San Mateo

Lifeguard II and Swim Instructor

Per Diem
San Francisco/Peninsula
Until filled or until 100 applicants
$16.16-$17.63 Hourly


2111 Kehoe Avenue San Mateo, 94403


City of San Mateo/Aquatics Program




Salary:  $16.16 - 17.63 (depending on experience and certifications)



Must be at least 15 years old and have the ability to obtain a work permit, if under the age of 18.  Applicants must have completed and passed the Lifeguard Training class that includes CPR, FPR, and AED by June 1, 2018. WSI (water safety instructor) is highly recommended.



            Interviews will be held in April.



            In-Service Training:            June 9 (new hires only), June 11 – June 15        

            Summer Session:                 June 16 – September 5

            Weekly In-Service:              Every Friday from June 22 – August 10, 10:00am-12:00pm

            Daily Hours: (scheduled shifts during these hours)

                       M-F    9:45am-8:15pm

                       S/S      9:45am-5:15pm


To Apply: 

Submit an official City of San Mateo application by May 2, 2018   on-line on




Submit an official City of San Mateo application by May 2, 2018, to Beresford Recreation Center, 2720 Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo, CA 94403


For additional information:  Contact Carolyn Shavel at 650 522-7443 or by email at:


Lifeguard Job Responsibilities:

  • The primary responsibility of a lifeguard is to protect lives by using his or her skills to prevent injury among patrons. This duty does not only include rescuing drowning victims or administering CPR and first aid. Being alert and proactive also helps to prevent dangerous situations from ever occurring in the first place.
  • Enforcing the rules fairly and consistently is a close second major duty and could even be considered to be a part of patron surveillance. Help the patrons to keep themselves safe by monitoring and putting an end to dangerous behaviors. These can include running on slippery surfaces or roughhousing around the pool area.
  • Maintenance and cleaning tasks are also part of the lifeguard duties. These can include monitoring chemical levels in the pool, picking up trash and organizing equipment, or inspecting the facility for unsafe conditions.


Swim Instructor Job Responsibilities:

  • The swim instructor is responsible for instructing all swim lesson participants
  • This position is also responsible for the safety of the participant in their own class
  • Work hours as scheduled which includes beginning and ending class on time; remaining after class to answer participant and/or parent questions as needed, and clean up supplies.
  • Instructs and evaluates students participating in swim lessons
  • Submits completed report cards, skills sheets and attendance information on time   


Fine Print

Prior to hire, candidates will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment process, including a Department of Justice (DOJ) fingerprint check. A conviction history will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from appointment.


The policy of the City of San Mateo is to grant equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, sex, gender, age, religion, ancestry, physical or mental disability, sexual preference, marital status or national origin. It is the intent and desire of the City of San Mateo that equal employment opportunity will be provided in recruiting, hiring, training, promoting, wages, benefits, and all other privileges, terms and conditions of employment. The City of San Mateo is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

Recruitment Contact

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