• Full Time
  • Mill Valley, CA
  • $5,443 - $7,249/monthly USD / Year

Website City of Mill Valley

Salary Range: $5,443 – $7,249/monthly
Filing Deadline: 9:00 P.M. Saturday, May 11, 2024


Round 1 will be scheduled for Wednesday, May 15, 2024, in person
Round 2 will be schedule for Wednesday, May 22, 2024, in person


The City of Mill Valley is seeking a self-directed problem- solver with an entrepreneurial spirit, high standards of excellence, and demonstrated commitment to public service and program development.

Under the direction of the Recreation Supervisor, the Recreation Coordinator II – Aquatics Safety manages the City’s Aquatics lifeguards and scheduling, including lap swim, water-walking, lifeguard certification, community CPR/First Aid classes and JR Lifeguard program.  This position also supervises all lifeguards, senior lifeguards and provides key assistance to the Recreation Supervisor on all related matters (works closely with Recreation Coordinator I- Aquatics programs to support division goals and activities).

The Aquatics & Fitness Center is a 7-day a week operation.

Recreation Coordinator II schedule may include Saturdays and Sundays and is subject to change depending on facility and supervisor needs.


  • Recruit, hire, manage, train, schedule, audit, discipline and evaluate staff, contractors, interns, and volunteers.
  • Schedule and provide regular in-service training for aquatics staff.
  • Schedule and provide regular class and certification offerings necessary to staff for the proper operation of a public pool facility.
  • Manage and develop the swim lesson program to balance and meet the needs of the community and the goals of the Department.
  • Plan, develop and implement programs and events.
  • Evaluate the progress and effectiveness of scheduling and programming utilizing measurable outcomes.
  • Coordinate with local police and fire agencies for emergency response protocols.
  • Assist in the development of policies, procedures, contracts, and manuals for facility users and staff.
  • Work with local organizations, businesses, school personnel, parents, and community members in developing recreational programs and activities.
  • Maintain all personal certifications and be available to lifeguard, teach swim lessons, and otherwise supplement line staff when needed.
  • Provide assistance and guidance to facility users, anticipate and resolve problems, provide quality customer service.
  • Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.

*Please review Job Description for a complete list of duties.


Knowledge of:

  • Best practices and principles of aquatics programming and management.
  • Conflict resolution and problem-solving techniques.
  • Principles of supervision and management, employee motivation, and team building.
  • Principles and best practices of facility management, hospitality, and event production.

Ability to:

  • Train, schedule, supervise, evaluate and professionally develop employees.
  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Work independently with minimum supervision and exercise sound judgment.
  • Multitask to handle competing priorities and demands alongside multiple deadlines.
  • Consistently interpret and enforce policies and procedures with attention to detail.
  • Work flexible schedule that may require some evening, full weekends, and holiday shifts.

Experience and training:

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in recreation, or a related field is desired.
  • Please note that a minimum of two years of experience with increasing responsibility in delivering aquatic programming (including teaching swim lessons and lifeguarding) is also required.
  • The following certifications are required: valid lifeguard certificate with CPR for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid.
  • Desired certifications include: LGI, WSI, WSIT, and CPO/AFO or equivalent of those certifications. If the candidate does not have them, they must have the ability to obtain a combination of these certificates within six months of hire.


  • Leave – the City provides a generous leave package: 15 holidays and floating holidays/personal days
    2 to 5 weeks of vacation leave based upon years of service
  • Health Insurance – City provides the full premium for the Kaiser Family Plan or the equivalent thereof for employees who elect Western Health Advantage HMO
  • Dental Insurance – City provides the full premium for Delta Dental
  • Retirement – New employees with no prior CalPERS service or have a break in CalPERS service of 6 months or more: 2% @ 62
  • New employees who are “classic” CalPERS members and do not have a break in service of more than 6 months: 2% @ 55
  • 457 Deferred Compensation – the City offers up to $600/year in matching contributions toward deferred compensation
  • Other – the City also pays the premium for Long-Term Disability Insurance and Life Insurance ($50,000)


Resumes/cover letters will not be accepted in lieu of the City’s official application through Calopps but should accompany the application. All applications, resumes, certifications, and supplemental question responses will be reviewed to select those applicants whose qualifications appear to most closely match the requirements of the position. A limited number of qualified applicants may be invited to participate in the subsequent phase(s) of the recruitment process, which may include one or more of the following: written examination, performance examination, assessment exercises, oral interviews, and complete background checks. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee advancement in the selection process. Paper applications may be obtained from the City of Mill Valley at City Hall, 26 Corte Madera Avenue, Mill Valley, CA 94941 or by calling (415) 388-4033 x4835.

To apply for this job please visit www.calopps.org.