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7 May 2018

Part Time Assistant Sports Coach – Swim Team

City of Westminster – Posted by AJN Westminster, Colorado, United States

Job Description

Assistant Sports Coach – Swim Team (Flippers)

Salary  — $10.20 – $11.79 Hourly
Location  — City Park Recreation Center – 10445 Sheridan Blvd./Swim & Fitness Center – 3290 W. 76th Avenue, CO
Job Type  — Hourly, Non Benefited (Instructors)
Department — Parks, Recreation and Libraries
Job Number  — 18-00090
5/14/2018 8:30 AM Mountain
The Assistant Sports Coach – Swim Team (Flippers) position assists with coaching a non-competitive swimming team representing the City of Westminster and the CARA program. Position requires working evenings, weekends, and holidays, and requires ability to travel to work and other pools outside of the city as needed. Recreation staff have the primary responsibility of ensuring the safety of program participants.

The full salary range for this position is stated above. The starting range of pay is dependent on qualifications and experience of each individual candidate.

The mission of every employee at the City of Westminster is to deliver exceptional value and quality of life through SPIRIT. Each employee is measured by the ability to adhere to the City’s core values of Service, Pride, Integrity, Responsibility, Innovation, and Teamwork.

This position supports the goals of the Parks, Recreation and Libraries Department, which enhances the quality of life for all Westminster citizens by providing diverse leisure, recreational, and informational services and resources; and acquiring, developing, and maintaining first-class parks, facilities, open space, and trails. This position works toward the accomplishment of the department’s mission: Together we create exceptional opportunities for a vibrant community with a commitment to nature, wellness and literacy.

Job Specific – Every employee in this position must be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of swimming instruction for all four competitive swimming strokes and regulations for approved strokes, turns, and starts, proper warm-up and cool-down techniques
  • Demonstrate ability to work with children ranging in age from five years to 17 years
  • Act quickly and calmly in emergency situations by making proper judgments as to the correct course of action
  • Demonstrate first aid procedures common in swimming pool operations
  • Demonstrate CPR and rescue breathing skills within certification standards, and the use of an AED (Automated External Defibrillator)
  • Work courteously with the public and support the City of Westminster guest service philosophy and the SPIRIT values (service, pride, integrity, responsibility, innovation, teamwork)

All employees are expected to provide excellent customer service, communicate in an effective manner both verbally and in writing, display professionalism and integrity, work efficiently, effectively and accurately, work independently and as part of a team, take initiative, solve problems, display good judgment, take ownership for delivering a high quality product or service, have regular and punctual attendance, and effectively handle emergency situations.

Education, Experience, Skills, Formal Training, Licenses, and Certifications

  • Must be at least 16 years of age or older
  • First Aid, CPR and AED certifications within 6 months of hire
  • Personal swim team experience


  • Experience coaching a swim team or extensive swim lesson instruction background

Any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience, which would provide the required knowledge and skills, may be considered.
Physical Requirements
Work performed is physical in nature and involves sufficient physical strength and stamina for:

  • Constant sitting, standing, and walking throughout pool area to observe patrons’ adherence to facility rules and inspect for safety hazards
  • Constant near and far acuity to observe pools for possible troubled swimmers and safety hazards; constant hearing to be aware of troubled individual that may be out of line of sight
  • Frequent crouching, squatting, kneeling, bending, and twisting to perform pool maintenance and rescue duties; frequent climbing and balancing to ascend and descend elevated lifeguard stands
  • Frequent light grasp to hold rescue tubes throughout shift and safely use maintenance items; occasional firm grasp and fine motor skills to perform water testing, first aid, and other emergency functions
  • Frequent reaching below shoulder to perform pool maintenance and emergency functions
  • Occasional lifting of ten (10) pounds from floor to overhead to move equipment and supplies; occasional lifting of up to seventy-five (75) pounds from floor to chest to assist in moving furniture, equipment, and patrons on backboards
  • Occasionally carry seventy-five (75) pounds up to fifty (50) feet, and fifty (50) pounds up to 100 feet to perform emergency rescues; occasionally push and/or pull seventy-five (75) pounds to remove individuals from pool area in an emergency situation, and set up bleachers for events and lane ropes for lap swim
Work is constantly performed in a high volume indoor pool setting with constant exposure to loud noise and wet/humid conditions. Work includes periods of high activity and stress during emergencies. Sufficient physical strength, stamina, and conditioning are needed to rescue swimmers in danger of drowning who may resist rescue.
Required Materials and Equipment
Knowledge of swim team equipment to include but not limited to kickboards, pull-buoys, fins, flippers, paddles, starting blocks, stop watches, timing equipment, telephones, two-way radios, and megaphones. Operates personal computers and other standard office equipment.PRE-EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS
Candidates must be legally entitled to work in the United States and must successfully pass a criminal background check, reference check, and substance screen. There may be additional pre-employment requirements depending on the nature of the position.

We are a caring, courteous, team-oriented organization committed to public service excellence. Employees thrive in a culture that is respectful, professional and diverse. Our work culture encourages passionate, positive and enthusiastic employees. Westminster is a drug-free workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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