Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Do You Want to Be a Lifeguard?

Are you 18 years old or older, and would you like to work as a lifeguard for the City of Richmond? The Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities operates eight public swimming pools in Richmond and currently is seeking qualified candidates to hire as lifeguards and pool managers.
     Safety is the highest priority at City pools, and all lifeguard candidates must be certified lifeguards and pass a pre-employment evaluation to demonstrate their competency and professionalism in rescue, First Aid, and CPR/AED knowledge and skills, before they can be hired. To demonstrate their competency, candidates must attend one of the evaluations that will take place at the Swansboro Pool, located at 3160 Midlothian Turnpike, on April 9, April 11, and April 12 between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.
     During these evaluations, candidates must show that they are able to swim 300 yards in less than 10 minutes and recover a 10 pound object in 8 feet of water in less than one minute 40 seconds during a passive victim rescue, an active victim rescue, and a submerged victim rescue.
     Candidates also will be given a Lifeguarding/First Aid & CPR written exam at the evaluations that they must pass.
     For more information, call 646-1174.