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Pool Lifeguard/Water Safety Instructor/Head Lifeguard

Company: City of San Clemente, CA
Location: San Clemente
Posted on: February 9, 2024

Job Description:

Salary: $17.79 - $22.17 Hourly

Location : San Clemente, CA

Job Type: Part-time

Job Number: 2223-20

Department: Recreation

Opening Date: 11/28/2022

Description

NOW Hiring for Aquatics positions at increased hourly pay rates.

Starting at $17.79 per hour - Make up to $22.17 per hour

PLUS a new off-season shift premium for hours worked from 5am - 4pm Monday - Friday

Hourly pay with premium $20.99 - $26.16 per hour

The City of San Clemente is hiring for aquatic positions including Pool Lifeguards, Water Safety Instructors, and Head Lifeguards. No Experience or certifications are required for Pool Lifeguards, but you must be at least 16 years of age or older. The City will train and certify in American Red Cross Lifeguard Training. Individuals with certifications and qualifying experience can be hired at the level of Water Safety Instructor or Head Lifeguard.

Pool Lifeguard $17.79 - $20.60 To observe and monitor pool patrons in the pool and in the surrounding area; to perform swim rescues and emergency medical treatment; to assist in the maintenance of facilities and equipment; and to perform a variety of technical tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility.

Water Safety Instructor $18.68 - 21.63 In addition to working as a pool lifeguards, WSI will organize, lead, and teach swim lessons, specialized aquatic activities, and water exercise classes; supervise the use of swimming pools and facilities; to plan and prepare session plans; enforce regulations, look out for accidents and perform swim rescues and/or provide emergency medical treatment; and assist in the maintenance of facilities and equipment.

Head Lifeguard $19.15 - $22.17 In addition to working as a pool lifeguard, Head Lifeguards will assist the Recreation Coordination in the instruction and supervision of Pool Lifeguards and Pool Lifeguard/Water Safety Instructors; to plan and administer seasonal aquatics activities; to perform swim rescues and emergency medical treatment; and to assist in the maintenance and operations of the facility and equipment.

Essential Functions

Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

POOL LIFEGUARD

  • Observe swimmers in the pool and the surrounding area; provide emergency response, as necessary.
  • Perform emergency rescues; perform first-aid measures, including mouth-to-mask resuscitation.
  • Perform preventative maintenance and repairs on facilities and equipment, including monitoring chemical balance in pools, backwashing pools, and related functions.
  • Assist in registering pool patrons; collect monies; balance and reconcile cash drawer.
  • Compile daily, weekly and monthly attendance sheets; maintain records.
  • Maintain records on activities and operations; document information in log books.
  • Perform a variety of custodial functions around the pool area; vacuum pool, scrub tiles and hose down deck; maintain washrooms and showers.
  • Assists in planning and conducting community events, general programs, and facility rentals; sets up and takes down tables, chairs, and equipment for classes, activities, events, and meetings.
  • Provide basic facility maintenance.
  • Receive and process payments; input data into the computer; operate the cash register; compute change and issue receipts.WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR
    • Instruct classes; prepare lesson plans; conduct American Red Cross swimming lessons ranging from Parent/Child Aquatics to Learn to Swim Level Six.
    • Lead and conduct specialized aquatics programming consistent with the programs as outlined by the City of San Clemente Beaches, Parks and Recreation Department.
    • Provide safe and enjoyable program activities to participants; communicate progress and assessments to participants and/or parents.
    • Proctor City swim evaluations, and review swimming techniques of swim lesson participants; provide feedback as necessary to ensure correct level placement.
    • Observe swimmers in the pool and the surrounding area; provide emergency response, as necessary; and remove hazards from pool area to maintain a safe environment.
    • Perform emergency rescues; perform first-aid measures, including mouth-to-mask resuscitation.
    • Perform preventative maintenance and repairs on facilities and equipment, including monitoring chemical balance in pools, assisting with the cleaning and repair of the pool and facilities, and related functions.
    • Compile daily, weekly and monthly attendance sheets; maintain records.
    • Maintain records on pool activities and operations; document information in log books.
    • Perform a variety of custodial functions around the pool area; vacuum pool, scrub tiles and hose down deck; maintain washrooms and showers.
    • Assists in conducting aquatics events, programs, and facility rentals; sets up and takes down tables, chairs, and equipment for classes, activities, events, and meetings.
    • Provide basic facility maintenance.
    • Provide customer service and general information to the public, in person and over the phone.
    • Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.HEAD LIFEGUARD
      • Plan, schedule, and instruct swim and safety classes; ensure compliance with American Red Cross guidelines.
      • Supervise daily pool operations pursuant to Division policies and procedures; maintain records on activities and operations.
      • Perform maintenance and repairs on facilities and equipment, including monitoring chemical balance in pools, and related functions.
      • Supervise the daily activities and swim teaching techniques of pool lifeguards; provide additional training, as necessary, to ensure proper safety precautions.
      • Observe swimmers in the pool and the surrounding area; provide emergency assistance, as necessary.
      • Perform emergency rescues; perform lifesaving and First Aid techniques, including mouth-to-mask resuscitation.
      • Enforce facility policies, rules, and regulations for ensuring adherence to proper safety standards.
      • Perform a variety of custodial functions around the pool area; vacuum pool, scrub tiles and hose down deck; maintain washrooms and showers.
      • Prepare financial, attendance, and program reports.
      • Serve as a customer service liaison to the general public and City staff; assist in registering pool patrons and promoting publicity materials.
      • Remove hazards from pool area; maintain safe environment.
      • Assist in planning and conducting community events, general programs, and facility rentals; set up and takes down tables, chairs, and equipment for classes, activities, events, and meetings.
      • Provide basic facility maintenance.
      • Receive and process payments; input data into the computer; operate the cash register; compute change and issue receipts.
      • Assist with annual cleaning and repair of pool and building.
      • Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.

