Lake Aide I

County of San Diego
$17 Per hour CA San Diego Public Utilities Department, 9192 Topaz Way, San Diego, CA 92123, United States



See NOTE(S) below for future wage increases and/or additional compensation opportunities.

Lake Aide I positions perform physically active work such as loading/unloading from boats various equipment and materials which may weigh in excess of 50 pounds; clear plant growth, weeds, litter, etc.; clean and repair boats; clean and empty portable restrooms; drive a pickup truck; dig holes and trenches; assist in minor construction of fences, gates, etc.; check lake recreation permits; weigh fish; record information on standard forms; provide information to the public; enforce rules/regulations; collect fees at designated lakes; and perform other duties as assigned.
  • Employees in job classifications represented by Municipal Employees Association (MEA) are scheduled to receive the following general wage increases:

4% effective 7/1/24 

2% effective 1/1/25

5% effective 7/1/25  

  • In addition to the scheduled general wage increases, the following special salary wage increase is also scheduled to take effect for Lake Aide I:       
                          5 % effective 1/1/25
  • Eligible benefitted employees originally hired on or after July 10, 2021, will be automatically enrolled in the San Diego City Employees Retirement System (SDCERS).
  • Lake Aide I positions are limited, hourly positions. The number of work hours per week will vary.


You must meet the following requirements on the date you apply, unless otherwise indicated.
AGE: 15 ½ years of age or older.

  • Applicants less than age 18 must obtain a work permit prior to starting work.   
  • Work permits are obtained through the school system.
  • Applicants who are age 17 and are high school graduates, or have passed the California High School Proficiency Exam (CHSPE) or General Education Development (GED) examination, are not required to have a work permit.
CITIZENSHIP: You must be a United States citizen or have the current legal right to work in the United States.
LICENSE: A valid California Class C Driver License may be required at the time of hire.
  • A valid California Boater Card issued by the California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) is required at the time of hire unless you meet one of the exemptions listed on . 


Please ensure all information is complete and accurate as the responses you provide on the supplemental questions will be reviewed using an automated evaluation system. If you are successful in this initial screening process, your application will be reviewed for applicable education, experience, and/or training to ensure all minimum requirements have been met. Successful candidates will be placed on a list which will be used to fill position vacancies during the next six months (180 days). For each vacancy, only those candidates with the most appropriate qualifications will be contacted by the hiring department for an interview.


PRE-EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS: Employment offers are conditional pending the results of all screening processes applicable to this position, which may include the following: confirmation of citizenship or legal right to work in the United States; completion of a pre-employment medical review and exam (which may include drug and alcohol testing); reference checks; and fingerprinting. Fingerprints will be submitted to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the California Department of Justice for a conviction record report. Certain positions may require additional screening processes, including a polygraph examination and/or background investigation. All screening processes must be successfully completed before employment begins. A positive test result for alcohol, cannabis/marijuana, illegal drugs, or inadequately explained prescription drugs, or misrepresentation, falsification, or omission of pertinent facts in any step of the screening or selection process, may constitute cause for disqualification or termination of employment. Nothing in this job posting constitutes an express or implied contract for employment with the City of San Diego. Candidates must notify the Personnel Department of any change in their name, mailing address, email address, or phone number, otherwise they may miss employment opportunities. 

Rev. 11 - July 3, 2023 (Pay Notes Added)