City of Thornton, CO
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RACQUET INSTRUCTOR I/II - TENNIS
at City of Thornton, CO
Work Days / Hours:
Monday/Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday/Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Season Length: June 3, 2019 - August 8, 2019.
Under specified supervision, instructs tennis classes and lessons.
Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from Racquet Instructor I or, when filled from the outside, require previous and directly related experience.
Racquet Instructor I:
Under immediate supervision, this is the entry-level class in the Racquet Instructor series. Incumbents entering this class have limited related experience.
Racquet Instructor II:
Under general supervision, this is the journey-level class in the Racquet Instructor series.
- ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
(Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. The list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class.)
Assists with setup, preparation and planning of tennis sports classes and lessons.
Teaches tennis sports skills to participants of various levels.
Reserves courts for group and private lessons.
Instructs tennis sports classes.
Ensures all possible safety measures are observed.
Communicates and enforces facility and class policies and procedures.
Responds to emergency situations as required; maintains and forwards accurate accident and incident reports to supervisor. Reports parental/participant issues and concerns to supervisor.
Provides excellent customer service, including interacting with participants and/or parents to answer questions and resolve problems.
Monitors participant attendance against rosters to ensure that all payments are received.
Reports any issues and concerns to supervisor.
Coordinates dates and times for private lesson instruction.
Complies with City and departmental rules and regulations, policies, and procedures.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Racquet Instructor I:
Requires one season or six months of tennis experience as a participant or instructor (lesson or team). Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.
Racquet Instructor II:
Requires two seasons or one year of tennis sports experience as a participant or instructor (lesson or team). Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certificate and First Aid certification, or the ability to obtain within 30 days of hire.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of the policies, procedures and goals of the City of Thornton and the department.
Knowledge of coaching tennis lessons to participants of all abilities.
Skill in performing Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid activities.
Skill in demonstrating basic tennis techniques.
Skill in conducting tennis lessons to participants of all abilities.
Ability to deal tactfully and effectively with the public.
Ability to effectively lead and coordinate tennis lessons.
Ability to demonstrate the appropriate tennis skills.
Ability to read, interpret and apply operating policies and procedures.
Ability to react quickly and accurately in emergency situations.
Ability to listen well and communicate effectively with the public.
Ability to promote and provide quality tennis lessons.
Ability to maintain composure during mentally, physically and emotionally stressful situations.
Physical and Mental Requirements:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, stand, walk, kneel, squat, stoop, climb, crawl, repeatedly twist the upper body, talk, hear, see, demonstrate manual dexterity and perform light lifting. The employee must demonstrate the ability to remain calm during routine and stressful conditions.
- TESTING PROCEDURES
Examinations may include but are not limited to application screening beyond minimum qualifications; written, oral, practical exercise or any combination thereof or other job related assessment deemed appropriate by Human Resources.
Your application will be used as a screening tool. Completeness and accuracy are important! Any false or untrue statements or material omissions in the application and related paperwork or during the selection process could disqualify you from consideration.
As a condition of employment, the city of Thornton conducts background investigations for all positions which may also include a review of credit report and/or driving record. A drug screen, physical, and/or psychological examination administered by a city-designated provider will be required for pre-determined positions.