• 400 Northwest 73rd Avenue, Plantation, Florida
  • Mar 16, 2021
Full Time Parks and Recreation
  • Salary: $16.35 - $26.12 Hourly USD

Job Description


This is a non-exempt position, which requires responsible, specialized supervisory work assisting the City's Head Swim Coach in the operation of the City's Swim Team, for ages 3 years to senior citizens, including US Masters and US Water Polo teams. This individual is a qualified USA Swimming registered Coach.

Employees are hired as AT WILL employees that serve at the pleasure of the City and may be terminated at any time with or without cause.

Examples of Duties

Assists in coaching Plantation's USA Swim Team under the general supervision of the Head Swim Coach and Full Time Assistant Swim Coach.

Assists in coaching and management of the US Masters Swim Team, for all abilities. Coordinates US Masters Swim Meets and related events.

Assists in planning swim team schedules - daily, monthly and seasonal.

Assists in coaching morning and afternoon swim team workouts, including weekend workouts. Utilizes developmentally appropriate instruction of form and technique for diverse participant groups. Fosters athletic advancement among participants.

Assists in overseeing dry-land workouts for the swim team. Assists in running swim camps, clinics and special events, such as the swim team banquet.

Assists in maintaining participant records, meet entries, and billing, through computer software such as Hy-tek (Business, Team, and Meet Manager).

Assists with swim meet set-up, including handling equipment, coordinating information, computer entries, heat sheets, swim meet operations and results.

Assists in supervising swimmers, coaches and volunteers on travel trips.

Performs related work as required and as directed.

Typical Qualifications

Extensive knowledge of competitive swimming, including instruction and coaching.

Working knowledge of United States (USA) Swimming; Federated International Swimming Association (FINA); National College Athletic Association (NCAA) and FHSAA High School rules.

Knowledge of the rules and regulations of US Masters Swimming.

Knowledge of CTS Timing systems, set up and operation, and ability to train staff in same.

Ability to plan swim team schedules; daily, monthly and seasonal, including practices, competitions, travel and training.

Highly skilled in the promotion of team spirit and good sportsmanship conduct.

Ability to interact with parents and athletes on all levels, as well as be responsible for the safety and welfare of team members.

Ability to assist in the facilitation of high school, college and other visiting team practices and events.

Ability to assist with swim meet setup, including timing systems, meet information, computer entries, heat sheets, meet operations and results.

Ability to work for extended periods of time in sunny, hot and humid conditions, and maintain the safety of swimmers under such conditions.

Ability to work a flexible work schedule.

Ability to maintain the swim team website.

Ability to operate a City vehicle and possess the required driver's license.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City officials, other employees, the general public and outside organizations and coaches.

Registered USA Swim Coach, which requires current CPR, First Aid and Safety Training for Swim Coaches preferred. Current US Masters Swim Coach Certification or ability to obtain same as soon as possible. Certifications must be maintained during employment.

Any equivalent combination of education, experience and training which provides the required knowledge, abilities and skills may be considered.

LiveScan Fingerprint Process
Incumbents in this job class are required to undergo a Level 2 Background Screening as required by the State of Florida. The screening includes a photograph, fingerprint-based searches of criminal records nationally, and is performed using the electronic LiveScan process.

Supplemental Information

This is a designated "Will-Call Recovery" classification in the City's Emergency Operations Plan and will require the employee occupying this position to work for declared emergencies. Attendance at National Incident Management System (NIMS) training at the appropriate level is mandatory.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

400 Northwest 73rd Avenue, Plantation, Florida United States View Map