Aquatic Instructor (non-merit)

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Park Authority, Virginia
Sep 24, 2022
Dec 11, 2022
Full Time
Job Announcement

The Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) provides quality facilities and services which offers residents opportunities for recreation to improvement their physical and mental well-being, and enhancement of their quality of life. Aquatic Instructors provide a special service to our customers, providing students of all ages and skill level various skill sets and competencies. We offer programs for parents and children as well as the dependent beginner to the advanced independent fitness swimmer. Orientation to our program is required; shadowing a tenured instructor is also required prior to teaching our programs.

As an aquatic instructor, you are responsible for the following:

  • Be dependable, enthusiastic and have a great attitude.
  • Assure safety of all participants at all times.
  • Prepare class routines for assigned classes; Instruct classes for a variety of age groups and swimming level competencies.
  • Attend training opportunities and workshops.
  • Provide appropriate and professional feedback to students/parents on progress.
  • Maintain class area and equipment, cleaning up after class.
  • Conduct program in accordance with the approved class curriculum.
  • Complete administrative tasks.
  • Provide outstanding customer service to all customers/class members.
  • Planning, implementing, and delivering effective and qualitative programs for customers of all ages and ability.
  • Answer general questions about both registration and class placement.
  • Communicate to the Aquatics Director in advance of any classes you will miss and finding a pre-approved sub.
Hours vary and will include shifts that are a balance of weekday, weekend, and holiday schedules.

  • Demonstrate a passion for swimming and teaching.
  • Demonstrate an ability to work with a variety of ability, personality, and fitness levels.
  • Ability to adapt and be flexible to teaching space/environment and different learning styles.
  • Ability to receive constructive criticism and feedback from customers as well as supervisor.
  • Flexible with an ability to work in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment.

Employment Standards

  • Must be a certified swim instructor through an accredited agency and/or be certified in the specialty you plan on teaching OR demonstrated extensive swim teaching experience.
  • Must be able to work some weekends.
  • Must be at least 16 years old.

  • CPR, First Aid, and American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor or Basic Swim Instructor (BSI) certifications for to teach swim lessons.
  • American Red Cross or Ellis and Associates Lifeguard Instructor Certification. Nationally Recognized Aqua Aerobics Instructor Certification.
  • Proven experience working as a Swim Instructor or Lifeguard. Sound knowledge of proper swimming techniques and water safety rules.
  • Strong swimming abilities.
  • Excellent conflict resolution skills.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Passionate and enthusiastic.

To Apply : Please email your resume to

All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs may be subject to a weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.

The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 39.8% of residents speak a language other than English at home ( Spanish, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others ) and we encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to this opportunity.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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