Water Safety Instructor (part time)

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Eden Prairie, MN
Mar 19, 2019
Apr 18, 2019
Job Type
Employment Status
Part Time
Water Safety Instructor Position Details

Status: Ongoing part-time position, non-exempt 

Hours: Typically 5 to 20 hours per week September through May; flexibility to work 30 to 40 hours per week June through August

Salary: Starts at $11.50, depending upon qualifications

Benefits: Potential for a membership to the Eden Prairie Community Center to access the fitness facility.

Location: Pool locations in Eden Prairie

Reporting Relationship: Reports to the Recreation Supervisor – Aquatics

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, amphitheater 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 Responsibilities

Water Safety Instructor supervises and promotes safety in Eden Prairie pools. 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,ensures a safe, clean and well-maintained facility.
  2. Enforces all beach/pool policies in a consistent, professional manner.
  3. Completes facility safety checks and reports.
  4. Instructs swimming lessons for participants ages 6 months through adults, 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: Water Safety Instructor (WSI) certification required; must instruct swimming lessons in accordance to American Red Cross Learn to Swim Program.

Hours: Must be available to work nights and weekends.

Age Requirements: Must be 16 years of age

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.  Candidates invited to an interview will be asked to complete and successfully pass the City’s evaluation of a skills assessment prior to a conditional job offer.

Travel Requirements: Must have the ability to travel to different locations during the assigned work shift.

City Expectations

We are a service organization. We take pride in what we do. We cultivate a supportive, encouraging and productive culture with a strong customer focus. We promote wellness and plan work/life balance into our goals. We value differences and foster inclusion. We achieve success by exhibiting our core values: collaboration, innovation, integrity, performance and relationships.

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.

City of Eden Prairie Pre-Employment Process

The City of Eden Prairie conducts the following pre-employment checks for this position:

1. Work history

2. Professional references

3. Criminal history

All final candidates must successfully complete and pass the City's evaluation of the pre-employment process before their first day of employment with the City.

City of Eden Prairie Application Process

Application Deadline: Monday, April 15 2019

Review Applications: As applications are received

Select Candidates/Interviews: Typically 1-2 weeks after application is received (if selected)

Pre-Employment Process: After interview (if selected)

Start Date: After formal job offer (usually one week after pre-employment checks are initiated)

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