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Park Aide



Park Aides perform routine public contact work, staff park entrance stations, provide information to the public, keep facilities clean and orderly, and drive light vehicles. 


Carpinteria Position Description 

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Santa Barbara/Goleta:






This is the entry level for the seasonal lifeguard series. Under supervision, incumbents detect and rescue persons and vessels in distress; take command in emergencies; perform first-aid and resuscitation procedures; notify headquarters of accidents and rescues; prepare reports; remove hazards; assist the public and advise visitors of park rules and regulations. A Lifeguard I (Seasonal) learns to operate emergency vehicles, inspect and perform maintenance on emergency rescue equipment and vehicles; and other duties as needed.

Minimum Qualifications
Possession of a valid Class C California driver's license with a good driving record at the time of appointment.  Candidates must have the ability to read and write English and have the physical strength and endurance necessary to rescue a struggling victim in the water.  All candidates are required to possess the visual and hearing acuity necessary to detect and rescue a struggling victim in the water.

All applicants are required to successfully complete the following prior to being appointed:

1. You must pass a COMPETITIVE open water swimming test:Ocean Lifeguard (Seasonal) Tryouts

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. (8 days/80+ hours) Includes department certification in CPR & AED, Public Safety First Aid, and open water search & rescue and other aquatic lifesaving techniques. 


Lifeguard Tryouts Flyer

For more information and questions contact: AquaticSafety@parks.ca.gov



Maintenance Aide


 Maintenance Park Aides perform routine maintenance and house keeping duties, provide information to the public, keep facilities clean and orderly, use various tools and drive light vehicles.


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Santa Barbara





Park Interpretative Specialist


An interpretive Aide plans, organizes, and conducts educational walks, tours, or campfire programs; leads group singing; gives talks to groups; explains and interprets in an interesting manner the inter-relations of plants, animals, and man to their environments, the geological, social, and cultural history of areas; promotes conservation education by explaining the relation of natural resources to the economy and physical and mental well-being of man; maintains exhibits and self guided interpretive trails; operates audiovisual equipment and assists in preparing photographs, color slides, motion pictures and other illustrative materials.


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