Lifeguard I

  • City of Palmdale, CA
  • Palmdale, California
  • Jan 01, 2022
Part Time Public Safety
  • Salary: $16.38 - $17.38 Hourly USD

Job Description


Provide for the safety of patrons using the pool, aid patrons in danger, and perform related work as required.


Receives general supervision from the Senior Lifeguard.


Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Prevent accidents through enforcement of policies, rules and regulations governing the conduct of patrons at the swimming pool; keep attentive lookout for accidents in the water or on a diving board or swimming pool deck; warn people against dangerous practice regarding pool use.

Enter the water to rescue patrons in distress; administer CPR and first aid; assist with routine pool cleaning and maintenance work on or about the swimming pool as required, conduct water safety and lifesaving instruction

Insure visitor safety in the water and on the pool deck.

Explain and maintain pool safety rules.

Rescue distressed swimmers.

Administer CPR and First Aid.

Assist in routine pool maintenance and cleaning.

Teach swim lessons.

Conduct, oversee and teach competitive and non-competitive recreations swim activities.

Attend trainings to receive necessary information to conduct such activities.


Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

Aquatic Program experience.

Participation in formal or informal education courses.


Possession of CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer.

Possession of Lifeguard Training Certificate.

Emergency Response or EMSA Title 22


Must be seventeen 17 years of age by May 1 of the current year.

CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer.

Lifeguard Training Certificate.


Knowledge of :
Rescue methods and first aid as applied to accidents in the water and surrounding area.

Methods, materials, tools and equipment used in the operation and maintenance of public swimming pools.

Ability to :
Ability to instruct swim lessons.

Ability to rescue distressed swimmers and provide CPR/First Aid.

Ability to supervise pool visitors and maintain a safe environment.

Ability to read, understand and carry out written or oral directions.

Ability to communicate policies to general public.

Ability to represent the City in a positive, appropriate manner.

Ability to exercise good judgment.

Ability to follow procedures outlined by supervisor.

Ability to work as a team member with the parks and recreation department.

Must be 17 years of age by May 1 of the current year.

Must be able to swim.

Ability to administer First Aid and CPR as required.

Ability to :

Supervise the conduct of pool patrons and maintain order in a tactful manner.

Follow written and oral instructions.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the public.


In addition to the requirements for Lifeguard I:

Ability to:

Evaluate where in the swim program a swimmer will be placed

Develop swim program curriculum and scope.

Provide lead supervision to Lifeguard I level position.

License or Certificate

Current Water Safety Instructor Certificate.
Closing Date/Time: 3/31/2022 1:00 PM Pacific

Job Address

Palmdale, California United States View Map