• City of Long Beach, CA
  • Long Beach, California
  • Jun 15, 2022
Part Time Parks and Recreation Public Safety
  • Salary: $16.40 Hourly USD

Job Description


Aquatics is looking for Lifeguards to start late Summer and Fall 2022! Apply soon to interview and start onboarding!

Interview periods:
1st Review - Thursday, June 30
2nd Review - Thursday, July 21
3rd Review - Thursday, August 11

Bulletin will remain open until vacancies are filled. Bulletin may close 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. Below are some of the aquatics programs offered:

BELMONT POOL - Lifeguard/Swim Instructor needed!
Belmont Plaza Pool is a year-round, outdoor facility. The pool is 50m x 25m in size with water temperature maintained between 80 - 82 degrees. The pool offers a variety of lap swim, recreation swim, water exercise classes and swim lessons to the public throughout a seven days a week during normal business hours.

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. PARK COMMUNITY POOL - Lifeguard/Swim Instructor needed!
King Park Pool is a year-round, indoor facility. The site consists of a 25-yard pool and a secondary wading pool with water temperature maintained between 83-86 degrees. The pool offers a variety of lap swim, recreation swim, water exercise classes and swim lessons to the public throughout a five day per week public operating schedule.

SILVERADO PARK COMMUNITY POOL - Lifeguard/Swim Instructor needed!
The Silverado Pool is a year-round, indoor facility. The pool is a L-shaped 25-meter pool with a shallow water wading area. Water temperature is maintained between 83-84 degrees. The pool offers a variety of lap swim, recreation swim, water exercise classes and swim lessons to the public throughout a five day per week public operating schedule.

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.


  • Design, plan, and implement various program activities;
  • Participate with children of various ages during all activities;
  • Attend all mandatory staff meetings and in-service and training sessions;
  • Ensure the health, safety, and well being of the children in your care at all times;
  • Adhere to the department dress code by maintaining a neat and clean personal appearance;
  • Implement the department and site administrative and record keeping policies and procedures;
  • Perform all other assigned duties as requested by the lead staff and/or supervisor.


These positions are open to all candidates who meet the following minimum qualifications:
  • Must obtain American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification (training will be provided upon hire);
  • Must have certification or be enrolled in certification course for Water Safety Instructor for all programs;
  • Must be at least 16 years of age (if under 18, must have valid permit to work);
  • Must have access to reliable transportation to and from work;
  • Experience in aquatics, recreation, and/or other related areas is desirable.
Successful candidates will possess the following:
  • Be willing to work a flexible schedule and assist various programs at various pool locations;
  • Be able to relate well to children, parents and staff (school and agency);
  • Be able and willing to adapt to a changing environment.

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 prior to closing. This bulletin is posted open continuous and may close at any time after June 30, 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, which will include an interview and swim test. The s wim test consists of 200 yard swim in freestyle/breaststroke, 75 yard stroke demonstration, brick retrieval, and treading water. 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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