Lifeguard PT/Instructor Lifeguard PT - Parks, Recreation & Neighborhood Services
City Of San Jose
San Jose
hace 2 días

Job Description

  • Lifeguard PT / Instructor Lifeguard PT - Parks, Recreation & Neighborhood Services (2000103)About the Department
  • TheCity of San José's Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services isproud to be Building Community Through Fun through innovative, creative, andexcellent programs and services.

    Our mission is to build healthy communitiesthrough people, parks, and programs. The Department is a steady force in ourcommunity, advancing education, health, and social connections.

    We meet thediverse needs of our community across the lifespan by connecting people toplaces and people to people. The principles of equity, access, diversity, inclusion,sustainability, and flexibility guide us.

    TheDepartment creates and activates thriving places where people live, work, play,and learn, which include 50 community centers, 200 parks, Happy Hollow Park & Zoo, over 60 miles of trails, programsand services that touch the lives of individuals and families in our community.

    We take a fun approach to public service, and value the public’s trust. Ourteam is collaborative, supportive, and innovative.

    To learn more about theDepartment, click .

    Positions & Duties

    TheDepartment is recruiting for part-time, unbenefited Lifeguard and InstructorLifeguard positions in the Recreation and Neighborhood Services Division (RNS)for the summer seasonal Citywide Aquatics programming.

    These positions may berequired to work variable shifts between the hours of 6 : 00 AM 8 : 00 PM, Monday Saturday during the dates of August 22, 2020 .

    Additionally, a MANDATORY training for bothLifeguard and Instructor Lifeguard positions will take place starting the weekof June 8, 2020 June 12, 2020 from8 : 00 AM 5 : 00 PM.

    These positions are part-time, unbenefited with a limit ofless than 20 hours per week or less than 1,040 hours per year.

    There is noguarantee of hours or longevity.

    Note : Candidates arenot required to possess the Lifeguard Training certificate at the time ofcompleting the application or to interview for the position.

    If selected forthe position of Lifeguard, the Citywide Aquatics program will be offeringLifeguard Training certification classes, if needed.

    If selected for theposition of Instructor Lifeguard, the Citywide Aquatics program will beoffering Lifeguard Training and American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor's(WSI) certification classes, if needed.

    The American Red Cross Lifeguard Training certification age requirement is at least 15 years old and the American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor certification age requirement is at least 16 years old.

    Lifeguard :

  • Lifeguards supervisethe conduct of swimmers to maintain safety in the swimmingpool. Lifeguards also enforce swimming pool rules and may participate inswim instruction programs;
  • observe swimmers in swimming pools; provide warningsto those who violate the safety rules of the pool and expelling them, ifnecessary, because of willful disobedience of the rules;
  • rescues swimmers whoare in distress; and administers artificial respiration when necessaryaccording to the prescribed method.

    Lifeguards may also train and direct thework of lower level workers as assigned and participate in pool maintenance. Possessionof a current American Red Cross Lifeguard Training’s Authorization Certificateis REQUIRED for the position of Lifeguard.

    Instructor Lifeguard :

    In addition to theduties identified for Lifeguards, Instructor Lifeguards also organize andconduct swimming instruction classes for beginners, intermediate, or advancedswimmers at a swimming pool.

    Duties will include teaching swimming to children,adult individuals, and groups. Instructor Lifeguards may officiate at competitiveswim meets.

    Instructor Lifeguards must also be able to instruct in thetechniques of swimming and lifesaving. Possession of a current American RedCross Water Safety Instructor’s Authorization Certificate (WSI) is REQUIRED forthe position of Instructor Lifeguard.

    Lifeguardand Instructor Lifeguardsmay be placed at any of the City pools. Currently, the City ofSan José owns six pools atthe following locations :

    Alviso Pool Wilson Way, San José, CA 95134 Biebrach Pool

    West Virginia St. & DelmasAve., San José, CA 95125

    Camden Community Center

    3369 Union Ave., San José, CA 95124

    Fair Swim Center

    1350 Bacchus Dr., San José, CA95124

    Mayfair Community Center

    2039 Kammerer Ave., San José, CA 95116

    Rotary Ryland Pool

    421 North First St., San José, CA95112

    This recruitment may be used to fill multiplepositions in this, or other divisions or departments. If you are interested inemployment in this classification, you should apply to ensure you areconsidered for additional opportunities that may utilize the applicants fromthis recruitment.


