Join Our Team

Join our team and we will pay for certifications! If you are willing to commit to six months of employment, we will offer the training for free (up to a $250) value.

Not a great swimmer! We have positions for you to work, and will work with you to improve your swimming to pass the test!

Interested? Just complete a job interest card, and a management staff member will contact you. It is that easy:)!

Why work with us? Lifeguarding is a great job to work around your academic and school activities. It is also a great job in college with work study opportunities.

Other Information

The Des Moines Pool Metropolitan Pool District (The District) continually builds a high-quality workforce, fosters a positive work culture and promotes a learning environment.  Training and certifications are available to ensure delivery of exceptional customer service to our District and surrounding communities.

The District is continually looking for committed individuals to join our team. We have many opportunities for people of all ages and abilities. All current opportunities are listed below. If you don’t see something currently of interest, you are welcome to submit an application and cover letter at any time. Your application will be kept on file for one year and you may be contacted as positions come available.

The District is located in Des Moines, which is a suburb of Seattle. It is on the Puget Sound with views of the Olympics and Mount Rainier. For more information on Des Moines, click here.

Please specify the position or type of position you are interested in.

To be considered for hire we require:

Please submit it to:

Lauryne Thurmond, Aquatics Coordinator
22722 19th Avenue So.
Des Moines, WA 98198
Or email:

Below are positions that are now available.

Lifeguarding & Other Part-Time Positions


Free Certification and Training Opportunities


  • The District continually offers Lifeguard and Swim Instructor Certifications. We are building an interest list for potential candidates. If you are interested in signing up for our notification list of upcoming trainings, please email or call him at (206) 824-4722.
    • LIFEGUARD TRAINING: Sign up for notifications of next class below. We estimate our next class will be December 27-29, 2021. Call Quentin for more information.
    • LIFEGUARD REVIEW: Sign up for notification of next class below.
    • NOTIFICATION LIST & OTHER TRAININGS: If you are interested in working at the Mount Rainier Pool, our management staff can help you locate trainings and will cover fees with work commitment. We also have a notification list that you can sign-up for. Please give Quentin Knox a call at (206) 824-4722 or email him at
Full-Time Positions


  • No open positions at this time.
Board Vacancies


  • No open positions at this time.
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    The Des Moines Metropolitan Park District does not discriminate in its employment practices or in admission to its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

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