• City of Long Beach, CA
  • Long Beach, California
  • Mar 07, 2024
Part Time Education and Training Parks and Recreation Public Health
  • Salary: $17.15 - $18.71 Hourly USD

Job Description


Bulletin will remain open until vacancies are filled. Bulletin may close at any time after November 30, 2023 without further notice.

The Leeway Sailing Center is looking for amazing Lifeguard/Sailing Instructors! The Leeway Sailing Center was founded in 1929 to teach local youth the basics of sailing, and is regarded as one of the premier municipal instructional sailing programs in the country. The Center's mission is to provide a fun, safe aquatic experience and to teach good sportsmanship and water safety. In addition to the quality sailing instruction, kayaking, and canoeing are also taught.

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.
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 CPR and First Aid certification (training will be provided upon hire);
  • 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 sailing 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.


All candidates must submit a complete application to be further considered. This bulletin is posted open continuous and may close at any time after November 30, 2023 . 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.

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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.

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 will consider qualified applicants with a criminal history pursuant to the California Fair Chance Act. You are not required to disclose your criminal history or participate in a background check until you receive a conditional job offer. If the City of Long Beach has concerns about a conviction that is directly related to the job after making a conditional job offer and conducting a background check, you will have the opportunity to explain the circumstances surrounding the conviction, provide evidence to mitigate concerns, or challenge the accuracy of the background report. Find out more about the Fair Chance Act by visiting https://calcivilrights.ca.gov/fair-chance-act .

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