AQUATICS PROGRAM SPECIALIST


Job Specifications


Class Code:

GK4

Analyst:

CJS/TC, CB

Date Originated:

5/10 

Dates Revised:

 4/13, 2/21

 

COUNTY OF SANTA CRUZ

 

DEFINITION

 

Under general supervision, coordinate and supervise aquatics programs at an assigned County facility. Perform other duties as required.

 

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS


The Aquatics Program Specialist differs from the higher class of Aquatics Coordinator, in that the former focuses on training lifeguards and the public in water rescue and water safety, supervising aquatic aides and lifeguards and enforcing safety policies in the aquatics facilities, while the Aquatics Coordinator coordinates multiple aquatics programs and supervises assigned staff, including Aquatics Program Specialists.

 

TYPICAL TASKS

 

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS


 Knowledge of:

 

 Thorough knowledge of:


 Working knowledge of:

 

 Some knowledge of:


 Ability to:

 

 Education and Experience:

 Any combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying, unless otherwise specified. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

 

The full-time equivalent of nine months experience as a lead-worker or supervisor in aquatics programs.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS/CONDITIONS:


 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);

* 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 certifications 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 a Santa Cruz County Instructor Training Program.

AND

  1. Attain one of the following:

Background Investigation:


Fingerprinting is required for some positions.


Special Working Conditions:


Some positions may involve exposure to variable temperatures and weather conditions; strong and unpleasant odors and fumes; noise from children; allergens such as poison oak, pollen, and bee stings; pool chemical fluctuations which might cause irritation to eyes and skin; and the possibility of administering first aid which may involve exposure to infections which might cause chronic disease or death.


Other Special Requirements:


Availability to work variable schedules including early mornings, evenings, weekends and holidays.


PREVIOUS CLASS TITLES: None

Bargaining Unit: 41

EEOC Job Category: 08

Occupational Grouping: 30

Workers' Comp Code: 1160

 

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