The purpose of this position is to provide aquatic management and program support for the indoor pool at The View Community Center. Duties include scheduling and staffing all aquatic programs, swim team instruction and management, train swim special events, birthday parties, training lifeguards, instructing monthly in-services, and assists in the maintenance of the aquatic facility. Additional responsibilities include supervision of pool support staff, lifeguards, swim lesson instructors, pool rentals, training, and pool operations and mechanical systems. This position reports to the Recreation Manager.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. However, other duties may be assigned. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions
The following duties are normal for this classification. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Plans and implements new aquatic programs.
Scheduling and staffing of birthday party rentals, for the aquatics department.
Supervision of aquatic staff including lifeguards, managers, lifeguard instructors, and aqua aerobics instructors.
Schedules lifeguards or provides necessary assistance in the case of staff shortage in all areas of swimming pool operations including lifeguarding, swim lessons, and aqua aerobics.
Evaluation of all aquatic programs.
Assures records of daily pool attendance are appropriately documented and maintained.
Facility maintenance (pre-season, post-season, and routine).
Develops curriculum and instructs aquatic in-service training.
Assures accident/ injury, problem, incident, rescue and in-service training reports and records are appropriately documented and maintained.
Enforces pool rules and regulations of conduct for swimming pool patrons.
Performs daily safety checks in pool, deck, and maintenance areas.
Answers questions and gives information to swimming pool patrons.
Maintains an attentive lookout for potential accidents in the swimming pool and surrounding facility and appropriately correct any problems.
Alerts Manager and/or Police to any threat of vandalism, sabotage, or threat of pool equipment and grounds.
Notifies the Recreation Manager, and Parks and Recreation Director of any emergencies, problems, or conflict.
Completes all projects and reports requested by Recreation Manager.
Attends meetings as requested. Assists with programs and special events.
Performs related work as required.
Degree in Parks, Recreation,Tourism, Kinesiology, Physical Education, Sports Management or related degree plus twelve months aquatic management experience that includes one year as a manager or assistant manager or other equivalent combination of education and experience. Current certification as an American Red Cross, Lifeguard with Preventing Disease Transmission, CPR for the professional rescuer, First Aid, Oxygen Administration, and Waterfront Lifeguard. Current certification as American Red Cross. Water Safety Instructor, Aqua Aerobics Instructor, and AFO/CPO certification is preferred in addition. Valid Driver’s License required.
Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
Knowledge of City personnel policies and procedures. Ability to follow written and oral instructions. Ability to direct work activities of others. Ability to develop aquatic and customer service programming. Working knowledge of pool management and operations, record keeping, supervising and scheduling staff, and pool water chemistry. Ability to complete simple and complex assignments. Ability to communicate effectively with the general public. Ability to effectively apply lifesaving methods, techniques, and procedures. Must be able to react quickly and efficiently in emergencies. Must have knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook; and Desktop publishing programs. Ability to learn and manage indoor water filtration and treatment equipment including automated chlorination systems, water heating systems, and filtration systems. Have the ability to demonstrate effective interpersonal skills in working with a diverse population. Work may include afternoons, evenings, weekends, and holidays. Must be able to keep up to date with new aquatic trends and programs.
About Grandview Parks & Recreation
Our history is deeply rooted dating back to the 1800s. Local legend has it that the community’s earliest leaders looked upon the rolling hills of the area and said, “Isn’t it a grand view?” Hence, the name for this quaint community located minutes south of Kansas City along Interstate 49.
Grandview is where 33rd President Harry Truman grew up working on the family farm. Today, the collective hard work from decades of active leaders has put Grandview on the map as one of the highest-ranked school districts in Missouri, home to nationally recognized parks and distinguished police and fire departments.
Growth in Grandview is constant. Exciting projects on the horizon will positively impact the future—like the redevelopment of Truman’s Marketplace underway now and construction of the state’s largest amateur sports complex, Gateway Sports Village, coming in 2017. We have only scratched the surface as the fastest growing city in Jackson County, Missouri.
One of the most attractive qualities about living, working, and visiting Grandview is the ease of experiencing its many amenities. It’s no accident. Grandview executes thoughtful development that influences growth AND works for... everyone. For Grandview, it’s not about fitting the conventional description of a city; rather it’s about devoting efforts to build a genuine reputation on progressive, engaged and desirable development for the people who call Grandview home and the businesses who build here.
Grandview has always pursued the future with immense perseverance and resourcefulness. It is our hard work in response to obstacles that has led us to great victories. Every move Grandview makes as a city government is mindful of our community. Growth is a collaborative process shaped by a true dialogue among public and private partners. There is no better time to be in Grandview. Join this great city as we do the job at hand: Building Tomorrow’s Community.