Lead Aquatics Instructor

Location
Arlington, Virginia
Salary
$53,560.00 - $81,806.40 Annually
Posted
Apr 19, 2019
Closes
Apr 19, 2019
Ref
7315-19A-DPR-BL
Function
Management
Hours
Full Time
Position Information

Help us lead the way in aquatics programs!

Arlington County is a dynamic and growing urban community with a popular, in-demand aquatics program. We are seeking an experienced aquatics instructor who shares our passion and can contribute in a fast paced, high performing unit within the Athletic and Facilities Services division of the Department of Parks and Recreation. Arlington County Aquatics is looking for a reliable, enthusiastic, positive instructor who can work with children and adults of all ages.

The Lead Aquatics Instructor is part of a team of four staff that plan, develop, and implement aquatic programs across the county to over 11,000 participants annually. Lead Aquatics Instructors are responsible for the activities at one of Arlington County Public High School pools. The aquatics program provides Red Cross Learn to swim programs, aqua fitness, diving and works closely with the county sponsored swim team.

Specific duties include:
  • Providing instruction and management of aquatic programs;
  • On-site leadership for assigned location or programs;
  • Training, coaching and mentoring new and existing instructors;
  • Planning and preparing for seasonal/quarterly aquatic programs;
  • Creating resources for staff and program participant education; and
  • Collaborating with a team of aquatic leaders.
In 2021 Arlington County will be opening the Long Bridge Park Aquatic and Fitness Center located in Crystal City, which will contribute to the success of the aquatics program in Arlington. If you would like to contribute to a high performing team of individuals and you get excited about water safety, swimming, diving, synchronized swimming, water polo, water fitness, and recreation, this is the position for you.

Selection Criteria

Minimum: High school or vocational school, a GED certificate, or the equivalent plus 1200 hours of technical experience in field related to assignment of which at least 50 hours must be as an instructor or coach.

Substitution: Additional education may be substituted for experience or additional responsible experience may be substituted for education.

Desirable: Preference may be given to candidates with the following:
  • Previous involvement in an American Red Cross or other Learn to Swim or aquatics program;
  • Water Exercise Certification, First Aid and CPR certification or other aquatics certifications;
  • Current or previous swimming and aquatic instruction through coaching or teaching;
  • Experience and skills working with children of all ages;
  • Experience with planning or preparing aquatics programs; and/or
  • Knowledge or skills in Rec Trac or another recreation tracking software.


Special Requirements

American Red Cross WSI required or able to be obtained within the first 6 months of employment.

The applicant must possess, or obtain by the time of appointment, a valid motor vehicle operator's license from the applicant's place of residence or the applicant must have the ability and willingness to use alternative methods of transportation to perform assigned duties and responsibilities at locations other than the primary worksite. If the applicant possesses or acquires a license, the applicant must authorize Arlington County to obtain or the applicant must provide a copy of the applicant's official state/district driving record. Any offer of employment may be contingent upon a favorable review of the applicant's driving record.

Additional Information

Work Hours: Hours are dependent on need of the team but will include weekend and/or evening hours. Weekly hours will be based on assignment and coordinated with the other management staff in the aquatics program. The program operates 7 days a week so shifts may vary based on needs to maintain coverage during regular program hours. 40 hours a week.

All work hours are completed at Arlington County Public School Pools located in Arlington County, Virginia or at 3700 S. Four Mile Run Dr. Arlington, VA.

Completion of the Supplemental Questionnaire is required and a part of the application process for consideration for this position. Please do not give "see resume" as a response to questions. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Arlington County Government employee benefits depend on whether a position is permanent, the number of hours worked, and the number of months the position is scheduled.

Specific information on benefits and conditions of employment can be found on the Arlington County Human Resources Department website: www.arlingtonva.us/pers.

Permanent, Full-Time Appointments
All jobs are permanent, full-time appointments unless otherwise stated in the announcement. The following benefits are available:

Paid Leave : Vacation leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. Leave accrual increases every three years until eight hours of leave are earned biweekly for twelve or more years of service. Sick leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. There are eleven paid holidays each year.

Health and Dental Insurance : Three group health insurance plans are offered - a network open access plan, a point-of-service plan, and a health maintenance organization. A group dental insurance plan is also offered. The County pays a significant portion of the premium for these plans for employees and their dependents. A discount vision plan is provided for eye care needs.

Life Insurance : A group term policy of basic life insurance is provided at no cost to employees. The benefit is one times annual salary. Additional life insurance is available with rates based on the employee's age and smoker/non-smoker status.

Retirement : The County offers three vehicles to help you prepare for retirement: a defined benefit plan, a defined contribution plan (401(a)), and a deferred compensation plan (457). The defined benefit plan provides a monthly retirement benefit based on your final average salary and years of service with the County. You contribute a portion of your salary on a pre-tax basis to this plan. General employees contribute 4% of pay; uniformed public safety employees contribute 7.5% of pay. Employees become vested in the plan at five years of service. The County also contributes to this plan.

For general employees, the County also contributes 4.2% of pay to a defined contribution plan (401(a)) . The County also matches your 457 contribution, up to $20 per pay period, in this plan. The 457 deferred compensation plan allows you to set aside money on either a pre-tax (457b) or post-tax (457 Roth) basis up to the IRS annual limit. New employees are automatically enrolled with a pre-tax contribution equal to 2% of your base pay.

Other Benefits: The County also offers health, dependent care, and parking flexible spending accounts; long-term care insurance; tuition assistance; transit and walk/bike to work subsidies; a college savings plan; wellness programs; training opportunities; and a variety of other employee benefits.

Permanent, Part-Time Appointments:
Part time employees who work ten or more hours per week receive paid leave and benefits in proportion to the number of hours worked per week.

Limited Term Appointments:
Benefits are the same as permanent appointments except that the employees do not achieve permanent status.

Temporary Regular Appointments:
Temporary regular employees who work 30 hours or more per week are eligible for health, dental, and basic life insurance as described above. They are also eligible for vacation, sick leave, and paid holidays.

Temporary Seasonal and Occasional Appointments:
Temporary employees who work on a seasonal basis or variable hours receive sick leave, but do not normally receive other paid leave or benefits. Exceptions are noted in individual announcements.

01

Do you have at least 1200 hours of technical experience in field related to assignment of which at least 50 is as an instructor or coach?
  • Yes
  • No


02

Please select if you have experience in one or more of the following:
  • Previous involvement in an American Red Cross or other Learn to Swim or aquatics program
  • Water Exercise Certification, First Aid and CPR certification or other aquatics certifications
  • Current or previous swimming and aquatic instruction through coaching or teaching
  • Experience and skills working with children of all ages
  • Experience with planning or preparing aquatics programs
  • Knowledge or skills in Rec Trac or another recreation tracking software
  • None of the above


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