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Ventura County Lifeguard I/II - Seasonal

Company: Ventura County
Location: Ventura
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Ventura County Lifeguard I/II - SeasonalPrint (ApplyVentura County Lifeguard I/II - Seasonal Salary$15.97 - $18.55 HourlyLocationOxnard, CAJob TypeIntermittentDepartmentHarbor DepartmentJob Number1071HAR-21AA (SA)Closing4/22/2021 5:00 PM PacificDescription Benefits Questions DescriptionPLEASE NOTE: APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY 5:00 P.M. ON THURSDAY, APRIL 22, 2021, WHEN THE RECRUITMENT CLOSES. NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THAT DEADLINE. THE PERFORMANCE EXAM ON SATURDAY, MAY 1, 2021, IS AN "INVITATION ONLY EVENT." INVITATIONS WILL BE SENT ON FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 2021. Lifeguard I/II - Under immediate supervision, regulates the use of a specific section of beach area; performs rescue work and renders first aid as necessary; and performs related duties as required.The ideal candidate will have outstanding swimming and endurance skills, the ability to react calmly in emergency situations, some knowledge of first aid, and the ability and willingness to perform rough water rescues in potentially hazardous surf conditions.Harbor Department Lifeguards are scheduled beginning with Memorial Day weekend (Saturday, May 29) through Labor Day weekend (Monday, September 6). Some personnel may work prior to and after the season to perform routine maintenance, equipment inventory, and recruitment activities.APPROXIMATE SALARIES:Lifeguard I: $15.96Lifeguard II: $18.54BILINGUAL INCENTIVE: Incumbents may be eligible for bilingual incentive depending upon operational need and certification of skill.VETERAN'S POINTS: The Lifeguard I is a trainee/entry level classification and veteran's points may apply to eligible applicants.TENTATIVE SCHEDULERECRUITMENT OPEN: Friday, March 26, 2021RECRUITMENT CLOSE: Thursday, April 22, 2021EXAM INVITATIONS SENT: Friday, April 23, 2021PERFORMANCE EXAM (local candidates): Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 9:00amPERFORMANCE EXAM (out of state candidates): TBDExamples Of DutiesDuties may include, but are not limited to, the following:Operates and maintains life-saving equipment and facilities in an assigned beach area;Performs lifeguard services, including performing rescue work and rendering first aid as required;Advises public of and enforces beach regulations in an assigned area;Determines surf conditions and advises public of unsafe conditions, including in-shore holes and rip-currents;May maintain and clean restrooms and empty beach trash barrels; andPerforms other related duties as required.Lifeguards are represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Local 721 and are eligible for overtime compensation.Typical QualificationsThese are entrance requirements to the examination process and assure neither continuance in the process nor placement on an eligible list.EDUCATION, TRAINING and EXPERIENCELifeguard I: No experience required. Some beach lifeguard experience is desirable.Lifeguard II: One season (or equivalent to 90 work days) experience as a beach lifeguard.NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTSApplicants must be at least 16 years of age.If under the age of 18, successful candidates must provide a valid work permit prior to being placed on the work schedule.Possession of a valid California driver license while employed.Strong swimming skills.Must pass training provided the week beginning Monday, June 14, 2021, to qualify for hire.Must possess a current CPR for emergency responders; the CPR certification must be equivalent to the American Red Cross standards.Must possess a certificate of completion for First Aid for the emergency responder (21 hour course); the certificate must be equivalent to the American Red Cross standards.Must be able to work weekends and holidays.CPR and First Aid certification training will be provided during training week. However, current certifications will be honored. Certifications are required prior to being placed on the work schedule.DESIREDMaturity to act calmly and rationally in an emergency situation.Experience demonstrating effective oral communication skills.Knowledge of potentially hazardous weather/surf conditions.Ability to perform tasks requiring maximum physical exertion.Emergency Medical Technician I certificate.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIESWorking knowledge of lifesaving techniques, first aid, water safety, and use of lifesaving equipment; beach/harbor regulations.Working ability to:Effectively determine safe and unsafe surfing and swimming conditions and effectively communicate such conditions to others;Perform difficult rescues in rough surf;Swim, carry a rescued adult for considerable distance through rough surf;Perform basic maintenance and cleaning of equipment, facilities and restrooms; andDeal tactfully and effectively with others including the representatives of other public agencies.Recruitment ProcessFINAL FILING DATE: Your application must be received by the County of Ventura, Human Resources in Ventura, California, no later than 5:00 P.M. on Thursday, April 22, 2021.To apply on-line, please refer to our web site at A paper application can be obtained by calling (805) 654-5129. Our address is: County of Ventura, Human Resources Division, 800 South Victoria Avenue, L-1970, Ventura, CA 93009.NOTE: If presently permanently employed in another "merit" or "civil service" public agency/entity in the same or substantively similar position as is advertised, and if appointed to that position by successful performance in a "merit" or "civil service" style examination, then appointment by "Lateral Transfer" may