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Springfield-Lifeguard (Seasonal)- Springfield, VA

The St. James
Springfield VA

Lifeguard (Seasonal)

The St. James Department of Safety & Rescue is accepting applications for Summer 2023 seasonal pool and waterfront lifeguards.

Members of the STJ Department of Safety & Rescue (DSR) are dedicated to providing a culture of safety for The St. James and its partners. Our award-winning group of professional responders strive to maximize lifeguard potential through encouragement, community, and passion for purposeful achievement.

Essential Duties:

  • Interact as a member of a high-performing rescue department
  • Exercise tact, fitness and good judgement in daily responsibilities
  • Uphold core values of rescue readiness, ownership and integrity
  • Conduct patron education and community safety presentations
  • Provides surveillance of water based, sports, and entertainment activities
  • Provides basic emergency medical care to stabilize condition of ill or injured prior to EMS arrival

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Demonstrated altruism and empathy
  • Skilled in swimming and water confidence
  • Demonstrated experience as role model and/or team leader
  • Ability to react quickly and calmly in emergencies
  • Willingness to learn and develop

Physical requirements:

  • Physical activities may include climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, walking, standing, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, and performing repetitive motions.
  • Employee must have the physical strength, endurance, and ability to swim in deep water, sit for extended periods of time, and ability to drag one-hundred and fifty (150) pounds through open water environments
  • Employee must have the visual acuity to distinguish people and objects at emergency scenes, both in and out of the water, with eyesight correctable to 20/40.
  • Employee must have the stamina to work for extended periods of time in emergency situations.


  • Minimum age of sixteen (16) years at time of hire
  • Completion of pre-hire fitness assessment and assigned lifeguard academy
  • Three (3) months customer service experience preferred
  • Three (3) months of organized team sports preferred
  • Knowledge of safety training, procedures, and best practices used throughout sports and entertainment industry

Selection Process Prerequisites:

  • Application and Written Statement Submission
  • Tryout & Written Exam
  • Panel Interview
  • Packet Review
  • Seasonal Lifeguard Academy


For more information, please visit our website: or contact Randy Cooper at

The St. James is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We welcome qualified applicants from a variety of backgrounds inclusive of their race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, expression or orientation, genetic information, national origin, age, disability, or status as a disabled or Vietnam-era veteran.

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

No unsolicited agency referrals please.



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