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at City of El Monte

Pay: up to $13/hour
$13 - $
Posted: 6/29/2019
Job Status: Part Time
Job Reference #: 926365

Job Description

Overall Job Objective


Under the general supervision of the Aquatics Coordinator within the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department.  The Lifeguard position performs a variety of functions in connection with aquatic activities including: instruction and teaching swim lessons, explaining and enforcing policy related to swim programs, the Recreation/Aquatic Center policy and regulations, rules and the overall safety of all pool patrons, and performing rescues and first aid as necessary. The employee may perform additional duties within the scope of this classification standard.

Essential Functions / Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

The Lifeguard position is a part-time opportunity maintaining various hours and shifts available Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Saturday and /or Sunday. The individual fulfilling this opportunity will be energetic with good customer service skills, ability to work with children and adults, and be a positive leader and role model.

Interested candidates in this position must complete an application and pass a swim test.  The swim test will consist of a continuous 500-yard swim in and /or in less than 15 minutes; tread water for one minute using legs only and three rescue scenarios.  Candidates must pass the Swim Test to reach the interview phase. Candidates will be contacted by the Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Department to schedule a swim test at the El Monte Aquatic Center.
  • Procedures associated with the proper delivery and administration of first aid; and
  • Policies, procedures, rules and regulations associated with Recreation Programs and Aquatic Centers.
  • Ensure patron safety;
  • Enforce policies, rules and regulations of the pool.
  • Supervise swimmers during public swim periods;
  • Clean and supervise locker rooms;
  • Render first aid as needed;
  • Help maintain pool equipment in safe working condition;
  • Assist in swim instruction program; and
  • Assist with pool clean-up.
  • Employees will be required to wear standard department uniform;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Sufficient education, training, and/or work experience to demonstrate possession of the required knowledge, skills and abilities which would typically be acquired through:


  • Must possess a current American Red Cross First-Aid Certification;
  • CPR for the Professional Rescuer Certification;
  • Lifeguard Training Certification; and
  • Must be certified in Title 22 (First Aid for Public Safety Personnel) within one (1) year of employment. 
  • Bilingual ability highly desirable

Employees within this classification must be at least 16 years of age.  Applicants will be required to meet all Child Labor Laws through the United States Department of Labor and the California Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Labor Standards Enforcement;

Hours of work for 17 years of age and under when school is in session: Daily maximum four (4) hours Monday through Thursday; and

Hours of work for 17 years of age and under when school is not in session: May not work more than eight (8) hours in any one (1) day. Work must be performed no earlier than 5:00 a.m., nor later than 10:00 p.m.

Once an offer of employment is made, applicant must apply at their local school District for Permit to Employ and Work. Employment will not begin until the City of El Monte receives a Permit to Employ in Work. (Applicants will be required to maintain a 2.5 Grade point Average in order to apply for a work Permit to Employ and Work.)


Failure to attach documents will result in disqualification from consideration.

Additional Information

Employees within this classification will be expected to exhibit an energetic and positive approach to service delivery;
  • Ability to work with children and adults in a recreational setting;
  • Possess excellent customer service skills; and
  • Ability to maintain moral integrity.
Other Requirements:
Physical Tasks and Environmental Conditions: The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
Employees perform sedentary work. While performing the duties of this job, employees are required to sit, talk and hear. Employees are occasionally required to stand, walk, stoop, crouch and reach with hands and arms. Employees occasionally must lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by these positions are those required to perform office machine operations.
Incumbents are not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

E-Verify: The City of El Monte is an E-Verify employer.  E-Verify is an Internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that allows participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility newly hired employees in the United States.