In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application.
1. General Experience: You must have at 6 months of general experience. General experience is defined as (l) any type of work that demonstrates the applicants ability to perform the work of the position, or (2) experience that provided a familiarity with the subject matter or processes of the broad subject area of the occupation. It may have been gained in the private sector, volunteer service, military service, and/or government service, etc. Note: Your resume must include the month/year and number of hours worked per week for all employment. (You must be at least 16 years of age by entrance on duty date.)
2. Education: Successful completion of one year of study above high school. (If you are using education to qualify, failure to submit the required documentation will result in you being rated ineligible. See sections on "College Transcripts" and "Foreign Education" below for required documentation.)
3. Combination of Experience/Education: You must have a combination of the general experience and education as described in 1 and 2 above that equals 100 percent when combined.
Selective Placement Factor: You must possess ALL of the following current and valid nationally recognized certifications and provide a copy of your certifications with your application package. Failure to provide information regarding certifications will result in an ineligible rating.
A. Lifeguard Certification
B. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) Certification, which includes adult, child, and infant procedures.
C. Basic First Aid Certification
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
· Ability to orient lower graded employees, distribute/balance work assignments, and monitor work accomplishment.
· Basic knowledge of lifesaving, first aid, and CPR as would be learned through an approved course leading to certification.
- · Limitedknowledge of swimming facility rules, work procedures, equipment, and materials to perform standing, recurring tasks.
- · Demonstrated current physical ability to swim to and rescue swimmers of all age groups up to and including adult and to administer CPR to adults, children and infants.
PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS: If you are using education to qualify, failure to submit the following documentation will result in you being rated ineligible. You must submit a legible copy of all your college transcripts or a complete list of all college courses you have completed that identify for each course: the college or university attended, semester or quarter hours earned, grade and grade-point received. Transcripts must reflect receipt of degree and date degree was awarded, if applicable. If selected, you will be required to provide an official copy of college transcripts before entering on duty.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.
ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
· Must possess a current and valid nationally recognized lifeguard certification covering lifesaving and water rescue methods, skills, and procedures.
- · Must possess a current and valid nationally recognized basic first aid certification.
- · Must possess a current and valid nationally recognized CPR certification, which includes adult, child and infant procedures.
- · Position requires pre-employment screening for swimming ability, rescue skills, and CPR skills.
- · Participation in required in-service training and maintenance of physical capabilities to perform rescues throughout the period of employment. All certifications must remain current during the period of employment.
- · If position is identified as having "regular contact with children" (e.g. youth swimming lessons instructor) in accordance with public law, a criminal background check must be completed.
- · Some physical exertion is required in effecting a swimming rescue. Must be able to lift and carry 45 pounds and over. Much of the time is spent sitting, standing, or walking; however, bending, lifting, pushing, pulling, kneeling, or reaching is required. A physical may be required.
· May be required to work other than normal duty hours, which may include evenings, weekends and holidays.