Lifeguard l

Location US-KS-Lenexa
ID 2023-1943
Recreation, Culture, and Libraries
Benefits Category
Part Time - No Benefits
Salary Min
USD $12.00/Hr.
Salary Max
USD $14.00/Hr.
Organizational Unit
Park & Recreation


Make a positive impact on the community by joining the Johnson County Park and Recreation District team and help us enhance the lives of thousands through excellence in parks, recreation, culture, education, and public service. As a JCPRD employee, you'll be part of a locally, regionally, and nationally acclaimed organization that annually hosts nearly 7 million park visitors and engages nearly 3 million participants in 4,000+ programs. With excellent benefits, retirement plans, employee incentives, and a great organizational culture, JCPRD is building a thriving park and recreation system that inspires play, culture, and education, supporting healthy and fulfilling lives for all. Come work where you play!

Job Description

The Recreation Division seeks a positive and energetic professional to join our team. The purpose of this position is to ensure the safety of the Johnson County citizens and community visitors to JCPRD Aquatic Facilities. Successful performance helps ensure the provision of recreational opportunities and improved quality of life for the citizens of Johnson County!  The Lifeguard ensures the safety of patrons by preventing and responding to emergencies at the Shawnee Mission School District Aquatic Center, an indoor aquatic facility, as well as the outdoor beaches located at the Shawnee Mission Park and/or Kill Creek Park.    

  • Observe and enforce all rules and regulations of the facility to prevent accidents or emergency situations.
  • Educate and inform patrons of the rules and regulations of the facility
  • Maintain constant surveillance of patrons in the facility; respond quickly to all emergencies and administer first aid as needed
  • Help to maintain a clean, safe, and sanitary facility
  • Communicate with the lifeguard team and facility staff for additional assistance in an emergency.
  • Provide quality customer service for our patrons
  • Complete all appropriate daily paperwork during assigned shifts
  • Attend all in-service training sessions and staff meetings
  • Maintain good physical condition and strong job-related skills
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned 


  • Shawnee Mission School District Aquatic Center - 17251 W. 87th St., Lenexa, KS 66219
    Days: Monday - Saturday, occasional Sundays
  • Shawnee Mission Park Lake Beach - 79th & Renner Rd., Shawnee Mission, KS 66219
    Days: Open Sunday - Saturday
  • Kill Creek Park Lake Beach - 11670 S. Homestead Lane, De Soto, KS 66061
    Days: Open Thursday - Sunday

Work Hours: under 1,000 hours per year. This is a Part time position 

  • Compensated training for American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification, if not currently certified.
  • Paid ongoing training.
  • Eligible for paid time off.
  • Earn complimentary seasonal pass(es).
  • Year-round positions are available.
  • Duties and responsibilities, as required by business necessity may be added, deleted or changed at any time at the discretion of management, formally or informally, either verbally or in writing.  Scheduling and shift assignments and work location may be changed at any time, as required by business necessity

Job Requirements

  • Minimum age of 15
  • American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification and Waterfront Lifeguard Certification required
  • American Red Cross First Aid, CPR & AED Certification required
  • Strong communication and customer service skills along with the ability to work with individuals of all ages.
  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions
  • Ability to maintain good physical condition and maintain professional skills of alertness, responsible, good judgment, and cleanliness.

Johnson County Government requires reference/background screening for all positions.  Specified criteria may vary by Department/Agency.


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