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Lifeguard

Location

Lake James State Park
Nebo, NC
Burke / McDowell counties

Contact

Lake James State Park
7321 N.C. 126
Nebo, NC 28761

lake.james@ncparks.gov
828-584-7728

Application deadline

Applications will be accepted
until the position is filled.

Job description


Dates employed

May to September (Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend)

 

Hours

24 to 40 hours per week; typically, 8-hour workdays with 1-hour lunch

Weekend and holiday work required

 

Pay

$10.30 per hour

 

Job duties

  • Open the beach each day and close it down each evening, depending on schedule and hours
  • Monitor beach-related activities closely throughout shift and identify any safety issues
  • Direct swimmers out of the lake in hazardous conditions
  • Monitor weather reports closely to ensure the safety of visitors
  • Maintain a clean environment in and around the beach
  • Provide assistance to visitors when appropriate or necessary

 

Starting in May, we'll begin hiring our peak-season workforce. Our crew will be a diverse group, including young people with little or no prior work experience and seasoned veterans with a strong work ethic who lead by example. Our lifeguards must meet all state and federal requirements, including current certification and training.

 

 

How to apply


If you see yourself as a lifeguard at Lake James State Park and earning wages in either a 40-hour-per-week or 24-hour-per-week capacity, fill out an application today. We'd love to talk to you!

To apply, submit a N.C. State Government Paper Application for Employment (PD-107), to lake.james@ncparks.gov or mail it to us at:

Lake James State Park
P.O. Box 340
Nebo, NC 28761

For more information, please call 828-584-7728.