THE POSITION Benefits Supplemental Questions
This is an hourly position, limited to working approximately
1000 hours annually. This position is non-benefitted and is
designated as a non-classified, at-will position.
The City of Modesto is currently recruiting for an Aquatics
Specialist to join our team. The Parks, Recreation and
Neighborhoods Department works closely with the community providing
programming to youth, seniors and all citizens. As a department, we
take our work seriously, but try not to take ourselves too
seriously. We strive to foster a collaborative and collegial
atmosphere among staff while providing high quality programs,
activities and events to the community and neighborhoods. We take
pride in offering excellent community service while remaining
adaptable and responsive to our residents' needs and
This position is responsible to plan, organize, direct and
supervise staff at an aquatic program in an assigned swimming
pool(s) and implementing and coordinating all aspects of specific
programs, including meeting the program objectives.
Applicants will be assessed on the application materials
submitted. Due to the volume of applications received, resumes will
not be screened for the purpose of determining who is most
qualified to compete in the testing process. It is the applicant's
responsibility to fill out the "Education", "Work Experience" and
"Supplemental Questions" sections of their application with
complete information and adequate detail. Do not substitute any
part of the application form with the words "SEE RESUME."
All applicants who meet the minimum qualifications of the
position will be placed on an eligible list and invited to a
selection interview with the Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods
Human Resources reserves the right to revise the testing process
to best meet the needs of the City.
ESSENTIAL AND MARGINAL FUNCTION STATEMENTS: Essential and other
important responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the
Create, plan, organize and oversee all daily activities and
special events of assigned pool.
Maintain an efficient and safe environment for all on-site staff
and pool patrons; follow
accepted lifesaving practices and standards.
Oversee all on-site staff and volunteers to ensure that staff
carries out assigned duties.
Meet program goals and objectives as well as collecting and
maintaining relevant statistical records and data.
Ensure all record keeping, reports, testing and all paperwork is
completed correctly and submitted on time following established
Ensure daily completion of pool opening and closing procedures
Act in capacity of pool lifeguard and swim instructor.
Maintain on-site security and safety.
Ensure that all staff and volunteers adhere to all City and
Program rules and guidelines and provides necessary discipline and
accurate records of all incidents.
Maintain a safe and clean swimming pool environment.
Perform other program-related duties as assigned.
Ensure facilities and equipment is maintained in safe condition;
issue and control equipment and supplies.
Assist with orientation meetings for part-time staff; assist
with training part-time staff; and work with part-time staff.
Assist in scheduling specific program hours and schedule and
assign staff to provide program coverage, including contacting
off-duty employees to make necessary adjustments in schedules.
Provide reliable customer service while promoting facility
Monitor and coach assigned staff ensuring all rules, policies
and procedures are enforced; follow up on problems and
Perform other duties as assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge of:
Practices and techniques to achieve favorable public relations
and appearance that projects a positive image.
Principles and practices of lifeguarding and water safety.
First Aid, CPR, and emergency medical methods and
Proper pool supervision techniques.
Light pool maintenance and pool water chemistry.
Water safety instructions.
Light custodial maintenance techniques.
Accommodate flexible work schedule, which may include evenings,
weekdays, weekends and holidays.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in
Perform water rescue if necessary.
Learn City and Service Area Methods, rules, policies, ordinances
Maintain timely and accurate reports.
Learn the operation of various computer software programs.
Understand, carry out and assign oral and written
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with
those contacted during the course of work.
Develop favorable public relations and maintain an appearance
that projects a positive image.
Think and react clearly, quickly and accurately in
Lift and carry heavy objects; run forward, backward and
Demonstrate beginning through advanced swim strokes and
Travel from worksite to worksite as needed.
Experience and Training Guidelines:
Any combination of education and experience and training that
would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is
qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities
Six (6) months part-time experience as a Lifeguard, Swim
Instructor or closely related experience.
Ability to read and write at a level necessary for acceptable
job performance, including the ability to follow and to interpret
written instructions and to perform basic arithmetic.
Possession of an American Red Cross Lifeguard Training
Certificate within six (6) months of appointment.
Possession of a Standard First Aid and CPR for the Professional
Certificate within six (6) months of appointment.
American Red Cross Title 22 Certificate within one (1) year of
NOTE: Based on department approval, equivalent certifications
may be accepted.
Failure to obtain any of the required certificates within the
prescribed time may result in release from probation or
Must be a minimum of 18 years of age.
May require some holiday and evening work assignments.
NOTE: If hired, you will be required to be fingerprinted at time
of appointment, in compliance with Section 10911-5 of the Education
Code and Section 5164 of the Public Resources Code. In addition, it
is the City's policy to not hire individuals convicted of any crime
involving moral turpitude, including, but not limited to:
- an offense involving conduct requiring registration pursuant to
Penal Code Section 290 (sex offender); an offense involving sexual
misconduct with children; an offense involving prostitution
- or an offense involving conduct requiring registration pursuant
to Health and Safety Code Section 11590 (controlled substance
offenders) or any felony offense involving drugs (including
possession, sale, distribution, transporting or conspiracy).
- or a felony offense involving the use of force and violence
upon a person or another, or a misdemeanor offense for same within
the last five (5) years.
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:
Mobility: frequent standing or sitting for long periods of time;
occasional bending or squatting. Lifting: frequent lifting up to 10
pounds; occasionally up to 50 pounds. Vision: constant use of
overall vision; frequent reading and close-up work; occasional
color and depth vision. Dexterity: frequent repetitive motion;
frequent writing; frequent grasping, holding, and reaching.
Hearing/Talking: frequent hearing and talking. Emotional/
Psychological: frequent decision-making and concentration; frequent
public and/or coworker contact; occasional working alone.
Environmental: frequent exposure to noise.
Conditions will vary depending on assignment. Functions will be
performed in a typical outdoor environment with significant sun
exposure and warm weather conditions. Functions will cause exposure
to light chemical substances such as chlorine and
recreation-related field noise. Positions required weekend work,
some overtime, and travel is rare.