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Senior Lifeguard - Spring & Summer Programs

Company: Government jobs
Location: Buena Park
Posted on: January 22, 2023

Job Description:


Applications will be accepted on a CONTINUOUS BASIS until positions are filled. Apply early! This position may close at any time without notice. Interested parties are strongly encouraged to submit application materials as soon as possible.

The City of Buena Park Community Services Department
is hiring responsible, enthusiastic, and energetic Senior Lifeguards

Summertime is just around the corner! Put your swimsuit on and help create a fun, safe atmosphere at the local pool in the community of Buena Park! Be a hero, enjoy the sun, and have fun - all while earning money!

This position requires the availability to work a flexible schedule that may require nights, holidays, and weekend work assignments.


Under general supervision, the Senior Lifeguard supervises pool lifeguards and other pool personnel; directs pool activities on an assigned shift; applies life saving and swimming principles and practices; first aid principles and practices; and does related work as required.


This is a part-time, non-benefited, position working 10-20 hours per week. The Senior Lifeguard is differentiated from the Lifeguard in that it can perform more tasks independently. This position may provide direction to other Lifeguards and pool personnel. This position provides an opportunity for incumbents with an interest in pursuing a career in municipal government to learn about municipal government functions and gain experience by completing tasks and special assignments related to the program area.


The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.

  • Assist in training, scheduling, supervising, and evaluating aquatic staff and other employees.
  • Ensures an excellent guest experience and maintains order among pool patrons.
  • Oversees plans, develops, conducts and supervises a wide variety of activities and the daily operations of aquatics programming.
  • Adheres to City and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Takes charge of emergency situations and provides emergency care as necessary.
  • Assists in organizing and conducting weekly and annual in-service training for aquatic staff.
  • Assigns job responsibilities such as facility clean up and maintenance.
  • Maintains program records and prepares reports as required.
  • Tests and monitors water chemistry and clarity; and inspect facilities.
  • Monitors and assists with desk reception, telephone support and related customer service activities.
  • Monitors and assists in accepting registrations and fees, processing receipts, and accounting for money.
  • Monitors and assists in preparation of facilities for regular operation of recreation swim, lessons, and other daily operations.
  • Removes and replaces pool covers and lane lines. Assists with routine pool cleaning and maintenance work on or around swimming pool.
  • Monitors and patrols the swimming pool and aquatics facility including keeping a lookout for accidents in the water and pool area; warn patrons and dangerous practices with pool usage.
  • Follows and enforces pool regulations and codes in an effort to prevent patron accidents.
  • May perform the duties of a Lifeguard, Swim Instructor, and Cashier as needed.
  • May act for the Aquatics Coordinator in his/her absence.
  • Assists in citywide special events and community recreation activities.


    Knowledge of:

    Professional lifesaving standards; methods of organizing, conducting and supervising aquatic programs; swimming pool rules and general care of children.

    Ability to:

    Perform basic arithmetic; plan, organize and conduct aquatic programs to completion; maintain accurate records and prepare reports and communicate effectively both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, volunteers, participants, and the public; pass a swim test, and demonstrate the ability to perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Automated External Defibrillator (AED), and administer lifesaving measures and first aid.


    The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Physical Demands

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, sit, stand, swim, run, turn, twist, bend, balance, push, pull, reach, lift, carry, climb, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to touch, handle, or operate objects, tools, or controls; must be able to move up to 100 pounds; may be exposed to direct sunlight, heat, wet and/or humid conditions, toxic, chlorinated water and caustic chemicals.

    Mental Demands

    While performing the duties of this class, employees are regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret data, information and documents; analyze and solve problems; observe and interpret situations; learn and apply new information or skills; perform highly detailed work; work on multiple, concurrent tasks; work with frequent interruptions; work under intensive deadlines; and interact with staff, management, vendors, contractors, the public, and others encountered in the course of work.


    Employees typically work outdoors at City recreation pools, facilities and venues; required to perform physical work.


