Lifeguard (Part - Time)

  • 350 Main Street, El Segundo, California
  • Aug 29, 2023
Public Safety
  • Salary: Depends on Qualifications USD

Job Description


Salary: Up to $19.14 per hour

DEFINITION: This is a seasonal, part-time, hourly position working under the direction of the Aquatics Recreation Supervisor, Aquatics Recreation Coordinator and Senior Lifeguards.

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

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.

Duties include, but are not limited 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;

Survey a public swimming pool;

Prevent patron accidents;

Rescue swimmers in distress;

Conduct beginning to advanced swim level courses;

Enforce regulations and codes;

Work and communicate effectively with children, the general public and other staff members;

Promote a positive, friendly and energetic attitude;

Follow oral and written instructions; and

Performs other related duties, as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS: Current American Red Cross certification in the following: First Aid, CPR & AED for the Professional Rescuer, Lifeguard Training. 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.

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.

Supplemental Information
WORKING CONDITIONS: 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.

AGE: 15 years of age.
MEDICAL: City medical exam required after successful completion of the swim test and interview.
DOCUMENTS: All new city employees must show satisfactory proof of identity and a legal right to work in the United States.

ONLY online applications will be accepted. Attach a copy of all certifications required. Failure to attach a copy of your certifications will result in the rejection of your application.

You will NOT be allowed to continue in the examination process if you do not meet the minimum requirements and attach a copy of your certifications to the electronic application on or before the application closing date.

The examination process for this recruitment will consist of the following:

TESTING PROCESS: A screening of the applicant's training, background, and experience, oral interview, swim test and rescue technique skills test. As a condition of employment, candidates must pass a fingerprint check and provide proof of successfully passing a screening exam for tuberculosis.

Only the most highly qualified candidates will be invited to continue to the oral interview.


The City of El Segundo does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, age, sex or sexual orientation. The City of El Segundo maintains and enforces a zero-tolerance policy relating to substance abuse and maintains a smoke-free workplace.

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