Saturday March 15, 2014, beginning at 8:00 a.m. the Long Beach Fire Department
will hold an open test for anyone interested in becoming a Seasonal Lifeguard.
Tryouts will be held at the Long Beach Lifeguard Beach Operations located at
2100 East Ocean Blvd (enter off Junipero Ave. for parking lot).
See below for
qualifications, exam schedule, and duties.
- No prior training or experience is required
- 17 years of age as of July 1, 2014 - Proof of
age required at time of conditional employment offer (valid Driver’s License or
- Any applicant under 18 years of age must
possess a valid work permit from his or her high school, high school diploma or
G.E.D. prior to the start of the training program.
Exam Schedule 8:00 a.m. Briefing
and Sign-up 9:00 a.m. Ocean
swim, 1000-yards 9:30 a.m.
Run-Swim-Run 12:00 p.m. Announce
candidate list for pre-employment scored oral interview 12:30 p.m.
Pre-employment interviews begin 2:30 p.m.
The 1000-yard ocean
swim, run-swim-run, and the pre-employment scored oral interviews will
determine who qualifies for the Training Program. Candidates will enter into
the training program after successful completion of all pre-employment forms
and a medical exam. The 8-day, 80-hour
Training Program is tentatively scheduled for the following four (4)
consecutive weekends: Saturday, May 10-Sunday, May 11; May 17-18; May 24-25 and
May 31-June 1. Training will be from 8:00 a.m. to approximately 6:00 p.m. daily
and include training in lifeguard tactics, lifeguard operations, first aid,
D.O.T. first responder, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, mechanical
resuscitators, rescue buoys, rescue boards, and timed events. Day 8 will
include comprehensive written and practical testing. Trainees must
successfully complete the Training Program to continue employment and may be
assigned a schedule for the 2014 season. Schedules will be assigned based upon
total scores accumulated during the Training Program. The starting pay for a
Seasonal Lifeguard is $19.20 per hour, upon completion of the Lifeguard
- Watch a designated section of the beach and
water from an assigned station
- Answer calls for help and perform rescue and
- Warn bathers of beach and water hazards
- Administer first aid, cardiopulmonary
- Use and maintain rescue equipment
- Take charge of lost children
- Answer questions of beach visitors
- Advise regarding local beach and waterway
- Serve as a crewmember or ride-along on rescue
boats and in lifeguard vehicles
- Assist in salvage operations of small boats
and their property
- Complete and maintain activity records
- Perform other related duties as required