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City of Irvine, CA Lifeguard and Swim Instructor - Part-time and Extended Part-time (C.S. Leader II and III) in United States

Lifeguard and Swim Instructor - Part-time and Extended Part-time (C.S. Leader II and III)

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Lifeguard and Swim Instructor - Part-time and Extended Part-time (C.S. Leader II and III)


$16.82 - $22.69 Hourly


Irvine, CA

Job Type

Extended Part-Time

Job Number



Community Services



Opening Date


Closing Date

11/29/2023 5:00 PM Pacific

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The City of Irvine seeks motivated individuals to monitor the use of swimming pools and facilities, perform rescues of persons in distress, assist with daily operations, camps and recreation programs, and teach swim and water safety lessons. If you’re looking for a rewarding job in Aquatics, these positions are great for you. Multiple vacancies, as follows:

  • Community Services Leader II/III Lifeguard, Senior Lifeguard, Swim Instructor positions: Part-time, up to 19 hours per week

  • Community Services Leader III Swim Instructor positions: Extended Part-time, 30-32 hours per week

    *Minimum starting pay rates: Community Services Leader II: $18.75 - $19.57 per hour and Community Services Leader III: $20.79 - $22.69 per hour.

These positions are part-time with flexible schedules. Shifts are scheduled during these core hours: Monday-Sunday, 5:15 a.m.-10:30 p.m., based on availability.

The ideal candidates are at least 15 years old for the Community Services Leader II or at least 16 years old for the Community Services Leader III, and have an interest in aquatics or recreation and some experience working with children.

For more information, please see the Community Services Leader II/III - Lifeguard and Senior Lifeguard/Swim Instructor flier. (

For more information, please email or call 949-724-6717.

*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 strives to create a lasting contribution to the health and well-being of the Irvine community and consists of the following award-winning programs and services: Senior Services, Disability Services, Child, Youth, and Family Services, Animal Care, Recreation and Park Services and Operations, Great Park Operations and Athletics, Aquatics, Fine Arts, Facility Reservations and Contract Classes, Development and Park Planning, Administrative, Business and Support Services, Engagement and Special Events, Open Space, and Transportation Services (TRIPS).

The Process

Find more information in the Community Services Leader II ( and Community Services Leader III ( job descriptions.

I nterview: 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/alcohol screening and proof of a negative TB test to ensure the ability to perform assigned duties. The City of Irvine must provide a safe and drug-free workplace. Please note: Although Proposition 64 legalized the personal use of marijuana in California, marijuana is a prohibited substance in the workplace.

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.