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The California State Controller’s Office provides a compensation database for many cities and public agencies. The Government Compensation in California (Manhattan Beach) page will show the salary and benefit cost associated with employees by title.

If you are interested in any of the open positions, please click on the appropriate link below for the position information and the supplemental application information. A city employment application is required for all open positions. A complete application (city employment application, record waiver and if required supplemental questionnaire) must be submitted to the Human Resources Department. IMPORTANT: Facsimiles, photo copies, electronic mail, or final filing date postmarks will not be accepted.

New application posted below pursuant to AB218. The City of Manhattan Beach will no longer request conviction information or proof of safe driving record at time of application submission unless criminal conviction background is required by law or exempt from AB218.

If you are interested in a position that is not currently open, you can submit a Job Interest Card. The Job Interest Card will be kept on file with the Human Resources Office for one year. If the particular position is open for recruitment the applicant will be notified.

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Pool Lifeguard/ Instructor, Job No. 16-016

  • Type:Part Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$14.36/ hourly
  • Posted Date:08/15/2016 8:00 AM

The City of Manhattan Beach is now accepting applications for the position of part-time Pool Lifeguard/ Instructor. The Pool Lifeguard/Instructor will supervise the activities of swimmers in and around the pool; teach swim lessons to children and adults; teach special aquatics classes; perform rescues; administer first aid; facilitate special events; perform light maintenance duties on the pool and grounds; and perform other related duties as assigned.

HOURS: Part-Time positions will not work over 960 hours per fiscal year. Will be required to work shifts, weekends, and/or holidays.

Training and Experience: Lifeguard and/or prior aquatics experience is desirable, including training or certification in the swimming strokes and courses being instructed.

Special Requirements: Must have current American Red Cross CPR/Lifeguard/First Aid/AED/Oxygen administration certification. Title 22 Advance First Aid is desirable. Must be at least 16 years old at the time of application. Minimum legal requirement for working minors including a work permit on the first day of employment per the California Labor Laws.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Must have working knowledge of techniques and methods of swimming instruction for all age groups; basic principles and methods of lifeguarding, CPR, first aid, and water/rescue; methods for keeping water and surrounding areas safe for public use; applicable safety precautions and procedures related to the aquatic facility; and customer service techniques.

Must be able to effectively instruct swimmers in the techniques of swimming and in water safety; handle swim rescues and medical emergencies in a calm and effective manner; provide and administer basic first aid, CPR, AED, and oxygen; prepare complete and a accurate reports; appropriately use pool and related safety equipment; maintain facilities and equipment in a clean and safe manner; and communicate effectively with pool patrons, staff, contractors, general public, and others encountered in the scope of work.

A completed City employment application and criminal conviction form is required and will be accepted until the needs of the department have been met. Facsimiles, electronic email and final filing date postmarks are not accepted. Completed application materials should be submitted to the Human Resources Department by mail or in person at 1400 Highland Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266. You can obtain a City Employment Application below or by contacting the Human Resources Department at (310) 802-5258.

City Employment Application (MS Word)

Job Announcement (PDF)

Criminal Conviction Form (PDF)

All applications will be reviewed and only those candidates whose background and experience best meet the needs of the department will be invited to participate further in the selection process.

If you need special assistance in the recruitment process, please contact the Human Resources Technician at (310) 802-5258.


The City of Manhattan Beach does not discriminate.
NOTE: A drug test may be administered as part of the pre-employment medical exam.
The provisions of this brochure do not constitute a contact, express, or implied, and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked.




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