Head Lifeguard

CITY OF MADERA   Madera, CA   Full-time     Sports and Recreation / Fitness
Posted on March 31, 2024
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Head Lifeguard

Salary: $17.00 - $19.00 Hourly

Closing Date: 5/1/2024 3:00 PM Pacific


Under general direction, provides lead level supervision and oversight of activities at the City’s aquatics facility, including open swim, instructional classes in pool safety and swimming techniques, pool rentals, and use of the pool facility by other City programmatic activities; ensures the safety of individuals in the pool, on the deck, and in connected facilities; rescues distressed swimmers and performs life-saving aid; administers first aid; instructs and supervises aquatics classes and activities; a follows policies, procedures and work methods associated with assigned duties; performs other related duties as required.

Primary Responsibilities

The Head Lifeguard is a part-time, at-will, specialist class responsible for ensuring the safety and welfare of participants and spectators at the City’s aquatics facility and acts in a lead capacity for Lifeguard/Swim Instructors. The position may work early mornings, evenings, daytime, and weekends to support the public’s use of City facilities. Head Lifeguards must be dependable and timely in reporting to work in support of scheduled programming. The Lifeguard/Swim Instructor differs from the Head Lifeguard classification in that the latter acts in a lead role.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Applicants must demonstrate at least one season of work experience as a Lifeguard/Swim Instructor with the City of Madera or equivalent work experience. 
  • Applicants must also demonstrate a willingness to work with individuals of all swim ability levels to teach water safety and basic swim techniques.  
  • Must possess or be able to obtain American Red Cross Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid training for the Professional Rescuer and Lifeguard Certification; other training programs may be approved by the Director of Human Resources if the curriculum and certification is deemed equivalent to those listed. These certifications are not required to apply, but are required prior to any work as a Head Lifeguard.  

Additional Information

Only the most qualified applicants will be considered. Qualifications are determined based on submission of an Employment Application. The City Manager, upon recommendation of the department head, will make the final selection and appointment for this part time, at-will position. The examination process may consist of the following parts: Application Package Review: Qualifying Only; Oral Interview: Pass/Fail Applicants who require special examination accommodations due to disability should contact the Human Resources Department five (5) business days prior to any scheduled examination at (559) 661-5401.

Appointment will be contingent upon an extensive background check, pre-employment physical and drug screen. Affirmative Action / Equal Employment Opportunity / Drug Free