• 501 Poli Street, Ventura, California
  • May 08, 2022
Temporary Education and Training Public Safety
  • Salary: $16.00 - $18.85 Hourly USD

Job Description


The City of Ventura is hiring! We are now accepting Lifeguard II/Swimming Instructor applications for the Summer 2022 Aquatics Program.

Join the City of Ventura's team of water safety professionals at our state-of-the-art aquatic center. Our complex features a 50-meter competition pool, 25-meter recreation pool, a zero-depth water playground, and two 20-foot waterslides.

As a Lifeguard II/Swimming Instructor, you must have the ability to:
  • Instruct swimming lessons for all age groups and ability levels following American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor techniques and lesson plans.
  • Considerately and with patience, enforce pool rules, providing a safe and accident-free aquatics environment.
  • Assess swimmers' abilities to avoid unsafe conditions.
  • Administer CPR when necessary.
  • Maintain records and reports.
  • Communicate effectively with patrons and other staff members.
  • Perform daily pool maintenance including set-up and take down of equipment.
If you enjoy working with kids, are dependable, have a passion swimming/teaching, and have consistent availability during the months of June-August 2022, consider applying for these exciting seasonal Lifeguard II/Swimming Instructor vacancies by the May 31, 2022, 5:30pm deadline! Applications will be reviewed on a monthly basis. Currently, there are 25 vacancies for Lifeguard II/Swimming Instructor.

For more information about the Ventura Aquatic Center, visit .
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The City of Ventura is located just north of Los Angeles County and south of Santa Barbara County and is frequently considered one of America's most desirable places to live. The City is a full-service municipality that was founded in 1782, incorporated in 1866, and serves nearly 110,000 residents within its 32 square miles. With nearly 600 employees, the City is dedicated to delivering key services to our businesses, residents, and visitors to ensure Ventura remains a fiscally stable, economically vibrant, safe, clean, and desirable community.

Locals and visitors enjoy Ventura's impressive park system that includes 32 parks and historic sites, and more than 800 acres of open green space. The City offers a remarkable year-round climate, friendly people, and a spectacular coastline. Ventura is an exciting location for a variety of outdoor activities such as biking, hiking, kayaking, paddle-boarding, sailing, surfing, whale watching and windsurfing. Other activities include the Channel Islands National Park, championship golf, world-class shopping, wine tours, and more. Learn more about the City of Ventura at


Additional Information

To be considered for these seasonal lifeguard II or swimming instructor positions, please complete an online City Job Application and supplemental questionnaire by the filing deadline, May 31, 2022 at 5:30pm.

For additional information on the duties and responsibilities of the position, refer to the job descriptions located on the City's Career Page at or by clicking here Lifeguard II/Swim Instructor .

If you have questions about the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources at .

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must be at least 16 years of age at time of appointment, show proof of American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Certification (if certified), successfully complete the physical assessment test and interview process, attend the Lifeguard Recruitment Training Program, facility orientation/skills test, and possess the following certifications by appointment:
  • CPR Certification
  • First Aid Certification
  • American Red Cross Lifeguard Training
  • American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor
  • Title 22 - First Aid for Public Safety Personnel

Selection Process

Submit a City application and supplemental questionnaire by the filing deadline. The preferred method to submit your application is online at . If you are unable to submit an online application, you may request paper application materials by calling (805) 654-7853 during regular business hours or emailing Paper applications and answers to the supplemental questionnaire can be Faxed to (805) 648-4467 or mailed to City Hall at: 501 Poli Street, Room 210; Ventura, CA 93001. If you FAX, it is highly recommended that you also send the original documents via mail.

It is important that your City job application show all the relevant education, training, and experience you possess. Resumes, CVs and cover letters may be attached to your application but will not be accepted in lieu of a completed job application or supplemental questionnaire. Submitting an incomplete application or supplemental questionnaire, may disqualify you from further consideration in the recruitment process.

Application Filing Deadline :

Applications and supplemental questions will be accepted until May 31, 2022 , at 5:30 p.m .

Notice to all applicants: to be considered for vacancies, you must take and pass a Physical Assessment Test (outlined below). Applicants do not have to possess the required certifications to attend the Physical Assessment Test.

If invited to attend the Lifeguard Recruitment Training Program, the City of Ventura will provide the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Certification at no course fee to the applicant.

If hired, there is mandatory pre-season training the weekend of June 11 - 12, 2022 .

Lifeguard II/Swimming Instructor positions are required to obtain their Water Safety Instructor Certification prior to May 31, 2022 , independently. Classes are offered at Ventura Aquatic Center.

Swimming Instructor applicants: Bring a copy of your application confirmation e-mail to the Physical Assessment Test. Complete the Physical Assessment Testing and subsequent selection steps outlined below.

The Physical Assessment Test consists of a 400- yard swim in under 7 ½ minutes and a 10-lb. brick tread for 1 minute. All skills are pass/fail. Applicants are only required to attend one date. Physical Assessment Testing will be held at the Ventura Aquatic Center located at 901 S. Kimball Road, Ventura, CA.

Physical Assessment
On the date of your Physical Assessment Test you MUST bring the following:
  • A photo ID verifying date of birth
  • Copy of your confirmation e-mail as proof of applying
To schedule a physical assessment please call 805-654-7514 before March 25, 2022 .

Completion of additional forms related to employment, education, and reference information may be required on the date of your Physical Assessment Test.

After your Physical Assessment Test, selected applicants will be scheduled for an interview date/time. Interviews are tentatively scheduled and will determine candidates selected to attend the Lifeguard Recruitment Training Program.

Applicants selected from the interviews will be invited to attend the Lifeguard Recruitment Training (LRT) program, facility orientation and skills test. Attendance on all dates is required in order to successfully complete the course to be considered for this position.

Training will consist of American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, CPR for the Professional Rescuer First Aid, and Emergency Medical Response courses, as well as City of Ventura Aquatics Section policies and physical conditioning sessions. Current possession of these certificates does not replace the requirement of attending Lifeguard Recruitment Training.
Those successfully completing the skills test and LRT will be placed on a hiring list. All hiring of new staff will be done from this list. For those hired, there is a MANDATORY pre-season training scheduled for the weekend of June 11 - 12, 2022 . (times vary).


In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), if you need an accommodation in a selection process, please notify the Human Resources Department in writing by the final filing date of the position you are interested in. The Human Resources address is: 501 Poli Street, Room 210, Ventura, CA 93001, (805) 654-7853, e-mail:

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The City of Ventura values human rights, goodwill, respect, inclusivity, equality, and recognizes that the City derives its strength from a rich diversity of thoughts, ideas, and contributions. As leaders in public service, we aspire to be an employer of choice by promoting an organizational culture that reflects these core values. We seek to attract, develop, and retain a talented and dedicated workforce where people of diverse races, genders, religions, cultures, political affiliations, and lifestyles thrive. Our goal is to create a welcoming and inclusive environment that empowers our employees to provide the highest level of service to our community of residents and businesses; they're counting on us.

The City is an equal opportunity employer and strives to attract qualified applicants from all walks of life without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state and/or local law. We aim to create an environment that celebrates and embraces the diversity of our workforce. We welcome you to join our team!

Closing Date/Time: 5/31/2022 5:30 PM Pacific

Job Address

501 Poli Street, Ventura, California United States View Map