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CALIFORNIA STATE PARKS
LIFEGUARD I (SEASONAL)
$20.89 - $23.09 per hour*
*includes eligible differentials

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Lifeguard Cadet CPR training

BEGIN A REWARDING & CHALLENGING CAREER!
Work as an ocean lifeguard for the California State Parks

8 DAY PAID TRAINING IN:
Public Safety First Aid, CPR, AED
Open Water Lifesaving Techniques
Aquatic Search and Rescue Procedures

REQUIREMENTS:
Possess a valid California Driver License with good driving record.
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.

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.

 

Ventura -  Saturday, August 3, 2024, 9:00AM
(Also open to candidates from Angeles and Santa Barbara)  

Doheny State Beach – Friday, August 16, 2024, 8:00AM
(Open to all Orange Coast candidates)

Crystal Cove - Saturday, August 17, 2024, 9:00AM
(Open to all Orange Coast candidates)

 For other locations complete the Interest Form below and check back here frequently to learn about additional opportunities for next year.

Fill out this form Lifeguard Tryout Interest Form


www.parks.ca.gov/aquaticsafety

AquaticSafety@parks.ca.gov

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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: Completed job application 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.

North Coast
707-677-3132
All candidates wishing to work at North Coast should tryout at the Mendocino Coast tryout swim.
Email kevin.cather@parks.ca.gov or Dillon.cleavenger@parks.ca.gov for more information.
Mendocino Coast
707-964-1070
Caspar State Beach: 14441 Point Cabrillo Drive, Mendocino, CA 95460
Across the street from the Caspar Beach Campground
Sonoma Coast
707-875-2603(N)
707-875-3627(S)

Doran Beach Regional Park, 201 Doran Beach Road, Bodega Bay, CA 94923 
The swim will take place across the street from the Coast Guard station.

Half Moon Bay
831-212-7753
Dunes Beach 101 Young Ave, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Follow signs down Young Ave past the kiosk & turn left. Register on the beach below the end of the parking lot.
Santa Cruz
831-212-7753
Rio Del Mar Platforms Beach, 527 Beach Drive, Aptos, CA 95003
Go to the end of Beach road before the gated community.
For information contact Sergeant Byran Kine, byran.kine@parks.ca.gov
Monterey
831-643-6323

Roberts Lot, Monterey State Beach, 2600 Sand Dunes Drive, Monterey, CA 93940
Registration is on the beach directly in front of the Roberts Lot. Parking lot is south of the Monterey Tides Hotel.
For information contact Lifeguard Colin Simon, colin.simon@parks.ca.gov
Oceano Dunes
805-290-7785
Olde Port Beach, 6520 Avila Beach Drive, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
Look for signage and registration tent.
Santa Barbara
805-331-8022
117620 Gaviota Beach Rd., Goleta, CA 93117
Park in the lot closest to the beach for registration.
For information contact Dion.VonDerLieth@parks.ca.gov
Ventura
805-432-5559
San Buenaventura State Beach, 901 San Pedro St. Ventura, CA 93001
Enter San Buenaventura State Beach and follow signage.
Angeles
310-457-2585
North Beach, Leo Carrillo State Park, 35000 W Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265
Enter the park at the authorized vehicles only gate directly across the street from Mulholland Highway on PCH.  Look for signage and lifeguard staff for directions.
Bolsa Chica
714-377-5691
17851 PCH, Huntington Beach, CA 92649
Enter at Center Signal and PCH, then follow signs to registration at Lifeguard Headquarters.
Huntington
714-536-1454
21601 PCH, Huntington Beach, CA 92646
Enter at Magnolia & PCH, then follow signs to registration at Lifeguard Headquarters.
Crystal Cove
949-494-3539
8504 Pacific Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92657
Enter at the Reef Point entrance and proceed to Lower Reef Point Parking Lot.  Follow signs to registration.  The swim will be held at Scotchmans Cove.
Doheny
949-304-4443
Doheny State Beach, 25300 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, CA 92629
Enter at Doheny State Beach and follow signage to Lifeguard Headquarters.
San Clemente
949-492-0802
225 Avenida Califia, San Clemente, CA 92672
Enter San Clemente State Beach Campground and follow signs to day use parking lot.  Registration tent will be located in the day use parking lot.
Cardiff
760-487-8358
THIS SWIM IS FOR ALL NORTH COUNTY SAN DIEGO STATE BEACHES.
2655 S Coast Hwy, Solana Beach, CA 92075
Park at Seaside Day Use Parking Lot.  Report to Tower 11 for registration.
Silver Strand
619-575-0109
5000 Highway 75, Coronado, CA 92118
Swim will be directly in front of the Lifeguard Headquarters.

2025 Ocean Lifeguard Training Dates TBD
The Lifeguard Training Program is 8 days / 80+ hours

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.