On Saturday, March 9th, 2019, 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 Long Beach Lifeguard Beach Operations located at 2100 East Ocean Boulevard. Please note the best access for parking is to enter off Junipero Avenue. In addition, each candidate must bring a swimsuit, towel, and picture identification (i.e. California Identification Card or Driver’s License).
There will be an optional Tryout Orientation on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. at Long Beach Lifeguard Beach Operations (2100 E Ocean Blvd.)
See below for qualifications, exam schedule, and duties.
8:00 a.m. Briefing and Sign-up (Driver’s License or CA ID Card required at Sign-Ups)
9:00 a.m. Ocean Swim, 1000-yards
9:45 a.m. Run-Swim-Run
12:00 p.m. Announce candidate list for pre-employment scored oral interview
Formal Interviews will be taking place between March 11th and 20th, 2019 at Long Beach Lifeguard Beach Operations (2100 E Ocean Blvd.). Emails will be sent out to confirm interview times. All candidates moving forward are required to have an active email and working phone number.
Placement in the 1000-yard ocean swim and run-swim-run will determine who moves forward to the pre-employment scored oral interviews. All candidates will enter the pre-employment scored oral interviews at an equal level. The pre-employment oral interview scores will determine who qualifies for the Training Program. The candidates will enter into the Training Program after successful completion of all pre-employment forms, live scan and medical exam.
The 8-day, 80-hour Training Program is tentatively scheduled for the following dates: Sunday, May 12, Sunday, May 19, May 25-26, June 1-2, and June 8-9. Training days will begin at 8:00 a.m. and include training in lifeguard tactics, lifeguard operations, first aid, D.O.T. first responder, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, rescue buoys, rescue boards, and timed events. Training will include comprehensive written and practical testing.
Ocean Lifeguard Duties:
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