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Part-time Seasonal / Temporary / No Benefits


Lifeguard I:    $8.61 – $10.58 per hour, depending on qualifications, education and experience
Lifeguard II:   $8.91 – $12.57 per hour, depending on qualifications, education and experience.


Under the supervision of the Recreation Coordinator or Recreation Supervisor, these positions provide aquatic safety, supervision, and instruction for the patrons at the San Ramon Olympic Pool & Aquatic Park and Dougherty Valley Aquatic Center including swim lessons and recreational swim. These positions are seasonal and assigned up to a 40 hour work week which may include evenings and weekends.


Typical job duties are:

  • Ensuring patron safety during lap and recreational swim, including clearly and professionally conveying rules to patrons and enforcing facility regulations;
  • Administering first aid and providing emergency care as required, maintaining a safe aquatic environment and facility;
  • Providing instruction in the Learn To Swim program;
  • Assisting senior staff and supervisors as directed;
  • Cordially assisting the public who have questions and inquiries;
  • Assisting with cleaning and routine maintenance of the aquatic facility, including locker rooms, guard office, pool surfaces, and other facility-related duties as assigned; and
  • Presenting and maintaining a professional appearance and demeanor, including wearing appropriate uniform or attire for the position and exhibiting respect and enthusiasm as duties and responsibilities are carried out.


  • Ability to conduct oneself in a professional manner;
  • Knowledge of philosophy, objectives and requirements in the implementation of municipal aquatics programs;
  • Knowledge and command of all of the latest safety standards and information related to aquatics;
  • Ability to function effectively under direct supervision and to develop effective working relationships with fellow City employees and the public;
  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to receive direction and to follow oral and written instructions;
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks;
  • Professional work habits including reliability, dependability, creativity, and demonstration of enthusiasm for the job;
  • Aquatic physical fitness including ability to swim, tread water, perform rescues involving the exertion of up to 100 pounds of force to move objects, and to perform retrieval of heavy items from 14’ depth; ability to sit and/or stand for long periods of time; ability to work outdoors in varying weather conditions and with exposure to pool chemicals; vision to read written materials and computer screens, and hearing and speech to communicate in person; and other physical parameters established by facility supervisors; and
  • Ability to work varying shifts, including nights, weekdays and weekends.


Lifeguard I:
Previous participation as a Junior Lifeguard is preferred or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.  Prior exposure to working with children and the public desired.

Lifeguard II:
At least one year as a certified lifeguard or swimming instructor, or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.


  • Work permit is required if under age 18; 
  • Appropriate clearances from background check/fingerprinting;
  • Documentation of a negative skin test for TB within the last 2 years;
  • Proof of eligibility to work in the United States. 

Lifeguard I:
Current American Red Cross certifications or equivalent in Lifeguard Training, First Aid, CPR/AED for Lifeguards, Administering Emergency Oxygen, Bloodborne Pathogens (PDT).

Lifeguard II:
In addition to the above Lifeguard certification requirements, possession of instructor level certification in Lifeguarding, Water Safety, or other related areas are highly desired.


The best-qualified applicants, as determined by the initial screening of applications, will be invited to participate in an interview process, which consists of a swimming skills test and oral interview portions.

A City application is required. For an application packet, please call our 24-Hour Job Hotline at (925) 973-2505, write to jobs@sanramon.ca.gov, or download a City application from our web site at http://www.sanramon.ca.gov/employ/opportunities.html. Applications are also available to pick up at any City of San Ramon Community or Aquatic Centers.  These positions are Open Until Filled. Facsimile or scanned applications will not be accepted.

Please send your completed application to:

San Ramon Olympic Pool & Aquatic Park
Attn: Andrew Hubbard
9900 Broadmoor Dr.
San Ramon, CA 94583

The City of San Ramon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex origin or disability. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, should special accommodations be necessary at any stage of the selection process, please contact Andrew Hubbard, at (925) 973-3231.

Information contained herein is subject to change without notice.

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