Ocean Rescue Lifeguard III Job opening - Fernandina Beach state Florida ( Job openings )
Fernandina Beach , state Florida
( By Press Release office)
2022-01-19T00:00 - 2022-02-18T00:00 | 42 | 1
The City of Fernandina Beach has
an opening for
seasonal part-time (up to 40 hours per week) position(s)
Title: Ocean-Rescue Lifeguard III
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Reports to: Ocean-Rescue Supervisor
Pay Grade: 126 ($15.00 - $19.95)
A. Education and Experience
Must possess high school diploma or GED, or currently be a student.
Must be at least 16 years of age.
Complete one season as an Ocean-Rescue Lifeguard I and one season as an Ocean Rescue Lifeguard II preferred.
Candidates must possess a valid American Safety and Health Institute Basic Life Support, BLS for Healthcare Providers and Professional Rescuers CPR certification.
Candidates must possess a valid American Safety & Health Institute Advanced First Aid certification consisting of no less than 21 hours of training.
Candidates must possess a valid American Safety and Health Institute Bloodborne Pathogens certification.
Attend and successfully complete Lifeguard III evaluation process and department approved operations training.
Valid Florida driver’s license required.
Attend and successfully complete department approved EVOC training.
Must have a valid Fernandina Beach Fire Department Division of Ocean Rescue 16-hour refresher course certificate.
C. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Candidate must complete pre-employment physical and ability test to include:
1. 500 meters (550 yards) swim without equipment that enhances buoyancy or propulsion in 10:00 or less
2. Tread water 5:00 minutes
3. Underwater swim 15 yards
4. Dive and retrieve object from a depth of 7-10 feet
Must have knowledge of USLA standards and procedures for lifeguards, knowledge of lifesaving techniques and procedures.
Knowledge of proper safety and health procedures and precautions.
Must possess the ability to swim strongly and handle frightened victims in water, and the ability to swim 500 meters over a measured course in ten minutes or less.
Effective oral communication skills required.
Must have above average physical endurance and possess adequate vision, hearing
acuity, physical ability and stamina to perform the duties of an open water lifeguard.
Knowledge of public beach accesses preferred. Skill in the performance and direction of ocean rescue operations required.
Responsible work ensuring the safety of swimmers by watching the ocean for swimmers in distress, dangerous currents, or marine life, and performing rescues. Seasonally, work with and lead a team of lifeguards under the supervision of the Lifeguard Supervisor.
1. Lead and be responsible for the efficient, effective and professional delivery of lifeguard services to a specific zone of the beach.
2. Assist in instruction of all beach guards in lifeguard training and recruit academy.
3. Attend in-service training for rescuers and assist with planning and implementation of training.
4. Provide limited supervision, coaching, and guidance to lifeguards assigned to their zone.
5. Sit for extended periods in a stand while relieving lifeguards, while monitoring the ocean.
6. Work with other guards in ensuring the safety of swimmers.
7. Performs CPR and first aid as necessary.
8. Respond to all water-related emergencies within their assigned zone; rescue victims in distress alone or with the assistance from other lifeguards.
9. Perform appropriate follow-up procedures, including the proper use of equipment in the performance of first aid.
10. Assist the public in a courteous and helpful, yet firm manner; help ensure beach rules and regulations are being followed.
11. Operate department vehicles in a safe and courteous manner.
12. Maintain assigned equipment in a ready state; perform safety checks on all equipment in use.
13. Provide guidance to less experiences lifeguards during shift.
14. Read and interpret manuals to ensure safe and efficient operation of equipment.
15. Attend and participate in administrative meetings as required.
16. Comply with OSHA Safety and Health rules.
17. Perform other duties as assigned.
Essential Physical Skills
Acceptable eyesight and hearing (with/without correction), sitting, walking, running, standing, kneeling, bending, climbing, swimming, heavy lifting and carrying (up to 100 lbs.).
Reasonable accommodations will be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability.
Works outside in various weather conditions with exposure to ultra-violet radiation for extended hours on a daily basis. Swims in the ocean and river in sometimes hazardous currents and with dangerous marine life.
Professional knowledge, Safety, Energy, Attention to Detail, Interpersonal skills, Communication (oral and written).
Interested applicants must submit resume and employment application (located at www.fbfl.org) by email at email@example.com or mail to:
City of Fernandina Beach
Attention: Human Resources Director
204 Ash Street
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
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