ATTENTION: To be considered for employment with the City of Boca Raton, applicants must provide at least ten (10) years of continuous employment history, if applicable. In the event the applicant has not been employed for ten (10) continuous years, all time for the ten (10) year period prior to the date of application must be accounted for including periods of school, unemployment and retirement.
TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION, YOU MUST POSSESS
AND ATTACH COPIES OF THE FOLLOWING VALID CERTIFICATIONS AND SUBMIT WITH YOUR APPLICATION:
CPR Certification (American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer or American Heart CPR for the Health Care Provider).
First Aid Certification (American Red Cross First Aid or American Heart Heartsaver First Aid).
Lifeguard Training Certification (American Red Cross Lifeguarding, YMCA Lifeguard Training, or Previous ocean lifeguarding experience).
PRE-EMPLOYMENT TESTING INFORMATION:GENERAL DEFINITION OF WORK
Qualified applicants will be contacted via email and required to participate in pre-employment swim and rescue testing. Testing will be held at 8:00am on To Be Determined Date.. You will be scheduled for this testing after it has been determined that the minimum qualifications and licenses requirements have been met.
Performs responsible protective service (ocean rescue) work in ocean rescue operations in accordance with established guidelines and policies; does related work as required. Work is performed under immediate supervision.
Observes beach and ocean from tower for unusual and/or unsafe conditions and activities;
Signals boaters, surfers, and jet skiers to stay out of safe swimming areas;
Maintains an awareness of, prevents, and reacts to life-threatening situations;
Patrols beach on foot, warns beach patrons of dangerous conditions and situations;
Carries reserve boards, oxygen resuscitators and first aid kits to and from the beach;
Treats land patrons for minor first-aid injuries.
Monitors tide changes, water, and wind conditions and warns beach patron of changes;
Informs beach patron of various City ordinances and enforces same;
Responds to questions concerning ordinances and beach or ocean conditions;
Opens and closes lifeguard towers; ensures equipment is present and in good working order;
Records beach and ocean conditions on billboard;
Assists with programs, classes, and special events;
Participates in morning workout and physical fitness exercises;
Performs related tasks as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
General knowledge of the laws, ordinances and policies related to emergency services in ocean rescue; general knowledge of ocean rescue services practices and procedures; ability to prepare clear and concise reports, ability to pass pre-employment and annual requalification tests; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and the general public.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school.
CERTIFICATIONS / PROFESSIONAL LICENSES:
CPR Certification (American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer or American Heart CPR for the Health Care Provider) is required.
First Aid Certification (American Red Cross First Aid or American Heart Heartsaver First Aid) is required.
Lifeguard Training Certification (American Red Cross Lifeguarding, YMCA Lifeguard Training, or Previous ocean lifeguarding experience) is required.
After initial employment training period, employee must meet training and certification requirements of United States Lifeguarding Association agency certification program. After initial employment training period, must possess American Red Cross Emergency Response Certification.
Possession of a valid State of Florida Class "E" driver's license with no more than six (6) points in a three (3) year period.PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Essential for full time employee during declared storm emergency.
Must have 20/30 corrected vision in both eyes, correct color vision and depth perception. Must be able to lift and carry articles weighing up to 50 lbs. and push articles weighing up to 150 lbs. Must be able to wear safety glasses, goggles, safety harness, gloves, and face shield. Exposure to extreme temperatures and weather conditions. Exposure to electricity, heights of up to 15 ft., noise, moving mechanical parts, confined spaces, vibration, dust, vapors, fumes, poisons, animals/insects, mist, gases, irritants, asphyxiants, and bloodborne pathogens.
POST-OFFER BACKGROUND REQUIREMENTS:
The background check process for this position may include:
- Criminal Background Check
- Employment Verification
- Reference Checks
- Motor Vehicles Report (MVR) Check
- Workers' Compensation
- Certification/License Verification
- Drug and Alcohol Screen
Job Type: Part-Time
Location: Ocean Rescue, Boca Raton, Florida
Agency: Recreation Services