Aquatic Center Jobs

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Recruitment for Summer 2017 


Join the City of Ventura's team of water safety professionals at the state-of-the-art aquatic center. Enjoy your summer while working outside at this beautiful facility!

Applicant Requirements


Applicants do not have to posses the required certifications to attend the physical assessment test dates listed below. If invited to attend the Lifeguard Recruitment Training program, the City of Ventura will provide the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training course at no cost to the applicant. Those applying for Lifeguard II-Swim Instructor positions are required to obtain their Water Safety Instructor certification prior to employment independently.
Applicants must complete the online application and supplemental questionnaire at www.cityofventura.jobs, and bring a copy of the completed material to the physical assessment test.

Lifeguard Tryouts


Fridays, March 17 & 24, 6-7 p.m.
Saturdays, March 18 & 25, 10-11:30 a.m.
Sundays, March 19 & 26, 9-10 a.m.

Apply online.


Lifeguard II-Swim Instructor


$12 - $13.00/Hour


Under general supervision of the Aquatics Coordinator, plans, organizes and conducts swim lessons and performs lifeguard duties specific to program area. Requirements: Candidates must be at least 16 years of age, successfully complete the physical assessment test, interview process and the Lifeguard Recruitment Training program, and possess all of the following certificates: American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor, CPR/FPR, Community First Aid and Lifeguard Training prior to employment.
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Office Aide


$10.50/Hour


Under general supervision of the Aquatics Coordinator, performs customer service, cashier duties, answers phones, light clerical, computer work, and record keeping specific to program area. Requirements: Candidates must be at least 16 years of age and successfully complete the interview process. No Physical Assessment test required.
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Physical Assessment Test & Interviews


The Physical assessment test consists of a 400-yard swim in under 7 1/2 minutes and a 10 pound brick tread for 1 minute. All skills are pass/fail. Applicants will only be required to attend one date. Please bring a picture ID verifying birth date. Physical Assessment testing will be held at the Ventura Aquatic Center.

After passing the physical assessment test, all applicants must be prepared to complete and submit the following forms: City of Ventura Employment Application and Aquatics Section Supplemental Application. Please bring driver's license and/or school ID. After completing all forms, applicants will be sign-up for an interview. Interviews will determine eligibility for the Lifeguard Recruitment Training program.

Lifeguard Recruitment Training


All applicants achieving a qualifying interview score will be invited to attend the Lifeguard Recruitment Training (LRT) program scheduled in April. Attendance at all dates is required in order to successfully complete the course. Invitations will be announced soon after interviews are completed. Training will be the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, CPR for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid courses, as well as City of Ventura Aquatics Section policies, procedures and physical conditioning sessions. Those successfully completing the LRT program will be placed on a hiring list. All hiring of new staff will be done from this list.

Attendance at all sessions during lifeguard recruitment training is highly advised. Failure to attend may result in the disqualification of the applicant.