Aquatics Coordinator

Applications due 04/20/20

Job Description:

Location: 2180 Milvia St, Berkeley, CA 94704, USA

SALARY: $35.21 – $40.87 Hourly
$6,102.46 – $7,084.43 Monthly
$73,229.52 – $85,013.14 Annually
OPENING DATE: 03/16/20
CLOSING DATE: 04/20/20 05:00 PM
Amended and re-issued to expand applicant pool. Final filing date is April 20, 2020. Applicants who have already submitted an application, do not need to re-apply.

The City of Berkeley is excited to share the recruitment for Aquatics Coordinator. This classification is responsible for the coordination and management of City Aquatics facilities and programs.  We are seeking applications from highly skilled individuals with recreation program planning and coordination experience with an emphasis on aquatics facility management.  The incumbent plans, organizes and implements multi-faceted City-wide recreation and aquatics programs and activities; identifies community swim program needs and recommends alternatives or enhanced programs; inspects pools and facilities and performs routine pool maintenance; provides staff training and professional development.

Successful applicants will have the ability to:

  •  Assist in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, procedures and work standards for the aquatics section
  • Develop plan, supervise and evaluate all aquatics programs including swim lessons, exercise classes, lap swim, and shower program.
  • Participate in the preparation and administration of the aquatics program budget
  • Plan, organize, assign, direct, review and evaluate the work of assigned staff
  • Participate in the selection of personnel and provides for their training and professional development
  • Evaluate swimming skills and provide in-service training in advanced swimming techniques
  • Develop and ensure enforcement of water safety standards and enforce safety and operating procedures
  • Assist with coaching and water safety training
  • Confer with and provide professional assistance to City departments on aquatics programs and related matters
  • Direct subordinate staff in the daily activities and operations of City aquatics centers and aquatics programs
  • Develop program proposals and recommends fee schedules
  • Evaluate aquatics programs and aquatics center services and recommends improvements
  • Identify aquatics center service needs and develop and implement programs to fulfill these needs
  • Formulate and organize program plans and schedules for seasonal and year-round swimming activities
  • Conduct inspections of aquatics centers and ensure maintenance including review of log books, check of water chemistry and possible backwash, installation of new equipment, cleaning of clogged drains and replacement of underwater lights
  • Order supplies, contact vendors and conduct site inspections for outside maintenance contract work
  • Assess and recommend pool facilities capital improvement needs and secure budgetary cost estimates
  • Maintain contacts with neighborhood groups, schools, volunteers and other community groups and provide necessary coordination for programs and services, and prepare news releases, posters and brochures to publicize aquatics center programs and activities
  • Ensure accurate collection and recordkeeping for program receipts and oversee rental and registration activities
  • Prepare a variety of periodic and special reports related to aquatics center and aquatics program activities
  • Plan and participate in fund-raising and other special events
Equivalent to graduation from high school.


Five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience in recreation program planning and coordination which has included aquatics facility management, life guarding, swimming instruction or coaching, two (2) years of lead level directing. Supervisory or program management experience is desirable. College-level coursework in recreation, physical education or a closely related field may be substituted for the experience outlined above on a year-for-year basis. 30 semester units/45 quarter units will be considered equivalent to one year (2000 hours) of qualifying experience.

Other Requirements

  • Must be able to travel to various locations within and outside the City of Berkeley to meet the program needs and to fulfill the job responsibilities. When driving on City business, maintenance of a valid California driver’s license and satisfactory driving record is required.
  • Possession of a current American Red Cross Lifeguard/ First Aid certificate
  • Possession of a current American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer certificate.
  • Possession of a current American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI) Certificate or equivalent by date of appointment.
  • Possession of a current American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor certificate within six months of appointment.
  • Must possess or obtain a Certified Pool Operator certificate within six months of appointment.

How to Apply

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