Position Title: Lifeguard

Company: City Of El Segundo

Location: El Segundo, CA, US

Job Description:

This recruitment process is open on a continuous basis and may close at any time. Interested individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Only online applications will be accepted for this recruitment. The first review of applications will be completed on Tuesday, June 22, 2021. Applications received after June 22, 2021, may not be considered. Applicants appearing best qualified based upon a review of the application and responses to supplemental questions will be invited to participate in the testing process on Tuesday, June 29, 2021. The testing process will consist of a timed swim test, and interviews.


  • The primary responsibility of the lifeguard is the safety and protection of pool patrons by preventing accidents, and when required, making rescues. The lifeguard must be alert and take action in enforcing safety rules and ordinances. In an emergency, the lifeguard must think quickly and clearly, in some cases taking personal risks and exerting considerable physical effort. The lifeguard is required to work day and evening hours including weekends.
  • Duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Assist and protect the life and well-being of each and every patron by implementing the latest safety procedures, policies, rules, regulations and ordinances set forth by both the American Red Cross and City of El Segundo;
  • Survey a public swimming pool;
  • Prevent patron accidents;
  • Rescue swimmers in distress;
  • Conduct beginning to advanced swim level courses;
  • Enforce regulations and codes;
  • Work and communicate effectively with children, the general public and other staff members;
  • Promote a positive, friendly and energetic attitude;
  • Follow oral and written instructions; and
  • Performs other related duties, as assigned.


  • Current American Red Cross certification in the following: First Aid, CPR & AED for the Professional Rescuer, Lifeguard Training. Previous aquatic work experience, strong leadership skills and athletic background highly desirable. As a condition of employment, a lifeguard must attend all in-service trainings.
  • Individuals in this classification are required to successfully pass a background check that complies with Public Resources Code section 5164, which mandates that a city that hires a person to work at a park, playground, recreational center or beach, in a position having supervisory or disciplinary authority over a minor, shall complete an application that inquires whether that individual has been convicted of specified criminal offenses.