Swim Instructor

Job Title: Swim Instructor

Salary range: $12.00 - $15.75 per hour

Location: Sandy Community Campus

Department: Community Services 

Hours: Part-Time

Job Description:

Under the close supervision of the Swim Lesson Coordinator, the Swim Instructor performs varied routine duties in teaching swim lessons in accordance with City and Department policies. Work requires flexible hours (mornings and evenings). May be required to perform lifeguard duties when necessary, only if swim instructor is also current in Red Cross lifeguard certification.


  • Instructs and evaluates students participating in swim lessons; Ensures the safety of all class participants.
  • Works hours as scheduled which includes beginning and ending class on time; remaining after class to answer participant and/or parent questions as needed, and clean up supplies.
  • Maintains and completes report cards, skills sheets and attendance information on time.
  • Acts immediately and appropriately to secure safety of patrons in the event of emergency.
  • Presents professional appearance and attitude at all times, and maintains a high standard of customer service. 
  • Performs maintenance duties, completes hourly/bi-hourly pool maintenance checklists.
  • Attends monthly staff meetings and in-service trainings.
  • Remains current with required certifications.
  • Perform other duties as required.
  • Establish and maintain positive working relations with coworkers, citizens, and the general public.

Mandatory Requirements:

  • Provides superior quality customer service to ensure each customer is treated with dignity, respect and patience.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills with the ability to exercise good judgment, courtesy, and tact in public contact and handling problems.
  • Ability to resolve conflict among participants and customers.
  • Ability to follow and give clear and concise directions.
  • Ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment and customer needs.
  • Effective problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work early mornings, evenings and weekends.
  • Must have working cell phone and email address for contact purposes.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Proper use of chemicals according to state and federal regulations
  • Awareness of safety concerns and risk management.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • One or more years aquatic instruction experience.
  • Experience and passion working for a service oriented environment.
  • Current American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Certification.

Special Requirements/Licenses:

  • Must have aquatic experience.
  • Must possess Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)/AED/First Aid certifications.
  • Must be able to pass the department’s security clearance standards, including Reference check and Criminal History check.

In addition to completing the City of Sandy application, a cover letter and resume must be submitted. Please contact Human Resources at (503) 826-1079 or hr@ci.sandy.or.us with any questions. This position is open until filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The City of Sandy will give consideration to all qualified applicants for appointment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, mental or physical disability, political affiliations, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factor.

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