General Statement of Job
Under frequent supervision, provides effective and skillful swim
instruction services for the Bob Makinson Aquatic Center, and
assists in maintaining BMAC facilities and pools. Nights & weekends
as required, no set schedule. Reports to the Recreation & Leisure
Services Coordinator Aquatics and/or Recreation Specialist.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
Essential Functions :
Provides supervision for students attending swim lessons by
organizing and conducting classes according to the policies and
procedures published by Jeff Ellis Swimming.
Responsible for administrative work including student progress
reports, lessons plans, attendance records and other administrative
work as needed.
Inspects the pool area, grounds, facilities and equipment for
safety and proper condition.
Monitors the activities and behavior of swim lesson
participants; ensures compliance with all safety policies and
procedures. Assists swimmers in danger, and performs CPR and
provides First Aid as necessary.
Prepares accident/incident reports as required.
Receives and responds to inquiries, concerns and complaints of
citizens regarding BMAC programs and policies.
Operates a variety of pool equipment, including pool vacuums,
pumps, and controller. Uses oxygen tank and various CPR/AED/First
Aid/First Responder equipment. Exercises care and safety in the use
and maintenance of assigned equipment and tools.
Interacts and communicates with various groups and individuals
such as the immediate supervisor, co-workers, lifeguards, swim
participants, guests (children, parents, adults), Ellis & Associate
Personnel, volunteers, and the general public.
Additional Job Functions:
Performs general pool and facility maintenance tasks. Cleans the
pool deck, slides, windows, etc.; removes trash and debris.
Performs general custodial and grounds maintenance tasks as
Performs general administrative/office duties as required;
including attending meetings, assisting customers, answering the
telephone, entering computer data, copying, and filling documents,
faxing information, etc. Conducts registration for programs for the
facility as well as collects fees and maintains records of moneys
received; Rec Trac, as needed. Performs related duties as
Minimum Education and Training
Must be at least fifteen (15) years of age. Requires a junior
high school diploma supplemented by a combination of education,
training and experience that provides the required knowledge,
skills and abilities. High School graduate preferred. Must possess
or have the ability to obtain within 1 month of hire; Jeff Ellis
Swimming Instructor Certification and CPR/AED/First Aid
certifications. Must possess and maintain a valid State of Florida
Drivers License or Florida ID.
Minimum Qualifications and Standards Required
Hours and schedule varies depending on the time of the year, not
to exceed on average of 28 hours per week. Nights, weekends and
early mornings may be required.
Must be physically able to operate pool maintenance equipment,
hand and power tools, etc. Tasks involve the ability to exert
moderate, though not constant, physical effort, typically involving
some combination of remaining on feet for extended periods of time,
climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling,
and which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling
of objects and materials of moderate weight (12-20 pounds to
moderately heavy weight (up to 50 pounds).
Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily
observable functional, structural or compositional characteristics
(whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of date,
people or things.
Requires the ability of speaking and/or signaling people to
convey or exchange information. Includes receiving assignments
and/or direction from supervisor.
Requires ability to read a variety of policy and procedure
manuals, technical manuals, equipment manual, etc. Requires the
ability to prepare reports, records, etc., with proper format.
Requires the ability to speak with and before others with poise,
voice control and confidence.
Requires the ability to apply rational systems to solve
practical problems and deal with ta variety of concrete variables
in situations where only limited standardization exists; to
interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral,
diagrammatic or schedule form. Requires the ability to learn and
understand principles and techniques; to make independent judgments
in absence of supervision; to acquire knowledge of topics related
to primary occupation. Must have the ability to comprehend and
interpret received information.
Requires the ability to record and deliver information, to
explain procedures, to follow verbal and written instructions. Must
be able to communicate effectively and efficiently with co-workers
and guests, and in using chemical and mechanical terminology.
Requires the ability to add and subtract totals, to multiply and
divide, to utilize mathematical formulas, to determine percentages
and decimals and to determine time and weight. Must be able to use
practical applications of fractions, percentages, ratio and
proportion. Must be able to use practical applications of
Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length, width
and shape, a visually read various information.
Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes using pool and
grounds maintenance machinery.
Requires the ability to handle a variety of items, control
knobs, buttons, switches, catches, tools, etc. Must have moderate
levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.
Color Discrimination :
Requires the ability to differentiate colors and shades of
Requires the ability to deal with people beyond giving and
receiving instructions. Must be adaptable to performing under
stress when confronted with emergency situations or tight
deadlines. The worker may be subject to danger or risk to a
Requires the ability to talk and hear: (talking: expressing or
exchanging ideas by means of spoken words; hearing: perceiving
nature of sounds by ear).
Knowledge of Job:
Has through knowledge of the methods, procedures and policies of
the Parks & Recreation Department as they pertain to the
performance of duties of the swim instructor. Is knowledgeable in
the laws, ordinances, standards and regulations pertaining to the
specific duties and responsibilities of the position. Has knowledge
of swim instructing requirements as set forth by Jeff Ellis
Swimming. Is able to work in adverse conditions, including exposure
to extreme heat or cold, wetness, humidity, pollen, disease,
machinery hazards, harmful rays of the sun, noise, toxic agents,
water hazards, etc. Has knowledge of applicable occupational
hazards, and safety precautions. Is able to conduct thorough safety
inspections and to determine and resolve unsafe conditions. Knows
how to react calmly and quickly in emergency situations. Has the
ability to plan, organize, and prioritize daily assignments and
work activities. Has the ability to learn and utilize new skills
and information to improve job performance and efficiency. Is able
to read and interpret various materials pertaining to the
responsibilities of the job. Is able to prepare simple records and
reposts. Is able to perform requires mathematical calculations with
accuracy. Has knowledge of the terminology used within the
department. Knows how to maintain effective relationships with
personnel of other departments, professionals and members of the
public through contact and cooperation.
Quality of Work:
Maintains high standards of accuracy in exercising duties and
responsibilities. Exercises immediate remedial action to correct
any quality deficiencies that occur in areas of responsibility.
Maintains high quality communication and interaction with internal
and external entities with whom the position interacts.
Quantity of Work:
Performs described Essential Functions and related assignments
efficiently and effectively in order to produce quantity of work
which consistently meets established standards and
Assumes responsibility for completing assigned work. Completes
assigned work within deadlines in accordance with directives,
policy, standards and prescribed procedures. Maintains
accountability for assigned responsibilities in the technical,
human and conceptual areas.
Attends and remains at work regularly and adheres to policies
and procedures regarding absenteeism and tardiness. Provides
adequate notice to higher management with respect to vacation time
and leave requests.
Initiative and Enthusiasm:
Maintains an enthusiastic, self-reliant and self-starting
approach to meet job responsibilities and accountabilities. Strives
to anticipate work to be accomplished, and initiates proper and
acceptable action for the completion of work.
Exercises analytical judgment in areas of responsibility.
Identifies issues or situations as they occur and specifies
decision objectives. Identifies or assists in identifying
alternative solutions to issues or situations. Implements decisions
in accordance with prescribed and effective policies and procedures
and with a minimum of errors. Seeks expert or experienced advice
where appropriate and researches issues, situations and
alternatives before exercising judgment.
Accepts supervisory instruction and direction and strives to
meet the goals and objectives of same. Questions such instruction
and direction when clarification of results or consequences are
justified, i.e., poor communications, variance with established
policies or procedures, etc. Offers suggestions and recommendations
to encourage and improve cooperation intra- and