Summer Jobs: Long Beach Lifeguard tryouts coming soon

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lifeguards in trainingLong Beach Fire Department Marine Safety Division will hold lifeguard tryouts on Sunday, March 28.

As part of the application process, lifeguard hopefuls will complete a 10-minute interview and a physical examination that includes a 1000-yard ocean swim and a run-swim-run. Please bring a swimsuit, towel, social security card and picture ID.

If accepted, potential lifeguards must complete the 8-day, 80-hour training program.

Examples of Lifeguard Duties include: Watching a designated section of the beach and water from an assigned station; answering calls for help and perform rescue and resuscitation work; warning bathers of beach and water hazards; administering first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation; answering questions of beach visitors; participating on rescue boats; assisting in salvage operations of small boats; and performing other related duties as required. (Visit the Long Beach Lifeguards website for a more complete description of duties.)

No prior training or experience is required. However, applicants need to be 17 years of age as of July 1, 2010. Proof of age (valid driver’s license or birth certificate) will be required when a conditional employment offer is made. Applicants under 18 years of age must possess a valid work permit from his/her high school, a high school diploma or a G.E.D. certificate.

Lifeguards must be available for various work schedules—evenings, weekends, and holiday hours are required. In addition, lifeguards must make a commitment to work the entire summer season, approximately 11-12 weeks.

Lifeguard tryouts will take place Sunday, March 28 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the LBFD Beach Operations Facility, 2100 East Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90803. The facility is at the foot of Junipero Avenue at the west end of parking lot.

For more information call (562) 570-1360.

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