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Job Application

We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, age, marital status, the presence of a non job related medical condition or handicap, or any other legally protected status.





River Road Park and Recreation District’s Aquatic/Fitness Center is looking for part-time certified lifeguards.  Hours available for a part-time lifeguard are mainly during the day—specifically during so-called school hours (so range of 8 am to 2 pm, note: this is just the general job opening availability!) Note: additional hours maybe available depending on overall experience, possibly evenings and/or weekends.

This job is ideal for college students going to school and/or for those who have worked as a part-time lifeguard before, but need to get recertified.


Main Responsibilities include being able to:

Recognize and respond effectively to all emergency situations.

Supervise, control and maintain pool area to prevent accidents.

Monitor patrons outside the pool area for safe use of the facilities, includes 1 fitness workout room, 2 spas, and 1 sauna.

Assist with customer service needs and/or refer customer to appropriate staff.

Report and work through guest education, and customer concerns, by self and with

other lifeguards and/or building supervisor

Perform other duties as assigned to particular shift.


Qualifications Required:

Current Starguard Lifeguard Certification is ideal; however if you have American Red Cross Lifeguard training certification with CPR/AED and First Aid for the Professional Rescuer, please apply as we will consider you for our in-house cross-over lifeguard training program!

Also--if you don’t have current Lifeguard Certification, please apply to be considered for one of our upcoming in-house Lifeguard training programs—details soon!

Physical Demands

Lifeguard applicant must be able to lift a minimum of 5 lbs, sit, climb, bend, squat, kneel, reach, and/or push themselves both on land and in water environments.

Lifeguard applicant should be aware that job duties include helping carry heavy (30-50 lbs) equipment as well as be exposed to both warm and humid air and water for periods of time. 

May be exposed to some chemicals as part of helping monitor the pool area for guest safety.


Compensation and Benefits:

Minimum wage per hour, plus additional per hour as based on lifeguard and/or overall life experiences. Also free use of the Pool/Fitness Center facility and water exercise classes benefit is offered as part of employment.


Still curious? Check out this video about our Lifeguarding at River Road.


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Please fill out application, then return in person to Pool Office at 1400 Lake Drive, Eugene OR 97404

Or mail in at: River Road Pool, 1400 Lake Drive, Eugene OR 97404, Attn: Margaret




River Road Park & Recreation District is looking for a certified nurse trained in foot care for seniors.  Need to have your own tools. Pay for this position is $25 an hour.  If interested, please fill out an application and bring in a resume.


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Do you have a creative and fun idea for a class? We are always looking for new classes and great instructors. Feel free to stop by the recreation office and fill out a class proposal sheet.


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