Under direction, develops, implements, monitors, evaluates, and supervises the operations of assigned aquatics program and facility areas. Areas of responsibility include leading aquatics programs, overseeing aquatics facilities, evaluating program curricula, and managing aquatics safety and maintenance activities. Hires, trains, evaluates, and supervises staff; initiates new community-based programs and activities; and performs related work as required.
Supervision Received And Exercised
Receives direction from higher-level management staff. Exercises direct supervision over assigned staff and volunteers.
The Aquatics Supervisor is a direct supervisory level class responsible for developing, implementing, monitoring, evaluating, and supervising the operations, staff, and activities of aquatics programs and facilities to maximize service delivery to the community. Performance requires the exercise of independence, initiative, and discretion. This classification is distinguished from the Department Manager in that the latter is responsible for strategic planning and management of all District recreation programs.
Essential Duties And Responsibilities
Management reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.
- Serves as the District’s aquatics subject matter expert.
- Develops, implements, monitors, evaluates, and supervises the operations of aquatics program areas.
- Oversees and supervises the activities of subordinate staff and volunteers; selects, assigns, trains, directs, schedules, and monitors staff duties; evaluates employee performance and initiates disciplinary actions when needed.
- Responsible for the appropriate training of employees in assigned areas of responsibility; plans and conducts in-service training programs; monitors status of required licenses and certifications; structures the evaluation and professional development of program staff to ensure a high performing team.
- Conducts research to identify programs of value and interest to the community; evaluates program effectiveness and viability; makes recommendations on new aquatics programs, or modifications of existing programs, to meet community needs.
- Serves as a liaison and resource for community agencies and other organizations; performs community outreach to promote aquatics programs and stimulate interest in District offerings.
- Serves as District representative with external organizations; attends and/or speaks at meetings, community and professional functions, and conferences as assigned.
- Prepares marketing materials, such as course descriptions, program brochures, newsletters, and announcements; uses social media and other forums to maximize community outreach and participation.
- Develops, implements, and recommends effective maintenance and safety programs, procedures, and guidelines; conducts periodic inspections, and ensures aquatics facilities are properly maintained for optimal safety.
- Prepares and manages program budget and grants; projects revenue and expenditures; monitors and tracks expenditures and fees collected; monitors inventory, and purchases authorized supplies and equipment.
- Identifies grant opportunities; develops and prepares grant proposals.
- Manages fee collection, accounting activities, and program registration in assigned areas; reviews records and files to ensure proper accounting and documentation consistent with District policies and procedures.
- Works collaboratively with other District departments; confers regularly with other District supervisors and managers.
- Maintains records on program activities, attendance, and other pertinent information; prepares a variety of operational and business reports, and associated correspondence.
- Assists with District special events as needed.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree in recreation, physical education, or a related field;
- Five years of relevant aquatics program experience, with at least one year in a supervisory capacity.
- Any combination of training, education, and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
- Principles, practices, methods, and techniques of planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating assigned aquatics programming and facility management.
- Principles and practices of supervision and leadership, including work planning, assignment review, evaluation, discipline, and training.
- Federal, state, and local laws and regulations related to provision of aquatics services.
- Occupational hazards and related safety precautions.
- Principles and practices of administrative procedures, recordkeeping, budgeting, and financial management.
- Principles and practices of grant writing and management.
- Principles and practices of contract and procurement administration.
- Principles and techniques for fostering effective work groups, inter-departmental relations, and community partnerships while providing high level of customer service.
- Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment and applications related to the work.
- Select, supervise, and lead aquatics staff and volunteers, including planning, organizing, training, evaluating, and coordinating the work of multiple assigned program areas and working teams.
- Plan and develop policies and procedures to benefit participants in a variety of aquatics activities.
- Identify and analyze community needs and promote interest in assigned program areas.
- Understand, interpret, and apply all pertinent laws, codes, regulations, policies, and procedures.
- Manage budget development and monitor program revenue and expenses with accurate financial records and reports.
- Develop marketing materials, public relations programs, and make presentations.
- Speak effectively in public.
- Independently organize work, set priorities, meet deadlines, and follow up on assignments.
- Demonstrate strong customer service skills and establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships.
- Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing.
Licenses and Certifications:
- At time of appointment, and maintained throughout employment possession of:
- California Driver’s License, with a satisfactory driving record,
- American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor certification,
- American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor certification,
- Certified Pool Operator or Aquatics Facility Operator certification.
- Title 22 and Water Safety Instructor Trainer certifications are highly desirable.
Work is primarily performed within a public swimming pool environment, where stamina is needed to perform moderate to heavy lifting of pool equipment and furniture or children and adults who may require removal from the pool, and to stay in the pool for prolonged periods. Must possess the mobility to stand, stoop, kneel, reach, bend, climb, push and pull materials and equipment, and swim while wearing an appropriate uniform with protective equipment. Vision and hearing must be sufficient to see and hear adults and children in crowded and noisy conditions and/or situations. Must also possess: the mobility to work in an office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person or by using a telephone and radio. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or to operate safety equipment. Must possess the ability to swim distances and dive to pool depths, as determined by testing/certification authorities, and to lift 150 pounds or heavier weights with assistance and/or the use of proper equipment.
Incumbents work outdoors in a pool environment with wet and slippery conditions, and are exposed to variable weather conditions; may be exposed to chlorine, acids, and other chemicals at aquatics facilities, as well as blood and body fluids while rendering first aid and CPR. Incumbents will interact with individuals in interpreting and enforcing rules, policies, and procedures.
Incumbents may be assigned an irregular work schedule, including weekends, early mornings, evenings, and holidays.
- Department of Justice fingerprint clearance.
- Medical exam and drug testing clearance.
Date Adopted: 4/26/17 Job Code: 5233L FLSA Status: Exempt Supersedes: Aquatics Supervisor dated 4/13/16