The City of Cupertino Parks and Recreation Department is hiring
Lifeguards and Swim Instructors at Blackberry Farm Park for the
2021 operating season (late May to end of September). Applicants
must show proof of up-to-date Red Cross certificates for Lifeguard,
First Aid, and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer prior to the
first day of employment.
Lifeguards and Swim Instructors are responsible for the safety and
well-being of patrons at the pool as well as for teaching swim
lessons. The position requires a fun and positive disposition,
excellent customer service and communication skills,
problem-solving skills, and the ability to work well with a
Lifeguard and Swim Instructor is a seasonal part-time, temporary,
non-benefited, and at-will position from late May 2021 through the
end of September 2021. It is also limited to no more than 995 hours
per fiscal year. Applicants must possess all relevant
certifications before the first day of employment.
Management reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind
the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable
accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the
essential functions of the job.
Maintain constant and active surveillance of patrons in the
Follow the Emergency Action Plan in the event of an emergency.
Act immediately and appropriately to secure the safety of patrons
in the event of an emergency.
Provides emergency care/treatment as required until the arrival of
emergency medical services.
Conduct swim lessons for various ages and skill levels.
Keep accurate progress records.
Present a professional appearance and attitude at all times.
Enforce all policies, rules, and regulations.
Perform cleaning duties as directed to maintain a clean and safe
Maintain a high level of customer service.
Perform various maintenance and cleaning duties as directed.
Promptly completes and files all required paperwork.
Attend bi-weekly scheduled training and staff meetings.
Understand safety precautions in and around the pool.
Understand and follow written and oral instructions.
Must be responsible, alert, courteous, and punctual.
Manage time effectively, show initiative, and work
Work and communicate effectively with peers, supervisors, and
patrons in a team setting.
Available to work weekends and evenings.
Provide own transportation to and from work.
Education and Experience
Must be a minimum of 15 years old and possess the current Red Cross
certificates listed below.
Licenses and Certificates
Must possess current Red Cross certificates: Lifeguard, First Aid,
CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer.
If you do not have current certifications, you must be able to
attend, and pass, a certification class at Blackberry Farm
tentatively scheduled for April 12-16, 2021, OR, with proof of
payment, the City will reimburse you for the cost of Red Cross
lifeguard certification training taken at the location of your
choice at the end of the Blackberry Farm season.
Application and Selection Process
If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit your City
of Cupertino employment application to Human Resource. This
recruitment is open until filled and subject to close at any time.
Applications must be filled out completely. Failure to list work
experience or stating "See Resume" in the work experience section
of the application will be considered an incomplete application and
subject to rejection. Resumes may be attached separately.
Electronic applications may be submitted online through the City's
employment page at Additional Information
The City of Cupertino is an equal opportunity employer and does not
discriminate in employment on the basis of a person's race,
religion, color, sex (including gender and pregnancy), sexual
orientation (including heterosexuality, homosexuality, and
bisexuality), national origin, ancestry, citizenship status,
uniformed service member status, marital status, age, medical
condition, genetic characteristics, and physical or mental
disability. Candidates with a disability, which may require special
assistance in any phase of the application or testing process,
should advise the City of Cupertino Human Resources upon submittal
of application. Documentation of the need for accommodation must
accompany the request.
The information contained within this announcement may be modified
or revoked without notice and does not constitute either an
expressed or implied contract.