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Lifeguard/Instructor (Temporary Year-Round)

Company: City of La Mesa, CA
Location: La Mesa
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

Lifeguard/Instructor (Temporary Year-Round)
$16.28 - $19.78 Hourly
91942, CA
Job Type
Temporary Part-Time
Community Services
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    Position Summary
    The City of La Mesa has several openings for Lifeguard Instructors. This is a part-time, temporary position working approximately 20-25 hours per week, Monday through Sunday. Hours will vary pending the assigned shift.
    Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.
    To assist in conducting recreational activities in connection with the programs of an aquatic facility; to observe and supervise the activities of patrons in the pool and surrounding area; to prepare lesson plans and instruct students in swimming and water safety activities; to protect life, prevent accidents and enforce pool regulations; to rescue swimmers in emergency situations; and to assist in the maintenance of facilities and equipment.
    Key Responsibilities
    The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

    • Serve as lifeguard during pool hours and at all events held at the pool; observe and supervise activities of swimmers in the pool and the surrounding area; enforce applicable pool rules and regulations.

    • Prepare lesson plans and conduct swimming classes for beginners through advanced levels; instruct students in proper swimming techniques and various water safety measures.

    • Review swimming techniques of students; provide additional training as necessary; ensure adherence to proper safety precautions.

    • Rescue persons in distress or in danger of drowning; provide emergency response as necessary including providing first aid and CPR.

    • Participate in facilities clean-up and maintenance; remove and replace pool covers; test and monitor water chemistry and temperature; adjust as appropriate; monitor operation of pumps, filters and chlorinators.

    • Respond to questions and inquiries from the public regarding pool regulations, use of facilities and various aquatic programs offered.

    • Open and close pool and related facilities.

    • Register the public for swim classes; maintain a variety of records and reports.

    • Perform basic cashiering and other office work as assigned.

    • Perform related duties as required.

      Minimum Qualifications
      Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
      Formal or informal education or training which ensures the ability to read and write at a level necessary for successful job performance.
      One year of swimming instruction experience is preferred.
      License or Certificate:
      Applicants must be 16 years of age or older by date of hire. If applicant is still in high school, must provide California Worker's Permit.
      Possession of a Lifeguard Training Certificate or equivalent is preferred. Lifeguard Training Certification can be provided by City of La Mesa staff once hired, however, continued employment will be contingent upon successful completion of lifeguard training certification requirements.
      Possession of a Water Safety Instructor's Certificate or Starfish Swimming Instructor's Certificate is desirable.
      Must complete California Title 22 requirement within six months of appointment.
      Examination Process
      Interested applicants must submit an online and supplemental questionnaire. This position is open until the needs of the City are met so interested applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. Only those candidates whose qualifications most closely meet the needs of the City will be invited to participate in a skills screening and oral interview. The skills screening will consist of basic swimming skills, treading water, and retrieving a 10 lb. brick off the bottom of the pool at 10 feet deep. Submission of an application does not guarantee participation in the testing and interview process. Eligible candidates will be notified when dates have been established.
      NOTE: Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment medical evaluation, including alcohol/drug screen, and background investigation.
      This position is not eligible for benefits.
      Each applicant must complete this supplemental questionnaire as part of the application screening and selection process. The information you provide will be reviewed and used to determine your eligibility to continue in the selection process. Resumes in lieu of this questionnaire will not be accepted. Please be as descriptive as possible in your responses. Incomplete responses, false statements, omissions, or partial information may result in disqualification from the selection process. Do you agree to answer each supplemental question truthfully and that your responses can be verified from information included within the application?

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        I certify that I am age 16 or older. Please note: Applicants who are still in high school will be required to obtain a California Work Permit.

        • Yes

        • No

          Do you possess a current Water Safety Instructor's (WSI) Certificate?

          • Yes

          • No

            Do you possess a current "CPR/AED Certificate?

            • Yes

            • No

              Do you possess a current Standard First Aid Certificate?

              • Yes

              • No

                Do you possess a current Lifeguard Training Certificate?

                • Yes

                • No

                  Do you possess a current "First Aid for Public Safety (Title 22)" Certificate?

