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Swim Instructor

Company: City of Cupertino
Location: cupertino
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

The City of Cupertino Parks and Recreation Department is hiring Lifeguards and Swim Instructors at Blackberry Farm Park for the 2021 operating season (late May to end of September). Applicants must show proof of up-to-date Red Cross certificates for Lifeguard, First Aid, and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer prior to the first day of employment.


Lifeguards and Swim Instructors are responsible for the safety and well-being of patrons at the pool as well as for teaching swim lessons. The position requires a fun and positive disposition, excellent customer service and communication skills, problem-solving skills, and the ability to work well with a team.

Class Characteristics

Lifeguard and Swim Instructor is a seasonal part-time, temporary, non-benefited, and at-will position from late May 2021 through the end of September 2021. It is also limited to no more than 995 hours per fiscal year. Applicants must possess all relevant certifications before the first day of employment.

Essential Duties

Management reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.

Maintain constant and active surveillance of patrons in the facility.

Follow the Emergency Action Plan in the event of an emergency.

Act immediately and appropriately to secure the safety of patrons in the event of an emergency.

Provides emergency care/treatment as required until the arrival of emergency medical services.

Conduct swim lessons for various ages and skill levels.

Keep accurate progress records.

Present a professional appearance and attitude at all times.

Enforce all policies, rules, and regulations.

Perform cleaning duties as directed to maintain a clean and safe facility.

Maintain a high level of customer service.

Perform various maintenance and cleaning duties as directed.

Promptly completes and files all required paperwork.

Attend bi-weekly scheduled training and staff meetings.


Knowledge of

Understand safety precautions in and around the pool.

Ability to

Understand and follow written and oral instructions.

Must be responsible, alert, courteous, and punctual.

Manage time effectively, show initiative, and work independently.

Work and communicate effectively with peers, supervisors, and patrons in a team setting.

Available to work weekends and evenings.

Provide own transportation to and from work.

Education and Experience

Must be a minimum of 15 years old and possess the current Red Cross certificates listed below.

Licenses and Certificates

Must possess current Red Cross certificates: Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer.

If you do not have current certifications, you must be able to attend, and pass, a certification class at Blackberry Farm tentatively scheduled for April 12-16, 2021, OR, with proof of payment, the City will reimburse you for the cost of Red Cross lifeguard certification training taken at the location of your choice at the end of the Blackberry Farm season.

Supplemental Information

Application and Selection Process

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit your City of Cupertino employment application to Human Resource. This recruitment is open until filled and subject to close at any time. Applications must be filled out completely. Failure to list work experience or stating "See Resume" in the work experience section of the application will be considered an incomplete application and subject to rejection. Resumes may be attached separately. Electronic applications may be submitted online through the City's employment page at Additional Information

The City of Cupertino is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of a person's race, religion, color, sex (including gender and pregnancy), sexual orientation (including heterosexuality, homosexuality, and bisexuality), national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, uniformed service member status, marital status, age, medical condition, genetic characteristics, and physical or mental disability. Candidates with a disability, which may require special assistance in any phase of the application or testing process, should advise the City of Cupertino Human Resources upon submittal of application. Documentation of the need for accommodation must accompany the request.
The information contained within this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice and does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

Keywords: City of Cupertino, Cupertino , Swim Instructor, Other , cupertino, California

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