Sat, Mar 12


Long Beach

2022 Long Beach Lifeguard Tryouts

On Saturday, March 12th, 2022, beginning at 8:00 a.m. the Long Beach Fire Department will hold an open test for anyone interested in becoming a Seasonal Lifeguard. Tryouts will be held at Long Beach Lifeguard Beach Operations located at 2100 East Ocean Boulevard.

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2022 Long Beach Lifeguard Tryouts

Time & Location

Mar 12, 8:00 AM

Long Beach, 2100 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90803, USA

About the event

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  • No prior training or experience is required
  • 17 years of age as of July 1st, 2022 – Proof of age  required at time of conditional employment offer (valid DMV issued  Driver's License/Identification Card, U.S. Passport/Passport Card, or  current school ID).
  • Any applicant under 18 years of age must possess a valid work permit  from his or her high school, high school diploma, or G.E.D. prior to  the start of the training program.
  • Please note: The City of Long Beach requires all employees to be  fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their first day of employment  unless a medical or religious accommodation is approved by the City of  Long Beach's Human Resources Department.

Exam Schedule:

8:00 a.m. Briefing and Sign-up (DMV issued Driver's  License/Identification Card, U.S. Passport/Passport Card, or current  school ID required at Sign-Ups)

9:00 a.m. Ocean Swim, 1000-yards

9:45 a.m. Run-Swim-Run

12:00 p.m. Announce candidate list for pre-employment scored oral interview

Selection Process:

Formal Interviews will be taking place between March 13th –  17th, 2022 at Long Beach Lifeguard Beach Operations (2100 E Ocean  Blvd.). Emails will be sent out to confirm interview times.  All  candidates moving forward are required to have an active email and  working phone number.

Placement in the 1000-yard ocean swim and run-swim-run will determine  who moves forward to the pre-employment scored oral interviews.  All  candidates will enter the pre-employment scored oral interviews at an  equal level.  The pre-employment oral interview scores will determine  who qualifies for the Training Program.  The candidates will enter into  the Training Program after successful completion of all pre-employment  forms, live scan and medical exam.

The 8-day, 80-hour Training Program is tentatively scheduled for the  following dates: May 15, May 21-22, May 28-30, & June 4-5. Training  days will begin at 8:00 a.m. and include training in lifeguard tactics,  lifeguard operations, first aid, D.O.T. first responder, cardiopulmonary  resuscitation, rescue buoys, rescue boards, and timed events. Training  will include comprehensive written and practical testing.

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