Employment

POOL & BEACH LIFEGUARD RECRUITMENT

 

2018 RECRUITMENT :

 

If you are interested in competing for a position with Golden State Lifeguards, please download the application (see below) and mail to our offices for immediate consideration. You may also send a resume in lieu of application to hr@goldenstatelifeguards.com.

All candidates will be notified by mail of testing and interview site. (*All no shows will be permanently disqualified)

Competition will be tough as we place high expectations on lifeguards to make the cut. We want the best!

 

What to expect:

 

1. Skills Testing – This is designed to select the strongest and most skilled lifeguards as we place high expectations on our staff.

– Pool Lifeguards: Must complete 400 meter medley (breast, back, side and crawl stroke), must complete 70 foot rescue tow using rescue tube, must demonstrate proficiency in performing CPR. Top 25 candidates will be invited to oral interview based on performance.

– Beach Lifeguards: Must complete a 500 meter open water swim (finishing times based on ocean conditions at time of examination). Top 20 candidates will be invited to oral interview based on completion times.

2. Oral Interview – This will be conducted by a panel of 3 senior officers upon completion of lifeguard examination.

3. Announcements – At the end of day, candidates will be notified of qualification or disqualification and then proceed to next phase.

 


EMPLOYMENT

 

As of March 2016 and in response to the California Government’s initiative to raise the minimum wage to $15.00 an hour, we have now implemented new guidelines and requirements that will help us to hire the most skilled lifeguards for the team. If any candidate seeking to obtain a position with Golden State Lifeguards does not possess the minimum requirements for employment, unfortunately will not be considered.

Starting pay will be $15.00 an hour for candidates with the following requirements. Pay commensurates with experience.

We are currently hiring for the following positions:

  • Lifeguard I ($15.00/hr) Basic
  • Lifeguard II ($16.00 – $20.00/hr) EMR
    – Pools
    – Beach/Ocean
  • Lifeguard III ($18.00 – $20.00/hr) EMT or Paramedic
    – Beach/Ocean


Anyone interested in lifeguard employment must have the following to be considered:

 

Must be at least 18 years of age –
All candidates must be 18 years or older or preferably over 21 as maturity is a factor in the quality of services provided to our loyal and esteemed clients. It is also a factor as we are contracted to provide services for VIP, celebrity and adult pool parties.

We are seeking lifeguard candidates that possess a California EMR or EMT certification – (optional)
In order to continue to provide the best service to our clients and future clients, all candidates must have additional training that ensures we render a higher level of medical care on the deck as warranted.

All candidates must be strong swimmers and physically fit-
The cornerstone of the job of lifeguard is having strong swimming skills. Without those skills, the rescuer could potentially be a victim as well especially in open water environments such as ocean/beach or lakefront. Each candidate will be tested!

All candidates must have 2 years of verifiable lifeguard experience –
Experience as a lifeguard is crucial! Anything less than 2 years as a pool guard or ocean/beach guard will not be eligible. Experienced lifeguards take precedence over non-experienced candidates.

**All candidates with no experience will be required to attend lifeguard academy; PASS/FAIL ONLY

All candidates will be required to pass an extensive drug & background check –
Our success depends on the quality of lifeguards we employ and we have a zero tolerance policy for recreational drug use such as marijuana. Our background checks sexual predator status, felonies and misc. offenses.

All candidates must be U.S. Citizens and must be local to jurisdiction applied to –
All candidates must have a valid California driver license and must be a resident in the area they wish to serve.

If you possess the requirements, you are eligible to download our application for immediate consideration or send resumes to hr@goldenstatelifeguards.com! Please include copies of your current and valid certifications/licenses.

All materials can be filled out and mailed to:

Golden State Lifeguards
c/o Human Resources Officer
21123 1/2 Costanso Street
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
747-444-1035

 

Official Golden State Lifeguards ApplicationClick Here!

 

 

 


 A message from our Human Resources Dept.:

 

Every year it has become even more challenging to recruit mature, responsible and experienced lifeguards who want to work in a public safety position with a premier company that is highly sought after in the Southern California events and motion picture industry.

We are in the midst of one of the most severe lifeguard shortages ever witnessed and the problem has become even more pronounced especially within the last 5 years. We surmise that problem can be directly attributed to the fact that many individuals have been taught that working hard does not yield results and that any entitlements that are available should be sought.

With entitlements and recreational marijuana use on the rise, we have had to scrutinize candidates like never before which has resulted in a 98% failure/disqualification rate among candidates.

We have been asked to ease up on requirements however when lives are depending on us, we can’t and will not compromise on recruitment standards. Our goal has been and will always be to raise the bar where others have dropped the ball!

If you choose to apply for a position, be prepared to earn your spot on this team.

Thank you,

Human Resources Staff

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