                  • Yes

                  • No

                    Please describe your teaching/coaching experience or any other experience working with children. This experience may have been paid or on a volunteer basis. If you do not have any experience, please type N/A.
                    Please describe your lifeguard experience or any other previous work-related experience in Aquatics. This experience may have been paid or on a volunteer basis. If you do not have any lifeguard experience, please type "N/A."
                    I would be available to begin employment on (please type earliest date available):
                    I am experienced in the following Aquatic areas (Check as many as apply):

                    • Swim Coach

                    • Dive Coach

                    • Synchro Coach

                    • Water Polo Coach

                    • Special Olympics Coach

                    • Water Exercise

                    • Competitive Swimming

                    • Competitive Diving

                    • Competitive Synchro

                    • Competitive Water Polo

                    • Adapted Aquatics

                    • Cashier

                    • Pool Maintenance

                    • Pool Technician

                      Pursuant to California Public Resources Code 5164, you must complete the following to be considered for this position. You must indicate if you have ever been convicted of any of the following crimes or of an attempt to commit any of the following crimes:

                      • Sexual assault or assault with intent to commit mayhem.

                      • Unlawful sexual intercourse with a person under age 18.

                      • Rape.

                      • Rape of a spouse.

                      • Willful harm or injury to a child.

                      • Corporal punishment or injury to a child.

                      • Willful infliction of corporal injury to a spouse, former spouse, cohabitant, or mother or father of your child.

                      • Any sexual crime or offense.

                      • Kidnapping.

                      • Sexual battery.

                      • Aiding, abetting or soliciting the rape, rape of a spouse, or forcible acts of sexual penetration.

                      • Enticement of an unmarried minor female for purposes of prostitution.

                      • Inducing sexual intercourse with another when the other's consent is procured by false pretenses with the intent to create fear.

                      • Pimping of a minor.

                      • Pandering of a minor.

                      • Procurement of a child under age 16 for lewd or lascivious acts.

                      • Abduction of a person under age 18 for purposes of prostitution.

                      • Aggravated sexual assault of a child.

                      • Incest.

                      • Sodomy.

                      • Lewd or lascivious acts or the solicitation of the same.

                      • Oral copulation.

                      • Continuous sexual abuse of a child.

                      • Forcible acts of sexual penetration or the solicitation of the same.

                      • Selling, distributing, printing, or exhibiting of child pornography.

                      • Sexual exploitation of a child.

                      • Employment or use of a minor to perform prohibited acts.

                      • Advertising child pornography.

                      • Possession of child pornography.

                      • Annoying or molesting a child under age 18.

                      • Solicitation of rape by force or violence, sodomy by force or violence, or oral copulation by force or violence.

                      • Indecent exposure.

                      • Procuring, counseling, or assisting any person to commit indecent exposure.

                      • Contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

                      • Sending harmful material to a minor with the intent to seduce said minor.

                      • Armed robbery.

                      • Armed carjacking.

                      • Assault or attempted murder of a public official.

                      • False imprisonment.

                      • Assault.

                      • Battery.

                      • Murder.

                      • Mayhem.

                      • Any crime that requires you to register as a sex offender in the State of California.

                      • None of the above.

                        APPLICANT'S ACKNOWLEDGMENT - NOTIFICATION VIA ELECTRONIC MAIL (E-MAIL): The City of La Mesa Human Resources Division uses e-mail to notify our applicants of important information relating to the status and processing of your application. Therefore, as an applicant, you are hereby advised of the following: 1. Ensure that the e-mail address and contact information you provide is current, secure, and readily accessible to you. Do not share e-mail addresses. Spam or other filters should be adjusted to accept our e-mails. We will not be responsible in any way if you do not receive our e-mail notifications, i.e., for the non-delivery of e-mail or if you fail to check your e-mail inbox on a timely basis, etc. 2. Carefully read any notices that we send in a timely manner. Follow further instructions, if any. We recommend that you print and keep a hard copy of our notices for your records. I acknowledge that I have read, understand, and agree to the above.

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                          8130 Allison Avenue La Mesa, California, 91942
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