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Lifeguard

at City of Compton

Pay: up to $13.55/hour
Salary : $13.55 Hourly
Posted: 7/13/2019
Job Status: Seasonal
Job Reference #: 2382000

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Overall Job Objective

Job Title:Lifeguard
Closing Date/Time:Continuous
Salary:$13.55 Hourly
Job Type:Seasonal
Location: Compton, California
 
Instructs a variety of swimming classes; and performs related duties as required.

 
 SUPERVISION RECEIVED/EXERCISED:
Incumbent will work under close supervision of the Pool Manager and Assistant Pool Manager.
 PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Conducts beginning and thorough advanced swimming classes; lifesaving classes. Explains and demonstrates safe and proper techniques. Prepares daily lesson plans, materials, equipment and supplies. Tests and evaluates skill level of participants. Maintains records on attendance and participants. Prepares written reports, evaluating the instruction programs and recommending improvements. Inventories and cleans aquatic equipment. Attends in-service training and performs related duties as required.

 
 MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Experience:
Must have completed advanced lifesaving courses stated in minimum qualifications.

Certifications:
Possession of or the ability to obtain valid and current Lifeguard, CPR/AED and First Aid certifications.

All candidates must pass the physical agility swim test (Swim 300 yards continuously, using freestyle and the breaststroke; Surface dive 7-10 feet and retrieve a 10-pound object. Tread water for 2 minutes; Exit pool without using a ladder).

ALL APPLICANTS MUST COMPLETE A MANDATORY EMPLOYEE ORIENTATION WHICH WILL BE TENTATIVELY THE WEEK OF MAY 6, 2019 PRIOR TO EMPLOYMENT.

Knowledge of:

Lifesaving techniques; advance swimming strokes and techniques; methods of aquatics and safety instruction.

Ability to:
Perform lifesaving techniques; effectively perform and instruct participants in advance level swimming strokes; diving techniques, work with and evaluate individuals of various ages and skill levels; maintain and prepare class materials and equipment; establish and maintain cooperative working relations with other staff and public. The ability to speak Spanish is desirable, but not required.

Age:
15 years of age or older

Application and Selection Procedure:
All completed applications will be reviewed and those considered most qualified will be invited to participate in an appraisal interview. Prior to employment, all candidates must provide proof of both valid and current Lifeguard Training, CPR and First Aid certificates. Official documentation required upon successful completion of aforementioned training courses.

NOTE: Please contact the American Red Cross as a resource for certification courses.

The date of the physical agility swim test is to be determined.

Appointment:

All employment offers are conditional based upon the successful completion of a medical examination, which may include a drug screening, reference and background check. All new employees are required to take a loyalty oath.

The City of Compton does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, nation origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services. Applicants with disabilities who require special testing arrangements must give advance notice to the Human Resources Department prior to the final filing date.

Veterans Preference:
In all entrance examinations (open-competitive only) for positions in the Classified Service, veterans who served in the armed forces of the United States during time(s) of war, and who attain an overall passing score in the examination, are allowed additional preferential credit in accordance with the Personnel Rules and Regulations. In order to claim veterans' credit, the applicant must submit proof of service and honorable discharge (showing specific dates of service) on a U.S. Military form (DD-214) at the time of application or not later than the final filing date for the examination.

EXAMINATION 
The purpose of this examination is to establish an eligible list from which vacant position(s) may be filled.

Applicants with disabilities who require special testing arrangements must give advanced notice to the Human Resources Department prior to the final filing date.

EXAMINATION RECORDS
All examination papers, including the employment application, resume, and other attachments submitted by candidates are the property of the Personnel Board and are confidential records which may be open to inspection only for purposes and under conditions established by the Personnel Board.
 

VETERANS PREFERENCE
In all entrance examinations (open-competitive only) for positions in the Classified Service, veterans who served in the armed forces of the United States during time(s) of war, and who attain an overall passing score in the examination are allowed additional preferential credit in accordance with the Personnel Rules and Regulations. In order to claim veterans' credit, the applicant must submit proof of service and honorable discharge (showing specific dates of service) on a U.S. Military form (DD-214) at the time of application or not later than the final filing date for the examination.