Are you looking for a rewarding summer job, flexible hours, or a challenging career? High Sierra Pools offers competitive pay, great opportunities for advancement, a diverse staff and a variety of work locations in D.C., Maryland, Virginia, and beyond for the summer season.

Lifeguarding for High Sierra is more than just a job. It’s the chance to be an integral part of a community and serve as a role model for youth!

High Sierra Pools provides full-scale pool management service for a variety of customers including commercial apartment buildings, condominiums, HOA’s, hotels, recreation facilities and fitness centers. With more than 2,000 students from over 22 countries, they staff the world’s best lifeguards, pool managers, and interns at nearly 750 different locations in D.C., Maryland and Virginia.

Life is too short for the wrong summer job or internship. Work with High Sierra Pools this summer and enjoy living with other students in furnished apartments in the Nation’s capital. No experience needed, you’ll be trained and certified as a lifeguard upon arrival. Think summer camp but without all the kids overnight! It’s an opportunity to join a team of like-minded aquatic professionals dedicated to the highest levels of safety and service.

More exploration at High Sierra Pools!Our management knows the company’s greatest resource is our staff, and we strive to build solid teams that will make each workday safe and enjoyable for both themselves and their patrons.

Summer Lifeguarding!

Work with High Sierra Pools this summer and enjoy living with other students in furnished apartments in the Nation’s capital.

Summer Lifeguard Jobs
Lifeguards help everyone enjoy the water and their summer safely. The primary responsibility is to ensure the safety of pool patrons and protect their lives. This is done by preventing, recognizing and responding to injuries, enforcing facility rules, keeping the pool area clean, recording chemical readings, and providing an enjoyable overall pool experience.

Lifeguarding is a huge responsibility — a position that will help you develop discipline, leadership and rescue skills that will be valuable for a lifetime. In addition, lifeguards can add customer service, teamwork, decision-making and conflict resolution skills to their resumes. And while safeguarding lives is a big deal, it’s also rewarding and fun to be the center of the pool community! Plus, how many other jobs let you enjoy summer by the pool — and get paid for it?

More exploration at High Sierra Pools!In addition to Lifeguard positions, there are other job opportunities that include Pool Managers, Assistant Pool Managers, and Aquatic Management Internships.

Work Term
In a perfect world, High Sierra is seeking candidates available from Memorial Day to Labor Day. If these dates conflict with your school schedule, they typically can accommodate your desired work dates. There are also additional opportunities for staff to work as early as April and stay as late as October.

Location

Find out what it's like to be a Lifeguard with High Sierra Pools on the Summer Work & Travel Program.

Most of the pool locations are in the DMV area (District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia).Your New Home
The summer program blends rewarding job responsibilities and experience with a unique and affordable way to travel and explore our Nation’s capital, where you'll have the opportunity to enjoy free museums and world class entertainment!

Most of the pool locations are in the DMV area (District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia). There are also a limited number of job positions in Massachusetts and New York.

Perks & Rewards

Other summer perks include company events and outings that are designed to appreciate staff during their days off each summer!

The program boasts competitive pay, optional summer housing, discounted LIfeguard certification, and college credit opportunities when applicable for internships. Pay rates differ in each state, county, and sometimes each city. Below is a scale for weekly pay rates based on schedule averages.

Become Lifeguard certified!Lifeguards
Maryland ($450-$510 weekly)
Virginia ($400-$480 weekly)
DC ($420-$510 weekly)

Managers/Interns
Maryland ($510-$530 weekly)
Virginia ($490-$510 weekly)
DC ($490-$510 weekly)

A major perk of working with High Sierra Pools is optional subsidized company housing which can be payroll deducted. Accommodations are typically within 2 miles away from work locations, with rent that ranges from $100-$150/week depending on area and includes all utilities and modest furnishings. Roommates are automatically arranged based on work location with all rooms being gender specific. Most apartments are 2 or 3 bedroom with no more than 2 roommates per room. Friends and couples can be accommodated as roommates given the correct availability and work site assignments.

More exploration at High Sierra Pools!Submerge yourself in a great company culture with staff from all over the world. You’ll enjoy several company-wide outings like beach parties, Major League Baseball games, regional Lifeguard Olympics, intramural sports exhibitions, and so much more.

The Essentials

Lifeguarding is a huge responsibility — a position that will help you develop discipline, leadership and rescue skills that will be valuable for a lifetime!

Swimming Requirements
Finding the zen within poolside!Individuals must meet the minimum swimming requirements for the American Red Cross Lifeguarding certification class:
Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.
Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits.
Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds.

Ideal candidates will be comfortable living with roommates from different states and countries and contribute to a safe, peaceful, and friendly living environment. All applicants must be over the age of 18 and have demonstrated the ability to live independently.

Connections & Application

Join the High Sierra Pools team!

To apply, fill out the online application or connect with Erik McClain for more information. If selected, you will be asked to complete a brief online application and online video interview via Skype or FaceTime. Once hired, you'll be encouraged to complete a lifeguard training either before the contracted start date or upon arrival to Arlington, Virginia.

High Sierra Pools offers competitive pay, great opportunities for advancement, a diverse staff and a variety of work locations in D.C., Maryland, Virginia, and beyond for the summer season.

Erik McClain
HR Manager
High Sierra Pools
2704 Columbia Pike
Arlington, VA 22204
(831) 905-9413
erik@highsierrapools.com
HighSierraPools.com

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