Placer Employment Opportunities


Recruitment #2024-11110-01


If you are looking for a great summer job, then this is just the opportunity for you!

Placer County is currently accepting applications for Lifeguards to monitor residents and guests at the community pool located in Dutch Flat. Please see the information below to learn more about this opportunity and to apply.  

Temporary/Extra Help assignments are limited to 999 hours (or 960 hours for CalPERS retired annuitants) in a fiscal year and are not eligible for benefits. 

The list created by this recruitment may be used in the future to fill additional extra help positions. 

*This classification is scheduled to receive a general wage increase of 4% in July 2024.




To perform general lifeguard duties pertaining to the safety and operation of an assigned swimming pool facility and program. 


Receives general supervision from the Parks and Grounds Superintendent as well as technical and functional supervision from higher level Parks and Grounds staff assigned to the pool.


Essential duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Maintain a constant vigil over patrons at the pool facility; rescue persons in distress.
  • Maintain discipline and orderly conduct among the patrons and enforce all pool rules and regulations.
  • Render first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) procedures.
  • Clean rest rooms, dressing rooms, and guard shack; pick up litter around grounds; inform park supervisor of maintenance conditions and supply needs.
  • Monitor pool water level and ensure pool skimmers are functioning correctly.
  • Ensure pool deck is clean of debris and required pool safety equipment is in place and functional.
  • Fill out pool incident report forms for state regulation requirements.
  • May be required to collect fees and/or donations for swimming pool use; maintain records and reports as required.
  • May be required to direct and instruct swimming, lifesaving, and water safety classes.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


Work is typically performed outdoors in varying temperature and weather conditions. Duties are performed in close proximity to a variety of environmental factors associated with a public aquatic facility.


It is the responsibility of applicants to identify in their application materials how they meet the minimum qualifications listed below.

Experience and Training
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience: None required.

Training: Must be at least 16 years of age.

Required License and Certificate:

  • Must obtain a valid American Red Cross Lifeguard Certificate or equivalent certification prior to starting employment.
  • Must obtain a valid Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certificate or equivalent certification prior to starting employment.
  • Must obtain a valid Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA) First Aid Certificate or equivalent certification prior to starting employment.
  • If under the age of 18, proof of age will be required at the time of employment. Acceptable proof of age documents include a California Employment Certificate/Work Permit, Age Certification, or driver's license.
  • May need to possess a valid driver's license as required by the position.  Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required.


Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of water safety and lifesaving procedures.
  • Swimming rescue and advanced first aid techniques including CPR.
  • Basic principles used in the operation and mechanics of a swimming pool.
  • Basic operational characteristics of pool pumps and filtering equipment.

Ability to:

  • On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of the job; interpret, recall, observe, explain, and enforce policies and procedures; understand, recall, and explain a variety of information; quickly observe, identify, analyze, and respond to emergency situations; observe safety rules and identify potential safety hazards; work with frequent interruptions; focus on a single task for long periods of time.
  • On continuous basis, sit or stand while observing patrons using the pool facilities; intermittently walk, bend, stoop, climb, kneel, twist, and reach to observe and assist pool patrons; speak, use telephone, write, and use a keyboard to communicate; see and hear with sufficient acuity to perform essential job functions; occasionally push, pull, and grasp to operate safety and pool equipment; lift very heavy weight.
  • Swim with proficiency and endurance.
  • Work with members of the public in a recreational swimming environment.
  • Follow oral and written instructions.
  • Work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and effective manner.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.


Prior to the date of hire, applicants must undergo a fingerprint test by the Department of Justice, pass a medical examination (which may include a drug screening and possibly a psychological evaluation), sign a constitutional oath, and submit proof of U.S. citizenship or legal right to remain and work in the U.S.  For some positions, applicants may also be required to submit proof of age, undergo a background investigation (which may include a voice stress analysis and/or a polygraph), and/or be bonded. Additionally, positions in law enforcement classifications and those supporting law enforcement functions will be required to complete a conviction history questionnaire prior to or during the interview process. Applicants for positions with access to Medi-Cal billing software or who are licensed providers must clear the Federal Exclusion List, credentialing, and social security verification. Failure to clear these requirements may result in an employment offer being withdrawn.


Thank you for your interest in employment with Placer County. Placer County is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active nondiscrimination program. It is the stated policy of Placer County that harassment, discrimination, and retaliation are prohibited and that all employees, applicants, agents, contractors, and interns/volunteers shall receive equal consideration and treatment. All terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, transfer, and promotion will be based on the qualifications of the individual for the positions being filled regardless of gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, race (including traits historically associated with race, including, but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, ancestry, religion (including creed and belief), national origin, citizenship, physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over),  marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including parental status, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions), reproductive health decision making, political orientation, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Please contact the Human Resources Department at least 5 working days before a scheduled examination if you require accommodation in the examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation.

Selection Plan

To be considered for Placer County's Lifeguard vacancy, you need to complete an online application and submit proof of possession of the three required safety certifications listed in the Minimum Qualifications section of this bulletin. Proof of a Drivers License is not required.

Please provide copies of the required safety certifications through one of the following means:

  • Scan/photograph documents and upload files to your application
  • Email as an attachment to
  • US Mail or hand deliver to: Placer County Human Resources: Attn: Lifeguard Recruitment, 145 Fulweiler Avenue, Suite 200, Auburn, CA 95603

Click on a link below to apply for this position:

Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet.
View and print the Supplemental Questionnaire. This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here.

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