Assistant Aquatics Coordinator Job at Berkeley, Alameda County, California

Assistant Aquatics Coordinator

City of Berkeley , California

Job Information 


Parks, Recreation & Waterfront

Mid Level


$28.13 - $32.71 Hourly

Application Deadline 


No Application Deadline

Recruitment Type 

Open Competitive


City of Berkeley is accepting applications for Assistant Aquatics Coordinator to fill two temporary, hourly vacancies. This class is responsible for assisting with the organization and direction of City aquatics programs. Incumbents assist in planning, directing, and implementing Citywide water sports and aquatics center activities. Specialized knowledge of advanced swimming techniques and acceptable standards and methods of pool maintenance and water quality control is required. This class is distinguished from Aquatics Coordinator in that the latter has overall supervisory responsibility for City aquatics centers and aquatics programs.

Typical duties include:

  • Assists in aquatics center and program planning, organization and implementation
  • Recommends staffing, coordinates staff assignments and program scheduling and participates in the recruitment, interviewing, testing and training of new staff
  • Completes staff evaluations and organizes training and safety practices sessions
  • Writes staff training materials
  • Monitors the progress and effectiveness of aquatics programs and recommends necessary improvements 
  • Updates brochures and poster layouts, prepares mailing lists and arranges for publicity in local media
  • Sets up fund raising events and activities such as swim-a-thons 
  • Organizes and directs volunteers for specialized aquatics programs 
  • Provides volunteer training and organizes recognition events 
  • Surveys program participants to develop program feedback 
  • Monitors the collection and deposit of program receipts
  • Handles aquatics section payroll and prepares periodic program reports 
  • Participates in the preparation of program budgets and quarterly reports 
  • Monitors supply needs and requisitions necessary supplies, materials and equipment 
  • Plans, organizes, schedules and staffs aquatics programs and coordinates swim team and program schedules
  • Enforces safety and operating procedures; on an assigned basis supervises a City aquatics center and lifeguards as necessary 
  • Sets up aquatics facility rentals 
  • Performs pool and pool area maintenance checks for aquatics centers and observes program and staff activities
  • Participates in special maintenance and "clean up" projects

 Required Qualifications:

Equivalent to graduation from high school


Four (4) years of increasingly responsible experience in recreation or aquatics program planning, coordination or leadership which included one (1) year of lead experience in the principles and techniques of effective supervision. College level coursework in recreation, physical education or closely related field may be substituted for the experience on a year for year basis.

Must possess a valid Water Safety Instruction Card which requires an advanced Life Saving Certificate and successful completion of first aid and Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training.


Knowledge and Abilities:


Successful applicants will possess the following:
Knowledge of:

  • Aquatics program activities, including swim instruction classes, swim tournaments and aquatics sports 
  • Water safety and life saving techniques
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and first aid techniques
  • Modern swimming methods and instruction techniques 
  • Community aquatics program needs for all ages
  • Basic supervisory principles and practices
  • Rules and regulations pertaining to pool management and aquatics programs
  • Basic principles of first aid and cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) 
  • Team sport scheduling, including selection and coordination of team schedules
  • Pool maintenance and water chemistry.

Skill in:  

  • Motivating and providing encouragement for participation in aquatics programs
  • Implementing multi faceted aquatics programs
  • Identifying community aquatics needs and recommending programs to fulfill them
  • Planning, staffing and scheduling aquatics programs and events
  • Performing life saving techniques, cardio pulmonary resuscitation and basic first aid
  • Exercising sound independent judgment within general policy guidelines 
  • Preparing clear and complete reports of program activities and other written correspondence
  • Maintaining organized and accurate records of swim instruction classes and other aquatics programs
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work




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