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AQUATICS COORDINATOR

Recruitment #19-GK5-01

Introduction

Definition

THE JOB: Under direction, plans, promotes, implements, coordinates and supervises the daily activities of a variety of aquatics programs, including but not limited to public swim, special events, adult fitness, water aerobics, swim lessons, lifeguard training, Red Cross certification, water polo, junior lifeguards and facility usage; supervises the work of aquatics program staff; schedules a variety of aquatics programs; and performs other work as required.

Employment Standards

THE REQUIREMENTS: Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain these knowledge and abilities would be:

Completion of college with major coursework in recreation or related field and one year of experience coordinating or supervising aquatics program activities or aquatics special events

OR

Three years of experience coordinating or supervising aquatics and/or recreation program activities or special events, at least one year of which must be in aquatics.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: License/Certificate: Possession of a valid American Red Cross (ARC) lifeguard training certificate*; Possession of a valid ARC CPR for the Professional Rescuer (CPR Pro) certificate* or American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) for the Health Care Profession (Provider C); Possession of one of the following: First Aid for Public Safety Personnel (Title 22), ARC Emergency Responder, First Responder, or Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). Acceptable Lifeguard and CPR Certifications include: American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED OR American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid WITH The American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer OR The American Red Cross CPR – AED for Lifeguards.

POST-EMPLOYMENT CERTIFICATION (required within six months of hire): 1) ARC Trainer certificates for Lifeguard and Title 22 courses. 2) A valid Oxygen Administration certificate. 3) A valid ARC Water Safety Instructor certificate or Santa Cruz County Instructor Training Program.

Knowledge: Working knowledge of the practices and techniques of developing, organizing and supervising aquatics activities and programs; safety and emergency procedures and first aid; the methods and techniques of publicity and promotion; the principles and practices of supervision and training; communication skills, techniques and specific program assignment (may be required). Some knowledge of monitoring and preparing budgets.

Ability to: Plan, organize, implement, and evaluate a variety of aquatics programs and special events; plan, assign, direct, train, motivate and evaluate the work of subordinate staff; establish and maintain effective relationships with those contacted in the course of work; recommend, interpret, explain and enforce program policies and procedures; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; prepare reports and correspondence; analyze and prepare grant proposals, contracts and budgets; learn to input and access information on a computer; travel to and perform duties at a variety of outdoor and indoor recreation sites and lift 25 pounds.

Benefits

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS:
ANNUAL LEAVE - 22 days first year, increasing to 37 days after 15 years of service. Available for vacation and/or sick leave.
HOLIDAYS - 13 paid holidays per year.
BEREAVEMENT LEAVE - 3 days paid in California, 5 days paid out-of-state.
MEDICAL PLAN - The County contracts with CalPERS for a variety of medical plans. For most plans, County contributions pay a majority of the premiums for employees and eligible dependents.
DENTAL PLAN - County pays for employee and eligible dependent coverage.
VISION PLAN - County pays for employee coverage. Employee may purchase eligible dependent coverage.
RETIREMENT - Pension formula 2% at age 60 or 2% at age 62 as determined based on provisions of the CA Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act of 2013(PEPRA). Pension benefit determined by final average compensation of three years. County participates in Social Security.
LIFE INSURANCE - County paid $20,000 term policy. Employee may purchase additional life insurance.
DISABILITY INSURANCE - Employees in the General Representation Unit participate in the State Disability Insurance (SDI) program. This program is funded 100% by employee payroll deductions.
DEPENDENT-CARE PLAN - Employees who make contributions for child or dependent care may elect to have their contributions made utilizing “pre-tax dollars.”
H-CARE PLAN - Employees who pay a County medical premium may elect this pre-tax program.
HEALTH CARE FLEXIBLE SPENDING ALLOWANCE (HCFSA) - Employees may elect this pre-tax program to cover qualifying health care expenses.
DEFERRED COMPENSATION - A deferred compensation plan is available to employees.

Selection Plan

THE EXAMINATION: Your application and supplemental questionnaire will be reviewed to determine if you have met the education, experience, training and/or licensing requirements as stated on the job announcement. If you meet these criteria and are one of the best qualified, you may be required to compete in any combination of written, oral and/or performance examinations or a competitive evaluation of training and experience as described on your application and supplemental questionnaire. You must pass all components of the examination to be placed on the eligible list. The examination may be eliminated if there are ten or fewer qualified applicants. If the eligible list is established without the administration of the announced examination, the life of the eligible list will be six months and your overall score will be based upon an evaluation of your application and supplemental questionnaire. If during those six months it is necessary to administer another examination for this job class, you will be invited to take the examination to remain on the eligible list.

HOW TO APPLY: Apply Online Now!  Click on the link below; or print out an application and supplemental questionnaire and mail/bring them to: Santa Cruz County Personnel Department, 701 Ocean Street, Room 510, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060.  For information, call (831) 454-2600.  Hearing Impaired TDD/TTY: 711.  Applications will meet the final filing date if received in one of the following ways:  1) in the Personnel Department by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date, 2) submitted online before midnight of the final filing date. 

Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. If you have a disability that would require test accommodation, call (831) 454-2600. 

To comply with the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act, Santa Cruz County verifies that all new employees are either U.S. citizens or persons authorized to work in the U.S.

Some positions may require fingerprinting and/or background investigation.

NOTE: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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