be possible. If interested, please click here (for additional information.Applicants must provide sufficient information under the Education/Work experience portion of the application and supplemental questionnaire in order to determine eligibility. A resume may be attached to supplement your responses in the above-referenced sections; however, it may not be submitted in lieu of the application.SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE - qualifying: All applicants are required to complete and submit the questionnaire for this examination AT THE TIME OF FILING. The supplemental questionnaire may be used throughout the examination process to assist in determining qualifications and acceptability for the position. Failure to complete and submit the questionnaire may result in removal of the application from further consideration.APPLICATION EVALUATION - qualifying: All applications will be reviewed to determine whether or not the stated requirements are met. Those individuals meeting the stated requirements will be invited to continue to the next step in the examination process.PERFORMANCE EXAMINATION - Pass/Fail: Candidates will be required to complete several job-related tasks where essential job duties and the job environment are simulated. The method of completing the tasks, the time required, and the final product will be scored and evaluated. Events may include, but are not limited to a timed 1,000 meter swim in open ocean-rough water and/or a timed 1,200 meter run-swim-run-swim-run. Candidates must pass the exam to qualify for placement on the eligible list.LOCAL CANDIDATES: The Performance Exam has been scheduled for Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 9:00 am. Registration will be at 8:30 am. NO GOGGLES OR WETSUITS ALLOWED.OUT OF STATE CANDIDATES: Exam date TBDCandidates must sign a waiver to participate in the performance examination. For candidates at least 16 years of age but under 18 years of age, a parent or legal guardian MUST be present at the exam to sign the waiver.Candidates successfully completing the examination process may be placed on an eligible list for a period of six (6) months. The eligible list established from this recruitment will be used to fill these positions only and is for Intermittent employment only. Incumbents are not eligible for benefits. It is anticipated there will be twenty (20) Intermittent vacancies.If appointed at the lower level, incumbents may be promoted to the higher levels without further examination upon meeting the minimum requirements, demonstrating satisfactory performance, and in accordance with the business needs of the department.SELECTION INTERVIEWS: Candidates successfully completing the Performance Examination may be interviewed the same day.BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION: A thorough pre-employment, post offer background investigation which may include inquiry into past employment, education, criminal background information and driving record is required for this position.For further information about this recruitment, please contact Sabrina Anderson by email at or telephone at (805) 654-2642.YOUR BENEFITS AS A COUNTY OF VENTURA EMPLOYEEService Employees International Union (LOCAL 721)(SEIU)In addition to your annual salary, the County of Ventura offers you an extensive benefits package, including:FLEXIBLE BENEFIT PROGRAM: Employees can allocate the County's non-taxable biweekly contribution among several benefit options. Employees regularly scheduled to work 60 hours or more biweekly receive a Credit Allowance of $447.00. Employees regularly scheduled to work 4059 hours biweekly receive a Credit Allowance of $313.00.Medical, Dental, and Vision Plans for you and your dependents. Current premium amounts can be found on the Benefits website (Spending Accounts which increase your spending power by reimbursing you with pre-taxed dollars for IRS approved dependent care and health care expenses.Pre-tax Salary Reduction available if the costs for the benefit options you select exceed the County's contribution. This saves you taxes by lowering your taxable income.Cash added to your biweekly taxable pay, depending on the selection you have made.Employees in Optimum Census Staffing positions receive medical coverage under the Ventura County Health Care Plan, and earn limited benefits such as vacation and sick leave.EMPLOYEE HEALTH SERVICES CLINIC: Available to you for treatment of minor illness or injury.10 PAID HOLIDAYS: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and one 8-hour floating holiday. Holiday time is pro-rated for permanent part-time employees.PAID VACATION: 14 days earned each year, increasing in increments after 5 years of service to 24 days per year after 15 years of service. You may accumulate up to 400 hours. You may redeem a portion of the accrual annually, after 10 years of service. You will be paid the value of your accrued credits upon retirement or termination. Earned vacation hours are pro-rated for permanent part-time employees.PAID SICK LEAVE: 80.08 hours earned per year. You may accrue up to 800 hours and will be reimbursed annually for 25% of the number of hours over the maximum. A cash payment of 25% of unused hours will be made if you retire or terminate with more than 10 years of service. Earned sick leave hours are pro-rated for permanent part-time employees.MILEAGE REIMBURSEMENT: You receive mileage reimbursement at the standard rate established by the Internal Revenue Service for each mile driven on County business.UNIFORM PROVIDED: The County will provide uniforms or uniform allowance when required.TEXTBOOK AND TUITION: When courses have been satisfactorily completed, the County will reimburse you to a maximum of $900 per fiscal year for tuition and books for