• Aquatics Coordinator

    City of Cottonwood Human Resources Office
    Job Description
    Non-Exempt, full-time, classified position with full benefits. Range 11, Minimum Salary of Complete Range: $13.39 per hour; Maximum Salary of Complete Range: $19.73 per hour.
    DESCRIPTION:  Under supervisory direction from the Recreation Coordinator II (Special Events, Sports & Aquatics Programming) and the Recreation Services Supervisor, this position assists with the implementation of a comprehensive departmental program, and is responsible for supervising and implementing current and short-ranged community aquatics center programs and activities, and other related duties as provided. Assists in the day-to-day aquatics center operations and performs a variety of semi-technical and administrative work in scheduling and assisting in the implementation of a year-round aquatics center services program. Includes aquatics center supervision, plus setting up for daily public usage, regular pool maintenance such as vacuuming, skimming, chemical testing and administration duties as assigned.  Assignments shall include the daily check of equipment for safety and cleanliness of pool facilities, along with conducting monthly inventories and storing equipment and supplies at the end of each day. Incumbent shall exercise considerable initiative and independent judgment in the day-to-day supervision in areas of the Recreation Center aquatics facility and the outdoor aquatics facility complex. Performs other related duties as assigned.
    LIFESTYLE: With an elevation of 3,300 feet, Cottonwood offers a wonderful climate year round. Located approximately 90 miles north of Phoenix and 50 miles south of Flagstaff at the base of Mingus Mountain, Cottonwood is an outdoorsman’s paradise as well as being “The Heart of Arizona Wine Country”. Surrounded by State and BLM lands, the Verde Valley provides hunting, fishing, hiking, golfing, and other recreational opportunities. Which makes this one of the most desired areas in the State of Arizona.  
    Enjoy the perfect balance of job satisfaction and phenomenal quality of life the area has to offer! Live in the best climate, outdoor recreation for the whole family, enjoy the nearby destination cities, the tasting rooms in wine country, and affordable housing. These are just a few of the benefits that make living in Cottonwood so great!
    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  This classification involves work developing and implementing aquatics center and recreation programs, supervising staff, and performing day to day aquatics center operations.  The planning and implementation can be done in a normal office setting. Additional requirements include, but are not limited to:
    -Ability to work in an indoor or outdoor aquatic environment that may include working in temperatures up to 110 degrees, in adverse weather conditions, and while exposed to allergenic substances. 
    -Ability to lift objects up to 50 pounds.
    -Ability to sit for up to 40 minutes per rotation on a lifeguard chair or station, and be able to climb a ladder to reach the station.
    -Sufficient clarity of hearing, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to discern emergency situations, verbal instructions, and telephones.
    -Sufficient visual acuity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to discern emergency situations, discern colors, and comprehend written work instructions, and rules and regulations.
    -Sufficient sense of smell to be able to detect odors.
    -Sufficient manual dexterity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to respond quickly in an emergency situation and operate control mechanisms and make fine adjustments.
    -Sufficient strength to swim 500 yards, demonstrating use of freestyle, breaststroke, and side stroke.
    -Sufficient body flexibility and balance to perform rescue and first aid operations and occupy a lifeguard station accessible by ladder.
    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Any combination of education and/or experience that has provided the knowledge, skills, certifications and abilities necessary to satisfactorily perform the job. Graduation from high school or equivalent is required. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in physical education, fitness/health, leisure studies, parks and recreation, or a related field, one(1) year experience in aquatics operations/programming, and one (1) year in a supervisory role is desired.  Must have a valid Red Cross Lifeguarding, First Aid, and CPR for the Professional Rescuer Certifications, and have, or be able to obtain within six months, a Water Safety Instructor Certification. Lifeguard Instructor Trainer and Water Safety Instructor Trainer certifications or ability to obtain certifications within one year is highly desired.
    • Ability to work shifts between 7 AM – 9 PM Monday through Sunday.
    • Regular attendance is an essential function of this job to ensure continuity within the work environment.
    Application (REQUIRED) available at (www.cottonwoodaz.gov). Job description available at the City of Cottonwood Human Resources Office, 816 N. Main St., Cottonwood, AZ 86326, or on the City website. Phone 928-340-2713. EOE/ADA.
    CLOSING DATE: 3:00 p.m., September 14, 2017
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