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Lead Lifeguard

Company: City of La Mesa, CA
Location: La Mesa
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Job Description:

Lead Lifeguard Salary $16.54 - $20.11 HourlyLocation 91942, CAJob TypeTemporary Part-TimeDepartmentCommunity ServicesJob Number22-22Closing10/5/2022 5:00 PM Pacific

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  • Benefits
  • Questions Position SummaryThis is an at-will position and requires availability to work shifts beginning at 5:00 a.m., some weekends and/or holidays, and occasional split shifts. The Lead Lifeguard may work 20-30 hours per week (not to exceed 999 hours per fiscal year - July 1 to June 30). The pool is closed for maintenance between Thanksgiving and January 1st of each year. 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 act as a lead lifeguard at the City's pool; to assist in assignment and functional supervision of subordinate staff; to lead, assist, and participate 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 administer first aid; and to assist in the maintenance of facilities and equipment.Key ResponsibilitiesThe 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.
    • Instruct and lead the work of subordinate lifeguards; assist in the evaluation of subordinate staff.
    • Lead and participate in the implementation of aquatics programs.
    • Help train and instruct new and less experienced employees in proper work methods, tools, equipment and safety precautions; provide technical assistance to staff.
    • Perform primary or secondary lifeguard duties during pool hours and at all events, including swimming instruction; observe and supervise activities of swimmers in the pool and the surrounding area; enforce applicable pool rules and regulations; ensure safety of pool areas.
    • Inspect facilities for safe operation and compliance with various City, state and other government codes.
    • 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 other equipment.
    • Respond to questions and inquiries from the public regarding pool regulations, use of facilities and various aquatic programs offered; respond to patron complaints.
    • Open and close pool and related facilities.
    • Register the public for swim classes; maintain a variety of records and reports.
    • Supervise collection of pool fees, make bank deposits, help with the collection and accounting of daily cash receipts; complete cash reports; and other office work as assigned.
    • Builds and maintains positive working relationships with co-workers, other City employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
    • Communicate with Aquatics Supervisor on a daily basis regarding issues with staff, rental groups or lessons; communicate customer comments, facility issues, policy changes or other important information as appropriate to Aquatics Supervisor; report any pool closures to Aquatics Supervisor immediately after the occurrence; report any pump room or mechanical problems to the Aquatics Supervisor upon discovery.
    • Provide and collect feedback regarding aquatics programming and facility policies.
    • Perform related duties as required.Minimum QualificationsAny 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:Education/Training:Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by specialized training in lifeguard services, water safety or a related field.Experience:At least three seasons (9 months) of lifeguarding, increasing in responsibility of duties at a municipal pool facility or equivalent setting. At least three seasons (9 months) of water safety and swimming instruction of participants of all ages.Highly Desired: Lead/supervisory experienceLicense or Certificate:Possession of a current Water Safety Instructors Certificate.Possession of a current CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer Certificate or equivalent.Possession of a current First Aid Certificate.Possession of a current Lifeguard Certificate.Possession of a current First Aid for Public Safety Personnel (Title 22) Certificate.Possession of a valid drivers license.Highly Desired: Possession of a current Lifeguard Instructor Certificate.Examination ProcessInterested applicants must submit an online application and supplemental questionnaire by the closing deadline o f Wednesday , October 5, 2022 at 5:00 p.m . Candidates whose qualifications most closely meet the needs of the City will be invited to participate in the examination process which may consist of a performance test and an appraisal interviews. The performance test would include lifeguarding skills such as rescues, strokes, and CPR. Submission of an applications does not guarantee participate in the testing process. Eligible candidates will be notified when testing dates have been established.NOTE: Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment medical evaluation, including drug screen, and background investigation.This position is not eligible for benefits.01 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?
      • Yes
      • No02 Are you currently or have you ever been a member of CalPERS (California Public Employees' Retirement System)?
      • Yes
      • No03 Do you have at least three seasons (9 months) of experience performing increasingly responsible lifeguarding, water safety or swimming instruction at a municipal pool facility or equivalent setting.
      • Yes
      • No04 Do you possess a current Water Safety Instructor's Certificate?
      • Yes
      • No05 Do you possess a current "CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer" Certificate or equivalent?
      • Yes
      • No06 Do you possess a current Lifeguard Training Certificate?
      • Yes
      • No07 Do you possess a current "First Aid for Public Safety (Title 22)" Certificate?
      • Yes
      • No08 Describe your experience related to supervising, training, motivating and evaluating staff. 09 Describe your leadership philosophies and how you have applied those philosophies in your work experience. 10 This position requires a flexible work schedule, including shifts starting at 5:30 a.m. or closing shifts until 8:00 p.m., weekends and/or holidays, and occasional split shifts. Are you available to work this type of schedule?
      • Yes
      • No11 What is your current availability? 12 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.13 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.
      • Yes
      • NoRequired Question AgencyCity of La MesaAddress8130 Allison Avenue La Mesa, California, 91942 Phone619-667-1175 Website Apply Please verify your email address Verify Email

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