Pool Lifeguard/ Instructor (Part-Time)

  • Manhattan Beach, California
  • Aug 29, 2023
Part Time Education and Training Parks and Recreation Public Safety
  • Salary: $18.54 - $22.54 Hourly USD

Job Description


Under general direction, supervise the activities of swimmers in and around the pool; teach swim lessons to children and adults; teach special aquatics classes; perform rescues; administer first aid; facilitate special events; perform light maintenance duties on the pool and grounds; and do other related work as assigned.


The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the class :
  • Maintain a constant and close surveillance of persons in and around the pool
  • React immediately and employ established American Red Cross techniques to rescue persons when necessary
  • Enforce pool rules and regulations
  • Instruct aquatics classes and programs
  • Complete swim program evaluations
  • Keep accurate daily records of pool temperature, chlorine and chemical levels, and other related factors
  • Maintain accurate class attendance, pool maintenance records
  • Complete class evaluation forms to submit to the Red Cross
  • Help maintain a clean and safe pool area


Training and Experience : Must be at least 16 years of age. Must have current American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor, Lifeguard, CPR, and First Aid certifications. Previous lifeguard experience is desirable.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities : Must have working knowledge of pool safety and have the personal judgment, tact, and maturity to enforce pool rules of conduct and safety, and maintain presence of mind in emergency situations. Must be able to communicate verbally and in a clear and concise manner, and establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. Must pass initial and follow-up tests of safety and pool procedures, as well as successfully complete backboard drills and CPR reviews. Must pass other related swim tests, including timed tests, for the position.


May be required to work a varied schedule, which may include days, evenings, weekends, and holidays.

Employees will be required to wear a uniform while on duty.

In accordance with the California Government Code Section 3100, City of Manhattan Beach employees, in the event of a disaster, are considered disaster service workers and may be asked to protect the health, safety, lives, and property of the people of the State.

All applicants will be screened in relation to the criteria outlined in this job announcement. Candidates will be reviewed and only those candidates determined to be most qualified on the basis of experience, training and education, as submitted, will be invited to participate further in the selection process. The filing period will remain open until the needs of the department have been met.

NOTE: A drug test may be administered as part of the pre-employment medical exam. The provisions of this brochure do not constitute a contract, express or implied, and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.

Part-time employees are enrolled in PARS (Public Alternate Retirement System). All part-time and seasonal employees contribute 7.5% each pay period on pre-tax basis. If an employee reaches 1,000 hours within a fiscal year (July 1st to June 30th), or are already a CalPERS member, then they are enrolled in CalPERS (Public Employees Retirement System).

The City complies with California Labor Code 245-249 by providing paid sick leave for part-time hourly employees accordingly.

The City of Manhattan Beach does not provide medical/dental/vision benefits to part-time employees. Eligible employees enrolled in CalPERS may opt in to a CalPERS medical plan.

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Job Address

Manhattan Beach, California United States View Map