RECREATION: AQUATICS Lifeguard/Swim Instructor

  • Sunnyvale, California
  • Mar 23, 2024
Seasonal Parks and Recreation Public Safety
  • Salary: $18.55 - $21.70 Hourly USD

Job Description



(Job Code: 9421)
Hours: Casual non-benefited employees are limited to working no more than twenty-five (25) hours per week and no more than 900 hours in a fiscal year (July 1-June 30). Seasonal non-benefited employees are limited to working no more than six (6) consecutive months and no more than 900 hours in a fiscal year (July 1-June 30).

The City of Sunnyvale is seeking self-motivated, energetic, responsible individuals interested in employment as a Lifeguard and/or Swim Instructor to help with aquatic programs for youth, teens, families, and adults. The aquatic recreation programs are held at various aquatic facilities throughout the City of Sunnyvale.

Essential Job Functions

May include, but are not limited to, the following:
Both positions
  • Interacts and communicates effectively with children, parents, caregivers, volunteers and City staff
  • Maintains constant surveillance over pool users.
  • Attends and participates in in-service trainings and meetings
  • Maintains and stores equipment and supplies
  • Performs related work as required
Swim Instructor:
  • Organizes, instructs and helps evaluate swim lessons
  • Sets up and cleans up for swim lessons
  • Enforces pool rules
  • Keeps the facility clean, safe, and orderly
  • Performs the duties of a swim instructor when required
Position requires prolonged sitting, standing, walking on level, uneven and slippery surfaces, reaching, kneeling, stretching, twisting, turning, kneeling, bending, squatting and stooping in the performance of daily activities. The position also requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity to manipulate pool equipment and tools. The position requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to monitor and communicate appropriate pool activity. The need to lift, drag and push, pull objects weighing up to 50 pounds is also required. Some of these requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individuals requiring and requesting such accommodation.

Minimum Qualifications

Both positions:
  • Minimum age is 16 years old
The above, AND
  • A valid American Red Cross Lifeguard/First Aid/CPR/AED certificate (course may be taken after hire).
Licenses/Certifications: Possession and continued maintenance of a valid class C CA driver's license and a safe driving record OR the ability to supply alternate transportation as approved by the appointing authority

  • Bilingual in Spanish, Mandarin or Farsi
  • Experience interacting with the public
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions

Application and Selection Process

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit a completed application and responses to the supplemental questions to the Department of Human Resources.

City application forms, completed in full and responses to the supplemental questions are required. Candidates are asked to fully describe any training, education, experience and/or skills relevant to this position. *Relevant work experience must be listed under the Work Experience section of the application. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of the application, please do not indicate "see resume." Electronic applications may be submitted online through the City's employment page; go to, Search: Jobs. Late or incomplete applications will also not be accepted. Please submit application materials as soon as possible to be considered for this position as this job posting may close without notice.

Applications competitively screened based on the minimum qualifications of this position. Based upon a review of the application materials, the qualified candidate applications will be forwarded to the hiring department for review. Application materials will be evaluated for job-related skills, experience and education.

Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis and information regarding next steps in the recruitment process will be sent via email. Please check your email regularly for status updates. You may contact Faye Brand, HR Technician at: or 408-730-3015 for recruitment updates.

Any candidate that is selected by the hiring department will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment process, which may consist of a background history check, as well as medical exam(s) administered by a City-selected physician(s) before hire. Prior to starting work, all newly- hired employees will be fingerprinted to check conviction history. A conviction history will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from appointment; however, failure to disclose conviction history will result in refusal of employment or termination. Positions which are covered by the Department of Transportation regulations are required to submit to a pre-employment drug test and to random drug and alcohol testing.

For more information regarding this employment opportunity, contact Jessica Truong, Recreation Coordinator 1, at 408-730-7331 or by email to . For information relating to the application process contact Faye Brand, Human Resources Technician at 408-730-3015 or email: .

The information contained within this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice and does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

The City of Sunnyvale is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the City of Sunnyvale not to discriminate against all qualified applicants or employees on the basis of actual or perceived race, religion (including religious dress or grooming practice), color, sex (includes gender, pregnancy, childbirth, medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth, breastfeeding or medical conditions related to breastfeeding), gender identity and/or gender expression, sexual orientation (including heterosexuality, homosexuality and bisexuality), ethnic or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, uniformed service member status, marital status, family relationship, age, cancer or HIV/AIDS related medical condition, genetic characteristics and/or genetic information, and physical or mental disability. Applicants needing special accommodations for testing should submit a request to the Department of Human Resources at time of application.

No City benefits are offered with this Temporary Position.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Base Pay


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