Lead Lifeguard

Job Posted 2/9/2022
Aqua Adventure Waterpark
40500 Paseo Padre Parkway
Fremont, CA 94538
United States
Category Government
$17.54 to $22.99 Per Hour
Job Description

The Lead Lifeguard is an hourly employee of the Recreation Service Department. The position is supervised by the Water Safety Coordinator and Operations Supervisor. The primary responsibility is the supervision of on-site recreation activities at the Aqua Adventure Waterpark and safe operations of all rides. This responsibility may include supervision of staff, public assistance, public education, enforcement of rules and regulations, administration of first aid and life support, writing schedules, light maintenance, and water chemical testing. The Lead Lifeguard is expected to work weekends and holidays on a regular basis.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES (This is a general description of duties and is not all-inclusive)

  • Supervise staff at Aqua Adventure Waterpark
  • Supervise public use to enhance recreation activities and insure safe and legal uses
  • Provide outstanding customer service while performing assigned duties, including interpreting and conveying information throughout the Waterpark
  • Ensure the safety of all guests and staff within the Waterpark
  • Respond to emergencies in a timely and safe manner
  • Produce competent reports of incidents and injuries
  • Assist with staff training and documentation, audits, accident investigations, and inspections
  • Recognize hazardous situations and contain area until help arrives
  • Comply with standards of City designated safety agencies
  • Maintain a high degree of confidentiality in performing all aspects of assigned responsibilities
  • Attend training and staff meetings as assigned
  • Assist other City departments in the event of major emergencies


  • Must be 18 years or older
  • One (1) year lifeguarding experience preferred
  • Willingness to comply with suspected child abuse reporting (11166.5 PC)
  • Successfully complete Lifeguard Training, along with CPR and First Aid
  • Possess excellent written and oral communication skills and be able to effectively communicate with children and adults from a variety of cultural backgrounds
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
  • Must be able to handle sensitive and/or stressful situations or information with tack, discretion and significant awareness of confidentiality
  • Possess good organizational skills and be able to multitask
  • Willingness to work nights, weekends, holidays, and overtime as required
  • Willingness to comply with suspected child abuse reporting (11166.5 PC)
  • Employees are required to be certified in Adult/Child CPR & First Aid from American Red Cross, American Heart Association or supervisor approved equivalent. Employees must be certified within 30 days of hire date or prior to the first day of work, whichever occurs earlier.
  • Fingerprinting and TB test are required
  • Must submit verification of legal right to work in the United States as a condition of employment
  • Be able to establish and maintain productive relationships with others
  • Ability to secure and retain valid California driver's license
  • All candidates must meet the following physical requirements:
    • Swim 50 yards without stopping
    • Sit or stand for long periods of time (100% of assigned shift, and/or in excess of 10 hours)
    • Ability to walk up and down stairs
    • Successfully retrieve a 10 pound brick from 4 feet of water
    • Ability to use a whistle and hand signals
    • Ability to lift and maneuver at least 50 pounds
    • Ability to bend, kneel, stoop, push, and pull
    • Work in an outdoor environment with wet conditions and extreme heat
    • Work in direct sunlight
    • Vision requirements: close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus


  • Experience in enforcing rules and regulations
  • Experience in crowd control
  • Experience in handling emergency situations


Qualified application will be evaluated on the basis of related experience and quality of presentation.

The most highly qualified applicants will be invited to an oral interview. Applicant evaluations may include a written and physical test. Satisfactory candidates will be placed on an eligibility list. Placements are anticipated immediately after the list is established. Some placements may be assigned to emphasize public education as the City's needs require.

Vaccination Status: The City of Fremont requires new employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 absent an approved medical or religious exemption as a condition of employment. All new hires will be required to provide proof of vaccination to Human Resources upon final job offer. If an individual is in the process of being vaccinated, their start date may be adjusted to a future date after they have been fully vaccinated. In general, an individual is considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson's Janssen vaccine. Individuals receiving conditional offers of employment from the City who do not comply with this mandate will have their offer of employment rescinded.

This mandate allows for medical or religious exemptions. Individuals may submit requests for a reasonable accommodation based on medical condition or for sincerely held religious beliefs. Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for an exemption or accommodation.

Some positions may require a health evaluation.


To be considered for this position, apply online by submitting a completed City application and resume through our on line application system: https://fremont.workbrightats.com/jobs/

Reasonable Accommodation: The Recreation Services Division will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities. Please advise us of any special needs a minimum of 5 days in advance of the selection process by calling (510) 494-4347 or emailing recjobs@fremont.gov.



The information contained herein is subject to change and does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

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Fremont CA 94538
United States