County of Sacramento
Part Time 40 per week $16 - $18 Per hour CA 915 I St, Sacramento, CA 95814, United States Apply before 9/30/2024 11:59



To supervise the pool, water, decks, and ancillary areas of an aquatic facility; ensure safety through accident prevention, first aid, and rescue techniques; enforce rules and regulations, prevent accidents, and render and effect swimming rescues; instruct and supervise aquatic classes and activities.


Direct supervision is provided by a Pool Manager. This position does not supervise.


The following duties are typical for this classification.  Incumbents may not perform all the listed duties and/or may be required to perform related duties as needed.

  • Maintain constant surveillance as assigned to safeguard swimmers from drowning and other accidents.
  • Rescue and resuscitate drowning persons.
  • Rescue and aid persons affected by life threatening injuries.
  • Enforce facility rules, regulations, and procedures; take appropriate action to prevent dangerous situations and accidents.
  • Render care in the latest American Red Cross techniques in water safety, lifeguarding, first aid, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (C.P.R.) to persons in need of assistance.
  • Direct and instruct water oriented classes  such as swim lessons, swim team, junior guard, and water aerobics. Write lesson plans and assist in the planning, promoting, and organizing of programs.
  • Maintain records and reports.
  • Perform maintenance related duties as required.
  • Perform related duties as assigned. 


Knowledge of:

  • Current and preventative lifeguarding techniques.
  • Rules and regulations of an aquatic facility.
  • Swimming rescue techniques, C.P.R., and first aid.
  • Instruction techniques and materials related to aquatic activities.

Ability to:

  • Swim with proficiency and endurance.
  • Maintain lifeguard certification.
  • Prevent accidents and effect rescues.
  • Enforce the rules and regulations of an aquatic facility.
  • Perform swimming rescues, C.P.R., and first aid.
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with other employees and the public.
  • Follow oral and written instructions.
  • Prepare, read, and write various reports.
  • Instruct students in a variety of aquatic oriented skill level classes.



None required.


None required.



Must be 15 years of age at time of appointment.


Possession of a current course completion certificate as required by current Federal, State, and Local law.

  • Completion of American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR and AED certification by time of appointment.

Proof of the required certificate and/or license should be submitted with your application and will be required at the time of appointmentUnofficial documents and/or copies are acceptable. 


If considered for appointment, candidates must:
  • Pass a physical, criminal background check, and drug test.
  • Pass a tuberculosis screening test.

This position is designated as a Mandatory Reporter; completion of Mandatory Reporter training is required within two weeks of appointment.


The conditions herein are typically required of an incumbent to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Physical Requirements:

Must have the ability to walk, start, and stop frequently; run and swim frequently; perform simple and power grasping; verbal and hearing skills to effectively communicate with participants and staff; visual acuity to read and record documents and make observations. Must be able to spend prolonged periods of time in pool mater; must maintain the physical ability required to pass the American Red Cross Lifeguard certification; intermittently, lift, carry or move equipment of 20 pounds or less.

Environmental Conditions:

Work may be performed outdoors with exposure to heat, often over 100 degrees, sun, noise, dust, and pollens and pool chemicals

Work Conditions:

This position requires work to be performed various hours including early morning, day, evenings and weekends.


Please note, the City of Sacramento's preferred method of communication with applicants is via e-mail. As such, please ensure you verify the e-mail address on your application, and check your e-mail frequently, including your spam and junk folders. All e-mail notifications can also be accessed through the applicant inbox.

1. Application:

(Pass/Fail) – All applicants must complete and submit


a City of Sacramento employment application

by the final filing deadline


  • Employment applications must be submitted online; paper applications will not be accepted. 
  • Employment applications will be considered incomplete and will be disqualified: 
    • If applicants do not list current and past job-related experience in the duties area of the "Work Experience" section. Note: Qualifying experience is based on full-time experience (40 hours per week). Qualifying experience is calculated to the full-time equivalent (pro-rated if less than 40 hours/week).
    • If "see resume" is noted in the "Work Experience" section; a resume will not substitute for the information required in the "Work Experience" section.
  • Proof of certification and/or license should be submitted online with your application. Proof of certification and/or license will be required at time of appointment.
  • Position/job titles will not be considered in determining eligibility for meeting the minimum qualifications for this position. 
  • Supplemental documents such as resume, cover letter, and proof of education are highly preferred and recommended at the time of application submission. Documents should be submitted to the City of Sacramento Employment Office as attachment(s) via online with the employment application or emailed to . If submitting via email, please include your name and Job # 009013-24-YPCE on your documents.

2. Supplemental Questionnaire: 

(Pass/Fail) – In addition to the City of Sacramento employment application, all applicants must complete and submit online responses to the supplemental questionnaire to the City of Sacramento Employment Office

by the final filing deadline


  • Responses to the supplemental questionnaire must be submitted online; paper questionnaire will not be accepted. 
  • Incomplete supplemental questionnaire will not pass the review process; omitted information cannot be considered or assumed. 
  • A resume will not substitute for the information required in the supplemental questionnaire.

3. Screening Committee:

(Pass/Fail) - All applications received by the final filing deadline will be forwarded to the hiring department for review. The hiring department will select the most competitive applications for further consideration. Human Resources will only evaluate employment applications for the minimum qualifications, as stated on the job announcement, for applications selected by the hiring department.

4. Hiring Interview: 

Those candidates determined to be the MOST QUALIFIED will be invited to participate in an interview process coordinated by the hiring department. There will be no eligible list established, as positions will be seasonal and/or part-time. A hiring interview is not guaranteed.

5. Conditional Hire: 

Upon receipt of a conditional offer, the selected candidate must complete and pass LiveScan/fingerprinting. If applicable, candidates may also need to pass a pre-employment medical exam, controlled substance and/or alcohol test, and possess any required licensure or certification prior to receiving a start date from the Department. Failure to meet these prerequisites will be grounds for withdrawal of your conditional offer of employment.


 For questions concerning this job announcement and the application process:

  • Please visit for a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to the application process. 
  • For technical support between 6 AM - 5 PM PT, contact Live Application Support at 855-524-5627. 
  • Visit the City of Sacramento Human Resources Department website at ; 
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  • Call the Human Resources Department at (916) 808-5726