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Lifeguard Trainee Volunteer

Company: Government jobs
Location: Encinitas
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

The Position

The Encinitas Marine Safety Open Water Lifeguard Academy is sanctioned by the United States Lifeguards Association (USLA) and upon successful completion incumbents will be qualified to become a Contract Ocean Lifeguard with the City of Encinitas (the certification is applicable only to the City of Encinitas Marine Safety Division). The Academy is a blended learning program consisting of hands on skill development, written courses, and an internship on Encinitas beach sites. Lifeguard Trainees will not be paid while actively participating in the academy and learning the knowledge, skills and abilities required to be an Encinitas Contract Ocean Lifeguard.

About the 2023 Academy:

  • The academy will begin in April 2023
  • Classes will be held every Saturday and Sunday (weather and beach conditions permitting, schedule changes may occur with short notice)
  • Classes will not be held during holiday weekends
  • Attendance is mandatory
  • Gear and study materials will be provided by the City
  • The academy includes Ocean Lifeguard training, and Red Cross Emergency Medical Response CPR / AED (failure of the any of the above is means for discontinuation of volunteer status)
    Under direction of the Lifeguard Captain or designee, the incumbent is responsible for learning and developing skills necessary to take the role as a Contract Ocean Lifeguard. This position will be expected to work in a natural environment and on weekends.

    This is a volunteer trainee position which does not perform any lifeguard duties. Once the incumbent has successfully completed the Encinitas Marine Safety Ocean Water Lifeguard Academy and received a certification of completion, they will be eligible to interview and compete for the position of Contract Ocean Lifeguard I.

    *** Please call 760.633.2749 with questions regarding the testing or the academy ***

    Lifeguard trainees are volunteer non-safety personnel and do not perform lifeguard duties

    Examples of Important & Essential Duties (included but not limited to)

    • Participating in Basic Ocean Lifeguard training academy approved by the City of Encinitas, including classroom, group discussion, hands-on skills development, and written testing related to roles and responsibilities of an Ocean Lifeguard
    • Learning and becoming proficient in the use and care of rescue equipment, skills of observation, effective lifeguard intervention techniques, public contact and communication, Emergency Medical Response, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillators (AED)
    • Maintaining, organizing, compiling, checking, stocking and replacing inventory and delivering necessary supplies and materials to staff and public as necessary
    • Promoting and encouraging inclusion and satisfaction of all participants
    • Completing applicable records
    • Performing general housekeeping duties in and around facilities which house lifeguard operations and training as well as beaches including dusting, sweeping mopping, cleaning, sanitizing, removing trash and debris
    • Notifying supervisor of lost or missing items which are property of the Marine Safety Division or Training Academy
    • Participating in in-service training, orientations and other staff meetings as requested
    • Providing excellent internal and external customer service
    • Creating a positive experience for beach patrons through professional and courteous behavior
    • Practicing safe work habits and contributing to the safety of self, co-workers and the general public; maintaining a safe work environment and soliciting employee cooperation in following safe practices
    • Complying with all policies and practices established by the City of Encinitas, Fire Department and Marine Safety Division and abiding by all local, State and Federal laws
    • Acting as a representative of the City and Marine Safety Division
    • Respecting diversity in the workplace
    • Performing other related duties as assigned

      Minimum Qualifications

      Training and Experience (position requirements at entry):
      To apply must be 17 -years old and you must turn the age of 18- years old by JULY 1, 2023

      Licensing Requirements (position requirements at entry):
      Valid California Driver's License

      Application Process and Deadline

      Applications must be received by March 2, 2023

      The City of Encinitas and the San Dieguito Water District provide equal opportunity employment for all persons without regard to race, color, religion/religious creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, physical disability, mental disability, marital status, age, physical disability, ancestry, genetic information, medical condition, political affiliations, veteran status, Family Leave Act status, AB60 CA Driver's License status or status with pregnancy, child birth or breastfeeding. The City and Water District encourage minorities, disabled persons and women to apply. Qualified applicants who move to the next level of the selection process must notify the Human Resources Office if accommodation is needed. A thorough background check will be conducted for the candidate(s) seriously considered for the position including fingerprinting and reference checking. A contingent job offer may be given pending the results of medical evaluation, which includes a physical, TB test and drug and alcohol screening. Applicants will be required to submit verification of the legal right to work in the United States. The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice. All employees must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination (including booster if eligible) as a condition of employment.

      *** Please call 760.633.2749 with questions regarding the testing or the academy ***

      Unpaid interns and volunteers do not receive benefits

      01 I will be 18-years old by July 1, 2023.
      • Yes
      • No

        02 I am able to commit to classes on both Saturdays and Sundays beginning in March 2023 through the duration of the academy.
        • Yes
        • No

          03 I have attended and completed a junior lifeguard program
          • Yes
          • No

            04 If you answered yes to question #3, please list the number of times you attended and where you attended.

            05 I participate on an aquatics sports team
            • Yes
            • No

              06 If you answered yes to question #5, please list aquatic sports programs/teams you have been involved in.

              07 Why do you want to be accepted to the 2023 Lifeguard Academy? Please include your qualifications that make you feel exceptionally qualified to be a lifeguard trainee?

              08 Please list any certifications or specialized trainings that you have.

              09 I understand that all lifeguard trainees and volunteers must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination (including booster if time eligible) prior to the start of the academy.
              • Yes
              • No

                * Required Question

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