Aquatics Program Coordinator Job at Fairfield, Solano County, California

Aquatics Program Coordinator

City of Fairfield , California

Job Information 


Parks & Recreation

Mid Level


$64,885.60 - $78,869.44 Annually

Application Deadline 


03/05/2021 05:00 PM PST

Recruitment Type 

Open Competitive


The City of Fairfield is looking for someone to make a splash as the Parks & Recreation Department's Aquatics Programs Coordinator!

The Aquatics Coordinator will be responsible for continuing the work of building the Aquatics Program after a recent period of growth and restructure. This position will also be challenged with innovating new aquatics-based programs, activities, and events; as well as working with the greater Parks & Recreation Team on various department initiatives.

Why the City of Fairfield is a great place to work! 

Tentative Interview Date: Week of March 8, 2021
2nd Interview Date: Week of March 15, 2021

An excellent benefits package is offered, including:

  • CalPERS pension eligibility
  • Generous contributions to medical, dental, and vision plans
  • In addition to vacation and sick leave, 32 hours of personal leave annually, which is 100% cashable
  • City paid life insurance, deferred compensation and retirement health savings contributions
  • Typically a 9/80 work schedule with the 1st and 3rd Fridays off (schedule will vary and require flexibility during swim season)
Work is performed in an office setting, community center or activity site and/or in an outdoor environment in various types of weather; with frequent interruptions, deadlines, complaints, and peak workload periods. Basic cleaning of facilities may include exposure to cleaning agents. Work may take place and require travel in a vehicle to and from off-site indoor and outdoor locations throughout the City. Position may require working nights and weekends.
Work requires swimming, physical exertion to manually move, lift, carry, or push heavy objects, climbing in and out of the swimming pool, and up and down ladders.  Work may include exposure to noise, prolonged sitting and standing in varying degrees of weather, reaching, kneeling, bending and walking on slippery surfaces.  Manual dexterity, clear (understandable) speech, visual and hearing acuity are required. The ability to actively participate in aquatics and recreational activities (including games), and work outdoors in both heat and cold, are also required.


Minimum Qualifications


  • A minimum of (2) two years of progressively responsible experience in the development and coordination of programs, services, activities and events are required. 
  • Experience in aquatics programs with the public is highly desirable.
  • A Bachelor's degree in recreation administration, public administration or closely related field is required.
  • Possession of and the ability to maintain a valid California Driver's License are required.
  • American Red Cross Lifeguard Training including Administering Emergency Oxygen is required.
  • American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor (required within 6 months of hire).
  • National Recreation and Park Association Aquatic Facility Operator (required within 6 months of hire).
Certifications must be obtained by time of appointment (or by the requisite time noted) and must be retained throughout employment as a condition of employment.


Examples of Duties

Duties include, but may not be limited to, the following:

  • Plan, organize, facilitate, and coordinate community aquatics activities.
  • Develop and conduct staff training and orientations as needed.
  • May be required to perform lifeguard and/or pool manager duties including emergency water-rescues, assisting persons in distress, administering CPR or standard first aid when necessary.
  • Resolve problems encountered during daily operations and determine appropriate solutions.
  • Respond orally to informal complaints and relay information to the supervisor.
  • Lead and coordinate the day to day work assignments; may provide direction to   part-time   employees   including   assigning   and   reviewing   work,   conducting   training, and providing input on performance evaluations.
  • Maintain  program  standards;  enforce  rules  and  regulations  of  programs  and  facilities  as mandated by City policies.
  • Assign and monitor work hours, work areas, and progress.
  • Represent the City and the department, at a variety of meetings including outside boards, groups and committees.
  • Act as liaison to community groups, businesses, news media, schools, civic organizations, outside agencies, and service providers.
  • Make presentations and conduct other public awareness, outreach activities and trainings. Seek sponsorship for major-special events.
  • Develop a variety of outreach and marketing material and exhibits. Develop and coordinate program components including recognition programs.
  • Evaluate program effectiveness and provide recommendations for modifications or improvements.
  • Participate in the preparation and administration of the program budget for assigned areas; submit budget recommendations; purchase and maintain equipment and supplies; monitor expenditures.
  • Respond to inquiries and concerns regarding program activities; research and resolve conflicts as required.
  • Perform related work as assigned.
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Knowledge & Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Recent trends and developments and sources of information related to assigned program area.
  • Marketing concepts and networking practices.
  • Report structuring and writing.
  • Computer software including word processing, data base, and spreadsheet applications.
  • Arithmetic, basic mathematical calculations and statistics.
  • Basic principles and practices of supervision and training.
Ability to:
  • Plan, organize, promote and direct program activities and events.
  • Train, motivate and facilitate city staff and volunteer groups.
  • Work independently and assist in meeting administrative and operational goals and deadlines.
  • Create an inventory of resources for maintaining on-going program.
  • Develop creative approaches to customer and program needs and situations.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Make effective presentations to targeted outreach groups.
  • Understand and interpret the correlation between marketing efforts and performance indicators;
  • Prioritize and balance tasks with operational requirements.
  • Develop and implement various data collection and reporting systems.
  • Identify and interpret technical and numerical information; analyze situations quickly and objectively and determine proper courses of action.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Remain calm in emergency situations.
Based on the information provided in the application documents, the best-qualified applicants will be invited for further examination. All applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination. Depending upon the number of applications received, the examination may consist of an application screening, written and/or practical exam, oral interview, or any combination. This position requires a local records check and response to a medical questionnaire prior to appointment. A pre-employment medical exam may also be required.  


1000 Webster Street 4th Floor

Fairfield, CA 94533