    Any education, training or experience which would provide the required knowledge and abilities and one year paid or volunteer experience working in an aquatic program. LICENSES/CERTIFICATES/SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

    All applicants must possess the following valid American Red Cross Certifications: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)/Automated External Defibrillator (AED), Lifesaving for the Professional Rescuer, and Standard First Aid (or equivalent) within 30 days of appointment.

    All applicants must be a minimum of sixteen (16) years of age or older at the time of application. APPLICANT INFORMATION/EXAM WEIGHT

    Interviews and Water Assessment are REQUIRED exams for this position.

    Applicants must file a concise and complete City application regarding their qualifications for the position online through the Human Resources Department web page at www.buenapark.com/hr as soon as possible. Applications may be accompanied by a resume describing experience, education, and training in relation to the requirements of the position, however, resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a City employment application.

    All applications will be reviewed and only those candidates determined to be most qualified on the basis of experience and education, as submitted, will be invited to participate in the selection process. The selection process may include but is not limited to oral interview and/or written exams and oral presentations. Successful candidates will be placed on the employment eligible list from which hires may be made. The list is valid for up to one year unless exhausted sooner.

    The City of Buena Park is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ancestry, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, age, veteran status, or disability.

    The City of Buena Park Alcohol and Drug Abuse Policy requires that all applicants undergo drug and alcohol testing prior to employment.

    Below is a list of key benefits offered to part-time, seasonal, and limited service employees of the City of Buena Park and is only a summary of benefits. They are not intended to replace or modify the legal plan documents on file in the Human Resources Department.

    SALARY RANGE: Composed of six (6) steps - Entry step through E step (Except management positions). Each step represents an increase of approximately five (5) percent.

    RETIREMENT: Provided through deferred compensation 457 plan administered by Nationwide Retirement Solutions. Employee pays member contribution of 3.75%. The City matches the employee's contribution of 3.75%.

    EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: Available to all City employees and their immediate families.

    OC CREDIT UNION: Available to all City employees and their families.

    01 To better evaluate your qualifications for this position, responses to this supplemental questionnaire are required. The information you provide will be used to determine your eligibility to continue in the selection process. An incomplete and inaccurate application may lead to disqualification. It is your responsibility to fill out the application thoroughly and accurately. Resumes will not be accepted instead of completing these questions. Please provide concise, descriptive, and detailed information when answering the questions. If you do not have experience, please write "NONE". NOTE: 'See resume', 'See above', or copy and paste of your resume are not considered qualifying responses and will not be considered when evaluating your qualifications.
  • I acknowledge receipt of this information and understand the instructions.

    02 What is your highest education completed?
    • No Diploma
    • High School or G.E.D.
    • Some College - 59 units or less
    • Some College - more than 60 units
    • Associate's Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree

      03 Are you a minimum of sixteen (16) years of age or older at the time of application?
      • Yes
      • No

        04 How many years of paid or volunteer experience do you have working in an aquatic program?
        • No experience
        • Less than 6 months experience
        • 6 months to less than 1 year experience
        • 1 year to less than 2 years experience
        • 2 to less than 3 years of expereince
        • 3 to less than 4 years of experience
        • 4 to less than 5 years experience
        • 5 years or more experience

          05 How many years of paid or volunteer experience do you have working in an aquatic program?
          • No experience
          • Less than 6 months experience
          • 6 months to less than 1 year experience
          • 1 year to less than 2 years experience
          • 2 to less than 3 years of expereince
          • 3 to less than 4 years of experience
          • 4 to less than 5 years experience
          • 5 years or more experience

            06 Do you have experience with scheduling, training, and evaluating the work of part time staff and/or volunteers?
            • Yes
            • No

              07 Are you available to work different shifts including nights, holidays, and weekends?
              • Yes
              • No

                08 Are you available to work on Saturdays?
                • Yes
                • No

                  09 Do you possess a Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification?
                  • Yes
                  • No

                    10 Do you possess Automated External Defibrillator (AED) certification?
                    • Yes
                    • No

                      11 Do you possess Lifesaving for the Professional Rescuer certification?
                      • Yes
                      • No

                        12 Do you possess a Standard First Aid (or equivalent) certification?
                        • Yes
                        • No

                          * Required Question

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