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JUNIOR LIFEGUARD
PARKS & COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPARTMENT
Part-time Seasonal / Temporary / No Benefits

COMPENSATION     

$8.03 – $8.91 per hour, depending on qualifications, education and experience.
Please Note: Compensation is subject to adjustment ($9.22 - $9.88 per hour), pending approval by City Council on February 11, 2014 

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Under supervision of the Recreation Coordinator or Recreation Supervisor, these positions provide assistance to aquatic staff and/or the patrons of the San Ramon Olympic Pool & Aquatic Park including swim lessons and recreational swim.  These positions are seasonal and assigned up to a 40 hour week which may include evenings and weekends.  Candidates must be available to work from June 16 – August 24, 2014, Labor Day weekend, August 31 – September 1, 2014 and must be available for training on June 2 or 3, and June 16-20, 2014.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Typical job duties are:

  • Ensuring patron safety during lap and recreational swim programs, including clearly and professionally conveying rules to patrons and enforcing facility regulations;
  • Assisting with the Swim Lesson program;
  • Maintaining a safe aquatic environment and facility;
  • Greeting the public, responding to patrons questions and inquiries;
  • Attending mandatory trainings and meetings;
  • Assisting senior staff and supervisors as directed;
  • Following the City and Parks and Community Services Department policies and procedures;
  • Assisting with cleaning and routine maintenance of the aquatic facility, including locker rooms, guard office, pool surfaces, and other facility-related duties as assigned; and
  • Presenting and maintaining a professional appearance and demeanor, including wearing appropriate uniform or attire for the position and exhibiting respect and enthusiasm as duties and responsibilities are carried out.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Knowledge of philosophy, objectives and requirements in the implementation of municipal aquatics programs;
  • Knowledge of and application of safety standards and information related to aquatics;
  • Ability to function effectively under direct supervision and develop effective working relationships with fellow City Employees and the public;
  • Must communicate well verbally and in writing;
  • Ability to receive direction and follow oral and written instructions;
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks;
  • Professional work habits including reliability, dependability, creativity and demonstration of enthusiasm;
  • Ability to sit and/or stand for long periods of time; ability to work outdoors in varying weather conditions and with exposure to pool chemicals; vision to read written materials and computer screens, and hearing and speech to communicate in person; and other physical parameters established by facility supervisors; and
  • Ability to work varying shifts, including nights, weekdays and weekends.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Completion of a Junior Lifeguard course is preferred or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. Prior experience in working with children and the public is desired.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be a minimum of 14 years old, work permit is required if under age 18;
  • Appropriate clearance from background check and/or fingerprinting;
  • A negative skin test for TB within the last 2 years; and
  • Proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

SELECTION PROCESS

The most-qualified applicants, as determined by an initial screening of applications, will be invited to participate in the application and testing process.  Depending on the position, testing may consist of physical tests, aptitude and skills tests, written and oral portions.  The application and testing process also includes background checks, including, but not limited to: driving record, Department of Justice Livescan fingerprinting, employment references, negative TB test, work permit (for students in high school) and criminal background checks.   A City application is required. For an application packet, please call our 24-Hour Job Hotline at (925) 973-2505, write to jobs@sanramon.ca.gov, or download a City application. Applications are also available to pick up at any of the City of San Ramon Community or Aquatic Centers. 

Application Due Date

Swimming Assessment

Oral Interviews

March 28

April 2-4

April 8-10

Applications received after 5:00 P.M. on Friday, March 28, 2014 will not be considered for summer employment.  Facsimiles and scanned applications will not be accepted. 

Please mail or hand-deliver your completed application to:

San Ramon Olympic Pool & Aquatic Park
Attn: Andrew Hubbard
9900 Broadmoor Dr.
San Ramon, CA 94583

The City of San Ramon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex origin or disability. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, should special accommodations be necessary at any stage of the selection process, please contact Andrew Hubbard, at (925) 973-3231.

Information contained herein is subject to change without notice.

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