Safeguard the public throughout the beach and open ocean waters; detect and rescue persons or vessels in distress; enforce beach regulations; provide assistance to beach users; teach ocean rescue techniques, beach first aid, lifeguard communications and use of rescue boards/equipment to children in the Junior Lifeguard Program; perform all related duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Examples of Important & Essential Duties (included but not limited to):
Patrol and perform preventative actions, rescues, and safety interventions; render aid and medical assistance; issue water safety warnings; operate and maintain rescue equipment; advise the public of laws, rules, regulations, and safety practices governing beach use; respond to call outs for beach and other emergencies and perform related duties and responsibilities. Essential duties require the strenuous physical activities and skills associated with open water lifeguarding. The work environment includes possible exposure to cold, heat, chemical, biological, environmental and mechanical hazards. Candidates must have the ability to travel to different sites and locations.
Required to test for Lifeguard:
Certificate of completion, or proof of current enrollment in “Intro to Open Water Lifeguarding /Lifeguard Academy” is required
Completed City application
Candidates must be at least 18 years of age at time of testing
Valid Driver’s License or picture ID at time of testing Required to be hired as a Lifeguard:
In addition to the above, the following certifications must be completed and submitted to Human Resources. Candidates who fail to do so will be required to go through the entire try out and interview process again.
Certificate of completion of an Open Water Lifeguard Course approved by the USLA
Emergency Response Certification OR Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certificate
CPR /AED for the Professional Rescuer, or Healthcare Provider
A completed City application with required attachments must be submitted electronically. Paper copies of certifications and paper applications will not be accepted . Applicants failing to submit the required documents prior to the testing will not be allowed to test.
Application Process and Deadline:
Applications and required certifications must be received electronically though NEOGOV by 12:00 PM (noon) the day prior to testing. Applications will be considered incomplete until all required documents and certifications are received. Applicants failing to submit the required documents prior to the testing will not be allowed to test.
Testing Location: Encinitas Lifeguard Headquarters, located at Moonlight Beach. Picture ID is required to test. Testing Dates: Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. ( this testing may be canceled if all positions are filled for the season) Testing Components:
500 meter ocean swim in less than 10 minutes
Dummy Drag of 50 feet in 30 seconds (165 lbs.)
CPR drill (applicants who do not have a current CPR certification will be tested on a later scheduled date) Interview Process:
Panel Interviews will occur on the day of testing, beginning at 1:00 pm for individuals who pass all portions of the physical and skills tests listed above. The testing and interview process may take the entire day, please plan your day accordingly.
Required courses are paid entirely by the applicant and are not reimbursed by the City. Click here for information about the San Diego Regional Lifeguard Academy. Click here for information about obtaining your EMR certification.
The City of Encinitas and the San Dieguito Water District provide equal opportunity employment for all persons without regard to race, color, religion/religious creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, physical disability, mental disability, marital status, age, ancestry, genetic information, medical condition, political affiliations, veteran status, Family Leave Act status, AB60 CA Driver’s License status or status with pregnancy, child birth or breastfeeding. The City and Water District encourage minorities, disabled persons and women to apply. Qualified applicants who move to the next level of the selection process must notify the Human Resources Office if accommodation is needed. A thorough background check will be conducted for the candidate(s) seriously considered for the position including fingerprinting and reference checking. A contingent job offer may be given pending the results of medical evaluation, which includes a physical, TB testing and drug and alcohol screening. The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.