Water Safety Instructor

  • City of Pleasanton
  • Pleasanton, California
  • Aug 08, 2018
Education and Training Public Safety Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • Salary: $11.03 - $12.76 Hourly

Job Description

Recreation Assistant (part-time, temporary) U:Job DescriptionsWSI - Job Announcement 2018.docx Water Safety Instructor (part-time, temporary) $11.03 - 12.76 per hour (depending upon experience) Open Until Filled The Aquatics program at the Dolores Bengtson Aquatic Center seeks part-time, temporary Water Safety Instructors (WSIs) for employment. The POSITION: Under direction of the Recreation Supervisor, the WSI is responsible for teaching morning, daytime and evening swim lessons to all ages and ability levels, and providing participant evaluations. Applicants must be available to work a flexible schedule including early mornings, evenings, weekends, and holidays. Due to the nature and short duration of the summer programs, vacations schedules may not be accommodated. All applicants must be able to attend the mandatory quarterly aquatic-specific training sessions held in the off seasons, in-service training sessions during the entire staff training week held at the beginning of summer (June 4-8, 2018), as well as regular summer aquatic-specific training sessions every other Friday throughout the summer aquatics program. Typical Duties
• Provide instruction on water safety and swimming skills.
• Assist with program set up, implementation, and clean up.
• Assist program participants.
• Work with customers and provide information, evaluations and feedback as necessary.
• Perform assigned tasks with limited supervision.
• Oversees safety of patrons in and around the water through the enforcement of rules and regulations.
• Maintains clean and safe areas around pools.
• Other Aquatics-related duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications
• Applicants must possess a valid American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor certificate. Additional Information Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• Possess excellent customer service skills, strong oral communication skills and a professional appearance and demeanor, and training skills.
• Ability to perform all swimming strokes according to American Red Cross standards.
• Be able to lift 25 pounds of program equipment.
• Be able to work with limited supervision.
• Assist the public and City employees with tact and courtesy; establish and maintain effective working relationships.
• Ability to communicate verbally, including projecting the voice across distance; hear noises and distress signals; recognize hazardous situations and implement effective course of action; react quickly and calmly in emergencies.
• Perform the proper operation, care, and storage of aquatic program equipment and supplies. U:Job DescriptionsWSI - Job Announcement 2018.docx
• Be able to follow oral and written directions, work in a team environment, and establish and maintain good working relationships with City employees and the public. The Selection Process: Applications will be reviewed by the Recreation Supervisor as received. The most qualified applicants will be invited for an interview. A reference check will be conducted prior to making an offer. Prior to starting employment, the selected applicants must provide a copy of a certificate showing that he/she has undergone and successfully cleared a tuberculosis test within the past two years, or undergo a tuberculosis test arranged by the City. Applicants selected for the positions will be required to undergo and successfully pass fingerprint checks by the City prior to starting employment. If you have questions about this position, you may contact Recreation Supervisor, Tracy Newman at tnewman@cityofpleasantonca.gov or (925) 931-3423.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous