Lifeguard I

City of Chula Vista, CA

Chula Vista, CA

NOTE: This recruitment is for a part-time, non-benefited position limited to 919 hours of employment in a fiscal year (July 1 through June 30) with an average of less than 30 service hours per work week. Unclassified hourly employees are paid on an hourly or per diem basis and shall not be eligible for benefits nor be subject to Civil Service Rules. Although hourly employees are at-will, they are still subject to all other City policies and procedures.

To ensure the safety of swimmers and enforce regulations at City pools; to assist or conduct instructional swimming classes for and children and adults; to perform rescues and administer first aid; and to perform related duties as assigned. This is an entry-level position in the Lifeguard series. Incumbents perform lifeguard tasks and may assist with organized swimming instruction. Upon successful completion of Water Safety Instructor Certification and satisfactory job performance, the Lifeguard I may advance to the Lifeguard II level, upon the recommendation of the supervisor.

Essential Functions:

Functions may include, but are not limited to, the following: assist or conduct various instructional swimming classes for children and adults; evaluate the progress of class participants; supervise the activities of swimmers in and around a pool; ensure that policies, rules and regulations are observed so that no hazard to safety is created; rescue persons in distress or persons in danger of drowning; administer first aid in the event of an injury; perform life-saving techniques; answer inquiries from the public; provide information pertaining to the pool regulations, facilities and programs; maintain records and logs; prepare reports; assist in the operations of swimming pools, related facilities and equipment; perform routine custodial and maintenance tasks; build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other City employees and the public using principles of good customer service; perform related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:


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