Senior Program Leader (Aquatics - Lifeguard)

  • Santa Ana, California
  • Jan 27, 2023
Part Time Administration and Management Parks and Recreation Public Safety
  • Salary: 16 USD

Job Description

The City of Santa Ana is looking for individuals who are results-oriented, possess great attitude, demonstrate creativity and innovation, work efficiently, show a record of success and have a passion for public service. Having highly talented employees provides the best service to our community.

This is a seasonal, part-time position. Assignment at a City pool will end in September 2023. The incumbent(s) may work 19 - 40 hours per week. Work schedule is to be determined. This recruitment is open until further notice and can close at any time. Bilingual pay is an additional $1.01/hr., if applicable. Essential Functions Include But Are Not Limited To
Under general supervision, m onitors the use of swimming pools; supervises pool patrons and aquatics programs at various pool facilities; p atrols the swimming pool and aquatics facility; enforces safety rules; keeps attentive lookout for accidents in the water or on a diving board or swimming pool deck; warns people against dangerous practices regarding pool use; enters water to rescue persons in distress; administers artificial respiration and first aid as needed; a ssists in implementing various aquatics competitions; p erforms clerical duties such as answering the phone, running work-related errands, and picking up supplies needed for activities; may perform cooperatively in work team activities and perform other related tasks as required.

Minimum Qualifications
Must have completed at least two years of high school and be at least 16 years old by May 19, 2023, or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the desirable knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below. Minors will be required to submit a work permit to the Human Resources Department prior to hire.

Possession of a current American Red Cross Lifeguard Training certificate, CPR certificate and First Aid for the Professional Rescuer certificate is REQUIRED. If you do not possess these certificates, the City may assist you in obtaining them at no cost to you by the completion of the hiring process.


Knowledge of: safety guidelines and preventative safety rules of pool environment and basic swim stroke techniques.

Ability to: work with children and adults of all ages and backgrounds; understand and verbally communicate effectively in English to the public; answer questions about a wide range of aquatics subjects; handle a variety of emergency situations specific to aquatic facilities.

Special Requirement: Must be willing and able to work irregular hours, including weekends, holidays, days and evenings, on a regular basis as a condition of employment.

Note : Bilingual fluency in English, Spanish, and Sign Language is highly desirable. Selection Process
All applicants are required to complete and submit a City application form online and answer the supplemental questions. Resumes or faxed copies will not be accepted in lieu of an original application.

Applications must be submitted online.

Click on the "Apply" link located at the top of this page. New users must create an account first. You may visit for more information.

The Human Resources Department and the Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Department will review all applications and those candidates who possess the most pertinent qualifications may be invited for an oral interview and Lifeguard training by the hiring agency. If you have any questions regarding the job duties or schedule, please call Evelyn Medina at (714) 571-4243.

The City of Santa Ana is an equal opportunity employer. If you consider yourself a person with a disability, you may contact us regarding providing reasonable accommodation.

Part-Time employees accrue paid sick leave at the rate of one (1) hour of paid sick leave for every thirty (30) hours worked up to a maximum accrual of 6 days or 48 hours. Employees are eligible to use 3 days or 24 hours of accrued paid sick leave in a 12-month period. For additional information please visit the Department of Industrial Relations Website:

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Base Pay


Job Address

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