CALIFORNIA STATE PARKS
LIFEGUARD I (SEASONAL)
Starting Pay $15.19 per hour
BEGIN A REWARDING & CHALLENGING CAREER!
Work as an ocean lifeguard for the California State Parks
BE TRAINED IN:
Public Safety First Aid, CPR, AED
Open Water Lifesaving Techniques
Aquatic Search and Rescue Procedures
Possess a valid California Driver License with good driving record at time of appointment.
Physical strength and endurance.
Willingness to work weekends and holidays.
Visual and hearing acuity necessary to detect and rescue a struggling victim in the water.
2018 OCEAN TESTING DATES:
Huntington Saturday, February 24, 9AM
Ventura Sunday, February 25, 9AM
Silver Strand Saturday, March 3, 9:00AM
San Clemente Saturday, March 3, 9:00AM
Oceano Dunes Saturday, March 3, 9:00AM
Rio Del Mar Saturday, March 3, 9:00AM
Crystal Cove Sunday, March 4, 9:00AM
Leo Carrillo Sunday, March 4, 9:00AM
Monterey Saturday, March 10, 9:00AM
Carlsbad Saturday, March 10, 9:00AM
Half Moon Bay Saturday, March 17, 9:00AM
Sonoma Coast Saturday, March 17, 9:00AM
Santa Barbara Sunday, March 18, 9:00AM
TO QUALIFY: All applicants are required to complete the following:
1.) Pass a COMPETITIVE swimming test at a listed location consisting of the following:
- 1,000 yard open water swim. Time limit of 20 minutes.
- A continuous 200 yard run, 400 yard swim, 200 yard run. Time limit of 10 minutes.
2.) Qualification appraisal interview.
3.) Successful completion of the California State Park Lifeguard Training Program.
4.) Successful completion of Field Training Program.
LIFEGUARD I (SEASONAL)
Additional Testing Information
Picture I.D. is REQUIRED on the day of the swim test.
All minors shall have a parent or guardian PRESENT on the day of the swim test for swim test waiver signature.
BRING to swim test: Swimsuit, towel, warm clothes, clothes for interview, food, water.
NOTE: Wetsuits, swim caps & goggles ARE allowed for try out swim, but are NOT allowed during the Seasonal Lifeguard Training program.
2018 Ocean Lifeguard Training Dates at Huntington State Beach, Orange County
The Lifeguard Training Program is 8 days / 80+ hours
Ocean Session I: Saturdays/Sundays: May 12,13,19,20,26,27 & June 2,3
Ocean Session II: Tuesday, June 12 – Tuesday, June 19
Ocean Session III: Friday, June 22 – Friday, June 29
SPECIFIC TESTING SITE INFORMATION: Plan to arrive 60 minutes before swim time.
Sonoma Coast Doran Beach Regional Park, 201 Doran Beach Road, Bodega Bay, CA 94923
707-847-3055(N) The swim will take place across the street from the Coast Guard station.
Half Moon Bay Dunes Beach 101-189 Young Ave, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
650-726-8806 Follow signs down Young Ave past the State Park kiosk & to the left at the end of parking lot.
Santa Cruz 439 Beach Drive, Aptos, CA 95003
831-345-1397 Park in the State Park lot located on the ocean side just south of 439 Beach Drive (registration
831-212-7254 booth located on the beach directly below the parking lot).
Monterey State Beach at Roberts Parking lot – End of Sand Dunes Drive in Monterey.
831-649-2808 Take the 218 exit towards the beach. The swim is directly in front of the Roberts Parking lot.
Oceano Dunes 25 W. Grand Ave., Grover Beach, CA 93433
805-773-7170 Follow signs to registration and swim locations.
Santa Barbara 10 Refugio Beach Rd. Goleta, CA 93117
805-968-3834 Enter Refugio State Beach, pass kiosk, left under trestle, right at T & head straight to Tower 1.
Ventura 901 San Pedro St. Ventura, CA 93001
805-331-5249 Enter San Buenaventura State Beach and follow signage to continue to the last parking lot.
Angeles 9000 W PCH, Malibu, CA 90265
310-457 2585 Swim location is now at Sycamore Cove within Point Mugu State Park (6 miles west of Leo Carrillo).
Huntington 21601 PCH, Huntington Beach, CA 92646
714-536-1454 Enter at Magnolia & PCH, then follow signs to registration at Lifeguard Headquarters.
Crystal Cove 8471 N. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
949-494-3539 Enter at School-State Park traffic signal on PCH, follow signs to parking & walk through tunnel to beach.
San Clemente 225 Califia, San Clemente, CA 92672
949-492-0802 Take the beach access trail from the parking lot to the beach.
San Diego North South Ponto State Beach 9901 N Coast Hwy 101, Carlsbad, CA 92024
760-392-0029 Park along Hwy 101 or in the South Ponto State Beach parking lot. Report to Lifeguard Tower 21.
San Diego South 5000 Highway 75, Coronado, CA 92118
619-575-0109 Swim will be directly in front of the Lifeguard Headquarters.
Note: Listed testing and training dates may change or cancelled due to weather, scheduling or operational needs.
In accordance with Government Code 19063-19063.8, any person admitted to the interview and who is receiving
public assistance under the CalWorks Program shall be given priority consideration.
Equal opportunity to all regardless of sex, race, ancestry, disability, age or sexual orientation.