City of Carlsbad

Carlsbad – The Community: This nearly 40 square mile city is ideally situated in north San Diego County with an approximate population of ~115,000. It offers a great climate, beautiful beaches, lagoons, and abundant natural open space. World-class resorts, family attractions, well-planned neighborhoods, a diverse business sector, and a charming village atmosphere combine to create the ideal California experience.

The Department: You will join a nationally accredited agency (one of only five agencies in the State of California) by the Commission for the Accreditation of Parks & Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) amongst a team dedicated to upholding the department’s mission to promote community health and wellness while building a diverse culture that embraces change and continuous improvement.

Position: The lifeguard is a part-time, year-round position. Under the supervision of the Aquatic Supervisor or Recreation Supervisor-Aquatics, the person in this position will observe swimmers protect life, prevent accidents, enforce regulations and do related work as required. Qualified applicants will be called in for an “in-water skills test” and upon successful completion will be scheduled for an oral interview.

The in-water skills test includes: • 5-minute treading water while holding a 10lb brick • 100-meter swim (1:40 minutes or less) • Passive submerged victim rescue (14ft depth) with removal • Adult CPR • Swim 25 yards, retrieve a 10lb brick, swim 25 yards, and exit the pool

More information regarding our aquatics division and programs can be found on our website. • Observe the activities of swimmers in and around a public pool to assure that policies, rules, and regulations are observed, and hazards are eliminated or minimized • Maintain group and individual discipline • Rescue persons in danger and provide first aid as necessary • Give accurate information about aquatic facilities and programs. Assist in conducting special events and in the maintenance operation of aquatic facilities • Other duties as assigned

Possess current certificates in the following: • CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer (CPR-FPR) • Lifeguard Training Knowledge of: • Principles and techniques of preventive lifeguarding, water rescues, first aid, and CPRAbility To: • Earn Tittle 22 Certificate within one year of being hired (we offer this training onsite) • Swim with proficiency and endurance • Analyze situations and adopt a quick, effective course of action • Maintain constant observation of an assigned area to identify signs of danger • Deal effectively and tactfully with the public, and work cooperatively with others

Entry Level: • Any combination that provides the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying Highly Desirable:

• One summer of part-time experience as a lifeguard • Title 22 Certificate • EMR Certificate • Equivalent training certificates will be accepted if approved by the County of San Diego EMS authority • EMT Certificate •

Equivalent training certificates will be accepted if approved by the County of San Diego EMS authority SPECIAL CONDITIONS:

• Must be available full time from mid-June through August, as scheduled, without summer vacation leave • Must be available to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends, holidays, and split shifts, dependent upon seasonable program needsFor questions regarding certification, training, or qualifying experience, please contact the following Parks and Recreation Aquatics Staff: • Tracy Stayton: • Nathan Baker: • Timothy Kane:

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