Aug 21, 2018
Apr 03, 2019
Full Time
Position Information

Arlington County is currently recruiting for instructors and/or coaching staff for temporary seasonal employment with the Arlington County Department of Parks and Recreation. 

Arlington County Aquatics is seeking reliable, enthusiastic, positive individuals who can work with children of all ages. Our successful, well-established program offers programs starting from parent and tot classes through preschool and level classes based on the American Red Cross program. Specialty programs include diving, water aerobics, adapted, and beginner, intermediate and advanced adult classes. Arlington Aquatics also offers a competitive swim team (Arlington Aquatic Club) which is an affiliated USA Swimming program for developmental, conditioning and competitive swimmers.

Specific duties include:

  • Providing tailored Aquatics instruction to student's needs while evaluating student performance;
  • Preparing for class instruction, lesson plans and curriculum;
  • Setting up equipment prior to class and securing equipment after class;
  • Inspecting equipment and reporting unsafe equipment to supervisor;
  • Recommending purchase of supplies and equipment; and
  • Completing required class paperwork, such as attendance reports.
Currently our program is looking for people experienced in any of the following areas:
  • Swimming instructors for all ages and skill levels
  • Diving instructors
  • Developmental and conditioning swim team coaches
  • Competitive swim team coaches
  • Adapted Aquatics (participants with disabilities)
Applications are being accepted for the following positions:

Recreation Instructor I starts at $17.34 per hour
This position is typically assigned to beginner-level classes, or classes where less technical expertise is required to effectively instruct class participants.

Recreation Instructor II starts at $20.56 per hour
This position is typically assigned intermediate, or single-level classes. Concepts taught throughout the course are moderately complex.

Recreation Instructor III starts at $23.77 per hour
This position is typically assigned advanced-level classes. Concepts taught throughout the course are complex. This position may also be assigned to teach therapeutic recreation courses or sections specifically designed for participants with disabilities. Subject matter taught may necessitate additional safety considerations by the instructor. Recreation Instructor III positions are expected to have the knowledge and ability to serve as a substitute instructor for many other classes within the general area of expertise.

Selection Criteria

Recreation Instructor I: High school diploma or GED plus 400 hours of technical experience in Aquatics.

Recreation Instructor II: High school diploma or GED plus 800 hours of technical experience in Aquatics, of which at least 50 hours must be as an instructor.

Recreation Instructor III: High school diploma or GED plus 1200 hours of technical experience in Aquatics, of which at least 50 hours must be as an instructor.

Substitution: Additional education may be substituted for experience requirement, with each year of post-high school education substituting for 400 hours of technical experience.  However, additional education may not be substituted for the instructing hours' requirement.

Desirable: Preference may be given to candidates with the following:

  • Previous involvement in a competitive or recreational aquatics program.
  • Current or previous aquatics instruction through coaching or teaching.
  • Experience working with children of all ages.

Additional Information

Programs are located at the Arlington County High School Pools: Wakefield High School located at 1325 S. Dinwiddie St., Washington-Lee High School located at 1301 N. Stafford St., and Yorktown High School located at 5200 Yorktown Blvd.

All shifts are weekday afternoon, evening and weekends (both Saturday and Sunday).

Note:  This recruitment is open continuous with a preferred filing date of November 15, 2018. Interested applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible. Qualified applicants in this first group will be referred to the hiring manager and interviews will be conducted on a regular basis throughout the recruitment with candidates whose qualifications best fit our needs.

Your responses to the supplemental questionnaire are considered part of the selection process and are required for this position. Please do not give "see resume" as a response to the questions. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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