Lifeguard I/II-Swimming Instructor

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Miscellaneous



Description The City of Ventura is now accepting Lifeguard II-Swimming Instructor applications for the Aquatics Program. Join the City of Ventura's team of water safety professionals at our state-of-the-art aquatic center. Our complex features a 50-meter competition pool, 25-meter recreation pool, a zero-depth water playground, and two 20-foot waterslides. If you love working with kids, are dependable, have a passion swimming/teaching, and have consistent availability, consider applying for these exciting seasonal Lifeguard I and Lifeguard II-Swimming Instructor vacancies by the May 1, 2021 deadline! For more information about the Ventura Aquatic Center, visit http://www.cityofventura.ca.gov/aquatics. If you have questions about the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources atrecruitment@cityofventura.ca.gov. Minimum Qualifications Lifeguard I - ($14.00 per hour) Under immediate supervision, provides lifeguard services for public swimming and instruction. Requirements: Candidates must be at least 16 years of age at time of appointment, show proof of American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Certification (if certified), successfully complete the physical assessment test and interview process, attend the Lifeguard Recruitment Training Program, facility orientation/skills test, and possess the following certifications by appointment: * American Red Cross CPR-FPR (Professional Rescuer) * American Red Cross Community First Aid * American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Lifeguard II-Swimming Instructor - ($15.00 per hour) Under direct supervision of the Aquatics Coordinator, plans, organizes and conducts swim lessons and performs lifeguard duties specific to program area. Requirements: Candidates must be at least 16 years of age at time of appointment, show proof of American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Certification (if certified), successfully complete the physical assessment test and interview process, attend the Lifeguard Recruitment Training Program, facility orientation/skills test, and possess the following certifications by appointment: * American Red Cross Lifeguard Training * American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Selection Process Notice to all applicants: to be considered for vacancies, you must take and pass a Physical Assessment Test (outlined below). Applicants do not have to possess the required certifications to attend the Physical Assessment Test. If invited to attend the Lifeguard Recruitment Training Program, the City of Ventura will provide the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Certification at no course fee to the applicant. If hired, there is mandatory pre-season training the first weekend of June. Those applying for Lifeguard II-Swim Instructor positions are required to obtain their Water Safety Instructor Certification prior toMay1, 2021 independently. Lifeguard I & Lifeguard II-Swim Instructor applicants: Bring a copy of your application confirmation e-mail to the Physical Assessment Test. Complete the Physical Assessment Testing and subsequent selection steps outlined below. The preferred method of application is on-line, and you are highly encouraged to apply at www.cityofventura.ca.gov/jobs. If you are unable to apply electronically, you may request paper application materials by calling (805) 654-7853 during regular business hours. Paper applications can be FAXed to (805) 648-4467, or mailed or hand-delivered to City Hall at: 501 Poli Street, Room 210; Ventura, California 93002. If you FAX, it is recommended that you also send the original documents. PHYSICAL ASSESSMENT TESTING The Physical Assessment Test consists of a 400- yard swim in under 7 ½ minutes and a 10-lb. brick tread for 1 minute. All skills are pass/fail. Applicants are only required to attend one date.Physical Assessment Testing will be held at the Ventura Aquatic Center located at 901 S. Kimball Road, Ventura, CA. Physical Assessment Dates March 4, 2021 - March 6, 2021 March 11, 2021 - March 13, 2021 On the date of your Physical Assessment Test you MUST bring the following: * A photo ID verifying date of birth * Copy of your confirmation e-mail as proof of applying To schedule a physical assessment please call 805-654-7514. Completion of additional forms related to employment, education, and reference information may be required on the date of your Physical Assessment Test. INTERVIEWS After your Physical Assessment Test, selected applicants will be scheduled for an interview date/time. Interviews are tentatively scheduled and will determine candidates selected to attend the Lifeguard Recruitment Training Program. LIFEGUARD RECRUITMENT TRAINING AND FACILITY ORIENTATION Applicants selected from the interviews will be invited to attend the Lifeguard Recruitment Training (LRT) program, facility orientation and skills test. Attendance on all dates is required in order to successfully complete the course to be considered for this position. Training will consist of American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, CPR for the Professional Rescuer First Aid, and Emergency Medical Response courses, as well as City of Ventura Aquatics Section policies and physical conditioning sessions. Current possession of these certificates does not replace the requirement of attending Lifeguard Recruitment Training. Those successfully completing the skills test and LRT will be placed on a hiring list. All hiring of new staff will be done from this list. For those hired, there is a MANDATORY pre-season training scheduledfor the first weekend in June(times vary). ATTENDANCE AT ALL SESSIONS DURING LIFEGUARD RECRUITMENT TRAINING IS HIGHLY ADVISED. FAILURE TO ATTEND MAY RESULT IN THE DISQUALIFICATION OF THE APPLICANT. * -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), if you need an accommodation in a selection process, please notify the Human Resources Department in writing by the final filing date of the position you are interested in. The Human Resources address is: 501 Poli Street, Room 210, Ventura, CA 93001, (805) 654-7853, e-mail: recruitment@cityofventura.ca.gov. Diversity and Inclusion The City of Ventura values human rights, goodwill, respect, inclusivity, equality, and recognizes that the City derives its strength from a rich diversity of thoughts, ideas, and contributions. As leaders in public service, we aspire to be an employer of choice by promoting an organizational culture that reflects these core values. We seek to attract, develop, and retain a talented and dedicated workforce where people of diverse races, genders, religions, cultures, political affiliations and lifestyles thrive. Our goal is to create a welcoming and inclusive environment that empowers our employees to provide the highest level of service to our community of residents and businesses; they're counting on us. The City is an equal opportunity employer and strives to attract qualified applicants from all walks of life without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state and/or local law. We aim to create an environment that celebrates and embraces the diversity of our workforce. We welcome you to join our team!

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