|Date Opened||2/28/2020 3:00:00 PM|
|Filing Deadline||9/18/2020 11:59:00 PM|
|Salary||$15.60 - 16.54 / Hour|
|Job Type||Open & Promotional|
Plus $2.00 / Hour Extra Help Differential. Swim Lesson Instructors (Lifeguard Instructors) receive a differential of $1.25 / Hour
THE JOB: Under supervision, provide swimming instruction and assistance; serve as a lifeguard at a swimming facility; maintain close surveillance over swimming activities; enforce water safety rules and regulations; perform rescues; perform first aid and resuscitation; maintain pool deck and adjacent areas such as locker rooms; notify supervisor of emergencies, disturbances or problems; prepare routine records and reports; instruct or assist in instruction of recreational aquatics classes; set up and tear down accommodations for special events, programs, and facility rentals; open and close swimming facilities; provide customer service; cashier; and perform other related duties as required.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: For Lifeguards and Instructors: Possession of a valid American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Certificate (LGT) AND a valid CPR Certificate AND First Aid for Public Safety Personnel, California Title 22 OR one of the following: Emergency Response, First Responder Medical Training, or Emergency Medical Training (EMT). Acceptable Lifeguard and CPR Certifications include: American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED OR American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid WITH American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer OR American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) for the Healthcare provider OR American Red Cross CPR – AED for Lifeguards. Proof of certification must be submitted prior to performance assessment.
You must submit a copy of each certificate you possess with your application in one of the following ways: e-mail (email@example.com) / fax (831-454-2240) / or bring the copies to the Personnel Department address listed below.
POST-EMPLOYMENT CERTIFICATION: Successfully complete the Santa Cruz County Instructor Training Program OR the American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI.)
IF HIRED, APPLICANTS UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE MUST SUBMIT A WORK PERMIT. STUDENTS CAN OBTAIN WORK PERMITS FROM THE ADMINISTRATION OFFICE AT THEIR SCHOOL.
Background Investigation: Fingerprinting is required for persons 18 and older.
SPECIAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Exposure to variable temperatures and weather conditions; strong and unpleasant odors and fumes such as chlorine; noise from children; allergens such as poison oak, pollen, and bee stings; pool chemical fluctuations which might cause irritation to eyes and skin; and the possibility of administering first aid and resultant exposure to infections which could cause chronic disease or death.
Knowledge: Working knowledge of swimming hazards; lifeguard training techniques; first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Some knowledge of the techniques and principles of swimming instruction is required for some positions.
Ability to: Remain vigilant and act quickly in making rescues and rendering aid; perform rescues under difficult conditions; enforce water safety standards and departmental regulations; work and lifeguard all swimming programs and events; maintain effective relations with the public and staff; communicate effectively with public and staff; maintain records and prepare periodic reports; perform simple arithmetic calculations to make change and record hours worked; maintain a clean and safe work area; accept constructive criticism and direction from supervisors; effectively deal with stressful and emergency situations; swim 300 yards continuously; maintain knowledge and skills required to pass the lifeguard training course; perform tasks requiring physical strength and stamina to effectively rescue victims, administer first aid and CPR; perform work which involves frequent lifting, pushing and pulling of heavy objects; hear and distinguish a variety of sounds in a noisy environment such as participants in need of assistance, whistles, or co-workers requesting assistance in a rescue effort; see program participants in need of assistance within their zone of responsibility; speak loudly to warn program participants of impending danger; and successfully complete all training provided by the department.
EMPLOYEE BENEFITS: This recruitment is for extra-help (temporary) employment that is of limited duration. Extra-help employees are used for employment on short-term projects; on a seasonal basis to meet recurrent work peaks; employment on an as-needed basis to meet peak workload, emergency, or other unusual situations. Extra-help employees cannot work more than 999 hours in a fiscal year and are covered by Social Security.
HOW TO APPLY: Apply Online Now! Click on the link below; or print out an application and supplemental questionnaire and mail/bring them to: Santa Cruz County Personnel Department, 701 Ocean Street, Room 510, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060. For information, call (831) 454-2600. Hearing Impaired TDD/TTY: 711. Applications will meet the final filing date if received in one of the following ways: 1) in the Personnel Department by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date, 2) submitted online before midnight of the final filing date.
Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. If you have a disability that requires test accommodation, please call (831) 454-2600.
To comply with the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act, Santa Cruz County verifies that all new employees are either U.S. citizens or persons authorized to work in the U.S.
NOTE: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract.
County of Santa Cruz
An Equal Opportunity Employer
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