Water Safety Instructor (part-time)

Location: Community Center
Job Code: 198
# of openings: 3


Water Safety Instructor
Position Profile
Status: Part-time/Temporary/Seasonal (PTS) position, non-exempt
Salary: Starts at $10.00 to $11.50 per hour
Location: Pool & Beach locations in Eden Prairie
Hours: 15 - 20 hours per week; with flexibility to work 30-40 hours per week
Reporting Relationship: Reports to the Recreation Supervisor – Aquatics & Fitness
Recreation Division
The Recreation Services Division has the responsibility for managing all recreation facilities and providing a variety of affordable recreation programs and services for all age groups and people for all abilities. The staff in this division are responsible for the management of facilities such as the Community Center, the Senior Center, and the Outdoor Center, as well as all other City park buildings and recreation facilities such as swimming beaches, sledding hill, amphitheatre and facilities on school property that are operated in partnership with the School District such as the Oak Point Pool and tennis courts at CMS.
Position Details
Water Safety Instructor supervises and promotes safety in Eden Prairie pools and beaches.  The primary position responsibilities and areas of impact are:
1)    Assists the Head Lifeguard with the supervision and operation of the beaches/pools to meet the needs of the community.
2)    Ensures a safe, clean and well-maintained facility.
3)    Enforces all beach/pool policies in a consistent, professional manner.
4)    Completes facility safety checks and reports.
5)    Instructs swimming lessons in accordance with American Red Cross guidelines.   
While these areas are the primary focus of the position, we believe strongly in teamwork and employees will be called upon to perform a variety of duties as a part of their role with the City.
Position Requirements
Education: CPR for the Professional Rescuer, First Aid certifications, and Water Safety Instructor (WSI) certification required; must instruct swimming lessons in accordance to American Red Cross Learn to Swim Program.
Work Experience: Must be 15 years of age and have experience life guarding.
Physical Requirements: Requires the ability to swim all strokes successfully in accordance with American Red Cross guidelines, swim a minimum of 500 yards consecutively, and lift and move objects.
City Expectations
All employees are expected to contribute to the success of our organization by demonstrating the shared expectations: Customer Focus, Flexibility, Initiative, Results Orientation, Public Stewardship, and Teamwork.
Position Specific Expectations
Communication: Able to convey a message to get a point across; communicates in a clear and concise manner; able to write clearly and succinctly; tailors message to a variety of communication settings and styles.
Attention to Detail: Able to find errors in work and solve problems; anticipates issues and performs at a high level of accuracy; sets up systems to ensure errors are not repeated.
Accountability: Follows through on commitments; focuses on appropriate tasks throughout the shift; takes responsibilities for actions both as an individual and on behalf of the organization; actions and words are in sync; follows all policies and procedures; maintains confidentiality; is prepared and punctual to all scheduled shifts.
Sound Judgment:Able to make a decision based on the right mixture of facts; determines a course of action after weighing and analyzing different options.
Pre-employment Process
The City of Eden Prairie conducts professional reference and criminal history checks for all employees joining the organization. All final candidates must successfully complete and pass the pre-employment process before their first day of employment.
Application Process
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Review Applications: As Received
Interviews: 1 month prior to start date
Expected Start Date: Negotiable

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