Under general supervision of Recreation Division Administrator, plans, coordinates, administers aquatic programming, organizes and oversees regularly scheduled aquatic programs, aquatic center and five splash pads, directs the operation and maintenance of assigned aquatic facilities, prepares various documentation, and supervises assigned personnel.
Supervises seasonal staff
Examples of Duties
Provides quality customer service.
Supervise, train, recruit, hire, schedule, and evaluate aquatic staff and contract employees.
Oversee the day to day aquatic facilities (Aquatic Center and 5 Splash Pads) to include but not limited to water filtration, chemical testing, backwashing, and routine facility maintenance.
Oversee planning, coordinating, and implementing various aquatic programming and aquatic special events.
Develop and promote Aquatic Center to various groups, agencies, and local businesses.
Serve as the city representative to the public for Aquatic Center.
Monitor and ensure aquatic facilities are in compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and rules governing the provision of pools, splash pads, and related services and facilities.
Enforce all safety rules and provides in-service safety training for all aquatic employees.
Update all staff manuals and paperwork annually or as needed.
Monitor revenues and expenditures during operational hours.
Order supplies and equipment and maintain all inventories.
Provide backup assistance to staff (lifeguarding or swim instruction) as needed.
Respond to public inquiries and complaints regarding various aquatic program matters.
Prepare a variety of reports and documentation.
Teach a variety of classes including lifeguard certification, lifeguard recertification, water safety instructor, and other classes as needed.
Understand operations and promotions of concessions stands including orders, inventory, and revenue generation.
Assist in other Recreation Division events or facilities as needed.
OTHER JOB RELATED DUTIES
Develop and distribute program satisfaction surveys to learn program efficiencies and deficiencies.
Work with Recreation Multimedia Specialists in preparation of publicity regarding aquatic programs, brochures, calendars, posters, news releases and flyers
Maintain contacts with neighborhood groups, schools, businesses, law enforcement agencies, volunteer and other community groups and provides necessary coordination of services.
Perform other job related duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Employee supervision, including work planning, assignments, evaluation and staff development.
First aid practices and techniques; general safety protocol; understanding policies and guidelines for dealing with an emergency.
Procedures, methods and techniques of lifeguarding and swimming instruction.
Practices and techniques of CPR, automated external defibrillator (AED), First Aid, and Oxygen Administration.
Proper water balance and associated chemicals.
Cash handling and accounting procedures such as reconciliation, monies counting, sales reports, and managing receipts.
Laws and best practices found in the Model Aquatic Health Code.
Active Net software and When To Work software is preferred.
Plan, assign, schedule and review the work of staff.
Implement and evaluate programs and activities within departmental guidelines.
Communicate and interact effectively with co-workers, managers, subordinates and the general public sufficient to convey information and to receive work direction.
Ensure the safety of patrons utilizing our facilities.
Operate office equipment, including computer equipment.
Small hand tools for minor pool maintenance.
Use safety and rescue equipment including AED, rescue tube, pocket mask, oxygen, and first aid kit.
Use a variety of pool and chemical testing equipment.
General operations of a chair lift.
Respond quickly in an emergency situation; follow and enforce rules; verbally communicate with the public and staff effectively.
Bring creative ideas and programs by staying current with popular aquatic trends and citizens' desires.
Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Enforce safety and health regulations relating to the aquatics program.
Interpret and explain policies and procedures related to the aquatics facilities.
Prepare clear and concise reports.
Make decisions and use independent judgment.
Establish, maintain and foster positive, harmonious and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work including City.
Multitask and be flexible in approaching solutions.
Be self-directed, show initiative and demonstrate a dedication to the position and the community.
Follow and embrace the City of Abilene Values.
Three (3) or more years of experience in aquatics services or a related field, including one (1) year of supervisory experience.
Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work.
A Bachelor's degree with major coursework in recreation administration, physical education, leisure activity or a related field is preferred.
A combination of experience and education will serve in lieu of a degree.
License or Certificate:
Must have a valid Driver's License.
Must have a valid Lifeguarding Certification.
Must have a valid Water Safety Instructor Certification.
Must be a Certified Lifeguard Instructor (LGI) from the Red Cross or other professional association.
Must be a Certified Pool Operator or Aquatic Facility Operator or the ability to obtain in 90 days or hire.
Must be a Certified Food Manager or the ability to obtain within 90 days of hire.
Certified Lifeguard Instructor Trainer (LGIT) is preferred.
Certified Water Safety Instructor Trainer (WSIT) is preferred.
A Certified First Aid, CPR, AED Instructor is preferred.
Must be at least 21 years of age.
Ability to work flexible hours including mornings, nights, and weekends.
Work environment includes the possibility of working outdoors in extreme heat and cold.
Must be able to lift, carry, and/or pull up to 50 pounds.
About City of Abilene
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Designated as the county seat in the northeast corner of Taylor County, Texas, the City of Abilene is located approximately 150 miles due west of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and at the center of a 22-county area known as the Big Country. Once described as “the Future Great City of West Texas,” Abilene is a centerpiece for employment, retail, and medical services. Dyess Air Force Base is the single largest employer with over 5,000 employees and a local annual economic impact of more than $310 million. Today, 120,000 friendly people call Abilene home, and the City represents an eclectic mix of Old West heritage, contemporary culture, and traditional values with a strong sense of community. From the West Texas Fair and Rodeo to the historical Grace Museum, Abilene has something for everyone. Visitors can feed the giraffes at the Abilene Zoo, relive rugged western lore through cutting-edge technology at Frontier Texas, or experience the exhilaration of the Abilene Speedway! Art enthusiasts can find inspiration at various museums and cultural events held in Downtown Abilen...e such as ArtWalk, City Sidewalks, the annual Children’s Arts and Literacy Festival, performances by the world class Abilene Philharmonic Orchestra, or Abilene Christian University’s annual Shakespeare Festival, catch a performance of the acclaimed Hardin-Simmons Cowboy Band, or experience the Amy Graves Ryan Fine Arts Center on the campus of McMurry University. In addition, the historic Paramount Theatre offers a year-round program of classic and special event films as well as concerts, live performances, ballet, and touring shows. Other amenities include 30 movie screens, dinner theaters, fantastic restaurants, live musical performances, and the World’s Largest Bar-B-Que. In addition, the City prides itself on offering a number of community services that only major metropolitan areas usually offer including five golf courses, a full roster of community and college sports, first class tennis facilities, and 29 city parks.
With a strong commitment to education and median housing prices 15% below the national average, Abilene is a perfect place to call home. The community includes four universities, two nursing schools, one two-year college, one technical college, one commercial college, and one pharmacy school. There are two main school districts in the City – Abilene Independent School District and Wylie Independent School District – and multiple private school systems making it an exceptional place to live, work and play.