City of Astoria
  • 02-Jan-2019 to 03-Mar-2019 (PST)
  • Aquatic Center
  • Astoria, OR, USA
  • 12.75
  • Hourly
  • Part Time


This position is responsible for leading learn-to-swim classes, working directly with participants and discussing students' progress to their parents by performing the following duties.


This description covers the most significant essential and auxiliary duties performed by this position for illustration purposes, but does not include other occasional work, which may be similar, related to, or a logical assignment for the position.  The job description does NOT constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and is subject to change by the employer as the organizational needs and requirements of the job change.

  1. Performs water safety and learn to swim instructional activities, while maintaining a safe and positive learning environment of attainable goals. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Aquatic Center Supervisor and in coordination with the Recreation Coordinator.
  1. Teaches skills and strokes according to the performance standards for each level.
  1. Encourages and helps foster an environment which promotes water safety, learning in a positive and fun manner and encourages students to become lifelong swimmers.


  • Prepares instructional objectives and lesson plans for each class.
  • Follows outlined guidelines for each class/level.
  • Adapts teaching approaches to the age, experience, and ability of participants. 
  • Provides positive and productive communication to parents regarding their children's progress at least three times throughout the course of the swim session.
  • Complete records and reports as needed.
  • Enforces all aquatic facility policies, rules, and regulations.
  • Possesses a basic knowledge of facility's emergency action plan and understands the secondary role their position facilitates in an emergency.
  • Demonstrates understanding of and adheres to all safety regulations and practices.
  • Proactively and frequently participates in facility cleaning. Including but not limited to; sweeping, mopping and sanitizing floors, wiping down and sanitizing surfaces, taking out the garbage, picking up debris, cleaning restrooms, laundering hand towels and lost and found items, etc.
  • Displays excellent communication skills required in working with coworkers and patrons including the ability to communicate effectively and remain calm and courteous under pressure.
  • Works collaboratively in a team environment with a spirit of cooperation.
  • Respectfully takes direction from supervisor.
  • Follows policies, procedures, and guidelines as described in the City of Astoria Personnel Manual, Parks and Recreation Department Manual and other documentation related to this position.


This position does not have any supervisory responsibilities.


Ability to perform essential job duties with or without reasonable accommodation and without posing a direct threat to safety or health of employee or others. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Less than high school education; or up to one month related experience or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.  Ability to write simple correspondence.  Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.


Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.


Has the minimal skills necessary to operate a computer.  Can log on to a computer system, navigate in windows, perform simple tasks within applications and enter information into a database. 


Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.


This position requires a current CPR/First Aid certification.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and climb or balance.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to wet or humid conditions (non-weather) and fumes or airborne particles. The employee is occasionally exposed to extreme cold (non-weather). The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Employment will be contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

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