Internship Details

Bend Park & Recreation District
Website:
https://www.bendparksandrec.org/

Internship Title
Lifeguard
Area Industry Minimum Age* Hourly Rate Interns Needed
Bend Service 15 + $17.00 - $19.38 Depending on Experience 5
Resume Required Requires Cover Letter Interview Required Hours Per Week Days Per Week
Yes No Yes Flexible Flexible, schedule can vary
Application Deadline Start Date End Date Computer Knowledge Drug Screening
Open Until Filled 02-07-22 TBD No Yes
Background Check
Yes

Description
 
Lifeguards are crucial to ensuring safety for swim activities at the Juniper Swim & Fitness Center and Larkspur Community Center. As part of the professional lifeguard team, lifeguards provide for the safety and enjoyment of BPRD guests by anticipating, recognizing, responding to, and managing emergency situations. Serving the public with parks, trails, and recreation is important to Central Oregon residents and visitors, and this position is part of a team responsible for high-quality experiences.
 
A day in the life:
- Anticipate and recognize potential emergencies by maintaining the 10/20 Protection Rule (responding to someone in trouble within 10 seconds and reaching the person in 20 seconds).
- Manage emergencies according to Starfish Aquatic Institute and BPRD protocols.
- Enforce facility and public health rules and regulations.
- Assist with program needs and pool setup.
- Perform cleaning, maintenance, and organization tasks. Serves as a locker room attendant.
- Communicate with patrons and staff in a courteous and professional manner.
- Perform other job-related duties as assigned.
- Participate in district-wide special events as needed.
 
Available Work Schedules:
*Days vary depending on staffing
Opening 5:00 am - 11:00 am
Mid-day 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Closing 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
 
Weekly Bonus:
Lifeguard positions are eligible for a $100 per week bonus for lifeguards who work a regular schedule that includes at least 25 hours per week from approx. 1:00 pm to close (8:30 pm-9:30 pm depending on facility) on weekdays M-F.
 
IMPORTANT:
To be considered for this position candidates must be able to pass a preliminary swim test as part of a conditional job offer. All you need are basic swim skills and willingness to learn the skills required for the position; We will train you from there!
 
All training, including approximately 25-30 hours of online and pool training, will be paid time and lead to licensure as a professional lifeguard.
 
Preliminary swim test:
(100-meters total)
- 50 meters with tube dragging behind you - head up (freestyle or breaststroke).
- 50 meters with the tube under armpits - head up (freestyle or breaststroke).
- Retrieve 10 lb brick in 12 feet deep water.
- Tread water with hands/ears dry for 1 minute.
 
The Interview:
Interviews will be scheduled once an applicant passes the swim test.

 

Educational Aspect

 

Benefits of this position and learning opportunities: 

- Free Starguard Lifeguard Certification training.
- Gain work experience in a public facility.
- Learn how an aquatics system works.
- Improve communication skills.
 
Further Requirements
 
What you'll need for success:
 
Strong Knowledge of:
- Aquatic safety, first aid, and basic life support.
 
Skill and Ability to:
- Effectively communicate with patrons, staff, and volunteers;
- Pass the preliminary swim test;
- Commit to attend paid training or possess current lifesaving and first aid certifications as designated by BPRD;
- Establish and maintain positive, respectful, and cooperative relationships with all contacts;
- Handle stressful working conditions and emergencies;
- Wear appropriate attire to actively participate in all activities.
 
What we're looking for: Education, Experience, and Training:
1. Must be 15 years of age or older; AND
2. Currently attending High school or High school diploma or equivalent; OR
3. Any satisfactory combination of experience and training 
 
License and Certifications:
- Positions require CPR/First Aid certification to be provided through on-the-job training.
- Lifeguard positions require certification, provided through on-the-job training. All training will be paid time as you prepare to become a certified lifeguard.
 
Lift Requirements
 
Working Conditions:

This position includes diverse conditions, schedules, and locations that can work around school, family or other commitments. Duties may be performed either indoors or outdoors, which may include working in extreme weather conditions (warm and humid indoor conditions to cool outdoor conditions) and ongoing exposure to sun and pool chemicals such as chlorine. The work schedule is varied and may require evenings, weekends, and holidays. Hours vary depending upon specific program needs. The flow of work and character of duties involve a high degree of mental and visual attention much or all of the time. Physical exertion includes frequent walking, bending, and the ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds unassisted, pushing, pulling, and kneeling in order to conduct extractions and deliver basic first aid/life support and to deliver and move equipment and supplies. Job stress may include conflict resolution, emergency response, exposure to illness, and periods of continuous demand.


