City of Milpitas

Job title: Lifeguard


Company: City of Milpitas

Job description: Definition


Under direct supervision of the Recreation Supervisor, Recreation Pool Manager and Recreation Assistant Pool Manager, Lifeguards / Swim Instructors will ensure the safety of facility patrons by preventing and responding to emergencies and instruct swim lessons for participants of all ages.

In addition, Swim Instructors are responsible for instructing all swim lesson participants, ensuring the safety of all participants in their class, instructing and evaluating students participating in swim lessons, submitting completed participant report cards on time and attending mandatory meetings and training sessions as scheduled.

The individual must be able to represent the City of Milpitas Recreation Services in a professional manner and follow the City’s and Recreation Services’ polices and regulations.

Examples of Duties

  • Maintaining constant surveillance of patrons in the facility
  • Acting immediately and appropriately to ensure the safety of patrons in the event of an emergency
  • Providing emergency care and treatment as required until the arrival of emergency medical services
  • Performing various maintenance duties as directed to maintain a clean and safe facility
  • Preparing and maintaining appropriate reports
  • Having thorough knowledge of rescue techniques
  • Understanding and enforcing of facility rules, policies and procedures, having leadership, public relations skills and decision-making skills.

Typical Qualifications

Lifeguard / Swim Instructor

  • Minimum age at the time of hire is 15 years old.
  • Knowledge of and the ability to demonstrate skills in swim lesson instruction.
  • Ability to work independently and possess energy and enthusiasm.
  • Pre-Employment testing of swimming skills and knowledge through a Lifeguard Academy
  • Must have experience in working with children (3 – 17 years of age) and adults (18+ years of age).

Swim Instructor

  • American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI) certification preferred, but not required

License and Other Requirements

Upon selection, additional requirements include:

  • Tuberculosis test
  • Fingerprint clearance (Department of Justice background check) if 18 years or older

Supplemental Information

The City of Milpitas is an Equal Opportunity/ADA employer. Reasonable accommodation in the application, examination, and selection process will be made upon request to Human Resources at (408) 586-3090.

Expected salary: $15.65 – 21.56 per hour

Location: Milpitas, CA

Job date: Wed, 03 Aug 2022 23:32:00 GMT

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