    The following minimum qualifications,including required certificates must be obtained by the new-hire effective starting date.

    Education : No minimum requirement.

    Experience : No minimum requirement.

    Licenses / Certificates :

  • Possession of current certificate indicating successfulcompletion of an approved course in Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation for theProfessional Rescuer (CPR / FPR) as prescribed by the American Red Cross or asprescribed by the American Heart Association;
  • B.C.L.S. C, with a completiondate less than one year old at the time of appointment.

  • Possessionof current Lifeguard Training Certificate.
  • Possessionof current certificate in First Aid, as prescribed by the State Department ofHealth, at the time of appointment.
  • Possession of currentAmerican Red Cross Water Safety Instructor's Authorization Certificate (WSI) required for theposition of Instructor Lifeguard ONLY.
  • Employment Eligibility : Federal law requiresall employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in thiscountry.

    Please be informed that the City of San José will NOT sponsor,represent, or sign any documents related to visa applications / transfers forH1-B or any other type of visa which requires an employer application.

    Statelaw requires all employees working with youth to provide medical verificationof negative tuberculosis test results within the last year.

    BackgroundCheck : Candidates will be required to undergo a background check,including a criminal history records check if offered the position.


    The ideal candidate will possess the followingcompetencies, as demonstrated in past and current employment history. Desirablecompetencies for this position include :

    Job Expertise : Demonstrates knowledgeof and experience with applicable professional / technical principles andpractices, Citywide and departmental procedures / policies and federal and staterules and regulations.

  • Knowledgeof approved lifesaving methods for water safety and rescue of swimmers.
  • Abilityto swim skillfully.
  • Abilityto immediately evaluate an emergency situation and to act decisively and effectively.
  • Experiencein lifeguarding, swimming instruction, and / or related activity.
  • Abilityto administer artificial respiration according to the prescribed method.
  • Abilityto handle crowds and direct individuals and groups.
  • Knowledgeof swimming and the techniques of teaching swimming to children and adultindividuals and groups ( InstructorLifeguard ONLY ).
  • Abilityto instruct in the techniques of swimming and lifesaving ( Instructor Lifeguard ONLY ).
  • Reliability : Completes quality workassignments in a timely and efficient manner; fulfills responsibilities andmaintains confidentiality as appropriate.

    Teamwork &Interpersonal Skills : Develops effective relationships with co-workers andsupervisors by helping others accomplish tasks and using collaboration andconflict resolution skills.

    Customer Service : Demonstrates theability to anticipate customers' needs and deliver services effectively andefficiently using professional demeanor.

  • Problem Solving : Approaches a situationor problem by defining the problem or issue; determines the significance ofproblems;
  • collects information; uses logic and intuition to arrive at decisionsor solutions to problems that achieve the desired outcome.

  • Communication Skills : Effectively conveysinformation and expresses thoughts and facts clearly, orally, and in writing;demonstrates effective use of listening skills;
  • displays openness to otherpeople’s ideas and thoughts.

    Selection Process

    The selection process will consist of anevaluation of the applicant's training and experience based on the applicationand responses to the Job Specific Questions.

    Only the candidates whosebackgrounds best match the position will be invited to proceed in the selectionprocess.

    Additional phases of the selection process willconsist of one or more interviews, one of which may include a practical / writingexercise.

    You will be prompted to answer the followingjob-specific questions during the online application process. Please note thatthere is a 4,000-character limit, including spaces, for each textresponse.

    1. Please describe your experience in swimming pool management, lifeguarding, swimming instruction, or related activity.

    Include job title, name of employer(s), dates of employment (start / end dates), approximate number of total hours you have completed with each employer where you obtained your experience, and the duties you performed.

    Your response should be consistent with your work history.

    Youmust answer all job-specific questions to be considered for this vacancy oryour application will be deemedincomplete and withheld from further consideration.

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