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Beach Lifeguard

The City of Coronado is looking for qualified candidates to guard Coronado's public beaches. We are looking for physically fit and mentally alert personnel who show a positive attitude and a willingness to work, coupled with initiative and enthusiasm.
This is a part-time, temporary (not to exceed 1,000 hours in a fiscal year) position that does not include benefits.
Key Responsibilities
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
The following tasks are typical for positions in this classification. Any single position may not perform all of these tasks and/or may perform similar related tasks not listed here:
Observe swimmers from lifeguard towers or patrol vehicles; respond to various emergencies including boat, rock and water rescues; administer first aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
Patrol public beaches and warn swimmers of dangerous surf or other hazardous beach conditions; enforce laws, codes and ordinances governing beach safety; post warning signs indicating hazardous conditions.
Operate and maintain lifeguarding and rescue equipment, vehicles and portable towers; check oxygen tanks, first aid kits and rescue tubes; perform preventive maintenance and repairs.
Respond to questions and inquiries from the public regarding beach regulations; resolve difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints.
Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.
Minimum Requirements
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: One year of beach lifeguarding experience is desirable.
Education/Training: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by specialized training in
beach lifeguarding, water rescue or a related field.
Licenses and Certificates:
Possession of a valid Class C California Driver's License with a safe driving record.
Possession of an appropriate, valid American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer certificate.
Possession of an appropriate, valid American Red Cross Emergency Medical Response certificate with CPR and first aid endorsement.
Possession of a valid Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certificate.
Possession of an appropriate, valid Scuba Diver or Open Water Diving certificate is highly desirable.
Possession of an appropriate, valid San Diego Regional Lifeguard Academy Certificate of Completion or Certificate of Completion from a lifeguard academy comparable to the San Diego Regional Lifeguard Academy.
Candidate Resources:
San Diego Miramar College has partnered with the San Diego Regional Lifeguard Training Program to bring you additional courses.
Personal Watercraft Operations
Intro to Open Water Lifeguarding
Please follow the links below for additional information on upcoming San Diego Regional Lifeguard Academy dates and the American Red Cross Emergency Medical Response certification course.
San Diego Regional Lifeguard Academy Flyer
American Red Cross EMR Certification Flyer - 309A
American Red Cross EMR Certification Flyer - 309B
Knowledge of:
Basic operations, services and activities of a beach lifeguard program.
Principles and practices of beach lifeguarding and water safety.
Methods and techniques of first aid and CPR.
Appropriate safety precautions and procedures within the area of assignment.
Operational characteristics of various beach lifeguarding and emergency rescue equipment and vehicles.
Pertinent Federal, State and local codes, laws and regulations.
Ability to:
Swim with endurance and proficiency at a level necessary to perform assigned duties.
Perform beach lifeguarding duties.
Respond to emergency situations and administer first aid and CPR as necessary.
Perform emergency water rescues.
Operate and maintain lifeguard and emergency rescue equipment in an efficient manner.
Enforce applicable beach rules and regulations.
Respond to requests and inquiries from the general public.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
Establish and maintain effective relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Supplemental Information
The physical demands herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential job functions.
Productivity: Incumbents must perform work in an efficient, effective and timely manner with minimal direction.
Mobility: Incumbents are required to perform emergency life saving functions and water rescues that include running and swimming; administer first aid or CPR.
Vision: Vision sufficient to distinguish objects at a distance of no less than 100 yards and distinguish color.
Environment: Incumbents are required to work at a public beach and are exposed to inclement weather conditions often with insufficient protection from the sun; work in ocean water.
Other Factors: Incumbents may be required to work extended hours including evenings and weekends. Incumbents may be required to travel outside City boundaries to attend meetings.
EXAMINATION PROCESS:
A completed City of Coronado employment application, supplemental questionnaire and copies of all licenses and/or certificates must be received by the Human Resources Division at www.coronado.ca.us. Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of relevant training and experience. Qualified candidates will be contacted and invited to participate in an examination process consisting of the following: 500-meter open ocean buoy swim in under ten (10) minutes (pass/fail); a run-swim-run test in under ten (10) minutes (pass/fail) consisting of a 200-meter run, 400-meter swim, and 200-meter run; a scored CPR skills test; and an oral interview.
Tryouts are scheduled for 9:00 AM PST (Please see tentative dates below) and will be held at the Main Lifeguard Tower located at 920 Ocean Boulevard, Coronado, CA 92118. Applications must be received Friday prior to the tryout date in order to receive an invitation.
Tryout Dates:
Saturday, March 31, 2018
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Saturday, June 9, 2018 (Tentatively)
All appointments are subject to a successful completion of a background check, pre-employment physical examination which includes a drug screening. All new employees are required to submit verification of legal right to work in the United States.
The City of Coronado is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). Minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Individuals with disabilities who will require reasonable accommodation in order to participate in any portion of the application, interview, and/or testing process may voluntarily request the accommodation from the City five working days prior to the requested accommodation. Documentation of the need for the accommodation may be required upon receipt of the request.
NOTE: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract and any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.
This posting was updated 2/7/18 to include tryout dates. Updated 2/27/18 to include additional resources.



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