OCEAN LIFEGUARD I-RECURRENT
City of Huntington Beach, CA - Huntington Beach, CA

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The City of Huntington Beach is seeking to hire responsible men and women to provide first-line lifeguard protection at the City’s beautiful beaches. Ocean Lifeguards primarily perform ocean rescues, help prevent marine accidents and provide first aid as needed.

Additional Compensation:
5% is paid to individuals with EMT certification
5% is paid to individuals with bilingual skills All Recurrent Ocean Lifeguards are limited to working a maximum of 1500 hours per calendar year.
Please submit a Performance Exam Form to Lifeguard Headquarters and also submit an online Employment Application as soon as possible as this recruitment will close when an acceptable number of Performance Exam Forms have been received.

The MARINE SAFETY DIVISION of the Community Services Department is responsible for responding to all aquatic emergencies within the city limits. Over 10 million visitors enjoy the City Beach annually, during which the Marine Safety Division averages more than 2,000 rescues each year. The division provides lifeguard services for approximately 3.5 miles of City-operated beach. The Marine Safety Division may respond to mutual aids and other aquatic emergencies throughout Orange County. All Recurrent Ocean Lifeguards work under the direct supervision of Marine Safety Officers who in turn report to Marine Safety Lieutenants and are under the direction of the Marine Safety Chief. Approximately 130 Lifeguards are employed each year. RETIREMENT BENEFITS
The City of Huntington Beach contributes half of the employee’s contribution to the Public Agency Retirement Services (PARS).

Examples of Essential Duties:
(See above)

Typical Qualifications:
Minimum Age: 17 by June 1, 2013 ( Proof required)

Vision: 20/40 (uncorrected by glasses or contact lenses) in both eyes

Health: Excellent

License: A valid CA drivers license with an acceptable driving record may be required.
Other: A pre-placement medical exam and drug screening will be conducted upon a conditional offer of employment. PERFORMANCE EXAM DATE

Date: Sunday, March 3, 2013

Time: 8:00 AM

Location: Lifeguard Headquarters, 103 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach, CA
Interested candidates MUST submit a completed Performance Exam Form to Lifeguard Headquarters AND also an online Employment Application prior to the ocean swim .
PERFORMANCE EXAM EVENTS

The performance exam consists of 3 physical events:
1,000 yard ocean swim

500 yard ocean swim (sprint)

1,500 yard run-swim-run. All events are conducted in prevailing conditions around and through the Huntington Beach Pier. Applicants must satisfactorily complete the performance exam to be eligible for further consideration.
LIFEGUARD TRAINING CLASSES
Training classes are conducted at the Lifeguard Headquarters over multiple days: April 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 and May 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 2013.
New Hires are required to attend all scheduled classes.
Lifeguards will be compensated during training at the rate of $15.92 per hour. SELECTION PROCESS

Candidates successfully completing all components of the Performance Exam will be placed on a list based on time results. Selection for further consideration will be made from the list for the 2013 season only.
Up to 40 qualified candidates will then be considered for placement in the Lifeguard Training Program.
IMPORTANT: Employment Applications MUST be submitted online with a deadline of March 3, 2013, 8:00 am. Applicants must be present during a preliminary application screening process, which may last until 4:00 pm on the day of the Performance Exam.
Upon a conditional offer of employment, a pre-placement medical exam, drug screen and Live Scan DOJ fingerprinting must be completed with acceptable results. The employment physical will be conducted by a physician designated by the City.
Recurrent Ocean Lifeguards are “At Will” employees who work on a seasonal, as needed, basis. Hours vary and will include weekends and holidays.
New Hires will receive lifeguard equipment (i.e. uniform, fins, sunglasses, etc.) and an annual beach parking pass.
All Recurrent Ocean Lifeguards are limited to working a maximum of 1500 hours per calendar year. CERTIFICATIONS :
Upon successful completion of the Lifeguard Training Program, candidates will receive certification by the Red Cross in CPR for the Professional Rescuer and Emergency Response (First Aid).

Physical Tasks & Environmental Conditions:
Must have physical strength, endurance, and ability required to perform the essential functions of the job, including: swimming, running, walking, standing, climbing, stooping, bending, pulling, pushing, sitting for extended periods of time and the ability to drag up to 150 pounds. Must be able to withstand prolonged exposure to the beach and ocean environment, including prolonged exposure to cold weather, water, and sun. May be exposed to hazardous materials and communicable diseases. An applicant must also possess hearing and vision ability 20/40 uncorrected by glasses or contact lenses. TO APPLY
Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a completed Performance Exam Form and Liability Waiver prior to reporting for the exam. The forms may be obtained by clicking ( HERE) . P lease return the completed forms to Lifeguard Headquarters, 103 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach, CA.
Please submit your Performance Exam Form to the Lifeguard HQ as soon as possible as THIS RECRUITMENT WILL CLOSE WHEN AN ACCEPTABLE NUMBER OF PERFORMANCE EXAM FORMS HAVE BEEN RECEIVED.
Applicants must also complete and submit an online Employment Application by March 3, 2013, 8:00 am. You may find the online Employment Application by following the link "Apply" above.

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