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Pool Lifeguard
Los Angeles Community College District in Los Angeles, California
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Date Posted 12/12/2019
Admin-Campus Safety And Police
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Pool Lifeguard

Recruitment #19-5383-004

Date Opened 11/15/2019 5:35:00 PM
Filing Deadline Continuous
Salary $17.15/hour
Application Limit Continous testing
Job Type Open Only

Special Note

Interested applicants for this position must attach copies of the required certificates to their application.  This includes a valid Lifeguard Training Certificate issued by the American Red Cross or YMCA,  a valid First Aid Certificate or its equivalent issued by the American Red Cross or American Heart Association, and a valid CPR certificate issued by the American Red Cross or American Heart Association. A valid Water Safety Instructor Certificate issued by the American Red Cross may be required for some positions.



Performs lifeguard and aquatic safety activities and prevents accidents in and around a swimming pool at a college.

Typical Duties

Enforces applicable rules, regulations, and ordinances at a college swimming pool to prevent accidents.

Rescues persons in danger of drowning and administers CPR and first aid when necessary.

Checks air temperature and chemical content and temperature of water, and brings non-standard conditions to the attention of persons responsible for pool maintenance.

Inspects and monitors the use of pool equipment and reports unsanitary, unsafe, or hazardous conditions.

Performs minor emergency repair, maintenance, and clean-up work required to prevent accidents and to maintain maximum health standards.

Answers inquiries and provides information to the public regarding swimming programs and special events.

May assist in swimming and lifesaving instruction.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Pool Lifeguard is responsible for the safety of pool patrons and the prevention of accidents in and around a swimming pool at a college.

Swimming Pool Supervisor supervises and coordinates the day-to-day operation of a swimming pool including arranging swimming schedules and overseeing swimming activities.

Pool Operations Technician makes tests of swimming pool water, operates pool equipment, and performs a variety of custodial work to keep a campus swimming pool facility in a sanitary and orderly condition.


General supervision is received from a classified or academic supervisor. No supervision is exercised.

Class Qualifications

Knowledge of:

Rules, regulations, and ordinances related to the operation and use of college swimming pools and swimming pool equipment

Water safety and lifesaving methods including techniques of resuscitation and first aid

Health standards and safety practices for swimming pools

Emergency procedures to obtain rescue services

Ability to:

Apply swimming and pool rescue techniques

Enforce applicable rules and regulations and maintain discipline

Remain calm in emergencies, assess situations accurately, and think and act quickly

Remain alert and maintain focus of attention for long periods of time without being distracted

Administer first aid, including CPR

Work effectively with students, faculty, staff, and the public

Entrance Qualifications

Education and Experience:

Graduation from high school or its equivalent.  Experience as a swimming pool or beach lifeguard is desirable.


A valid Lifeguard Training Certificate issued by the American Red Cross or YMCA.

A valid First Aid Certificate or its equivalent issued by the American Red Cross or American Heart Association.

A valid certificate in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation issued by the American Red Cross or American Heart Association.

A valid Water Safety Instructor Certificate issued by the American Red Cross may be required for some positions.



  • Medical and dental insurance and vision care plans are provided for employees and their dependents.
  • A $50,000 life insurance policy is provided free of charge for each employee.
  • New employees receive 12 full-pay days and 88 half-pay days of illness leave.
  • At least 15 paid holidays per year.
  • Vacation days accrue annually beginning at 10 days and increasing incrementally to 24 days depending on years of service with the District. Vacation days for management and confidential positions begin at 15, 20, or 24 days.
  • Other paid time off includes: bereavement leave, personal necessity leave, court subpoena, and jury duty.
  • Employees become members of the Public Employees Retirement System. Employees are also covered by Social Security.
  • Employee Assistance Program

Selection Process

The examination process may consist of one or more parts which may include a training and experience evaluation, written test, performance test and/or oral interview.

Reasonable Accommodations

Our class specification generally describes the duties, responsibilities, and requirements characteristic of the position(s) within this job class. The duties, responsibilities, and requirements of a particular position within this class may vary from the duties of other positions within the class.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Los Angeles Community College District provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with covered disabilities on a case-by-case basis throughout the application, examination, and hiring processes and throughout employment. If an individual is in doubt about his or her ability to perform the duties and responsibilities of a position or possession of any other requirement noted in a class specification or job announcement, he or she should always apply for a position and request reasonable accommodation at the appropriate time.

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