Swim Instructor - Apex Centre (Seasonal)

  • City of McKinney, TX
  • McKinney, Texas
  • Mar 16, 2021
Full Time Parks and Recreation
  • Salary: $13.79 Hourly USD

Job Description


WORKING FOR THE CITY OF MCKINNEY Working for the City of McKinney is more than a job. It is an opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others. It is also an opportunity to have a hand in the development of one of the fastest growing communities in the nation. In 2014, our community was named "The #1 Best Place to Live in America." Although proud of that honor, everyone on our team is committed to making McKinney an even better place to live, work and raise a family. That's why we exist.

City of McKinney employees work hard and at a very fast pace. However, we also look after and support one another. All of us are guided by four employee-inspired values - Respect, Integrity, Service, and Excellence (RISE). We are also supported by servant-based leaders who foster and support a healthy, family-oriented culture. All new employees are expected to embrace and live by our core values and commit to helping us sustain our exceptional work environment as a high performance organization.

The position of the Swim Lesson Instructor is to provide Members and Guests with a safe and enjoyable aquatic environment. The Swim Lesson Instructor is responsible for instructing swim lessons for members and guests. This individual is also responsible for supporting and enforcing the rules, regulations, and safety of the pool facility within the lifeguard certification and insure the safety of the members and guests. Secondary duties include pool, deck, outdoor pool and general maintenance, programs and work special events.

Essential Functions/Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

In order for us to continue to achieve our primary function of making McKinney a better place to live, work, and raise a family, we hold these expectations for all employees.
  • Learn and demonstrate an understanding of how team, department, and City goals are interconnected.
  • Contribute to a positive work culture.
  • Maintain regular and reliable attendance.
  • Ability to assess his/her work performance or the work performance of the team.
  • Contribute to the development of others and/or the working unit or overall organization.
  • Ability and willingness to work as part of a team, to demonstrate team skills, and to perform a fair share of team responsibilities.
  • Ability to continuously learn and develop through a mix of internal and external training opportunities, and if applicable, encourage subordinates to do the same.

  • Provide warm welcomes and fond farewells to all Members/Guests with whom you interact.
  • Provide safe and effective swim lessons to Members and Guests.
  • Monitor Members/Guests activities within the aquatic environment to insure a safe aquatic environment at all times.
  • Diligently scan pool area in order to detect health and safety concerns.
  • Properly maintain and monitor the pool environment so it meets all required local health codes through proper cleaning and preventative maintenance of aquatic equipment and pool surfaces, this includes: monitoring and maintaining pool chemicals, pool temperature and cleaning the pool.
  • Maintain any required swim lesson instructor certification by attending continuing education courses to keep skills and knowledge current, pass all certification tests as required.
  • Administer aquatic services as set forth by the facility, including scheduling and teaching swim lessons, supervising group activities and helping with other aquatic program activities.
  • Conduct oneself at all times in a manner of professionalism that aligns with the values, philosophies and standards of The City of McKinney, this includes, wearing facility approved attire and nametag.
  • Attend all employee meetings.
  • Adhere to all written mandatory standards of operation, policies, procedures, manuals, memos, oral instructions, etc. as provided.
  • Maintain personal physical fitness on an ongoing basis; rescue skills must be maintained at audit quality levels.
  • Arrive to work every day, on time, as scheduled.

  • Provide back-up support to other areas of the Parks and Recreation Department as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or directed.

  • Ability to embrace and embody the City's core values of Respect, Integrity, Service, and Excellence (R.I.S.E.).
  • Ability to communicate effectively with peers, supervisors, subordinates, and people to whom service is provided.
  • Ability to produce desired work outcomes, including quality, quantity, and timeliness.
  • Ability to plan and organize work, time, and resources, and if applicable, that of subordinates.
  • Knowledge of pool safety.
  • Knowledge of how to prevent accidents and how to react if there is an accident.
  • Skill to read and comprehend basic instructions, correspondence, and memos.
  • Skill to write basic correspondence.
  • Skill to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations.
  • Ability to swim 25 yards of 4 competitive strokes for higher levels and 25 yards of elementary back stroke, side stroke, freestyle and breast stroke for younger levels
  • Ability to demonstrate professional public relations skills, which include, effective interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals and to compute rate, ratio, and percents.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Non-smoker preferred.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed written or oral instructions.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Ability to work in a team environment; contribute as a team member and treat co-workers, subordinates and customers with respect.
  • Build professional relationships with internal staff and customers.
  • Offer flexibility and adaptability, especially during times of change.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Required Qualifications

  • Must be sixteen years of age.
  • Some High School or working towards High School Diploma.
  • Some related work experience with pool operations preferred, but not required.
  • Swim Lesson Instructor certification/training from organization determined by the City
  • Pass rescue skills and first aid proficiency test.

  • Certification in CPR and First Aid preferred
  • Some related work experience with pool operations preferred, but not required.
  • Some related work experience preferred, but not required.

  • Must pass a drug screen and background check.
  • No visible tattoos, body piercings, or unnatural hair color.

Physical Demands/Supplemental

Regularly required to sit, stand, walk and reach with hands and arms. Must be able to see, speak, and hear. Regularly required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

The indoor environment provides for a safe and healthy work environment and is smoke and drug free. Occasionally, it may be wet and humid, as well as moderately loud. The outdoor work environment may result in exposure to extreme weather conditions such as heat, cold, and humidity.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed as of the date of preparation and approval. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of the position. Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by management. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and all requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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