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City And County Of Denver
Denver, Colorado, United States (on-site)
14 days ago
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City And County Of Denver
Denver, Colorado, United States (on-site)
14 days ago


This posting will accept applications until 11:59pm on Sunday, October 2, 2022.

To be considered for this position, you must include the following on your job application (upload the attachment(s) to the Resume/CV section on the My Experience tab):

  • Resume

  • Copy of current Lifeguard Training certification

With a staff of over 400 lifeguards across 15 indoor and 16 outdoor swimming pools, it takes a team of dedicated, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic individuals to ensure the highest-quality aquatic programs, safety, and customer service are being delivered to communities across Denver. Denver Parks and Recreation is currently seeking an adept and accomplished recreation professional to join this team as an Aquatics Coordinator at the Aquatics Office, located inside the Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center.

In this position, you will support year-round efforts to recruit, train, and retain staff members across Denver Parks and Recreation’s diverse network of facilities. In addition, you will evaluate the staffing and scheduling needs across these facilities to anticipate hiring needs, develop pool and program schedules, and partner with other Aquatic Coordinators and agencies to deliver the resources necessary for successful facility operations. This is an exciting opportunity to work for a large and diverse aquatics department while serving the community and engaging in professional growth opportunities.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Partnering with the Office of Human Resources to assist with the recruitment, assessment, and onboarding of lifeguard candidates

  • Contacting lifeguard candidates to discuss employment, training opportunities, and pool placement

  • Scheduling, conducting, and evaluating American Red Cross Lifeguarding training opportunities for lifeguard candidates, including the delivery of online course material and maintenance of course records

  • Evaluating and anticipating the staffing and programming needs of multiple facilities

  • Creating, implementing, and leading aquatics programs

  • Partnering with other Aquatics Coordinators across multiple facilities to develop staff, pool, and program schedules

  • Evaluating success of programs and providing feedback to the Aquatics Core team

  • Maintaining records of employee certifications while proactively planning recertification opportunities for internal staff members

  • Creating and fostering partnerships with community leaders, neighborhood organizations, local schools, and other community partners to design programs that fit their unique needs and promote employment opportunities

  • Collaborating with the Senior Recreation Supervisor and Program Administrator to identify community and facility needs, and create plans to address these needs

  • Conducting monthly in-service training on emergency procedures for Recreation and Aquatics staff

  • Collaborating with and contributing to the entire Aquatics Division to support the core functions and individual natatorium operations as necessary

  • Performing other related duties as assigned or requested


We are looking for a dedicated and passionate aquatics professional who can function effectively on a team in a fast-paced environment while remaining focused and organized. Our ideal candidate will have excellent customer service and communication skills with an eye for innovation, efficiency, and safety.

Additionally, our ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • Experience scheduling and staffing multiple pools

  • Knowledge of successful recruitment and retention strategies for lifeguards

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, including experience hiring, working with, and mentoring youth

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Technical proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Digiquatics

  • Experience delivering American Red Cross learning materials and classes

  • Experience performing lead work/supervisory duties over aquatics staff

  • Experience engaging communities in aquatics programming and implementing new programming based on community feedback

  • American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor (LGI) and Water Safety Instructor (WSI) certifications

  • Certified Pool Operator (CPO) and/or Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) certifications

We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications:

  • Education: Graduation from high school or the possession of a GED, HiSET or TASC certificate

  • Experience: Three (3) years of work experience instructing in an organized aquatic program involving the monitoring of pool equipment, pool chemicals and pool operations

  • Licensures/Certification(s): Requires a Lifeguard Training Certification, CPR and AED Certifications for Professional Rescuers, and First Aid Certification at the time of application; requires a Lifeguard Instructor Certification, First Aid Instructor Certification, and a Certified Pool Operator or Aquatic Facility Operator Certification prior to completion of the probationary period (licensure and certification must be kept current as a condition of employment)

  • Equivalency: Additional appropriate education may be substituted for the minimum experience requirements

To be considered for this position, you must include the following on your job application (upload the attachment(s) to the Resume/CV section on the My Experience tab):

  • Resume

  • Copy of current Lifeguard Training certification

Job Information

  • Job ID: 65750711
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado, United States
  • Company Name For Job: City And County Of Denver
  • Position Title: Aquatics Coordinator - Aquatics Office - Denver Parks and Recreation
  • Job Function: Aquatics
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Min Education: H.S. Diploma/Equivalent
  • Min Experience: 3-5 Years
  • Salary: $23.00 - $34.50 (Hourly Wage)

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