Seeking Qualified Whihala Beach Lifeguards

Whihala Beach/City of Whiting
Summer 2020 Lifeguard and Open Water Rescue Job Openings

The City of Whiting is currently seeking qualified Lifeguards to patrol Whihala Beach for the 2020 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)
• Extremely competitive pay ($10.46/hour for 1st year guards; raises to higher levels
thereafter determined by experience and merit)
• Flexible scheduling +25-40 hours per week, weather dependent
• Within the first 2 weeks of employment, you will earn an American Red Cross Lifeguard
Waterfront Certification – additionally, there may be an opportunity for staff members to
earn additional certifications pertaining to lifeguarding and other waterfront operations

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 visit our Website at 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.