Lifeguard and Lifeguard/Instructor
City of Pico Rivera, CA - Pico Rivera, CA

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Seasonal position - No benefits (up to 25 hours/week)

Under the direction of the Pool Manager, Lifeguards will be responsible for the safety and rescue of patrons in and around the pool at all times of operation. Instructors will be responsible for organizing and instructing safety and swim lessons to various age groups and skill levels. All employees are required to maintain the facility as required. During summer session, positions will work regularly from June to September. Hours may include nights, early mornings, weekends and/or holidays.

Essential Duties:

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Supervise swimmers and general public at municipal facility
  • Perform maintenance of pool and equipment.
  • Conduct pool activities, special events, safety drills and rescue exercises.
  • Explain facility regulations and policies to pool patrons and ensure safety precautions are followed.
  • Rescue swimmers, administer First Aid/CPR and other lifesaving techniques as needed and perform other Lifeguard related duties.
  • Instructor organizes and conducts swim lessons to persons of various abilities and aquatic proficiency levels.
  • Monitor activities in aquatic facility to prevent accidents, minimize and report hazardous conditions.
  • Display and promote good customer service skills with parents, students, the general public and staff.
  • Attend regular staff meetings and in-service trainings.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


Must be at least 18 years of age. Applicant must submit a copy of their high school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent with application materials. Ability to lift up to 75 lbs. Candidates must be available to work varied shifts including early mornings, nights, weekends and/or holidays. Bilingual in Spanish is desired.

Knowledge of: Beginner through advanced swim strokes and water safety; life-saving techniques; First Aid and Advanced CPR required; and general knowledge of pool operations. Previous lifeguard experience desired.

Ability to: Effectively teach and demonstrate proper swimming techniques; display and promote good customer service skills; speak clearly and concisely; enforce safety rules, general pool practices, and procedures. Maintain accurate records and prepare reports.

Lifeguard: $10.64 - $13.10 per hour
Lifeguard/Instructor: $12.07 - $14.64 per hour

Licenses and Certifications:

Possession of a California Class C Driver’s License throughout the course of employment is required.

Current certification in American Red Cross (ARC) Lifeguard Training; ARC Infant/Child/Adult CPR and First Aid for the Professional Rescuer; and ARC Automatic External Defibrillator and Title 22 certification are required.

Instructors are required to have a current American Red Cross (ARC) New Water Safety Instructor Certificate (WSI r.09 ) and Title 22 certifications or equivalent.

FNAL FILING DATE: Recruitment will remain open until a sufficient amount of applications have been received and may close without prior notice. Selection of candidates will be on a first come, first served basis. As employment applications are received, they will be immediately reviewed. Candidates meeting the minimum qualifications will be invited to begin the testing process.

TESTING: Performance/Swim Test- Qualifying Oral Interview- 100%
For qualifying exercises information, call (562) 801-4425

NOTE: All prospective employees will be required to satisfactorily complete a Department of Justice background check and post-offer physical with drug screen at the City’s expense.

A fully completed City application and supplemental questionnaire may be obtained and filed online at . All application materials must be submitted online. Postmarks will not be accepted. Resumes will be accepted in addition to, but not in lieu of, the required application materials (such as a copy of high school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent, if applicable). Employees who regularly work less than 40 hours per week do not acquire regular status and are not entitled to benefits. Such employees serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority and are classified as at-will employees. The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.

The City of Pico Rivera is an equal opportunity employer and supports workforce diversity