Lifeguard II-Swimming Instructor

  • 501 Poli Street, Ventura, California
  • Feb 21, 2020
Education and Training Public Safety
  • Salary: $14.00 Hourly USD

Job Description


The City of Ventura is accepting Lifeguard II-Swimming Instructor applications for the Summer 2020 AquaticsProgram. Are you interested in joining the City of Ventura's team of water safety professionals at our state-of-the-art aquatic center? Our complex features a 50-meter competition pool, 25-meter recreation pool, a zero-depth water playground, and two 20-foot waterslides. If you love working with kids, are dependable, hardworking, and have open availability for the entire summer, consider applyingfor these exciting temporary Lifeguard II-Swimming Instructor vacancies by the May 1, 2020 deadline! For more information about the Ventura Aquatic Center, visit .

Notice to all applicants: to be considered for Summer 2020 vacancies, you must take and pass a Physical Assessment Test (outlined below). Applicants do not have to possess the required certifications to attend the Physical Assessment Test.

If invited to attend the Lifeguard Recruitment Training Program, the City of Ventura will provide the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Certification at no course fee to the applicant.

If hired, there is mandatory pre-service training on May 31 and June 7.
Those applying for Lifeguard II-Swim Instructor positions are required to obtain their Water Safety Instructor Certification prior to June 1, 2020 independently.

We are currently recruiting to fill upcoming temporary Lifeguard II-Swim Instructor positions. These are temporary support staff classifications, paid on an hourly basis.

Lifeguard II-Swimming Instructor ($14.00 per hour)
Under direct supervision of the Aquatics Coordinator, plans, organizes and conducts swim lessons and performs lifeguard duties specific to program area. Requirements: Candidates must be at least 16 years of age at time of appointment, successfully complete the physical assessment test and interview process, attend the Lifeguard Recruitment Training Program and possess all of the following certifications by appointment:
  • American Red Cross Lifeguard Training
  • American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor

Lifeguard II-Swim Instructor applicants : Bring a copy of your application confirmation e-mail to the Physical Assessment Test. Complete the Physical Assessment Testing and subsequent selection steps outlined below.

The preferred method of application is on-line, and you are highly encouraged to apply at . If you are unable to apply electronically, you may request paper application materials by calling (805) 654-7853 during regular business hours. Paper applications can be FAXed to (805) 648-4467, or mailed or hand-delivered to City Hall at: 501 Poli Street, Room 210; Ventura, California 93002. If you FAX, it is recommended that you also send the original documents.

The Physical Assessment Test consists of a 400- yard swim in under 7 ½ minutes and a 10-lb. brick tread for 1 minute. All skills are pass/fail. Applicants are only required to attend one date. Physical Assessment Testing will be held at the Ventura Aquatic Center located at 901 S. Kimball Road, Ventura, CA. Dates and times to be determined.

On the date of your Physical Assessment Test you MUST bring the following:
  • A photo ID verifying date of birth
  • Copy of your confirmation e-mail as proof of applying

Completion of additional forms related to employment, education, and reference information may be required on the date of your Physical Assessment Test.

After your Physical Assessment Test, selected applicants will be scheduled for an interview date/time. Interviews are tentatively scheduled for May and will determine candidates selected to attend the Lifeguard Recruitment Training Program.

Applicants selected from the interviews will be invited to attend the Lifeguard Recruitment Training (LRT) program. Attendance on all dates is required in order to successfully complete the course .

Training will consist of American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, CPR for the Professional Rescuer First Aid, and Emergency Medical Response courses, as well as City of Ventura Aquatics Section policies and physical conditioning sessions. Current possession of these certificates does not replace the requirement of attending Lifeguard Recruitment Training.

Those successfully completing LRT will be placed on a hiring list. All hiring of new staff will be done from this list. For those hired, there is a MANDATORY pre-service training scheduled on May 31 and June 7(times vary).


For additional information, please call the Ventura Aquatics Center at (805) 654-7511.

The City of Ventura is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We promote equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants without regard to age, race, color, religious creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, marital status, disability, medical condition, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, and military and veteran status.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), if you need special assistance, please contact Human Resources at (805) 654-7853, or TDD at (805) 654-7766.5/1/2020 5:00 PM Pacific

Job Address

501 Poli Street, Ventura, California United States View Map