Los Angeles County Hiring Lake Lifeguards

The Lake Lifeguards of the County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation are recruiting new applicants for their Lake Lifeguard service. The Los Angeles County Lake Lifeguards safeguard 40 miles of California’s most enjoyed inland waters, Castaic Lake, Bonelli Park and the Santa Fe Dam.

The mission of the Lake Lifeguards is to protect swimmers and save lives at Los Angeles County lakes. For over 75 years, Los Angeles County Lake Lifeguards have earned a reputation as one of the finest life guarding agencies in the world. They are looking for quality individuals with a strong athletic background (swimming, running, water polo, etc.) to continue this tradition.

A Lake Lifeguard observes an assigned area of a lake from a tower, launch ramp or patrol boat to preserve order, prevent accidents, and effect rescues. All candidates must have the ability to swim 1000 meters in eighteen minutes or less. New applicants for the Lake Lifeguard program require no prior experience. Upon completion of swimming exam, applicants will be enrolled in the Lake Lifeguard Academy where they must complete a County approved basic course of instruction including advanced lifesaving, first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

For more information, please contact Jim Hughes, Lake Aquatics Manager, at (909) 599-9364 ext. 2010.

Minimum Requirements:

LICENSE: A valid California Class C Driver License is required.

AGE: At least eighteen (18) years of age. You must be 18 on or before May 16, 2009.

VISION: At least 20/30 in each eye without correction.

HEARING: (see official job bulletin)

EDUCATION: Proof of high school graduation or its equivalent is required at the time of appointment.


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