Under direct supervision of the Seasonal Program Specialist oversee and coordinate front line employee groups in the day to day operations of the waterpark including customer satisfaction, employee task assignment, cleanliness of concessions facility and overall park and safety of guests and employees.
Applications will be rejected if the following information is not provided at the time of application:
Thoroughly documented work history
The application is incomplete in ANY capacity
1. Must be at least 16 years old for waterparks and 18 years old for beaches and pass the four-day mandatory unpaid International Lifeguard Training Program that includes passing a three-part exam: physical condition, written and a hands-on practical test.
NOTE: The parks’ pre-employment swim test and the International Lifeguard Training Program are provided free by the Oakland County Parks. Training consists of two weekends, generally in April or May. Applicants must attend all four days and pass a written and practical test to complete training. Successful completion of training does not guarantee employment with Oakland County Parks and Recreation.
2. Three (3) months experience working, as a lifeguard in an aquatic facility, waterpark, or other amusement park setting.
3. Must be proficient in and able to communicate effectively and verbally in the English language.
4. Pass the employment physical established for this classification.
To test-out at the end of class a candidate must:
Meet the prerequisite and physical requirements outlined above
Attend all classes for session signed up for
Complete a workbook that is provided on the first day of class.
Complete the basic workbook that follows along with the book in one week.
A copy of the book is provided to the candidates to use during their training.
Only candidates that pass the class and are hired by OCPR or pay for their certification are issued a textbook to keep.
Practical test-out: Must complete practical tests on CPR, First Aid, Spinals, Rapids and Saves.
Written test-out: Pass ILTP written examination with 80% or better.