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City of IB has Openings for Seasonal Lifeguard Positions, Apply now till May 22

May 15, 2015 03:54PM ● Published by Paul Spear

Job Title: BEACH LIFEGUARD (Seasonal Opening)

Date/Time to file Application:

Tue. 04/07/15 12:00 AM PST - Closing Date/Time:  Fri. 05/22/15 5:30 PM PST

Time Salary: $14.86 - $18.96 Hourly

Job Type: Seasonal/Part-Time

Location: Ocean & Beach - 950 Ocean Lane, Imperial Beach, California

Department: Public Safety/Ocean Beach

April 1 to September 30
Maximum of 1,000 hours
in the season; no benefits.

The physical abilities test and interview will take place on: 

·        Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. 


·        Friday, May 22, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. 

Under direction, maintain surveillance over a section of beach from an assigned station or patrols a section of beach in a vehicle, in the protection of life, prevention of accidents, and enforcement of City ordinances; performs aquatic and medical rescues; and performs other related work required.



Works under general direction of Beach Lifeguard II ‘s. Incumbent does not supervise.

 Duties and Responsibilities:

·        Safeguard the ocean and beach using public by maintaining surveillance over a assigned area from a station or, patrols an assigned area in a radio equipped emergency vehicle, and take preventative actions and safety interventions, in the protection of life and prevention of accidents.

·        Perform rescues and administer medical aid as needed; operates boats, all terrain vehicles, and specialized lifesaving equipment.

·        Perform search and recovery in the ocean and other waterways.

·        Interpret, explain, and enforce applicable codes, ordinances, regulation, policies and procedures to the public.

·        Maintain safety equipment, facilities, and supplies within the Lifeguard Division.

·        Prepare clear and concise records, reports, and logs.

·        Subject to twenty four hour emergency call; responds to emergencies when off duty; and completes other work assigned.

Peripheral Duties:

·        May lead tours, or provides routine lifeguard operations and beach safety information to the media and general public.

·        Take part in lifeguard and emergency medical training and drills.

·        Attend lifeguard staff meetings.

·        May testify in court regarding matters of enforcement and litigation.

 Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Knowledge of:

Records and reports, and public relations; all functions and duties performed by the division; modern principles, practices, and concepts of modern lifesaving techniques, boating safety, and equipment used; advanced first-aid and resuscitation methods and equipment operations; emergency medical system; ocean conditions and patterns; beach, surf, and ocean hazards; safe driving principles and practices; occupational hazards and safety practices necessary in the area of work assigned; principles and practices of underwater search and recovery techniques and basic diving physics.


Ability to:

Interpret, explain, and enforce relative laws, ordinances, regulations; prepare clear and concise reports; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective relationships with persons and agencies concerned with the division; size up emergency situations and adopt a quick, effective courses of action; swim and/or operate water craft in adverse weather and surf conditions for extended periods of time; and meet department health and physical standards.



High school graduation, State of California accredited equivalency, or G.E.D.. Any combination of training and/or experience that could likely provide the desired knowledge and abilities.  


Possession of the following certificates will be required at time of hiring:  

·        San Diego Regional Lifeguard Academy’s Introduction to Open Water Lifeguarding certificate in the last 24 months; or has worked at least a 1,000 hours in the last 24 months at a Southern California lifeguarding agency certified with the USLA as Advanced Open Water  

·        A valid Class “C” California Driver’s License

·        Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) American Red Cross for the Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers, or American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers

·        American Red Cross Emergency Medical Response, or a valid San Diego County Emergency Medical Technician I  

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