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Summary of Duties: Under basic supervision, the Water Safety Instructor I is responsible for planning and instructing swimming lessons in accordance with City and department policies.
Distinguishing Characteristics: This is the entry-level classification in the Water Safety Instructor series. The incumbent follows routine procedures and guidelines in the application of prescribed duties and works under close supervision with work frequently reviewed by a superior. This classification is distinguished from the Water Safety Instructor II in that the latter performs more complex technical duties requiring a higher level of knowledge and skill.
Examples of ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS (Illustrative Only)
Management reserves the rights to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.
- Ensures the safety of class participants.
- Plans and instructs swimming lessons; records class attendance.
- Maintains class attendance and course records.
- Promotes public relations with facility users and outside organizations by presenting water safety seminars to requesting groups.
- Responds to questions regarding swim lessons.
- Completes general housekeeping duties in the aquatic facility.
- Regular and consistent attendance for the assigned work schedule is essential.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Typical Decisions: The incumbent must effectively interpret and implement the Red Cross curriculum and guidelines to match those of the department, and be able to exercise good judgment to ensure a safe environment for participants.
Knowledge of: American Red Cross Water Safety curriculum and CPR.
Skill in: Communicating clearly both verbally and in writing;demonstrating all swimming strokes; interacting tactfully and effectively with the public.
Education: Must be at least 16 years of age.
Experience: No previous experience required.
Any work related experience resulting in acceptable proficiency levels in the above Minimum Qualifications is an acceptable substitute for the above specified education and experience requirements
Licenses and Certifications: American Red Cross issued Water Safety Instructor certification. American Red Cross CPR and First Aid certification.
Conditions of Employment: Must pass a drug test, driver license check, criminal history background check, periodic CJIS background check (for positions requiring access into Police buildings) and social security number verification check.
Physical Demands and Working Conditions: Must possess mobility to work in and around City pools and facilities; strength, stamina, and mobility to perform light to medium physical work; to demonstrate swimming and safety techniques; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone or radio. The job involves frequent walking to identify problems or hazards. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator. Positions in this classification bend, stoop, kneel, twist and reach when teaching and maintaining pool area. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 50 pounds, or heavier weights with the use of proper equipment.
Employees work in and around City pools and facilities and are exposed to loud noise levels, hot temperatures, chemical hazards, and hazardous physical substances and fumes.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills which may be required. The position also requires meeting the essential requirements of the Job Task Analysis, with or without reasonable accommodation.
Equal Opportunity Employer - EOE/M/F/V/D
Open positions are subject to close without notice.
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