PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Santa Barbara County is Hiring Pool and Beach Lifeguards

The Santa Barbara County Community Services Department, Parks Division, is hiring beach lifeguards, pool lifeguards and junior lifeguard instructors for the 2019 summer season.

Santa Barbara County beaches include Jalama, Arroyo Burro and Goleta. Pools include Cachuma Lake Campground and the Joseph Centeno Aquatics Complex (JCAC) in New Cuyama. The Hendry’s Junior Lifeguard Program is at Arroyo Burro Beach County Park. Full time work is offered during the summer season that runs from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.

For entry level lifeguards without experience, pay starts at $15.50 per hour for beach lifeguards and $13.50 for pool lifeguards. Previous experience is not required and all certifications are provided free of charge. Experienced pool lifeguards are needed for leadership positions and may be eligible to earn a higher rate of pay.

• Applicants must be at least 16 years old.
• Beach lifeguard candidates must have a valid CA driver’s license.
• Candidates must apply and attend tryouts.
• The deadline to apply for beach lifeguards is March 7. The deadline to apply for pool lifeguards is March 11.

To apply, candidates must submit an application posted online at For questions, contact Jon Menzies at (805) 729-7508 or send email to

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