THE POSITION Benefits Supplemental Questions
This is an hourly position, limited to working 1000 hours
annually. This position is non-benefited and is designated as a
non-classified, at-will position.
The City of Modesto is currently recruiting for Lifeguards to
join our team. This position will be responsible for enforcing
swimming pool regulations, organizing and teaching swim lessons,
and promoting safety and health regulations.
We are looking for someone who can react quickly, likes being
outside and has a passion for giving back to their community. The
Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods Department works closely with
the community providing programming to youth, seniors and all
citizens. As a department, we strive to foster a collaborative and
collegial atmosphere among staff while providing high quality
programs, activities and events to the community and neighborhoods.
We take pride in offering excellent community service while
remaining adaptable and responsive to our residents' needs and
Applicants will be assessed on the application submitted. Due to
the volume of applications received, resumes will not be screened
for the purpose of determining who is the most qualified to compete
in the testing process. It is the applicant's responsibility to
fill out the "Education" and "Work Experience" sections of the
application with complete information and adequate detail. Do not
substitute any part of the application with the words "SEE
All applicants who meet the minimum qualifications of the
position will be placed on an eligible list and invited to a
selection interview with the Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods
Human Resources reserves the right to revise the selection
process to best meet the needs of the City.
ESSENTIAL AND MARGINAL FUNCTION STATEMENTS:
Essential and other important responsibilities may include, but
are not limited to, the following:
Maintain constant surveillance of patrons in the facility; act
immediately and appropriately to secure safety of patrons in the
event of emergency.
Organize and lead various water activities, including swimming
Guide individuals and/or groups in proper swimming techniques
and water safety.
Provide reliable customer service by maintaining the overall
commitment to facility programs.
Maintain and submit reports and records as required.
Attend staff meetings and training sessions as required.
Maintain cleanliness and safety for the pool and the area inside
the pool enclosure, including the men's and women's restrooms.
Operate and perform basic maintenance to pool filtering
Build and maintain positive working relationships with
co-workers, other City employees, and the public using principles
of good customer service.
Observe and maintain a safe working environment in compliance
with established safety programs and procedures.
Perform related duties as assigned.
Practices and techniques to achieve favorable public relations
and appearance that projects a positive image.
Principles and practices of lifeguarding and water safety.
First Aid, CPR, and emergency medical methods and
Proper pool supervision techniques.
Light pool maintenance and pool water chemistry.
Water safety instructions.
Light custodial maintenance techniques.
Understand, follow, and carry out oral and written
Swim 300 yards consecutively.
Develop favorable public relations and maintain an appearance
that projects a positive image.
Think and react clearly, quickly, and accurately in
Work various shifts including days, evenings, weekends, and
holidays as assigned.
Observe assigned working hours.
Prepare reports and records.
Lift and carry heavy objects.
Run forward, backward, and laterally.
Perform light custodial maintenance tasks.
Travel from worksite to worksite as needed.
Read and write at a level necessary for acceptable job
Perform basic arithmetic.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with
those contacted in the course of work.
Experience and Training Guidelines:
Any combination of experience and training that would likely
provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A
typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Some experience as a Lifeguard is desirable.
Formal or informal education or training that ensures the
ability to read and write at a level necessary for acceptable job
performance, including the ability to follow and to interpret
written instructions and to perform basic arithmetic.
License or Certificate:
Possession of a valid American Red Cross Lifeguard Training
Certificate is required within six (6) months of appointment.
Possession of a valid Standard First Aid and CPR for the
Professional Certificate is required within six (6) months of
Possession of a valid American Red Cross Title 22 Certificate is
required within one (1) year of appointment.
Failure to obtain any of the required licenses/certificates
within the prescribed time may result in release from probation or
NOTE: Based on department approval, equivalent certifications
may be accepted.
NOTE: If hired, you will be required to be fingerprinted at time
of appointment, in compliance with Section 10911-5 of the Education
Code and Section 5164 of the Public Resources Code. In addition, it
is the City's policy to not hire individuals convicted of any crime
involving moral turpitude, including, but not limited to:
- An offense involving conduct requiring registration pursuant to
Penal Code Section 290 (sex offender); an offense involving sexual
misconduct with children; an offense involving prostitution
- or an offense involving conduct requiring registration pursuant
to Health and Safety Code Section 11590 (controlled substance
offenders) or any felony offense involving drugs (including
possession, sale, distribution, transporting or conspiracy).
- or a felony offense involving the use of force and violence
upon a person or another, or a misdemeanor offense for same within
the last five (5) years.
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:
Mobility: frequent standing or sitting for long periods of time;
occasional bending or squatting. Lifting: frequently up to 10
pounds; occasionally up to 25 pounds. Vision: constant use of
overall vision; frequent reading and close-up work; occasional
color and depth vision. Dexterity: frequent repetitive motion;
frequent writing; frequent grasping, holding, and reaching.
Hearing/Talking: frequent hearing and talking.
Emotional/Psychological: frequent decision-making and
concentration; frequent public and/or coworker contact; occasional
working alone. Environmental: frequent exposure to noise.
Conditions will vary depending on assignment. Work may also be
performed in a typical outdoor environment on a year-round basis
subject to street or field noise and year-round weather conditions.
Duties may include some recreation-related field noise. Work often
occurs at remote locations. Position may require occasional
overtime, holiday, evening, or weekend work and travel is rare.