Part Time Lifeguard

Rohnert Park City Rohnert Park , CA 94927

Posted 2 days ago

The Position

Are you looking for a fun and rewarding summer position? Does the idea of working at a community swimming pool appeal to you? Summer is just around the corner and the Community Services Department is looking for Part-Time Lifeguards eager to serve the community and help create safe and fun recreation activities this summer for all our patrons.

We will be holding mandatory staff training the week of June 4, 2018. Qualified candidates will be invited to participate in one of our group interviews which we will be holding on Saturday, March 24, 2018 in the morning and April 4, 2018 in the afternoon. If you are qualified and asked to participate in a group interview but cannot attend we will try our best to make alternate interview arrangements when possible.

This position will start at $13.00 / hour.


Please visit "Job Opportunities" at and click "apply" to complete the online application form and the required supplemental questions. It is important to complete all the required materials. All applications will be screened for completeness and possession of minimum qualifications. Applications will be reviewed in detail to identify the most qualified candidates to interview. Work history must include all employment for the last ten years.


You may submit a resume or other relevant documents to further describe your qualifications however, "see resume" will NOT meet the requirements to submit a complete application including employment history or be accepted in lieu of responses to supplemental questions. Be advised that your resume and other attachments not specifically requested, may not be used to determine your qualifications.

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Vigilantly monitors the safety of swimmers and guests as trained and assigned; initiates safety and guest-service responses as trained; interprets and implements swim center policies and safety guidelines; performs light custodial work; does related guest-services and operations work as required.


An employee in this classification is responsible for attentively observing swimmers, assessing and recognizing their abilities and needs, initiating actions to assist and serve swimmers and guest, and soliciting the general public's compliance with pool policies and safety guidelines.


Work is performed under the supervision of an Aquatics Coordinator and Community Services Specialist who reviews work primarily on the basis of direct observation and information from coworkers and guest. Supervision is not normally a responsibility of positions in this classification.

Ideal Candidate

These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary.

  • Vigilantly monitors the safety of swimmers and other guests using swim center facilities; constantly observes guest in assigned area

  • Performs rescues and administers emergency care and assessment as trained and necessary. Initiates or participates in a coordinated, team approach to manage incidents

  • Solicits pool guest compliance with facility-use policies and procedures. Takes an active role to initiate and perform services for guests and coworkers.

  • Responds to questions from swim center guests regarding programs, activities, policies, and practices.

  • Performs light custodial maintenance duties such as hosing the deck, cleaning break room area, cleaning bathrooms, change rooms, and/or locker area as assigned and necessary

  • Handles pool covers and mat carts; removing and/or applying them back on the pool

  • Attends and participates in in-services trainings. Demonstrates retention of skills and ability to initiate action and integrate actions with other staff team members

  • responds positively to correction and accepts direction. Remains personally accountable in seeking resolution to misunderstandings, conflicts, or performance problems of self or others. Operates within progressive chains of responsibility and authority.

  • Actively participates in department programs which promote continual learning and improvement.

  • Performs other job-related duties or tasks as required

  • Enforces the swimming pool rules and regulations

Qualifications and Requirements


  • Any satisfactory combination of experience and training which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, ability, maturity, and professional judgment to perform the above-describe duties.


  • Possession of one of the following valid certificates: American Red Cross/Lifeguard Training certificate, StarGuard Lifeguard Training certificate, YMCA Lifeguarding Certificate, United States Lifesaving Association (USLA) Lifeguard Training Certificate or equivalent

  • Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA) First Aid for Public Safety Personnel (Title 22) card

  • American Red Cross or American Heart Association Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for the Professional Rescuer


  • Applicants under the age of 18, who are required to attend school, must provide a California Worker's Permit.

  • Pursuant to the California Public Response Code 5164, all applicants for positions involving supervisory or disciplinary authority over a minor must complete and submit a CPR Code 5164.

  • Work weekends and evenings as required.

  • Because this job is considered safety sensitive, a drug screen test will be required prior to employment.


  • Possesses or obtains considerable knowledge of swimming pool and guest safety, life-guarding methods and practices, emergency care and assessment, emergency procedures, and customer service


  • Life-guarding skills and methods

  • Emergency care and assessment, CPR, AED, first aid

  • Communicating professionally, and working with guests and staff team members


  • Integrate training and judgment to make independent, responsible, professional decisions without direct supervision

  • Attentively observe and monitor the safety of swimmers and other guests using swim center facilities

  • Exercise professional judgment to act effectively in emergency situations

  • Interpret and implement swim center policies and practices

  • Work and communicate effectively and cooperatively with guests and staff team members

  • Arrive promptly, prepared to accomplish responsibilities

  • Accept direction and demonstrate continual learning and improvement

Additional Information

Employees work a flexible schedule, depending on program needs, including working evenings, weekends, and shifting assignments as program needs change. Employees work outdoors and are exposed to variable weather conditions. Lifeguards may be exposed to chlorine, acids, and other chemicals at aquatics facilities, as well as blood and body fluids rendering first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Employees may interact with others who may be upset in the performance of interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures. Employee possess the ability to perform work that may involve lifting children through adults, in and out of the pool, up to 100 pounds or more with assistance, pulling a cover over the pool surface with assistance, and lifting, straightening, and moving pool deck furniture and equipment. Need the mobility to sit, walk, twist, grasp, turn, lift, kneel, stoop, reach, bend, climb, and swim, while in swimwear. Must be in good physical condition to stay in water for prolonged periods of time, work in the extreme heat and/or cold, and the outdoors. Vision & hearing within the normal range. Vision, may be corrected and hearing as measured by a standard audiogram, should be good enough to see and hear adults and children in life and/or health safety endangering situations. Manual dexterity is required for handling cash and completing reports and data entry.



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