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Swimming Instructor

Company: City of Brownsville
Location: brownsville
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description


If selected for an interview you will receive an invitation to the email provided on your application. It is your responsibility to update us if email changes.

THE OPPORTUNITY : The City of Brownsville is in a transformative period driven by significant public and private investments such as the expansion of the Brownsville-South Padre Island Airport Terminal, Space X, the Port of Brownsville, Downtown Revitalization, and quality of life enhancements.

Our ideal candidate for Lifeguard/Swimming Instructor aspires to be a model of innovation , inclusion and empowerment who enables bold people and ideas to thrive. The Lifeguard/Swimming Instructor will be a participatory leader : a results-oriented, relationship-building, self-aware team player who also possesses high integrity, politeness, and fostering trust by building relationships with tolerance, patience and support in order to provide the best value in service of the citizens of Brownsville .

The Lifeguard/Swimming Instructor is responsible to teach basic and advanced levels of swimming techniques and ensure the safety of the swimmers at the pool. To monitor and maintain safety within the pool area. It is responsible for administering first aid, and instructing swim classes, supervising the swimmers, maintaining the pool area. The Lifeguard/Swimming Instructor works according to set procedures under direct supervision.


  • Responsible
  • Problem Solving
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Critical Thinking
  • Customer Service
  • Communication
  • Self-Awareness
  • Ethical


  • Must be able to swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Tread water for 2 minutes using only legs and complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds.
  • Must be able to instruct swimming lessons at different level classes and prepare lesson plans for those classes.
  • Requires handling or using equipment that require brief instruction or experience such as pool, lifesaving, or other similar equipment.
  • Must be able to work effectively under pressure and stringent schedules and produce accurate and satisfactory results.
  • Must be capable of working with Management, internal department, other departments and staff to maintain positive image of the division and services.
  • Must be able to read, interpret and follow work orders and procedures, as necessary.


  • Monitors and observes the pool area for safety, weather, temperature, and other conditions.
  • Acts as a lifeguard by watching over the swimmers and other patrons to ensure safety.
  • Performs first aid, CPR, and other rescue functions.
  • Sets-up the pool area, brings out equipment, and closes the pool.
  • Cleans the pool deck, facility, restrooms, and other surrounding pool areas.
  • Performs related tasks, as necessary.


  • Lifeguarding CPR/AED First Aid Certification or able to obtain one.
  • Requires a High School diploma or GED and/or vocational training.


  • Requires minimum of six months of work related experience.


  • Requires a valid Texas Drivers License.


Performs light work that involves walking or standing most of the time and involves exerting up to 20 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis, or skill, adeptness and speed in the use of fingers, hands or limbs on repetitive operation electronic office machines or tools within moderate tolerances or limits of accuracy. The job risks exposure to toxic/caustic chemicals and extreme heat and/or cold.


The City of Brownsville is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA requires the City to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are invited to discuss accommodations.


The City of Brownsville does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors.

Nothing in this job description restricts organizations right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time in order to develop our employees; This description reflects managements assignment of essential functions, it does not prohibit or restrict the tasks that may be assigned; this job description is subject to change at any time.

Keywords: City of Brownsville, Brownsville , Swimming Instructor, Other , brownsville, Texas

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