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Lifeguard, Part Time (Continuous)

Company: City of Oakland, CA
Location: Oakland
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

The PositionPLEASE NOTE:Due to current events and pandemic-related safety concerns, all exam dates and locations are tentative. Applicants will be notified as further information becomes available. Applicants should also check their email regularly for updates.Do you want to work at a swimming pool and save a life? Become a Lifeguard and work at any of our six pools throughout Oakland! The City of Oakland is currently recruiting to fill part-time Lifeguard positions in the Oakland Parks and Recreation Aquatic Centers for both seasonal and year-round employment. Working hours will vary from week to week.Lifeguardsperform a variety of duties at aquatics facilities including swimming instruction, preventative lifeguarding, and other aquatic activities.Responsible for the safety of all swimmers during open swim hours and rentals for the Oakland community. Enforce facility rules and provide customer service. Teach swim lessons for all ages. Current American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED certification is required.Selective certification may apply for some positions that may require specific bilingual skills in Spanish, Cantonese, or Mandarin.The hiring list established from this recruitment may be used to fill all vacancies (those that require bilingual skills as well as those that do not) in this classification.Click on the link below to see a video on what it's like to work for the City of Oakland!Working for the City of OaklandExamples of Duties* Ensure the safety and well-being of patrons.* Enforce all facility rules.* Prevent accidents and render first aid as necessary.* Give swim lessons for all ages and ability levels.* Complete all records and reports including accidents, control and discipline, time slips, and leaves of absence.* Assume custodial duties as assigned by the Pool Manager.* Assist in the registration of patrons for instructional classes.* Maintain good public relations with the community.* Perform related duties as assigned.Minimum Requirements for ApplicationAny combination of education and experience that is equivalent to the following minimum qualifications is acceptable.Education:Equivalence to the completion of the eighth grade.Experience:None required.Certifications:Current Red Cross certification in CPR for Lifeguards with AED or CPR for the Professional Rescuer with AED, Lifeguard Training and First Aid.Please scan and attachthis required certification to your application. Failure to submit thisrequired certificationwill resultin disqualification from theselection process.Other Requirements:Candidates must be at least sixteen (16) years or older to apply.Candidates who receive offers of employment will be required to submit fingerprints, undergo a criminal record clearance and have a physical examination including a TB screening.Additional Qualifications: Bilingual skills in Spanish, Cantonese, and Mandarin are highly desirable for certain positions.Work Permits:Minors will be subject to state guidelines and restrictions governing their employment while employed with the City of Oakland. This shall include applicable work permits, records, hours worked, and time reporting guidelines. Minor seeking information regarding work permits should contact their local school district. When applicable, work permits must be obtained prior to beginning employment.Knowledge of:* Lifeguarding skills.* Rules and regulations of aquatics facilities.* Stroke and swimming techniques.* First aid and CPR techniques.Ability to:* Maintain safety of patrons.* Perform first aid and CPR procedures as necessary.* Learn and enforce rules and regulations.* Work effectively with other aquatics staff.* Conduct group and individual swimming lessons.* Write reports.* Maintain harmonious relations with the public.* Follow oral and written directions.* Establish and maintain effective work relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties.Supplemental InformationThe Selection ProcessStage I: The first stage in the selection process will consist of a review of each applicant employment application, current Red Cross certifications in CPR for Lifeguards with AED or CPR for the Professional Rescuer with AED, Lifeguard Training & First Aid, and signed supplemental questionnaire for minimum qualifications (weighted pass/fail). Applications submitted without all required materials will not be given further consideration.Stage II: The second stage will consist of an oral interview and on-the-spot water test that will test the knowledge, skills and abilities listed in the qualifications section. The list of candidates to be further considered will be developed directly from the results of Stage II.The City of Oakland reserves the right to modify the selection process as necessary to conform to administrative or business necessity.Next tentative Oral Interview and Water Test Date: Monday, September 20, 2021Candidates will be required to provide their original current Red Cross certifications inLifeguarding, First Aid, and CPR for the Professional Rescuer with AED at the time of the scheduled oral interview / water test.* Note: Subsequent Oral Interview and Water Tests will be scheduled periodically.How to ApplyApply prior to the closing time of the job announcement and allow at least an hour to submit your application if you are a new user on the system. APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED ONLINE ONLY.You may apply and view current openings by visiting our employment opportunities webpage at: If you do not have access to a computer, there are computer stations available at any City of Oakland Public Library. There are alsowork stations at theDepartment of Human Resources Management, 150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, 2nd Floor, Oakland, CA94612. Work stations are availableduring regular business hours(normally 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.).Our on-line application system is provided by NeoGov. If you have problems while applying online, please contact NeoGov's Live Applicant Support at .You may also call the City of Oakland Department of Human Resources Management at for information.Applicants are required to submit criminal history information upon request after receiving a conditional offer of employment. If the requested information is not furnished in a timely manner, applicants will not qualify for further consideration.The City of Oakland is an EEO/ADA Employer.

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