Become a Lifeguard

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We are looking for highly motivated people who will rise to the challenge of protecting and educating their community through lifeguard services.

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Mission Statement

The Lifeguard Service will strive to deliver the highest quality lifeguarding and program instruction for the safety of park visitors engages in aquatic activities at our swim facilities.

What We Offer You

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  • Gain leadership skills and experience
  • Have a chance to make a difference
  • Work alongside other EMS professionals
  • Paid medical and physical training
  • Work outside in diverse environments
  • Earn a competitive wage
  • Opportunity to become a Rescue Water Craft operator, Swim Lesson instructor, and Junior Lifeguard Instructor
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What Do I Need to Apply

  • Complete online application form
  • You need to be 16 years of age or older at the start of the Lifeguard Academy (begins late April)
  • The ability to swim 550 yards in 10 minutes or less
  • You need to be focused, dedicated, and willing to learn
  • You must be available to complete a 10 day paid Lifeguard Academy

For more information and to apply, visit Human Resources/Jobs

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Work Locations

  • Diablo Foothills (Walnut Creek)
  • Contra Loma (Antioch)
  • Lake Anza (Berkeley)
  • Lake Temescal (Oakland)
  • Roberts Pool (Oakland)
  • Don Castro (Hayward)
  • Cull Canyon (Castro Valley)
  • Lake Del Valle (Livermore)
  • Quarry Lakes (Fremont)
  • Shadow Cliffs (Pleasanton)

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