Bend Park & Recreation District
Website:
https://www.bendparksandrec.org/
Internship Title
Lifeguard
AreaIndustry
BendService
Minimum AgeHourly Rate
15$17.00 - $19.38 Depending on Experience
Interns NeededRequires Cover Letter
5No
Interview RequiredApplication Deadline
YesOpen Until Filled
Start DateEnd Date
2022-02-07TBD
Hours/WeekGeneral Computer Knowledge
Flexible No
Drug ScreeningBackground Check
YesYes

Description
 
Lifeguards are crucial to ensuring safety for swim activities at the Juniper Swim & Fitness Center and Larkspur Community Center. As part of the professional lifeguard team, lifeguards provide for the safety and enjoyment of BPRD guests by anticipating, recognizing, responding to, and managing emergency situations. Serving the public with parks, trails, and recreation is important to Central Oregon residents and visitors, and this position is part of a team responsible for high-quality experiences.
 
A day in the life:
- Anticipate and recognize potential emergencies by maintaining the 10/20 Protection Rule (responding to someone in trouble within 10 seconds and reaching the person in 20 seconds).
- Manage emergencies according to Starfish Aquatic Institute and BPRD protocols.
- Enforce facility and public health rules and regulations.
- Assist with program needs and pool setup.
- Perform cleaning, maintenance, and organization tasks. Serves as a locker room attendant.
- Communicate with patrons and staff in a courteous and professional manner.
- Perform other job-related duties as assigned.
- Participate in district-wide special events as needed.
 
Available Work Schedules:
*Days vary depending on staffing
Opening 5:00 am - 11:00 am
Mid-day 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Closing 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
 
Weekly Bonus:
Lifeguard positions are eligible for a $100 per week bonus for lifeguards who work a regular schedule that includes at least 25 hours per week from approx. 1:00 pm to close (8:30 pm-9:30 pm depending on facility) on weekdays M-F.
 
IMPORTANT:
To be considered for this position candidates must be able to pass a preliminary swim test as part of a conditional job offer. All you need are basic swim skills and willingness to learn the skills required for the position; We will train you from there!
 
All training, including approximately 25-30 hours of online and pool training, will be paid time and lead to licensure as a professional lifeguard.
 
Preliminary swim test:
(100-meters total)
- 50 meters with tube dragging behind you - head up (freestyle or breaststroke).
- 50 meters with the tube under armpits - head up (freestyle or breaststroke).
- Retrieve 10 lb brick in 12 feet deep water.
- Tread water with hands/ears dry for 1 minute.
 
The Interview:
Interviews will be scheduled once an applicant passes the swim test.

 

Educational Aspect

 

Benefits of this position and learning opportunities: 

- Free Starguard Lifeguard Certification training.
- Gain work experience in a public facility.
- Learn how an aquatics system works.
- Improve communication skills.
 
Further Requirements
 
What you'll need for success:
 
Strong Knowledge of:
- Aquatic safety, first aid, and basic life support.
 
Skill and Ability to:
- Effectively communicate with patrons, staff, and volunteers;
- Pass the preliminary swim test;
- Commit to attend paid training or possess current lifesaving and first aid certifications as designated by BPRD;
- Establish and maintain positive, respectful, and cooperative relationships with all contacts;
- Handle stressful working conditions and emergencies;
- Wear appropriate attire to actively participate in all activities.
 
What we're looking for: Education, Experience, and Training:
1. Must be 15 years of age or older; AND
2. Currently attending High school or High school diploma or equivalent; OR
3. Any satisfactory combination of experience and training 
 
License and Certifications:
- Positions require CPR/First Aid certification to be provided through on-the-job training.
- Lifeguard positions require certification, provided through on-the-job training. All training will be paid time as you prepare to become a certified lifeguard.
 
Lift Requirements
 
Working Conditions:

This position includes diverse conditions, schedules, and locations that can work around school, family or other commitments. Duties may be performed either indoors or outdoors, which may include working in extreme weather conditions (warm and humid indoor conditions to cool outdoor conditions) and ongoing exposure to sun and pool chemicals such as chlorine. The work schedule is varied and may require evenings, weekends, and holidays. Hours vary depending upon specific program needs. The flow of work and character of duties involve a high degree of mental and visual attention much or all of the time. Physical exertion includes frequent walking, bending, and the ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds unassisted, pushing, pulling, and kneeling in order to conduct extractions and deliver basic first aid/life support and to deliver and move equipment and supplies. Job stress may include conflict resolution, emergency response, exposure to illness, and periods of continuous demand.


Area Coordinator

Larry Holeman
larry@edcoinfo.com
541-815-5005

* Some minimum age requirements are mandated by age and work restrictions mandated by BOLI (Oregon Bureau of Labor & Industries).