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Recreation Leader
City of Emeryville, East Bay


For more info contact:
[email protected]
(510) 596-4317
Close Date: Continuous
Salary: $15.27 - $23.27 Hourly

** Immediate Openings Available **

PLEASE NOTE: This is a temporary at-will position working fewer than 950 hours per fiscal year and is non-benefited.
The City of Emeryville’s Community Services Department is seeking qualified Lifeguards to perform lifeguard duties  at the Emeryville Community Pool. Hours may include afternoons and weekends.   
Under general supervision, Lifeguards are responsible for maintaining the safety of all patrons at the Emeryville Center for Community Life Swim Center facility and for enforcing all policies and procedures and safety regulations related to the operation of the facility. Duties include recognizing and responding effectively to emergencies, inspecting the facility on a daily schedule, reporting any unsafe conditions or equipment to the supervisor, and performing other duties as assigned.

Ideal Candidate:


  • Knowledgeable in the use and care of lifesaving equipment at a public swimming facility.
  • Knowledgeable of First Aid and CPR techniques.
  • Knowledgeable of the rules and regulations of an aquatic facility
  • Able to swim with proficiency and endurance.
  • Able to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Able to demonstrate lifesaving and emergency first aid skills.
  • Able to fairly and uniformly enforce pool regulations.
  • Able to work cooperatively with the public and employees in an enthusiastic and cooperative manner.



Eye sight sufficient to read data, memos, spreadsheets, vouchers, computer screens; manual dexterity to operate a personal computer, copy machine; ability to sit for extended periods; climb balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, reach, stand, walk frequently lift and carry objects weighing up to 100 pounds.  Perform simple and power grasping, pushing, pulling, and fine manipulation; verbal and hearing skills to communicate effectively with children and other staff; visual acuity to oversee projects, and make observations.  Potential for exposure to blood-borne pathogens when rendering first aid.  Slip hazards when working near water.


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:  Any combination of education and experience that will likely produce the knowledge, skills and abilities required for the positions is qualifying.  A typical way of qualifying:  must be currently enrolled in or graduated from an educational institution working towards a high school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent.


Licenses and Certifications:


All individuals appointed to this position who are under the age of 18 and have not graduated from high school will be required to obtain a work permit by the date of new hire orientation.  Ability to complete on-the-job the lifeguard training is required (continued employment is contingent upon completing the training).


Special Requirements:

Must be at least 16 years of age at time of appointment.  This position requires the ability to work a flexible schedule which may include evening, holidays, and weekends.  As a condition of employment, incumbents must pass a background check and will be required to be fingerprinted in accordance with State of California law.



You must submit a completed City of Emeryville/MESA application and a comprehensive resume that outlines how you meet the characteristics of the ideal candidate online at: (paper applications WILL NOT be accepted).  You may also call the City of Emeryville Human Resources Department at (510) 596-4390 or visit the City's website at for additional information.  All hired candidates will need to be fingerprinted and must pass tuberculosis screening. Applicants are encouraged to review the City’s website to learn more about the City of Emeryville.  If  you have any questions about this position, please contact Nezam Etemadi, Recreation Supervisor at (510) 596-4317.


Applications will be reviewed as the are received.  Those candidates’ background that most closely fits our requirements may be invited for an interview.


 This is an hourly, non-benefitted position that pays from $14.82 to $23.27/hour.

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