3210 Swimming Instructor/Pool Lifeguard

Recruitment #TEX-3210-900CCD



3210 Pool Lifeguard/Swimming Instructor

Under general supervision of the Aquatics Coordinator, the 3210 Swimming Instructor/Pool Lifeguard is responsible for the safety of swimmers and enforcement of rules/regulations at  District-operated swimming pool.  The primary responsibility is to assist with the daily operation of the swimming pool and implementation f policies to maintain a safe, healthy and enjoyable aquatic environment.  The essential functions of the class include:  maintain discipline in and around swimming pool; conducting rescue operations; administering CPR/AED and First Aid; Supporting Aquatics Coordinator and PE instructors in aquatic classed and other aquatic activities; directing communication and contact with swimmers and the general public; cleaning and disinfecting the pool, decks, showers, locker rooms and aquatic equipment; writing reports of accidents and incidents; completing various facility checklists; participating in department training activities and meetings; preparing the pool for aquatic programs; and performing related duties as assigned.  Essential duties require the following physical skills and work environment:  Sufficient strength and coordination to rescue submerged victims nd remove them from the water without using a ladder or steps.

Minimum Qualifications

Experience and Training:

1040 hours of recent verifiable experience working as a swim instructor and/or lifeguard.


License or Certificate:

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training; water safety instructions; CPR for the Professional Rescuer (CPRFPR); Title 22 - First Aid for Lifeguards/Public Safety Personnel.

Essential duties require the following physical skills and work environment: Sufficient strength and coordination to rescue the submerge victim and remove from water.  

Certifications must be kept current throughout length of employment.  Failure to demonstrate/show proof of current/valid certification may result in a dismissal and/or termination of employment.

Verification of Experience:

Verification may be requested at any time during this recruitment and selection process. If requested, verification of experience needed to qualify must be submitted on the employer's letterhead and indicate the name of the applicant, job title, dates of employment, hours/week, and duties performed and must be signed by the supervisor and/or appropriate company representative.

Verification of experience may be waived if impossible to obtain. The applicant must submit a signed statement with the application explaining why verification cannot be obtained. Waiver requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Failure to submit the required verification or request for a waiver at the time of verification is requested may result in the rejection of the application. 


How To Apply


To be considered a candidate for this position, an online application must be submitted along with the following materials. Go to the job announcement at https://jobs.ccsf.edu/postings/3716. Substitution of required documents is not permitted.

1. A letter expressing interest in the position specifically indicating how you meet the Minimum and Desirable Qualifications as listed in the announcement; AND

2. A current resume summarizing education background and related work experience; AND

3. Licenses and/or certificates, as stated above in the Minimum Qualifications section.


Selection Procedures

Applicants will be screened for relevant qualifying experience. Additional screening mechanisms may be implemented in order to determine applicants' qualifications. Only those applicants who most closely meet the needs of the Department will be invited to participate in the selection process. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement to the interview.

Conviction History

As part of the selection process an image of your fingerprints will be captured and sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) history will disqualify you as a candidate based on the specific requirements of the position to which you are applying. If selected for fingerprinting, the hiring department will contact you to schedule an appointment.

Candidates applying for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.

Candidates applying for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164.

Disaster Service Workers

All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.


General Information concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures:
Important Employment Information for the City and County of San Francisco can be obtained at http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process or hard copy at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor.

Copies of Application Documents:
Applicants should keep copies of all documents submitted, as these will not be returned.

Right to Work:
All persons entering the City and County of San Francisco workforce are required to provide verification of authorization to work in the United States.

Micki  Callahan
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number: TEX-3210-900CCD
SFCCD/Silvia Yuan/415-487-2440



All employees hired on or after January 10, 2009 will be required (pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section A8.432) to contribute 2% of pre-tax compensation to fund retiree healthcare. In addition, most employees are required to make a member contribution towards retirement, typically 7.5% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.

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