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Opportunity knocking: now hiring seasonal San Marcos recreation staff

Post Date:04/01/2019 4:30 PM
Opportunity knocking: summer lifeguard jobs icon

With spring in the air, the City of San Marcos is looking for summer seasonal recreation leaders, lifeguards, head guards, swim instructors and cashiers to watch over city summer camps and pools for summer 2019. Application due dates vary by position.  

“San Marcos summer jobs offer a chance to become part of an exciting team that helps people have fun and make memories,” said Parks and Recreation Director Buck Martin.

With a schedule of about 20 hours per week, pay scales vary and start at $12 an hour.

“With so many great summer camps, swim lessons and special events planned, it is important to make sure we have qualified and trained staff in place now,” continued Martin. 

Benefits of these positions include becoming a community leader, making a difference, and meeting new friends in a variety of outdoor work environments. Employees joining San Marcos lifeguards are also trained first responders and are involved in water safety outreach programs.

Now hiring: summer recreation leader iconIn order to qualify for a position, interested applicants must meet specific requirements depending on position. Those applying to the lifeguard program must be at least 15 years of age, successfully pass a skills test and interview, hold current certifications, have the ability to swim 300 yards continuously, tread water for two minutes using only the legs and complete timed weighted object retrieval, as is done for the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training prerequisites.

Candidates applying for the recreation leader position must be at least 18 years of age.

Applicants for the Lifeguard, Water Safety Instructor and Head Guard must hold current certifications in Lifeguard Training, CPR for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid for Public Safety Personnel or be able to become certified prior to hire. Lifeguarding certification opportunities are available through San Marcos Aquatics at

To learn more about available summer jobs with the City of San Marcos or to apply, visit or call (760) 744-9000.
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