Full Time Swimming & Water Aerobics Instructor
Depends on Qualifications
Commissioner Precinct 1
Recreation & Wellness – Aquatics
12/11/2023 at 11:59 PM Central Time (US & Canada)
- Position Description
Precinct One Mission:
Precinct One’s mission is that we are committed to becoming a national model for delivering responsive public service utilizing inclusive, innovative, and collaborative approaches to improve the quality of life, advance equality of opportunity, and promote the fair treatment of all people in Harris County.
What you will do at Precinct One
As a Swimming and Water Aerobics Instructor, the selected candidate’s primary responsibility is to conduct aquatic exercise classes, ensuring the safety and enjoyment of participants while helping them improve their swimming and fitness skills.
The Duties & Responsibilities of the position include:
- Plan and conduct swimming lessons and water aerobics classes for participants of all ages and skill levels.
- Develop class routines that provide a balanced and effective workout while catering to the needs and abilities of the participants.
- Safety and Supervision: Prioritize the safety of all participants in and around the pool area. Enforce pool rules, monitor swimmers’ activities, and be prepared to respond quickly to emergencies or accidents.
- Create Progressions: Develop progressive swimming and water aerobics programs that allow youth and adult participants to advance their abilities over time. Set achievable goals for participants to work towards and celebrate their achievements.
- Class Scheduling and Registration: Utilize recreational software to manage class schedules, availability, and registrations. This software can help you organize and plan your classes, ensuring that participants can quickly sign up and be notified of any changes or cancellations.
- Be trained in CPR and First Aid to respond to emergencies effectively.
- Stay updated on safety protocols and guidelines related to aquatic activities.
- Familiarity with water aerobics exercises and routines.
- Water aerobics involves a combination of cardiovascular exercises, strength training, and flexibility movements performed in the water.
- Other duties as assigned.
Harris County is an Equal Opportunity Employer
If you need special services or accommodations, please call (713) 274-5445 or email ADACoordinator@bmd.hctx.net.
This position is subject to a criminal history check. Only relevant convictions will be considered and, even when considered, may not automatically disqualify the candidate.
What you will bring to the Precinct
- Lifeguarding, water safety, and swimming instruction certifications.
- First Aid, CPR, and AED Certification
- One year of experience as a certified swim coach, water aerobics, and swim instructor is usually required to attain the II level. This may involve a minimum number of hours or years spent teaching swimming and water aerobics.
- Staying current with the latest techniques, safety guidelines, and industry trends may be necessary.
- Some employers may require instructors to attend regular training sessions or workshops to maintain their qualifications.
- Depending on the employer or the specific nature of the job, additional certifications such as group fitness instruction or specialized water aerobics certifications may be beneficial.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Swimming Expertise: A thorough knowledge of swimming techniques, strokes, and water safety is essential. As an instructor, you should be skilled in various swimming styles, such as freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly, and be capable of teaching these techniques effectively.
- Water Aerobics Knowledge: Familiarity with water aerobics exercises and routines. Water aerobics involves a combination of cardiovascular exercises, strength training, and flexibility movements performed in the water.
- Instructional Skills: Ability to plan and deliver practical swimming and water aerobics lessons to individuals or groups of different skill levels and ages. You should have excellent communication skills to explain and demonstrate techniques to participants.
- Safety Awareness: A strong emphasis on water safety and ensuring a safe environment for all participants. This includes knowledge of CPR, first aid, and being vigilant and proactive in preventing accidents or injuries.
- Interpersonal Skills: Being approachable, patient, and able to motivate and encourage participants positively. Interacting with people of all ages and backgrounds is crucial in this role.
- Physical Fitness: As a water aerobics instructor, you need to demonstrate a good level of physical fitness and be able to perform the exercises and routines you are teaching.
- Adaptability: Willingness to adapt teaching strategies to accommodate participants with different learning styles or physical abilities.
- Organizational Skills: Being well-organized to plan and schedule classes effectively and keep track of participants’ progress.
NOTE: Qualifying education, experience, knowledge, and skills must be documented on your job application. You may attach a resume to the application as supporting documentation but ONLY information stated on the application will be used for consideration. “See Resume” will not be accepted for qualifications.
- General Information
- Technical Skills – Swimming and Water Aerobics Instructors must have a strong knowledge of swimming and water aerobics techniques and be able to teach these skills effectively. They must also be able to evaluate participants’ abilities and adjust instruction accordingly.
- Physical Fitness – Swimming and Water Aerobics Instructors must be physically fit and able to perform the exercises they are teaching, as well as demonstrate proper technique and form. They must also be able to lead classes for extended periods without becoming fatigued.
- This job operates in and around water on a daily basis.
- Frequent noise exposure.
What you get in return
You will be surrounded by coworkers who bring their best to work each day; passionate people who want to make a difference in the communities Precinct One serves along with Harris County as a whole.
Harris County employees receive a competitive salary plus medical, dental, and vision insurance at no cost to the employee after the first two months of full-time continued employment. Vacation, sick time, and floating holidays allow our employees to recharge and balance work and personal time. Mandatory participation in our retirement program allows employees to save for retirement. Various other benefits and discounts lead to the satisfaction and engagement of our employees.
About Precinct One
There are four precincts in Harris County. The four elected commissioners, along with an elected county judge, serve as members of the Harris County Commissioners Court, the administrative head of the county’s government.
With approximately 1.1 million residents, Harris County Precinct One is a diverse, urban precinct that covers 363 square miles. Precinct One’s multi-racial, multi-ethnic population is roughly 39 percent African American, 37 percent Latino, 18 percent Anglo, 5 percent Asian, and 1 percent other.
Precinct One stretches south to Brazoria County and reaches into the eastern and northern sections of Harris County. The Precinct’s territory includes a large section of Downtown Houston, including the Downtown Harris County Courthouse Complex, Toyota Center, Minute Maid Park, and the Shell Energy Stadium. Other notable landmarks include the 263-acre NRG Park Complex and the renowned Texas Medical Center. The Precinct is also the higher educational home to Houston Community College, Rice University, Texas Southern University, the University of Houston, and the University of St. Thomas. Precinct One manages more than 20 parks, 11 community centers, numerous hike-and-bike trails, three maintenance service centers, and several area offices, all of which provide an array of services to Precinct One residents.