WAGE & HOURS: Senior Lifeguard $14.18 - $17.23 per hour / Lifeguard $12.83 - $15.60 per hour / Aquatic Aide $11.15 - $12.91 per hour. Work hours and schedules vary according to program and participant needs. Applicants must be available to work various hours of the day, night and weekends during summer months.
FILING DEADLINE: Open Until Filled. City application must be completed and submitted in person, via U.S. mail, or to the City's e-mail account at firstname.lastname@example.org. Postmarks and faxed applications will not be accepted.
CERTIFICATIONS: Applicants for all three classifications must possess the following certifications upon hire:
* Valid Red Cross Lifeguard Certification
* Valid Red Cross CPR Certification
* Certification of Red Cross Standard First Aid
* Water Safety Instructor (WSI) Certification
Senior Lifeguard: Applicants must be 18 years of age and have previous lifeguard and swim instruction experience within the same or similar aquatics program. Candidates must have the ability to follow oral and written instructions, work effectively with the public, think and act quickly and effectively in emergencies, prepare written reports, as required.
Essential Job Functions: May include, but not limited to, the following: teach all levels of instructional swim programs; patrol swimming pool areas; correct unsafe practices; assist swimmers in distress; enforce swimming pool rules and regulations regarding conduct of patrons; perform CPR and first aid treatment as required; assist in facility and swimming pool maintenance; may assist in record keeping and collection of fees; may test and record chemical levels at program pool; supervise and train Lifeguards and Aquatic Aides; performs other related duties as assigned.
Lifeguard: Applicants must be a minimum of 15 years of age and have previous experience as a Lifeguard within the same or similar aquatics program. Applicants who possess previous seasonal Aquatics Aide experience in the City of Paramount's aquatics program will also receive consideration for Lifeguard classification. Candidates must also have the ability to follow oral and written instructions, work effectively with the public, think and act quickly and effectively in emergencies, and prepare written reports, as required.
Essential Job Functions: Under supervision and direction of the Senior Lifeguard, duties may include, but not limited to, the following: patrol swimming pool areas, correct perform CPR and other first aid treatment as required; assist in facility and swimming pool maintenance; may assist in record keeping and collection of fees; may test and record chemical levels at program pool; performs other related duties as assigned.
Aquatic Aide: Applicants must be a minimum of 15 years of age. Candidates must have the ability to follow oral and written instructions and work effectively with the public.
Essential Job Functions: Under supervision and direction of Senior Lifeguards and Lifeguards, duties may include, but not limited to, the following: checking clothing and personal belongings of pool participants in and out of locker room area; maintaining locker room safety and upkeep; registration of participants in aquatic programs; collection and accounting of pool/program fees; answer telephones and assist with counter-traffic; assist Lifeguards in teaching swim lessons for program participants; performs other related duties as assigned.
PROCEDURES: Completed application and supplemental questionnaire must be returned by the filing deadline listed above. Application packets will be screened in relation to the criteria outlined in the job announcement. Applicants with qualifications and experience that best relate to the position will be invited to participate in the recruitment process. Possession of the minimum qualifications does not ensure an invitation to the recruitment process. The selection process will include an oral interview and may include other testing processes designed to predict successful job performance.
Reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities may be requested by calling the Personnel Office at least three (3) business days in advance of the scheduled examination/interview date. City appointments are contingent upon successful completion of a post-offer medical examination, including drug screening to comply with our Drug Free Workplace policy, a Live-Scan fingerprint check through the Department of Justice, and credit check. The successful candidate will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the Immigration Reform and Control Act. 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. The City may change the duties of the position at any time. The City reserves the right to change any of the selection procedures or cancel the recruitment entirely.
HOW TO APPLY: Application and supplemental questionnaire may be obtained from the Personnel Office at 16400 Colorado Avenue, Paramount, CA 90723 or downloaded from our website at www.paramountcity.com Telephone: (562) 220-2080. Office hours: Monday-Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.