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City of Ames Furman Aquatic Center Swim Instructor in 50010, Iowa

Furman Aquatic Center Swim Instructor

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Furman Aquatic Center Swim Instructor


$12.76 - $13.94 Hourly


50010, IA

Job Type


Job Number



Parks and Recreation - Temporary & Part-time positions

Opening Date


Closing Date

6/15/2024 12:00 PM Central



Bargaining Unit


Residency Requirement?


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Centrally located in the heart of Iowa, Ames is a vibrant, progressive community with more than 66,000 residents providing an excellent quality of life. Home to Iowa State University, Ames offers year-round recreation opportunities, diverse cultural offerings, a stable economy, safe neighborhoods, and a high-achieving school district.

General Information

The City of Ames Parks and Recreation Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Swim Instructor.

Swim Instructors work from May-August with option for continued employment upon mutual agreement. Trainings occur in May prior to swim lesson season. Swim lessons run June- early August. Pay rate will increase with WSI certification.

Youth Instructors are directly accountable to the Program Site Supervisor and the Aquatics and Activities Manager and adjunctly accountable to the Recreation Superintendent and the Director of Parks & Recreation.

Open until filled. First date of application review Janurary 10th.

Examples of Essential Job Functions

Instruct youth on the basic fundamentals of the activity; enforce all procedures and rules in place for all youth at all facilities/locations; inspect environment to ensure the safety of the children; and teach good sportsmanship at all times.

Each employee is expected to continually strive to bring shared values to life through our Excellence Through People organizational culture. ETP values include: committing to continuous improvement; inspiring creativity and innovation; being customer driven; making data-driven decisions; committing to diversity, equity, and inclusion; championing employee involvement; striving for excellence; having fiscal stewardship; acting with honesty and integrity; exhibiting leadership; choosing a positive attitude; respecting one another; promoting safety and wellness; and cultivating teamwork. For leaders, this includes creating a work culture that brings these values to life. For all employees, this includes maintaining a Total City Perspective. The purpose of ETP is to deliver exceptional services to the public at the best price, and for employees to experience an enjoyable and stimulating work environment.


Education and Experience: Must be at least 14 years of age. Previous experience is preferred, but not required.

Licenses and Certifications: Current CPR, First Aid and AED.

Candidates not possessing these certifications may still apply; the City will provide required training free of charge to the employee.

If you possess one, please attach Lifeguard/First Aid/CPR/AED certificate and/or Water Safety Instructor Certification

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Necessary to Perform Essential Functions: Knowledge of the sport or activity.

Skill in being organized, dependable, and reliable.

Ability to teach basic fundamentals to youth of various ages; ability to communicate with parents and youth; ability to understand, appreciate and embody the City of Ames Core Values; ability to maintain an exceptional level of safety; ability to maintain a professional appearance (staff shirt w/ appropriate athletic shorts or pants) at all times while on site; ability to maintain a professional demeanor (calm and courteous) at all times while on site.

Supplemental Information

Selection Process:

The selection process consists of an evaluation of education and experience, an interview, and completion of a criminal background check, which includes a sex offender registry check. All candidates will be notified by email of their application status.

NOTE: Applicants with disabilities may submit requests for ADA testing or interview accommodations to the Human Resources Department prior to the test or interview.

The City of Ames is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, ancestry, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Human Resources Department at 515-239-5199.

E-Verify Process:

The City of Ames participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each applicant's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. All candidates who are offered a position with the City of Ames must complete Section 1 of Form I-9 along with the required proof of their right to work in the United States and proof of their identity on their first day of employment. Please be prepared to provide required documents on your first day of employment. For additional information regarding acceptable documents for this purpose, please contact Human Resources at 515-239-5199 or go to the US Citizenship and Immigration Services web page at: http://www.uscis.gov.