JOB OPENINGS • Summer 2021 Whihala Beach Lifeguard and Open Water Rescue

The City of Whiting is currently seeking qualified Lifeguards to patrol Whihala Beach for the 2021 Season.

Requirements and Experience
• Satisfactory completion of fitness/swim tests, be at least 17 years old, and possess
American Red Cross Lifeguard/First Aid/CPR certifications (can be provided if not
• 6 months of lifeguarding experience preferred (pool, lakefront, or other aquatic facility)

The Benefits
• You’ll gain valuable career experience, especially if you are planning on pursuing a career
in the medical or first responder professions (you’ll improve and refine life/professional
skills including verbal/nonverbal communication abilities, conflict management,
leadership, teamwork, critical thinking, stress/pressure management, basic and open
water surf rescue lifeguarding, and basic life support (BLS) skills)
• Competitive pay (Determined by experience and merit)
• Flexible scheduling up to 40 hours per week, weather dependent
• You will earn an American Red Cross Lifeguard Waterfront Certification

What We Are Looking For
• Strong, highly proficient swimming skills and high overall fitness level
Strong verbal communication skills (able to positively engage with guests, team members, and management)
• Consistently maintain a positive, respectful, mature, proactive personality with the
ability to act professionally while on duty
• Independent decision-making abilities
• American Red Cross Lifeguarding Certification
• Availability to work ample hours, including weekends and holidays in a sometimes very
fast-paced environment
Ensure the safety of guests by recognizing and responding effectively in emergencies and administering first aid as needed

To obtain an application stop into Whiting City Hall or CLICK HERE to access and complete the Employment Application Seasonal application. Applications can be returned in person to the Mayor’s Office or emailed to If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Parks Department at (219) 659-0860.