Work in Iowa Veterans Jobs

Job Information

City of Des Moines Swim Lesson Supervisor in Des Moines, Iowa

Swim Lesson Supervisor

Print (


Swim Lesson Supervisor


$12.60 - $14.88 Hourly


Des Moines, IA

Job Type

Temporary Full-Time



Job Number



6/15/2021 5:00 PM Central

Occupational Group

Non-Civil Service

Location of Vacancy

Park and Recreation



Selection Method

Applicants deemed most qualified based on qualifications may be contacted for an interview. Qualified applicants who need a reasonable accommodation must inform this office at (515) 283-4213 or TTY at Iowa Relay at 711 or 1-800-735-2942 at the time of application.

  • Description

  • Benefits

  • Questions

Distinguishing Features of the Class

Oversees the aquatic center swim lesson program. Supervises Swim Lesson Instructors. Utilizes safety/first aid equipment, computer, water test kit and cash register.

Positions are available at the following aquatic centers and pools: Ashworth; Birdland; Nahas; Northwest and Teachout.

Approximate Employment Duration: Up to 40 hours per week. Appointments are May until August.

Deadline: Applications are accepted until such time a sufficient number of qualified applications is received to fill the positions.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the work performed by these positions are currently limited or not being performed. The positions are posted now in preparation for post COVID-19 operations.

Acceptable Experience and Training

  • Must be at least 18 years old;

  • Prior Lifeguard or Swimming Instructor experience preferred;

  • Valid driver's license or equivalent mobility required.

Required Special Qualifications

  • Candidates are required to possess a valid and current Water Safety Instructor (WSI) certification through the American Red Cross or have the ability to obtain required certifications by employment start date.

  • Certifications may be obtained through the American Red Cross and must be valid through September 10, 2021.

  • Requires satisfactory criminal, sex offender and driving record background checks.

  • Passing a pre-employment physical and drug screen is required prior to employment.

If you have current certifications such as American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, CPR, AED, First Aid, WSI, etc., please attach these to your application.

Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only)

  • Assists in the training and orientation of swim lesson staff;

  • Schedules swim lesson staff;

  • Oversees swim lessons and ensures that students are taught according to the American Red Cross standards;

  • Acts as the primary contact at the aquatic center for swim lessons;

  • Performs water quality tests, record results, reports any water clarity problems and/or alarms to maintenance;

  • Recognizes potentially hazardous conditions and intercedes to correct such conditions;

  • Enforces rules governing the conduct of persons at swimming pools.;

  • Supervises the cleaning of pools and restrooms;

  • Confirms swim lesson staff time sheets weekly;

  • Inventory and distribute swim lesson cards to participants;

  • Performs other related work as required.