Summer lifeguards needed for Klineline Pond at Salmon Creek Regional Park

An osprey is shown here flying over Klineline Pond at Salmon Creek Regional Park. File photo
An osprey is shown here flying over Klineline Pond at Salmon Creek Regional Park. File photo

Lifeguards at Klineline Pond provide water rescue for children and adults, provide emergency medical care and response, and educate users about water recreation safety.

VANCOUVER – Clark County Public Works continues to seek candidates for lifeguard positions at Klineline Pond this summer. Klineline Pond at Salmon Creek Regional Park is a popular destination for families and is the only county park where lifeguards are provided during the summer months. The park also features a chlorinated “splash pad” with features for water play, which is open when lifeguards are present.  

Lifeguards at Klineline Pond provide water rescue for children and adults in distress, provide emergency medical care and response for park patrons, educate users about water recreation safety, and may perform basic park maintenance duties. 

“Lifeguards provide an extra layer of safety for families. We help reunite families who have become separated from their children. Our guests also appreciate the peace of mind that comes with knowing there are first responders available at a moment’s notice to respond to medical emergencies,” says senior beach manager Patrick Hendley. 

Lifeguard positions offer competitive pay and are seasonal in nature, with service typically beginning in mid-June and ending near Labor Day. Public Works provides all required training for lifeguards, at no cost to the employee. No prior experience is required. Serving as a summer lifeguard is a great opportunity for those who are interested in learning about or actively pursuing a career in public safety. 

“Entry level public safety jobs are hard to come by. People interested in public safety careers will benefit from our 64-hour training, which includes advanced first aid, physical fitness and public relations trainings,” says Hendley. 

Position descriptions and application information can be found at https://clark.wa.gov/human-resources/explore-careers-clark-county. Residents can also find information on the Public Works Twitter, Facebook and Instagram profiles, and on Nextdoor.

Information provided by Clark Co. WA Communications.

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