Kenosha County, WI, USA Req #794
Saturday, May 25, 2024
Thank you for your interest in joining Kenosha County's team of seasonal employees!

The Kenosha County Parks Division is accepting applications for


to work at Silver Lake Park’s public beach for the 2024 season,

Memorial Day through Labor Day weekends.


Under the direct supervision of the Beach Manager, Lifeguards are responsible for supervising the safety and activities of beach patrons.


If you are hardworking, can maintain a safe environment, enforce beach rules, and consistently act in a manner that earns and merits the respect and confidence of patrons - this could be the job for you!


Kenosha County is committed to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and is an

Equal Opportunity Employer.


2024 Hiring Range:  $14.00 - $17.00 per hour


Hiring Bonus

A Kenosha County seasonal Park candidate who is successfully hired and employed for at least 30 days shall be awarded a $200.00 bonus to their paycheck.


Lifeguard certification is required and will be paid for you prior to the start of the season.  Please note:  Securing the necessary certifications/renewals is not a guarantee of employment with Kenosha County.  All candidates must also pass the selection criteria established for the Lifeguard position.



  • Silver Lake beach is open from Memorial Day through Labor Day
  • Full-time schedule up to 40 hours per week, with rotating days off, weekends
  • Hours are typically 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. but flexibility may be allowed
  • Required to work evenings, weekends, and holidays
  • Work schedules are dependent on weather and water quality conditions



  • Supervise beaches and surrounding swimming areas to maintain order and protect swimmers from accidents or drowning
  • Enforce rules and regulations
  • Operate safety equipment, administer first aid, rescue and resuscitate drowning persons, as required
  • Assist in cleaning and beach maintenance



  • Must be at least 15 years old at time of application
  • Must be able to swim 500 yards continuous swim using front crawl and/or breaststroke
  • Must be able to swim 20 yards, retrieve a 10-pound brick from a maximum depth of 12 feet, then swim 20 yards with both hands on the brick
  • Must be able to tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs
  • Must be able to swim 5 yards, submerge and retrieve 3 dive rings placed 5 yards apart in 4 to 7 feet of water, resurface, and continue to swim another 5 yards to complete the skills sequence



  • Current American Red Cross (ARC) Lifeguard Training or Ellis & Associates (Ellis) Lifeguard Training
  • ARC or Ellis Waterfront Lifeguarding
  • ARC or Ellis Lifeguard Training Instructor
  • CPR for the Professional Rescuer certification



  • Ability to accept, understand, and follow written and/or verbal instruction
  • Ability to observe safety precautions
  • Ability to enforce rules and regulations in an effective and appropriate manner
  • Ability to perform semi-skilled and skilled tasks outdoors related to the maintenance of beach, grounds, and facilities
  • Ability to maintain positive interactions with the public, employees, and others, using effective communication skills
  • Ability to work respectfully in a diverse and inclusive environment



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Requires full range of physical movement – bending, reaching, lifting, etc.
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds



  • Ability to work outside in any weather conditions, including extreme heat



  • Application Review - Qualifying
  • Oral Interview - Qualifying
  • Verification of Certifications - Qualifying
  • Background Check (if 18 years of age) - Qualifying
  • Drug Screen - Qualifying


If you require accommodations at any point in the selection process because of a disability, please notify Human Resources in advance for arrangements.


This posting will remain open until a sufficient number of qualified applicants are obtained; however, it is subject to close at any time without prior notice.


Kenosha County participates in the FICA Alternative Retirement Program.  Seasonal employees are automatically enrolled in this program if they do not meet eligibility criteria for the Wisconsin Retirement System (pension).  The FICA Alternative plan replaces the payment of FICA tax and instead contributes a percentage of pre-tax wages into an investment account for the benefit of the employee.


For more information about the Kenosha County beaches, please visit:


Thank you for your interest in employment with Kenosha County!


Kenosha County is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Employment Indicator Seasonal
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  • Kenosha County, WI, USA