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Inclusive Recreation Assistant (Special Olympics Swimming Coach)

Job Id: 
Parks & Recreation Department
$12.00 - $13.00/hour, DOE
Job Description: 

EMPLOYMENT STATUS:      Temporary, Part-Time

SALARY RANGE:                $12.00 - $13.00/hour

OPENS:                 January 2, 2019

CLOSES:                 When Filled


**NOTE:                This is a part-time, seasonal position, approximately 1.5 hours per week with the opportunity for additional hours at other Recreational Inclusive activities and has no benefits. The program runs February 26th until June 3rd.



  • Conduct swimming at Federal Way Community Center Pool Sundays from 3:45–5:15 pm.  (Note: subject to change with notice)
  • Maintain professional image and positive attitude under stressful conditions.
  • Act as role model; ensure the safety of athletes; assist athletes with swimming.  
  • As a representative of the Parks Department, a uniform will be provided and must be worn during working hours.



  • Arrive 15 minutes before start of program.
  • Stay 15 minutes after the end of program.
  • Maintain safety at the site.
  • Render first aid in case of minor injury.
  • Maintain contact with coordinator.
  • Assist athletes with swimming techniques.
  • Prepare swimming times for Special Olympics Washington registration.
  • Attend staff training and staff meetings.
  • Attend regional swimming tournament and state tournament if necessary.
  • Perform related duties as directed and/or required.


  • Must be at least 18 years of age.  
  • Current First Aid Card and C.P.R. card required.
  • Knowledge of swimming strokes & techniques required. 
  • Experience working with special needs individuals preferred but not required.
  • Lifeguard experience preferred but not required.


    TO APPLY:  Please complete a required City of Federal Way application form and attach resume and cover letter.   Applications are available on our website at www.cityoffederalway.com, by calling 253-835-2530, or at City Hall, 33325 8th Avenue South, Federal Way, WA 98003. Successful candidates for this position will be subject to a background check pursuant to RCW 43.43.832.                                      



    The City of Federal Way is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workplace. Applicants may request a copy of the City’s EEOP Utilization Report by contacting Human Resources at 253-835-2531. Any person requiring ADA accommodation should advise the City of the need. For Telecommunications relay service for voice and text telephones call 7-11 or 1-800-833-6388/TDD or call 1-800-863-6388/TDD or 1-800-833-6384/Voice.