Instructor Guard

City Of Ontario Ontario , CA 91761

Posted 2 weeks ago

The Position

Instructor Guard

Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received. This recruitment may close at any time without notice.

Note: Review of applications is scheduled on March 15, 2019

Do you enjoy being outdoors and helping others? Looking to gain work experience and learn new skills? If so, the City of Ontario invites you to spend your Summer with us by becoming an Instructor Guard. The Recreation and Community Services department is now seeking enthusiastic individuals to staff its four aquatic facilities located throughout the City. Instructor Guards assist in pool recreational activities, observe swimmers, and enforce regulations in the guarding of life as well as prevention of accidents. The Instructor Guard position requires additional training beyond that of the Lifeguard position.

This is a part-time position in the City's aquatics program. The work schedule is determined by availability, operating hours, and the incumbent's skill level in the position. Part-time/temporary positions are scheduled to work no more than 20 hours per week and are not eligible to participate in the City's health insurance or retirement plans. If your application is accepted you will be invited to participate in an assessment process which will include an interview and swim test. Assessment date and additional details regarding the assessment process will be provided if selected to proceed.

The Community Life and Culture Agency

The City of Ontario's Community Life & Culture Agency endeavors to meet the Ontario City Council goal to "encourage, provide or support enhanced recreational, educational, cultural and healthy city programs, policies and activities." Community Life & Culture does this through a comprehensive array of programs, activities, services and events available through the Recreation & Community Services, Library and Museum Departments as well as the Arts & Culture program.

The mission of the Recreation & Community Services Department is to enhance community value through diverse opportunities, personal growth and healthy lifestyles by providing quality and affordable programs and services. The vision statement of the Recreation & Community Services Department is to be the leaders in building a healthy community through memorable experiences; connecting people to recreation. The Priority Values of the Recreation & Community Services Department include the following:

  • Commitment: We are passionate in delivering superior service to both our internal and external customers; taking pride in positively influencing their lives.

  • Fun: Be enthusiastic, love what you do, and make it enjoyable for all.

  • Diversity: We welcome and honor the fundamental value and dignity of all individuals.

  • Wellness: We strive to provide an environment that promotes overall health to every individual.

  • Integrity: We make ethical behavior the foundation of all actions.

  • Innovation: We achieve continuous improvement by taking risk, welcoming new ideas, learning from our mistakes and celebrating our successes.

  • Teamwork: We take seriously our obligations to empower every person to achieve more by making opportunities available for personal growth.

The City of Ontario

The City of Ontario is a dynamic leading community in the Inland Empire with a variety of full-time and part-time employment and volunteer opportunities. Ontario enjoys the reputation of being a progressive City which provides solid leadership to its citizens and to the business community. The City provides a full range of services to the community including; Police, Fire, Administrative Services, Community Life & Culture, Development, Economic Development, Housing & Neighborhood Preservation, Public Works and the Ontario Municipal Utilities Company. The City's team is staffed with approximately 1,200 full-time and 200 part-time diverse and talented employees who work to support a common goal of providing excellent service to the community.

We invite you to learn more about the City of Ontario by reviewing the City's website. A few useful links are also listed below:

Approach to Public Service (Core Values for City of Ontario employees)

OntarioCityEmployees.org (Information about City of Ontario employee benefit plans)

The Ontario Plan (The City's Comprehensive Business Plan for Development)

Examples of Essential Functions

The essential functions typically performed by the Instructor Guard include the following:

  • Assists Pool Manager with aquatic activities for the recreation program including swim lessons, recreational swims, swim teams, and other related activities.

  • Inspects facilities for safety issues and maintenance concerns.

  • Keeps proper records.

  • Performs other job related duties and responsibilities as required.

Qualification Guidelines

Requirements

Ability to establish, foster, and maintain positive, harmonious working relationships with other employees, officials, and the public.

Special Requirements

Must be at least 16 years of age at time of appointment. All candidates appointed to this position who are under the age of 18 and have not graduated from high school will be required to obtain a work permit by the date of new hire orientation. This position requires the ability to work a flexible schedule which may include evenings, holidays and weekends.

Licenses or Certifications

At time of appointment (hire), applicant must possess the following valid American Red Cross certificates:

  • Lifeguard Training

  • Standard First Aid

  • Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for the Professional Rescuer

  • Water Safety Instructor certification (WSI)

Desirable

  • Personal skill in the leadership of swimming activities.

  • Ability to lead groups in swimming at the beginning and advanced levels.

  • Knowledge and philosophy of aquatic activities for groups and individuals.

Note

The selection activities for this position may include a swim test. All potential hires are required to pass a fingerprint review, pre-employment physical examination and TB test.Supplemental Information

Lifeguard Training

The City of Ontario provides Lifeguard Training courses to assist you on your way to becoming an aquatics professional.

Successful completion of water safety courses and all required tests does not guarantee employment with the City of Ontario; however, completion of requirements are necessary for successful eligibility for this position.

Participants must be 15 years old before the final class session, be able to swim 300 yards with a combination of breaststroke and front crawl, and pick up a 10-pund brick from a depth of 7 feet and swim 25 yards with it. Attendance at all classes required- NO EXCEPTIONS! Participants receive class syllabus with confirmed dates and times upon enrolling in the class.

Classes are offered by the City of Ontario's Recreation and Community Services Department on a variety of dates. For more information on these classes please visit the City of Ontario website at www.ontarioca.gov or call (909) 395-2513.

LOCATION: Westwind Pool and Colony High Pool

FEE: $135 (+ $6) Fee includes pocket mask.

March Class Dates*

Friday, March 22, 2019
5:00 pm-8:00 pm @ Colony H.S.

Saturday, March 23, 2019
9:00 am-6:00 pm @ Colony H.S. and Westwind

Sunday, March 24, 2019
9:00 am-6:00 pm (test day)

April Class Dates*

Friday, April 5, 2019
5:00 pm-8:00 pm @ Colony H.S.

Saturday, April 6, 2019
9:00 am-6:00p m @ Colony H.S. & Westwind

Sunday, April 7, 2019
9:00 am-6:00 pm (test day)

  • Dates/Times are subject to change

Transportation is not provided

Water Safety Instructor (WSI) Training

The City of Ontario provides WSI Training courses to assist you on your way to becoming an aquatics professional.

Successful completion of water safety courses and all required tests does not guarantee employment with the City of Ontario; however, completion of requirements are necessary for successful eligibility for this position.

Participants must be 16 years old before the final class, be able to swim Front Crawl, Back Crawl, Breaststroke, Sidestroke, Elementary Backstroke and Butterfly for 25 yards, and tread for 1 minute. Attendance at all classes required- NO EXCEPTIONS! Participants receive class syllabus with confirmed dates and times upon enrolling in the class.

Classes are offered by the City of Ontario's Recreation and Community Services Department on a variety of dates. For more information on these classes please visit the City of Ontario website at www.ontarioca.gov or call (909) 395-2513.

LOCATION: Westwind Pool and Colony High Pool

FEE: $150 (+ $6)

March Class Dates*

Friday, March 29, 2019
5:00 pm-8:00 pm @ Colony H.S

Saturday, March 30, 2019
9:00 am-6:00 pm @ Colony H.S. & Westwind

Sunday, March 31, 2019
9:00a m-6:00 pm (test day)

April Class Dates*

Friday, April 12, 2019
4:00 pm-9:00 pm @ Colony H.S

Saturday, April 13, 2019
9:00 am-6:00 pm @ Colony H.S. and Westwind

Sunday, April 14, 2019
9:00 am-6:00 pm (test day)

  • Dates/Times are subject to change

Transportation is not provided

Fee Reimbursement

Candidates who are successfully hired into the position of Lifeguard, Instructor Guard, Pool Manager or Senior Pool Manager may be eligible for a partial reimbursement of course registration fees up to $100 per course. Reimbursements will be refunded to the original payee. To be eligible for reimbursement, the candidate must meet the following requirements:

  • Complete and pass the Lifeguard and/or Water Safety Instructor course.

  • Successfully complete any required selection processes and be hired as a Lifeguard, Instructor Guard, Pool Manager or Senior Pool Manager with the City of Ontario.

  • Work a minimum of 150 hours during the 2019 season (May 2019 August 2019).

How to Apply

Apply online by clicking on the "Apply" link at the top of this announcement. If this is the first time applying for a position using governmentjobs.com you will be prompted to create a new user account, otherwise log in with your user name and password. Your application and responses to any supplemental questions will be used to evaluate your qualifications for this position. It is suggested that your application include the following:

  • List any relevant experience and education that demonstrates that you qualify for the position.

  • List all periods of employment for at least the past 10 years, beginning with your most recent or present employer (including, if applicable, all employment with the City of Ontario).

  • Separately list each position held, including different positions with the same employer.

A resume may be attached to your application but will not substitute for the proper completion of your application. Applications that are not properly completed may be rejected.

Email Notices

Email is the primary way that the Human Resources or Hiring Department will communicate with you. Please check your email account (including the SPAM folder) on a regular basis for any emails related to the application or selection process. Emails from the city of Ontario will come from "@ontarioca.gov" or "governmentjobs.com." If you change your email address after submitting your application please visit governmentjobs.com and update your profile.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any additional questions regarding the application process, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions page.


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