Part-time Swim Instructor/Lifeguard


$14.78 - $17.46 Hourly


Irvine, CA

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Community Services

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The City of Irvine seeks experienced individuals to coordinate and teach swim and water safety lessons, monitor the use of swimming pools, perform rescues of persons in distress, and assist with daily facility operations. If you are looking for a rewarding seasonal* or year-round job, apply for this great opportunity.  These positions are Part-time: up to 19 hours per week. Shifts are scheduled during these core hours: Monday-Sunday, 5:15 (see application details) p.m .

The ideal candidates are 15 years old or older, have current, valid certification in First Aid, CPR and Lifeguard Training , possess one year of Lifeguard or Water Safety Instructor (WSI) experience, as well as some experience working with children.

For more information, please see the  Swim Instructor/Lifeguard flier .

Interviews and Testing:
First round of interview sand testing sessions will take place on Sunday, September 26.

APPLY NOW! This recruitment is continuous and will close when all vacancies are filled. 

For more information about testing and certification, please email (see application details) or call (see application details).

*Employees in seasonal assignments work as needed during seasonal periods and will not receive an annual performance appraisal. 

Supplemental Information

Your Team
Irvine is recognized as one of America's Best Places to Live, according to Money Magazine . The City of Irvine has the distinction of being one of the safest cities in the United States with a population of more than 100,000, based upon FBI statistics on violent crime.

The Community Services Department provides exceptional service, innovative programs, and diverse cultural experiences in vibrant and sustainable spaces. The department consists of the following award-winning programs and services: Senior Services, Child, Youth, and Family Services, Animal Care, Recreation and Park Services and Operations, Orange County Great Park, Disability Services, Athletics, Aquatics, Fine Arts Center, Facility Reservations and Contract Classes, Park Planning, Open Space Programs, Administrative, Business and Support Services, Community Relations, Volunteer Coordination, Public Information and Special Events, and Transportation Services (TRIPS).

The Process

Interview: After a thorough review of applications, those candidates deemed most qualified as reflected in their application will be invited to an interview.

Background Check : A thorough background investigation will be conducted prior to appointment.

Medical Examination: A medical examination will be conducted, including a drug screening and proof of a negative TB test to ensure the ability to perform assigned duties. According to   CDC guidelines , COVID-19 vaccination can impact the timing of TB tests and progression through the process.

Future Vacancies:  This recruitment may be used to fill future positions in similar and/or lower classifications within the organization.

Part-time employees are employed "at will" and their services can be discontinued without cause.

Certain City budgets may not include funding for mandated  CalPERS  employer contributions. A qualified candidate who is a current member of  CalPERS  may be restricted from temporary/part-time employment.

Equal Opportunity Employer
The City of Irvine is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. We encourage you to inform Human Resources at least two business days prior to the first phase of the selection process if you have a disability that may require an accommodation.


Part-time employees must contribute 4.3% of base pay to the Public Agency Retirement System (PARS). The City contributes 3.2%. Contribution rates are subject to change.  

The City does not participate in Social Security except for the mandatory Medicare Program.

City of Irvine
Irvine, CA 92602, US
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