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Indiana Dunes SP Lifeguard

Date Posted:  Jun 21, 2022
Requisition ID:  310663
Location: 

Chesterton, IN, US, 46304

 

Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.

 

At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

 

About Indiana Dunes State Park:

 

Indiana Dunes consists of 2,182 acres of primitive, beautiful, historic, and unique Hoosier landscape. It lies at the north end of State Road 49 in Porter County and includes more than three miles of beautiful beach along Lake Michigan’s southern shore. In the early 1900s scientists, recreationists, and nature enthusiasts, recognizing the value and potential of the Indiana dunes area, fought to have the region preserved. As a result, in 1925, the state park was established.


Large sand dunes, located beyond the entire shoreline, have taken thousands of years to form, and tower nearly 200 feet above Lake Michigan. A wide range of habitats and plant species are found in the park, with vegetation stabilizing some of the sand. These habitats provide homes for many types of plants and animals. The lake also provides a habitat for many aquatic species, as well as a constantly changing fishery.

 

Role Overview:

 

You will join a team of waterfront lifeguards that monitors the activities and safety of visitors to the Indiana Dunes beach.  You will expected to administer first aid and CPR when necessary and to report accidents or issues to management.

 

If you are not currently certified, the State of Indiana will train you for free for Certified Waterfront Lifeguard, CPR certification, First Aid certification, and AED certification.  This is good way to build your acquatic skills and credentials.

 

A Day in the Life:

 

Seasonal Aquatic Workers perform duties according to the following roles:

 

Lifeguards and Beach Attendants monitor the activities of visitors at property pools or beaches.  This role is expected to administer first aid and CPR when necessary and report accidents or issues to property management.  Assistance may be requested for the maintenance and operations of pools or beach equipment.

 

Marina Attendants monitor the activities of visitors, operate and fuel watercraft for use at the marina.  Attendants sell gasoline, oil, passes and permits to marina visitors.  This role is expected to administer first aid and CPR when necessary and report accidents or issues to property management.  Assistance may be requested for the maintenance and operations of watercraft.

 

Shuttle Boat Operators ferry passengers to and from personal boats moored on buoys on a small 16’ boat with an outboard motor.  Operators ensure safe, cautious and efficient rides for the safety of passengers and the care of boats. This role is expected to administer first aid and CPR when necessary and report accidents or issues to property management.  Assistance may be requested for the maintenance and operations of boats or equipment.

 

Pool Directors are responsible for supervising lifeguarding staff through scheduling, training, and correction when appropriate. This role is expected to administer first aid and CPR when necessary and report accidents or issues to property management.  Assistance may be requested for the maintenance and operations of pools or beach equipment.

What You'll Need for Success:

 

Completion of American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, American Red Cross Community CPR, First Aid and AED certifications are required.

  • Physical training, including swimming and running, is a requirement of this position
  • Individual will be required to wear a DNR provided uniform (swimsuit and t-shirt).
  • This role should expect to work afternoons, evenings, weekends and holidays.
  • Individuals may experience working in potentially inclement weather.
  • Individuals may experience working directly with offenders.

 

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

 

This seasonal position does not offer benefits and is limited to 180 working days in an eleven (11) month continuous period  

 

 

Salary:

 

This position starts at a minimum rate of $10.25 per hour and may be commensurate with education and experience.

 

 

Equal Employment Opportunity:

 

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of this role.

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Nearest Secondary Market: Chicago