Port Hueneme Lifeguard

The City of Port Hueneme is a coastal community in Ventura County.  It supports lifeguard services at Hueneme Beach to provide a safe environment for summer visitors.  The Lifeguard Program is essential to the community providing staff trained and equipped to meet United States Lifesaving Association (USLA) standards.  Basic duties of the Hueneme Lifeguards is to rescue distressed ocean swimmers, render first aid, assist the U.S. Coast Guard or other agencies with boat rescues, initiate safety contacts with the public to provide preventative actions, keeps accurate documentation of incidents and maintains facilities and equipment.

For more info go to: http://www.ci.port-hueneme.ca.us/index.aspx?nid=984


Process

  • Applications are only accepted when there is an open recruitment for the position and must be received by the filing deadline.  FAX will not be accepted, nor will resumes in lieu of applications.
  • Resumes and supplemental questionnaires must be submitted simultaneously with applications.
  • Candidates who successfully move through the screening process will be notified by mail.
  • A written exam and oral interviews are required as well as a background investigation, medical exam and drug screening.
  • Verification of proof to identify eligibility for employment in the United States will be required.

For a full explanation of the hiring process and to access an online application, follow the link below:
http://www.ci.port-hueneme.ca.us/index.aspx?NID=931

Contact

City of Port Hueneme
250 North Ventura Road
Port Hueneme, Ca. 93041

Phone:  (805) 986-6500
Website: http://www.cityofporthueneme.org

California Surf Lifesaving Association
http://www.cslsa.org/employment/testdates.asp

Prerequisite

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Have experience in open water lifesaving, minimum 2 years
  • Have knowledge of and apply the basic principles and techniques of USLA standards regarding ocean life-guarding and beach safety.
  • Effectively operate lifesaving equipment, vehicles and radio equipment.
  • Ability to work and communication effectively as an individual, a co-worker and team member and as a public educator.
  • Ability to react and respond quickly while exercising reasonable independent judgment in emergency situations, keeping a clear head and performing duties effectively and efficiently.

Special Requirements:

  • Successful completion of a thorough course in Open Water Lifesaving, meeting USLA standards.
  • Demonstrate the ability to swim 500 meters (550 yards) over a measured course within ten minutes or less
  • Possess adequate vision, hearing acuity, physical ability and stamina to perform duties of an open water lifeguard, as documented by a medical physician.
  • Certified “First Aid for the Professional Rescuer” (21 hour course)
  • Certified “CPR for the Professional Rescuer”