City of La Mesa, CA Lifeguard Aide (Temporary Part-Time / Non Benefited) in La Mesa, California

Job Title:

Lifeguard Aide (Temporary Part-Time / Non Benefited)

Opening Date/Time:

Thu. 03/01/18 12:00 AM Pacific Time

Closing Date/Time:



$11.00 - $13.38 Hourly

Job Type:

Temporary Part-Time


Community Services, 4975 Memorial Drive, La Mesa, CA, 91942, California


Community Services

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Position Summary


Supplemental Questions

The City of La Mesa has several openings for Lifeguard Aides. This is a part-time, temporary position working approximately 20-25 hours per week, Monday through Friday with some weekend shifts. Hours will vary pending the assigned shift.

La Mesa Municipal Pool is an approved training center for StarGuard, which is a nationally recognized Lifeguard certification program developed by the Starfish Aquatics Institute (SAI). If hired, applicants will receive training to be certified as StarGuard Lifeguards, which will include certification in CPR /AED and Basic First Aid.

Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.

To assist in conducting recreational activities in connection with the programs of an aquatic facility; to observe and supervise the activities of patrons in the pool and surrounding area; to aide instructors in swimming and water safety activities; to protect life, prevent accidents and enforce pool regulations; to rescue swimmers in emergency situations; and to assist in the maintenance of facilities and equipment.

Key Responsibilities:

The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

  • Serve as lifeguard during pool hours and at all events held at the pool; observe and supervise activities of swimmers in the pool and the surrounding area; enforce applicable pool rules and regulations.

  • Assist swimming classes for students 6 months to adult; assist in instructing students in proper swimming techniques and various water safety measures.

  • Assist in reviewing swimming techniques of students; provide additional training as necessary; ensure adherence to proper safety precautions.

  • Rescue persons in distress or in danger of drowning; provide emergency response as necessary including providing first aid and CPR.

  • Participate in facilities clean-up and maintenance; remove and replace pool covers; test and monitor water chemistry and temperature; adjust as appropriate; monitor operation of pumps, filters and chlorinators.

  • Respond to questions and inquiries from the public regarding pool regulations, use of facilities and various aquatic programs offered.

  • Open and close pool and related facilities.

  • Register the public for swim classes; maintain a variety of records and reports.

  • Perform basic cashiering and other office work as assigned.

  • Perform related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:


Formal or informal education or training which ensures the ability to read and write at a level necessary for successful job performance.


Some experience as a lifeguard is desirable.

License or Certificate:

  • Applicants must be 16 years of age or older by date of hire. If applicant is still in high school, must provide California Worker's Permit.

  • Possession of a CPR/AED Certificate is desirable.

  • Possession of a Lifeguard Training Certificate or StarGuard Certificate is desirable.

  • Must complete California Title 22 requirement within six months of appointment.

Examination Process:

Interested applicants must submit an online application and supplemental questionnaire. This position is open until the needs of the City are met so apply immediately. Only those candidates whose applications most closely meet the needs of the City will be invited to participate in a skills screening and oral interview. The skills screening will consist of basic swimming skills, treading water, and retrieving a 10 lb. brick off the bottom of the pool at 10 feet deep. Submission of an application does not guarantee participation in the testing and interview process.

NOTE: Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment medical evaluation, including drug screen, and background investigation.