Head Lifeguard

Piedmont Community Pool - Oakland, CA

30+ days agoPart-time$16 - $20 an hour

Job Summary

The Piedmont Community Pool is looking for experienced lifeguards for the position of Head Lifeguard.

We are a year-round facility operating three pools with seasonal and year-round programs.

Head Lifeguard supervise the use of swimming pools, lifeguards, swim Instructors and the aquatic facility; enforce rules of safety; look out for accidents and perform rescues of persons in distress; and assist with the operations of the aquatics facility within the Recreation Department. Head Lifeguards also, plan, coordinate and support of the swim lesson program.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Assists the Pool Manager/ Program Coordinator with daily operations of the facility and programming.
  • Supervision of the year round swim school program and develop program materials.
  • Assists with the planning and coordination of all staff training events.
  • Assists with staff scheduling and time sheets preparation.
  • Oversees and monitors the performance of Lifeguards and Swim Instructor duties and functions.
  • Monitors and maintains all pool filtration equipment.
  • Maintains swimming pools and surrounding area to ensure the cleanliness and sanitation of the Piedmont Community Pool.
  • May handle hazardous materials (chlorine, muriatic acid, etc.)
  • Assist in curriculum planning and any pre-registration program to assess participants’ ability levels.
  • Provide safe and enjoyable program activities to participants; communicate progress and assessments to participants and or/ parents.
  • Patrol, observe and monitor the swimming pools and aquatic facility to ensure safety and prevent accidents.
  • Keep a look-out for accidents in the water, on the diving board, or on the swimming pool deck.
  • Enter water to rescue and/or assist persons in distress; administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation, oxygen administration, and first aid, as needed.
  • Provide emergency care and treatment as required until the arrival of emergency medical services.
  • Warn facility users of water hazards or dangerous activities and enforce aquatics safety rules.
  • Prepare facility for regular operation, lap swim, facility rentals and daily operations; perform facility clean-up during special events and after closing the facility.
  • Perform various maintenance duties as directed to maintain a clean and safe facility.
  • Assist with various aquatics competitions and events throughout the year.
  • Assist with desk reception, telephone support and related customer service activities. Accept registrations, collects fees and processes receipts. Enters and retrieves registration data on computer.
  • Provide customer service and general information to the public, in person and over the telephone.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Three years of experience as a lifeguard - desirable
  • Water Safety Instructor (WSI) - desirable
  • Combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • Lifeguard Instructor (LGI) and Certified Pool Operator (CPO) are highly desirable.


All staff members are invited to take advantage of a free membership and swim for free.

Job Types: Part-time, Temporary

Salary: $16.00 to $20.00 /hour


  • High school or equivalent (Required)


  • Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED (Required)
  • Certified Pool Operator (Preferred)
  • Water Safety Instructor (Preferred)