• City of Long Beach, CA
  • Long Beach, California
  • Jun 03, 2022
Part Time Parks and Recreation Public Safety
  • Salary: $18.91 Hourly USD

Job Description


Bulletin will remain open until vacancies are filled. Bulletin may close at any time after June 15, 2022 without further notice.

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine is a nationally recognized and award-winning organization with 1,100 full-time/part time staff and a budget of $58 million. The Department oversees facilities and programs that reflect the needs and interests of a culturally diverse community, including: 170 parks with more than 3,200 acres devoted to open space and recreation, 27 community centers, 3 public pools, 6 miles of beaches, and 3 marinas.

The Department provides free and fee-based recreational programs and leisure opportunities, both self-directed and organized, for people of all ages and cultures. Youth programs include free youth sports for ages 5 to 14 serving nearly 10,000 participants annually, summer and vacation day camps, 2,100 recreational and educational classes, sailing and aquatics instruction, teen center activities, skateboarding opportunities, and supervised afterschool and weekend activities at parks and schools. In addition, approximately 12,000 youth participate in non-Department sports leagues that utilize park facilities.

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine is seeking qualified candidates interested in applying for a Senior Lifeguard position. There are positions available at Belmont Pool, Silverado Pool and Martin Luther King Jr. Pool.

This is an unclassified, non-career position. Unclassified positions with the City do not require applying through the Civil Service process. All communication will be handled through the department. Non-career employees are not typically eligible for health/dental/vision benefits; however, may be eligible for sick leave benefits. Scheduled hours may vary by week on an as-needed basis, not to exceed 1,600 work hours per service year. Non-career employees are not guaranteed a minimum number of work hours. This is an at-will, seasonal, part-time position.


  • Assist the Aquatics Supervisor with ongoing staff training and annual in-service training;
  • Supervise staff and pool participants;
  • Instruct a variety of swimming classes and complete swim lesson evaluations;
  • Monitor and maintain accurate registration and attendance records;
  • Collect pool fees and prepare daily activity summary reports and bank deposit forms;
  • Maintain equipment and supplies;
  • Act as lead staff in emergency and rescue situations;
  • Drive to offsite meetings and/or trainings;
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


This position is open to all candidates who meet the following minimum qualifications:

  • Four years of experience working in aquatics or a related field, including one year of experience acting as lead staff in an aquatics program (an equivalent amount of education in a related area may substitute for up to one year);
  • Current American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor certification, CPR/AED for Lifeguards, and Water Safety Instructor certification is required;
  • Must be at least 18 years of age;
  • Must possess a valid driver's license;
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Word is required;
  • Proficiency in the use of the ActiveNet registration program is desirable.
Successful candidates will possess the following:
  • Ability to work independently and exercise good judgment;
  • Experience working with children and youth with a wide range of ethnic, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds is desirable.

The City of Long Beach requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their first day of employment unless a medical or religious accommodation is approved by the City of Long Beach's Human Resources Department for the duration of the vaccine mandate.


All candidates must submit a complete application to be further considered. This bulletin is posted open continuous and may close at any time after June 15, 2022 . Screening of applicants will be conducted on the basis of applications and required supplemental submitted. Only those candidates showing the strongest backgrounds on the basis of comparative analysis will be invited to the examination process. Based on the number of applications accepted the selection procedure may be changed. In the event the need to revise the selection procedure, those affected will be notified of the details at a later date.
The City of Long Beach intends to provide reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. If a special accommodation is desired or if you would like to request this information in an alternative format, please call (562) 570-3181. In support of the City's Language Access Policy, bilingual skills (Spanish, Khmer and/or Tagalog) are desirable for positions interacting with the public.

The City of Long Beach is committed to creating a workplace where every employee is valued for who they are. Having our workforce reflect the diversity of our community at various levels of the organization is a continuous goal embraced by our departments, management staff, and policymakers. To support efforts of fairness and diversity, City Leadership is committed to incorporating equity and inclusion into our work by supporting staff and community partners. We are committed to promoting transparency by publishing updated demographic information for employees, including workforce diversity data and pay by race and gender.

For technical issues with your application, please call (877) 204-4442.Closing Date/Time:

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