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February 12, 2020
Mariposa, California
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There are currently fifteen (15) Lifeguard I-II-III -Extra-Help Only
(Part-Time)available positions with the Parks and Recreation Division
of the Public Works Department.



To assist in maintaining swimming pool safety rules and procedures both inside and outside the pool area; to assist in teaching swimming lessons; and to assist in upkeep of pool and surrounding facilities. This job class exercises responsibility for maintaining a safe environment for swimming pool activities, maintains accurate records of pool use, and assists in general upkeep of pool facilities. Advancement to Lifeguard II or III is based upon departmental need and is not automatic.

Lifeguard I is the entry-level class in this series and works under close supervision within a framework of well-defined policies and procedures. Lifeguards II and III work under general supervision within a framework of standard policies and procedures. Under direction of the Facilities and Recreation Services Manager or the Recreation Supervisor, Lifeguards II and III may act in a lead capacity to provide oversight of aquatics programs conducted at County facilities located outside the Mariposa town area.

Receives direction from the Facilities and Recreation Services Manager, and/or the Recreation Supervisor, and/or the Director of Public Works and Transportation. Examples of Duties

Maintains swimming pool safety rules and procedures.

Assists in the training, assignment, and monitoring of work for summer pool employees.

Administers first aid and CPR as needed.

Assists as a swim lesson aide.

Performs cashiering duties; operates a cash register or uses a cash box, receives money, makes change, and receives funds for classes.

Assists in counting and preparing funds for deposits.

Completes and submits daily pool tally sheets, incident/accident reports, receipts, and general pool operation reports, etc.

Performs general custodial duties in the upkeep of pool, pool office, dressing rooms, and restrooms; maintains sanitary conditions and disposes of debris.

Assists with daily safety checks on pool equipment.

Performs other related duties similar to the above in scope and function as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Lifeguard I:
Qualified work experience as a lifeguard is desirable but not mandatory.
Lifeguard II:
200 hours of work experience as a lifeguard.
Lifeguard III:
400 hours of work experience as a lifeguard.

Additional Requirements: (Lifeguard I, Lifeguard II, and Lifeguard III)
Possession of current certifications issued by the American Red Cross, American Heart Association, or YMCA as required by State of California Title 22 regulations for Lifeguards, which includes First Aid and CPR/AED certifications.Copies of certifications must be attached to your application.

Possession of a valid California driver's license or reliable transportation to and from assigned work areas.

Ability to successfully complete a background check and be fingerprinted.

Applicants under 18 years of age must provide a valid and current work permit at the time of employment; applicants must be a minimum of 15 years of age.

This class specification lists the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive. Incumbents may be expected to perform job-related duties other than those contained in this document.

Supplemental Information

Knowledge of:
Swimming pool safety rules and procedures.

The safe use and care of cleaning materials, chemicals, and equipment used in general custodial work.

Proper safety practices to be followed for a variety of recreational programs.

Ability to:
React quickly and calmly to pool emergencies.

Train, direct, and monitor the work of summer pool employees.

Perform routine arithmetical calculations accurately.

Make change accurately.

Maintain accurate records.

Use cleaning materials and chemicals safely and efficiently.

Understand and follow both oral and written instructions.

Communicate effectively in both oral and written forms.

Meet the physical requirements necessary to perform the duties of the job.

Establish and maintain effective work relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties.

Work is performed at a swimming facility.

Requires the ability to use vision and/or hearing to identify and evaluate field emergencies; to perform pool rescues; to sit on a continuous basis while observing patrons using the pool facilities; intermittently stand, bend, squat, climb, kneel, balance, twist, and reach when assisting pool patrons; use hands to finger, handle, feel, or operate objects, tools, or controls; swim and lift moderate weight; visually differentiate between colors when using the water quality testing kit; and occasionally lift and/or move heavy weight. Exposure to variable temperatures and weather conditions; strong and unpleasant odors and fumes; noise from children; allergens such as pollen and insect stings and bites; pool chemical fluctuations, which may cause eye and skin irritation; and the exposure to infections, which may cause chronic disease or death, while administering first aid.

All interested applicants must complete and submit a job application including any required supplemental questionnaires, and attach any required documentation. For those who meet the minimum qualifications, a competitive evaluation of the training and experience described on your application or supplemental questionnaire, a written examination, a structured oral interview, a performance rating, or a combination of any of these, may be performed. You will be scored based on that competitive evaluation. This process may be altered if there are ten or less applicants that qualified.

Extra-Help employees are not entitled to County benefits.

Please describe in detail all of your formal training and experience that qualifies you for this position.

    Please describe your knowledge of swimming pool and related area maintenance. Include your use of chemicals and pool maintenance equipment.

      Please describe any experience you have as a participant or volunteer working with children in organized youth activities.

        A requirement of this position is possession of current certifications issued by American Red Cross, American Heart Association, or YMCA as required by State of California Title 22 regulations for Lifeguards, which includes First Aid and CPR/AED. Copies of your certifications must be attached to your application. Did you attach copies of your required certificates?

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