New Ocean Lifeguard Employee Application

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Lifeguard Requirements:

1. There will be two test dates for potential applicants. You ARE REQUIRED to report to one of the following test dates:

* March 13, 2011, 10:00 AM at Fletcher Senior High School pool
* March 27, 2011 10:00 AM at Fletcher Senior High School pool

a. You will be required to complete an application along with a W-4 Form and an I-9 Form. Please bring copies of your current driver's license and social security card.

b. You will be required to complete two physical fitness tests consisting of a pool swim test and an ocean swim/run test. The pool swim test requirement is to swim 500 meters (550 yards) in the pool in 10 minutes or less. After successfully completing the pool swim test, applicants will report to the beach in front of the Atlantic Beach Lifeguard Station, 1 Ahern Street, Atlantic Beach, for the ocean swim/run test. The ocean swim/run test consists of running approximately 1/2 mile on the beach with buoy, entering the ocean, swimming approximately 1/2 mile in the ocean while towing a buoy, exiting the ocean and returning to the starting point in 30 minutes or less.

2. Background check.

3. Interview.

If selected, post-employment requirements:

1. Physical examination to include a drug test by urinalysis.

2. Hepatitis B. Vaccine (optional).

3. Must sucessfully complete and maintain the requirements for an Open Water Lifeguard per USLA, Guidelines for Open Water Lifeguard Agency Certification. This is an approximately 48 hour classroom and on-the-job training taught by Atlantic Beach free of charge. Lifeguards will be paid while attending this course.

4. Lifeguards without a First Responder certificate must obtain a First Responder certificate prior to continued lifeguard employment. A First Responder class of approximately 43.5 hours is offered by Atlantic Beach with classes normally held at night or on weekends. Lifeguards may obtain a First Responder certificate by completion of this class or they may obtain a First Responder certificate through other training offered in the Jacksonville area. If required, a CPR certificate will also be obtained during First Responder training. Lifeguards will not be paid while attending this course.

Note: Above requirements may be modified for returning lifeguards.



Fill out this application completely and accurately. If space provided is inadequate, add additional pages and identify responsive information by item number. If an item does not apply to you, indicate by entering N/A in the response blank. Do not leave any item blank.

All responsive statements are subject to verification and any incorrect statements may bar or remove you from employment. Truthful statements to any item herein requested will not necessarily exclude you from employment consideration for a specific position unless contrary, prohibited, or controlled by law or otherwise places you in a nonconforming status with job related policies and standards as established by the City of Atlantic Beach.


5. Mailing Address:

6. Current Address

7. Phone#:

If you previously worked the 2007 beach season, STOP. This is the wrong application form. Please contact Lifeguard Captain John Phillips for a Returning Lifeguard Application.

(The above requested information is used for the ordering of swimwear only)


List all of the jobs you have held in the past pertaining to lifeguarding, water safety and/or first aid. Be specific, give details. If no such jobs exist, list any other previous employment.

Date of Employment:

Date of Employment:

Date of Employment:

List, and attach, copies of any lifeguard certifications, emergency medical training, and certificates that you have attained.

List driver's license information and attach a copy:


I UNDERSTAND AND VOLUNTARILY AGREE as a condition of employment or my continued employment, that I may be requested by the City of Atlantic Beach to submit to a urinalysis or other drug screen test and that my failure to take such test(s) when requested to do so or unsatisfactory test results will disqualify me from consideration for employment, or if I am then employed, may result in my immediate dismissal.

I certify that the foregoing answers are true and correct to the best of my knowledge. I authorize the investigation of all statements contained in this application and hereby given permission to contact shcools, previous employers, references, and others, and hereby release the City of Atlantic Beach from any liability as a result of such contact. I understand that any false or misleading information or omissions of facts requested in this application or interview may remove me from further consideration for employment. In addition, if employed, any false or misleading statement or omission of fact called for in this application may be cause for subsequent dismissal at any time without any previous notice.

I have read and understand the requirements listed above. If selected to participate in the employment process, I agree to comply with all requirements. I hereby certify that all statements made in this questionnaire are true and complete and understand that any misstatements of material facts will subject me to disqualification or dismissal.

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