifeguarding experience with Ramsey County or similar facility.

Substitution:  None.

Certifications/Licensure: Current certification from a nationally accredited Lifeguard Certification Program (Red Cross, Ellis and Associates, StarGuard or equivalent).

Other:  Must be at least 18 years of age or older or a High school graduate or equivalent.

Exam/Screening Process Information

All applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and properly complete an application will be forwarded to the hiring department/manager for consideration for this temporary position. Temporary appointments work up to a maximum of six months. Candidates chosen for hire into a temporary assignment will not gain any rights or preferences for other permanent, Ramsey County positions.
Criminal Background Checks:  All employment offers are conditioned upon the applicant passing a criminal background check. Convictions are not an automatic bar to employment. Each case is considered on its individual merits and the type of work sought. However, making false statements or withholding information will cause you to be barred from employment, or removed from employment.

E-Verify Participation:  Ramsey County participates in the federal E-Verify program. This means that Ramsey County will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. If the Government cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, Ramsey County is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact DHS and/or the SSA before taking adverse action against you, including terminating your employment. Employers may not use E-Verify to pre-screen job applicants and may not limit or influence the choice of documents you present for use on the Form I-9.
Equal Opportunity Employer:  Ramsey County provides equal access to employment, programs and services without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, sex (except when sex is a Bona Fide Occupational Qualification), disability, marital status, sexual orientation or gender identity, public assistance or national origin.

To print a paper application for this posting click Paper Application (Download PDF reader). You will need to print this posting and answer the supplemental questions associated with this exam and submit them with your completed paper application.

For further information regarding this posting, please contact

Ramsey County

Contact: Gaohleechi Vu
Phone 651-266-2700
Multiple Locations
Saint Paul, MN 55101
Transit: On bus line