Swim Instructor (Part-time)

  • 350 Main Street, El Segundo, California
  • Aug 29, 2023
Parks and Recreation
  • Salary: Depends on Qualifications USD

Job Description


Salary: Up to $21.06

This is a part-time, non-benefited, at-will position exempt from the classified service. Under close supervision, supervises and instructs aquatic activities at a community swimming pool; and performs related duties as required.

This recruitment process is open on a continuous basis and may close at any time. Interested individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Only online applications will be accepted for this recruitment. Applicants appearing best qualified based upon a review of the application and responses to supplemental questions will be invited to participate in the testing process. The testing process will consist of a timed swim test, and interviews.

Essential Job Functions
Under the supervision of the Aquatics Recreation Supervisor, Aquatics Recreation Coordinator and Senior Lifeguards, the Lifeguard/Swim Instructor is required to perform the following job duties:

Teaches basic swim strokes and skills to students in group setting.

Responsible for the safety of all class participants.

Communicating effectively with children, the general public and other staff members.

Promote a positive, friendly and energetic attitude.

Follow oral and written instructions.

Have the ability to assist and protect the life and well-being of each and every patron by implementing the latest safety procedures, policies, rules, regulations and ordinances set forth by both the American Red Cross and City of El Segundo.

Surveys a public swimming pool.

Prevents patron accidents.

Rescues swimmers in distress.

Conducts beginning to advanced swim level courses

Enforces regulations and codes.

The primary responsibility of the lifeguard is the safety and protection of pool patrons by preventing accidents, and when required, making rescues. The lifeguard must be alert and take action in enforcing safety rules and ordinances. In an emergency, the lifeguard must think quickly and clearly, in some cases taking personal risks and exerting considerable physical effort. The lifeguard is required to work day and evening hours including weekends.

Entry level. Previous aquatic work experience, strong leadership skills and athletic background highly desirable. As a condition of employment, a lifeguard must attend all in-service trainings.

Water Safety Instructor Certification (WSI), Current American Red Cross certification in the following: First Aid, CPR & AED for the Professional Rescuer, Lifeguard Training.

Individuals in this classification are required to successfully pass a background check that complies with Public Resources Code section 5164, which mandates that a city that hires a person to work at a park, playground, recreational center or beach, in a position having supervisory or disciplinary authority over a minor, shall complete an application that inquires whether that individual has been convicted of specified criminal offenses.

The work is regularly performed indoors and outdoors in variable weather conditions. Must be able to work in an outdoor public pool environment. May be required to work a varied schedule, which may include days, evenings, weekends and holidays. Will be required to wear uniform while on duty.

Non-represented part-time, hourly positions do not qualify for City benefits, except as required by law. Employees are enrolled in Social Security upon hire.

Hourly employees may not exceed 999 hours in a fiscal year basis (July 1 through June 30) unless previously authorized. There are no rights to employment and employment may end with or without cause or advance notice.

Job Address

350 Main Street, El Segundo, California 90245 United States View Map