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Lifeguard

Recruitment #2017-11110-01

Salary:$13.01 per hour - Extra Help Only
Department:Facility Services
Job Type: Open
Date Opened:3/15/2017 12:00:00 PM
Filing Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employment Type: Temporary/Extra Help
Work Location: Auburn Area (Applegate, Auburn, Colfax, Foresthill, Meadow Vista, Penryn)
HR Analyst: Laura Carucci

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INTRODUCTION

If you are looking for a great summer job, then this is just the opportunity for you.

Placer County is currently recruiting for Lifeguards to monitor residents and guests at the community pool located in Dutch Flat. Please see the information below for a description of this assignment and how to apply.

This recruitment will be opened until filled. To be considered for the first application screening and round of interviews, please submit your application by 5:00 PM on Friday, March 31, 2017. After this date, applications will be screened on a weekly basis.

This is a temporary/extra-help assignment limited to 999 hours (or 960 hours for CalPERS retired annuitants) in a fiscal year.  

POSITION INFORMATION

 

DEFINITION

To perform general lifeguard duties pertaining to the safety and operation of an assigned swimming pool facility and program. 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED

Receives general supervision from the Parks and Grounds Superintendent as well as technical and functional supervision from the Sr. Supervising or Supervising Parks and Grounds Worker assigned to the pool.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES

Essential duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Maintain a constant vigil over patrons at the pool facility; rescue persons in distress.
  • Maintain discipline and orderly conduct among the patrons and enforce all pool rules and regulations.
  • Render first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) procedures.
  • Clean rest rooms, dressing rooms, guard shack and pick up litter around grounds; inform park supervisor of maintenance conditions and supply needs.
  • Monitor pool water level and ensure pool skimmers are functioning correctly.
  • Ensure pool deck is clean of debris and required pool safety equipment is in place and functional.
  • Fill out pool incident report forms for state regulation requirements.
  • May be required to collect fees for swimming pool use; maintain records and reports as required.
  • May be required to direct and instruct swimming, lifesaving and water safety classes.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Experience and Training
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience: None required.

Training: Must be at least 16 years of age.

License and Certificate:

  • Must obtain a valid American Red Cross Lifeguard Certificate (Title 22) or equivalent prior to starting employment.
  • Must obtain a valid Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certificate or equivalent prior to starting employment.
  • Must obtain a valid Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA) First Aid Certificate or equivalent prior to starting employment.
  • May need to possess a valid driver's license as required by the position.  Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of:

  • Water safety and lifesaving principles and practices.
  • Swimming rescue and advanced first aid techniques including CPR.
  • Basic principles used in the operation and mechanics of a swimming pool.
  • Basic operational characteristics of pool pumps and filtering equipment.

Ability to:

  • Swim with proficiency and endurance.
  • Work with children in a recreational swimming environment.
  • Interpret rules, regulations and departmental policy.
  • Follow oral and written instructions.
  • Work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and effective manner.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • On a continuous basis, sit while observing patrons using the pool facilities; intermittently stand, bend, squat, climb, kneel, twist and reach when assisting pool patrons; swim and lift moderate weight.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT

Prior to the date of hire, applicants must undergo a fingerprint test by the Department of Justice, pass a medical examination, which may include a drug screening and possibly a psychological evaluation, sign a constitutional oath and submit proof of U.S. citizenship or legal right to remain and work in the U.S.  For some positions, applicants may also be required to submit proof of age, undergo a background investigation and/or be bonded.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Thank you for your interest in employment with Placer County. Placer County is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active nondiscrimination program. It is the stated policy of Placer County that harassment and retaliation is prohibited and that all employees and applicants shall receive equal consideration and treatment. All recruitment, hiring, transfer and promotion will be based on the qualifications of the individual for the positions being filled regardless of sex, sexual orientation, race, color, ancestry, religious creed, national origin, physical disability (Including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state or local laws or ordinance. Please contact the Human Resources Department at least 5 working days before a scheduled examination if you require accommodation in the examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation.

SELECTION PLAN

To be considered for the Lifeguard position, you must complete an on-line application and submit proof of possession of the three required safety certifications listed in the Minimum Qualifications section of this bulletin. Proof of a Drivers License is not required.

Please provide copies of the required safety certifications through one of the following means:

  • Scan/Photo documents and upload files to your application
  • Placer County Human Resources Fax # - 530-886-4611 - SUBJECT - Lifeguard Recruitment
  • Email as an attachment to epriddle@placer.ca.gov
  • US Mail or hand deliver to: Placer County Human Resources, Attn:  Erica Priddle, 145 Fulweiler Avenue, Suite 200, Auburn, CA 95603
Click on a link below to apply for this position:


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This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here.
Contact us via conventional means. You may contact us by phone at 530-886-4607, or e-mail at jobs@placer.ca.gov, or come into the Placer County Human Resources Department to access the kiosk in the lobby.