Senior Water Safety Instructor ($23.16/hour - $31.27/hour)

  • Hayward, California
  • Mar 07, 2024
Part Time Education and Training Public Safety Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • Salary: $23.16 - $31.27 Hourly USD

Job Description

Job Details

Level: Experienced

Job Location: Hayward Area Recreation District (HARD) - Hayward, CA

Position Type: Hourly

Salary Range: $23.16 - $31.27 Hourly

Job Category: Aquatics

We are hiring Senior Water Safety Instructors ! Come join our Aquatics team!


Under direct or general supervision from the Recreation Supervisor, provides aquatic safety, supervision, and instruction for the patrons in the District Learn to Swim Program. Receives direct or general supervision from assigned supervisory or management personnel. Exercises general supervision and provides training to other staff.


This is the journey-level classification in the Water Safety Instructor series. This class can be distinguished from the class of Water Safety Instructor in that the incumbents in this class leads the Water Safety Instructors and the entire Learn to Swim program at a District Swim Center.


Incumbents may not perform all duties. Duties include but are not limited to the following:
  • All duties and responsibilities of a Lifeguard, Water Safety Instructor, and Head Lifeguard
  • Conducts proper opening and closing procedures of the aquatic facilities
  • Assists in all staff trainings
  • Analyzes program needs and recommends new and innovative program ideas
  • Sets up proper furniture arrangements, equipment, and facility maintenance
  • Works as a lead with Water Safety Instructors offering assistance in maintaining the proper execution of all aspects of the Learn to Swim program
  • Provides supervision and training to all employees within the assigned program area including lifeguards.
  • Ensures all District policies are followed during all programs, special events and facility use
  • Provides customer service and problem solving
  • Performs functions of registration software applications
  • Prepares daily deposits and reconciles daily reports, ensures that all revenues received at assigned sites are accounted for and properly entered
  • Performs other duties as assigned


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential duties and responsibilities of this position. The functions of this position are primarily performed in outdoor locations as part of a team. The setting includes various weather conditions, including heat and sunshine. Incumbents must wear an appropriate uniform with identification and protective equipment. The environment requires working in and around water as well as slippery and/or wet surfaces. Specialized aspects of the work environment may also include high noise levels, working with participants who are using potentially dangerous sports equipment, and risk of exposure to pool water treatment chemicals and cleaning agents. Incumbents may be assigned an irregular working schedule including weekends, early mornings, evenings and holidays and may have to travel between various locations.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of this position. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to have: hearing and speech adequate to communicate in person, by telephone, by PA system and by radio, and to speak loudly in a noisy setting; vision adequate to clearly distinguish objects and persons at a distance and to identify signs of swimmer distress; bodily movement adequate to frequently sit, stand, walk, run, jump, climb, swim, dive, reach, turn, bend, squat, stoop, kneel, crawl, and push/pull; ability to raise arms above shoulder height; manual dexterity adequate to grasp objects, use fine manipulation, write and operate office machines and equipment; strength and endurance to safely swim 300 yards, perform lifting and carrying of items/persons up to 50 pounds, and work outdoors in the sun for prolonged periods of time.


Ability and Skill to:
  • Work with adults, children and families participating in Learn to Swim programs
  • Monitor compliance with District regulations and policies, and general safety practices related to pools and aquatic activities; firmly but tactfully enforce rules and regulations
  • Utilize staff and volunteers effectively.
  • React quickly and calmly in emergencies; rescue swimmers in distress
  • Administer first aid, CPR and/or artificial respiration
  • Maintain discipline, order and safety in a crowded and loud environment
  • Understand and carry out oral and written instructions
  • Communicate effectively with a wide range of people
  • Respond appropriately to changing situations and stressful conditions
  • Maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted during the work

Knowledge of:
  • Basic safety precautions and procedures related to recreation programs and facilities
  • Philosophy, objectives and requirements in the implementation of municipal aquatics programs
  • Knowledge and command of all of the latest safety standards and information related to aquatics
  • Professional work habits including reliability, dependability, creativity, and demonstration of enthusiasm for the job
  • Techniques for effectively dealing with individuals of various ages, various socio-economic and ethnic groups, and effectively representing the District in all contact with the public
  • Office equipment, practices and procedures
  • Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors, and District staff

  • At least one year as a Lifeguard and one year as a Water Safety Instructor is required
  • Must possess current certificates in Lifeguard Training, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, as well as standard First Aid, and must maintain certifications thereafter as a condition of continued employment
  • Must possess a current Water Safety Instructor certificate
  • Possession of Lifeguarding Instructor and or Water Safety Instructor Trainer is highly desirable.
  • Any combination of experience, training and/or education that provided the required knowledge, skills and abilities of the class is acceptable

Special Requirements:
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must pass a fingerprint and/or background clearance prior to employment
  • Completion of the Hepatitis B vaccination series is recommended
  • Provide proof of negative TB Skin Test
  • Verification of ID and ability work in the USA

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