Lifeguard I & II

Central Valley
Until filled
$15.69-$21.10 Hourly

Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity.


130 S Second Street Chowchilla, 93610


Lifeguard I & II 

Under direct supervision of the Pool Supervisor.  Lifeguard I & II has the responsibility to enforce the safety standards, rules, and regulations of the City's Pool program; to rescue swimmers in distress and administer First Aid and CPR when it is needed; This position includes ensuring the safety of all pool patrons be alert of all activities in and around the pool while on duty and assisting with general maintenance and cleanup activities and performs related work as required.  Work is performed in a swimming facility environment; frequent contact with City staff and the public.  Multiple Lifeguard positions are available. 

Prerequisites:  Any combination of training and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

Lifeguard I Completion of the 10th grade (Must be at least 16 Years Old) and possess Advanced Lifesaving or Water Safety Instructor's Certificate. 

  • Valid Driver's License 
  • American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Certificate
  • American Red Cross First Aid (either multi-media, standard, or advanced)
  • American Red Cross or American Heart Association Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certificate

Lifeguard II Graduation from high school and/or GED and experience as a lifeguard and possess Advanced Lifesaving or Water Safety Instructor's Certificate.

  • Valid Driver's License
  • American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Certificate
  • American Red Cross First Aid (either multi-media, standard, or advanced)
  • American Red Cross or American Heart of Association Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certificate.  

Ideal Candidate

Qualifications/Requirements:  Must be willing to work long and irregular hours, weekends, and holidays; tact and diplomacy; dependability; maturity; sufficient to assume the responsibility of protecting the lives of others; willingness to conform to prescribed uniform standards.

  • Special physical characteristics include Physical strength, endurance, and agility necessary to complete the job’s essential functions.  Must be observant, friendly, helpful, enthusiastic, responsible, and work well in a team.  Must pass a general background check and fingerprinting to determine suitability for working with children. 
  • Knowledge of: Pool operations practices, procedures, and chemicals.  Occupational hazards and related safety precautions are necessary for the protection of employees and the general public in aquatics.  Lifeguard training and first aid, pool maintenance systems, and response calmly and effectively to emergency situations. 
  • Skills:  Hazards of bloodborne pathogens and chemicals associated with the operation of a pool.  Lifeguarding techniques in response to emergency situations, able to rescue swimmers in distress and administer CPR & First Aid when necessary. 
  • Ability to:  React quickly and calmly in emergencies, lift arms above shoulder level, tread water for at least 2 minutes, swim 300 yards continuously using the breast or front crawl, surface dive to a depth of 7 to 12 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object and return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point, exit the water without using a ladder or steps, administer first aid and CPR, perform rescue actions, move objects in excess of 50 pounds long distances (greater than 20 feet), frequently stand and walk; sit for extended periods, operate a pool filtration system if necessary, firmly but tactfully enforce rules and regulations, establish and maintain effective working relations with other, handle complaints and concerns in a calm, responsible manner, ability to determine priorities, be a self-starter, follow directions, and complete assigned duties, need to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. 

Essential functions of the position(s) include:

  1. Performs rescue and administers artificial respiration, CPR, and First Aid.
  2. Enforce pool rules and regulations for the safety of all pool patrons.
  3. Assists in communicating in emergency situations.
  4. Administers swim tests to swimmers of questionable ability.
  5. Maintains alertness for possible accidents in the water and throughout the facility.
  6. Participate in the maintenance and preparation of daily records related to rescues, assistance, first aid, attendance, and other pool activities.
  7. Advise Pool Supervisor of unsafe and unsanitary conditions and knows the emergency procedures of the pool.
  8. Completes appropriate incident/accident reports when necessary.
  9. Performs daily routine chores and maintenance of pool maintenance to ensure a neat and orderly appearance.
  10. Provides Customer Service


Sick Leave: 24 hours after 90 days of employment; then, annually on July 1 of each year

Retirement: CalPERS is available to employees at the PEPRA rate, depending on eligibility. The City does not participate in Social Security.

Special Instructions


Candidates must submit application materials that include a complete and signed employment application and copies of the required certificates listed under the PREREQUISITES in the Job Description. The materials can be uploaded to the online application through CalOpps; or, mailed or hand-delivered to Chowchilla City Hall, Human Resources, 130 S. Second St., Chowchilla, CA 93610, or emailed to

Candidates considered to be best qualified based on the information provided will move forward in the recruitment process. The applicant who is ultimately chosen for the position will have to pass a background check, drug test, and physical exam.

The City of Chowchilla is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, political affiliation, age, marital status, medical condition, or disability. The City of Chowchilla makes reasonable accommodations for the disabled. If you believe you require special accommodations in the testing process, you must inform the City of Chowchilla in writing prior to the testing. Applicants that request such accommodations must document their request with an explanation of the type and extent of accommodations required. The provisions in this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked at any time

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