        Typical Qualifications

        POOL LIFEGUARD
        Experience and Training:

        No experience required; we hire, train, and certify in American Red Cross Lifeguard Training.

        Must be at least 16 years of age.

        WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR
        Experience:
        Three months of experience as a swim instructor, and/or aquatic fitness instructor preferred.

        Education:Must possess a current certificate in American Red Cross Water Safety (WSI) or equivalent, and specialized lifeguard training.

        License or Certificate:
        • Possession of a current Lifeguard Training Certificate issued by the American Red Cross.
        • Possession of a C.P.R. for the Professional Rescuer Certificate issued by the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association.
        • Possession of Water Safety Instructor Certificateissued by the American Red Cross.
        • Possession of First Aid Certificate that meets State of California Title 22 requirements or incumbent must take the first class offered by the City of San Clemente.
        • Possession of Aquatic Exercise Certification preferred.HEAD LIFEGUARD
          Education:
          Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade, supplemented by specialized lifeguard training.

          Experience:
          Three (3) seasons of responsible experience as a lifeguard and swim instructor. Experience as an American Red Cross instructor and college level work in recreation, physical education, education, or a related field is desirable.

          License or Certificate:
          • Possession of a current Lifeguard Training Certificate issued by the American Red Cross.
          • Possession of a C.P.R. for the Professional Rescuer Certificate issued by the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association.
          • Possession of Water Safety Instructor Certificateissued by the American Red Cross.
          • Possession of First Aid Certificate that meets State of California Title 22 requirements or incumbent must take the first class offered by the City of San Clemente.
          • Possession of Aquatic Exercise Certification preferred.

            Supplemental Information

            WORKING CONDITIONS

            Environmental Conditions:
            Pool environment.

            Physical Conditions:
            Essential functions require maintaining physical condition necessary for swimming, running, walking, crouching or crawling; walking, standing or sitting for extended periods of time.

            Aquatic physical fitness: the ability to swim 300 yards, tread water for a minimum of five minutes, lift and/or move over 50 pounds and retrieve/lift heavy swimmers.

            APPLICATION AND SELECTION

            All applicants must submit a completed City of San Clemente application form and supplemental questionnaire in order to be considered. Applications will not be accepted by fax or email.

            Applications must be submitted via the City's web site at All properly completed applications will be reviewed, and the most appropriately qualified individuals will be invited to continue in the selection process. Examinations for the position may consist of any combination of written, performance, or oral exams to evaluate the applicant's skill, training, and experience.

            Prior to employment, the prospective candidate must successfully complete a background review, medical examination, including drug screen, and be fingerprinted, all at City expense. If selected, written identification showing entitlement to legally work in the United States will be required.

            In order to be considered for tryouts, applicants must be at least 16 years of age, complete an online Application. Those invited to the tryout will be provided with a Supplemental Questionnaire which must be turned in with a live signature at the time the candidate is scheduled to tryout. Copies of all current, required certifications must be attached to the Supplemental Questionnaire in order for applicants to participate in the tryouts.

            SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE

            All applicants must complete the Required Supplemental Questionnaire form, which will be sent to them if invited to the tryouts.

            TESTING PROCEDURE: Tryouts for the position will be held periodically at the San Clemente Aquatics Center, at 987 Avenida Vista Hermosa, San Clemente, CA, 92673. Qualified candidates will be notified if they are selected to participate in tryouts, and the date the tryouts will be held. During the tryouts, candidates must complete a variety of swimming and life-saving skill assessments, some of which must be done within a prescribed time period. The most successful candidates will be invited for an interview, typically on the same day, and will be evaluated on the basis of education, training, and work experience. If candidates are invited to tryout, they should bring warm clothes, a swim suit, a towel, and clothes for the oral interview. If candidates have their own CPR mask, they should bring that also. Please note that only Pool Lifeguard or Pool Lifeguard/Water Safety Instructor candidates will be permitted to attend the tryouts.

            NOTE: Applicants under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian sign the Supplemental Questionnaire prior to participating in any tryouts. The form must be brought to the tryouts. Anyone under the age of 18 that does not have the Questionnaire signed by a parent or guardian will not be allowed to participate in the tryouts.

            EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
            Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or age.

            In accordance with the ADA, candidates that require accommodation to perform the tasks of this position should contact Human Resources to inform them of the accommodation requested.

            NOTE: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an express or implied contract and any provisions contained herein may be modified or revoked without notice.

            This temporary/part-time position is restricted to 1,500 work hours with a 12-month period (July 1-June 30) and does not qualify to receive City benefits, except those required by law.

            Beginning January 1, 2024, part-time employees will be provided 40 hours of paid sick leave each year.

            Temporary/part-time employees do not belong to the Social Security system. However, each part-time employee will be enrolled in a mandatory 457 PTS Deferred Compensation plan based upon 7.5% of gross pay with costs being shared equally by the employee and the City.

            01

            I am at least 16 years old
            • Yes
            • No

              02

              I am available to work Monday thru Friday during the hours 5:00am - 4:00pm.
              • Yes
              • No

                Required Question

Keywords: City of San Clemente, CA, San Clemente , Pool Lifeguard/Water Safety Instructor/Head Lifeguard, Education / Teaching , San Clemente, California

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