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 Employment Opportunities in Cambridge

NOTICE OF POSTING

POSTING DATE: September 13, 2021
OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Cambridge residents are especially encouraged to apply.

Department: Human Service Programs
Job Title: Water Safety Instructors
Job Code: X896
Civil Service Position: Non Civil Service position
Union Affiliation: None
Hours Per Week: 19.5 hours per week; nights and weekends required

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Instructs swimming and water safety classes at all levels (children and adults)
  • Maintains and completes all instructional records
  • Supervises the activities of swimmers by enforcing pool safety rules and regulations
  • Develops positive relationship with participants and provides motivational support and guidance
  • Organizes and puts away class equipment, reports damaged equipment.
  • Attends staff meetings and training sessions
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Must have a current American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor certificate, American Red Cross Lifeguarding and CPR/FPR certificate.  Must be at least 17 years old, and able to pass swim test administered by department. Ability to maintain control in an instructional situation, supervise groups of swimmers, work with people of all ages, cultures, languages, and varying aquatic skill, perform emergency procedures, and remain calm in emergency situations is essential. The City of Cambridge's workforce, like the community it serves, is diverse. Applicants must have the ability to work and interact effectively with individuals and groups with a variety of identities, cultures, backgrounds, and ideologies.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Chlorinated Natatorium including lighting and heating/cooling systems.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to sit, kneel, stand, stoop, communicate, reach and manipulate objects.  This position requires mobility and involves being in water for extended periods of time.  Duties require attentiveness to visual and audible cues for recognition and identification of swimmers in distress or in process of unsafe behaviors.  The position requires proficient swimming ability and the proper application of rescue and first-aid technique as well as the ability to properly extract victims from the pool(s) to the deck and move equipment.

 

RATE: $18.50 per hour

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Internal applicants submit a job bidding form and 2 copies of both your resume and letter of interest; external applicants submit both your resume and letter of interest via email to: employment@cambridgema.gov or to the Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA  02139. Fax 617-349-4312. Review of resumes is ongoing.  Position will remain open until filled.

THE CITY OF CAMBRIDGE IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. WOMEN, MINORITIES, VETERANS, MEMBERS OF THE LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY, AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. THE CITY IS COMMITTED TO ADVANCING A WORKFORCE CULTURE OF ANTIRACISM, DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION.

CITY OF CAMBRIDGE RESIDENTS ESPECIALLY ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

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