off-duty, job-related courses. Other maximums apply to Exempt employees, Nursing Care Coordinators, and Clinical Coordinators. This benefit is prorated for part-time employees.EDUCATIONAL INCENTIVE: The County may provide up to a 5% incentive pay for educational attainment if not specifically required by your job. You may only receive one form of incentive pay or premium pay and will receive that which provides the greatest incentive.DEFERRED COMPENSATION PROGRAM: You may choose to contribute to one or both of the County's deferred compensation plans (established under Internal Revenue Code Sections 401(k) and 457). If you participate in the County sponsored 401(k) plan, the County will match a part of your contribution up to 1.75% of your salary, on a pay period basis. You must be regularly scheduled to work at least 40 hours each pay period to be eligible to participate in the 401(k) plan. These plans enable you to build long-term savings while deferring current federal and state income taxes. In addition to pre-tax contributions, you are also able to make after-tax contributions through the Roth option available in the 457 plan.RETIREMENT/SOCIAL SECURITY: Both the County and you contribute to the Ventura County Employees' Retirement Association (VCERA) and Social Security. VCERA is a defined-benefit pension plan that provides a lifetime retirement after being vested and meeting eligibility requirements. Benefits vest after 5 years of service. Employees hired to work less than 64 hours biweekly participate in a Safe Harbor retirement plan in lieu of VCERA and Social Security.FAQs (STATE DISABILITY INSURANCE (SDI): This program provides weekly benefits in the event of short term disability. Premiums are automatically deducted from your pay.OPTIONAL WAGE SUPPLEMENT PLAN: You may purchase short-term disability coverage in weekly benefit amounts of $45 or $80. You must be regularly scheduled to work 40 hours or more each pay period to participate, and must enroll within 90 days of employment).DEATH BENEFIT: Your department will provide a $1,000 death benefit payable to your designated beneficiary in the event of your death if you are enrolled in the Flexible Benefits Program.OPTIONAL GROUP LIFE INSURANCE: If you are a regular County employee with a regular work schedule of at least 40 hours per pay period you may purchase term life insurance coverage for either $10,000 or one times your annual base salary, without evidence of insurability, if you enroll within your first 90 days of eligibility. You may also be eligible to purchase term life insurance at group rates for two or three times your annual salary, subject to evidence of insurability. Dependents life insurance is also available for employees who purchase optional life insurance coverage.OTHER BENEFITS: The County also offers an Employee Assistance Program, a Wellness Program, and a Work/Family Program which includes child care and elder care referrals.This Summary is informational only and cannot modify or affect your benefits in any way, nor shall you accrue any rights because of a statement or omission from this Summary. Please note that Optimum Census Employees and Per Diem Pool employees are only eligible for limited benefits. Please refer to Plan Brochures and Memorandum of Agreement for detailsLinks to SEIU Memorandum of Agreement 2016-2019 (Professional ClassificationsUnion Codes: UPA, UPC, UPE, UPH, UPI, UPJ, UPT, UWS01 Describe your education, training and/or experience demonstrating the ability to communicate effectively with the public. 02 Describe your education, training and/or experience related to hazardous ocean conditions. 03 Applicants must be at least 16 years of age to proceed through the process.Please, select the answer which describes you. I am younger than 16 years of age and understand this will disqualify me from this recruitment.I am 16 years of age or older.04 If 16 years of age but under the age of 18, successful candidates must provide a valid work permit prior to being placed on the work schedule.Please, select the answer which describes your situation. I am at least 16 years old, but not 18 years old, and, if selected, will be able to provide a valid work permit prior to being placed on the work schedule.I am at least 16 years old, but not 18 years old, and cannot provide a valid work permit which I understand disqualifies me from proceeding in this recruitment.I am at least 18 years old and do not need a valid work permit prior to being placed on the work schedule.05 A Performance Examination will be held to determine if applicants possess sufficient swimming skills. Candidates must sign a waiver to participate in the Performance Examination. For candidates at least 16 years of age but under 18 years of age, a parent or legal guardian MUST be present at the exam to sign the waiver.Chose the statement which describes your situation. I am at least 16 years of age but under 18 years of age and will be able to have a parent or legal guardian present at the Performance Examination to sign the required waiver.I am at least 16 years of age but under 18 years of age and will not be able to have a parent or legal guardian present to sign the required waiver and I know that this will disqualify me from proceeding in this recruitment.I am at least 18 years of age and do not need a parent or legal guardian present to sign the required waiver.06 Are you an out of state candidate that will need a later examination date? Yes, I am an out of state candidate and will need a later examination dateNo, I am not an out of state candidateRequired QuestionAgencyVentura CountyAddress800 S. Victoria AvenueLOC. #1970Ventura, California, 93009Phone(805) 654-5129 Websiteverify your email addressVerify Email

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