City of Manhattan Beach: Pool Lifeguard/Instructor, Exam No. 11-006

The Parks Recreation Department with the City of Manhattan Beach is now accepting applications for the 2011 Fall Aquatics Program. The City of Manhattan Beach Aquatics Program provides patrons with swimming activities which includes teaching swimming techniques in a safe environment. This position may be required to work shifts, weekends and holidays.

Hours:  Part-time positions will not work over 960 hours per fiscal year.

Job Functions: The listed tasks are essential for this position and may include, but are not limited to, the following: Maintain a constant and close surveillance of persons in and around the pool; react immediately and employ established American Red Cross techniques to rescue persons when necessary; enforce pool rules and regulations; instruct aquatics classes and programs; complete swim program evaluations; keep accurate daily records (of pool temperature, chlorine and chemical levels and other related factors); maintain accurate class attendance, pool maintenance records; complete class evaluation forms to submit to the Red Cross; and help maintain a clean and safe pool area. May be required to work a varied schedule, which may include days, evenings, weekends, and holidays. Employees will be required to wear a uniform while on duty.

Qualifications: Training and Experience: Must be at least 16 years old. Must have current American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor, Lifeguard, CPR, and First Aid cards. Previous lifeguard experience is desirable.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Must have working knowledge of pool safety and have the personal judgment, tact, and maturity to enforce pool rules of conduct and safety, and maintain presence of mind in emergency situations. Must be able to communicate verbally and in a clear and concise manner, and establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. Must pass initial and follow-up tests of safety and pool procedures, as well as successfully complete backboard drills and CPR reviews. Must pass other related swim tests, including timed tests, for the position.

Physical Demands and Working Conditions: While performing the duties of this job, the employee physically must be able to react quickly to lifesaving emergencies; pull people out of the water, administer first aid, and lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The employee will work outdoors in variable weather conditions.

How To Apply:  A City Application and Aquatics Supplemental are required and will be accepted by the Human Resources Department Monday through Friday, from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. , by mail or in person at 1400 Highland Avenue. Facsimiles, photocopies, and electronic mail are not accepted.  If you need special assistance in the job application process, contact the Human Resources Analyst at (310) 802-5255. TDD: (310) 546-3501 (Hearing Impaired Only).

Applications will be reviewed and a select group of candidates whose background and experience best meet the requirements will be invited to an oral interview.  Applications will be accepted until the needs of the department have been met.

Schedule: The duration of the program is Friday, September 9, 2011 through Saturday, December 3, 2011 at the Begg Pool facility.

Mandatory training is scheduled for Friday, September 9, 2011.

City Application (MS Word) and Aquatics Supplemental (PDF) are required.

Job Announcement (PDF)

Class Specification:

Pool Lifeguard/Instructor (PDF)

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