Performs difficult professional and programmatic work supervising the operations of City operated swimming pool facilities; does related work as required. Work is performed under general supervision. Supervision is exercised over all pool personnel. Assure consistency of administration and operating procedures at each facility.
Supervises, directs, and trains lifeguards and pool staff involved in the operation and maintenance of municipal swimming facilities; Analyzes aquatic program participation and recommends actions to meet the recreation needs of the community and department; Responsible for continual innovative aquatic programming; Plans, supervises and coordinates aquatic programs, personnel and operations; ensures adherence to operational policies and procedures; Approves purchase requisitions for supplies; staff schedules; and leave request forms; Ensures instruction programs are properly conducted; Conducts outreach in drowning prevention and water safety programming; Develops aquatic programs to meet community needs; Responsible for aquatics budgets, including forecasting of revenues and expenditures; Capital Outlay and Capital Improvement; New and Replacement Capital, Line Item Adjustments, Education/Training & Travel, Tuition Schedules pool renovations, maintenance, and repairs.
Conducts staff meetings to disseminate information on future program schedules; Evaluates work performance of employees; Researches and seeks out grant and outside funding opportunities; Conducts interviews, recommends hiring and disciplinary action; Meets and greets patrons; resolves conflicts; explains pool rules, regulations, and policies; Prepares for and coordinates special events held at pool with other divisions, departments, or agencies; Conducts public outreach related to water safety; Coordinates essential personnel before, during and after emergencies; Performs related tasks as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Comprehensive knowledge of community swimming pool operations including safety practices and procedures, pool maintenance, lifeguard functions, and general facility maintenance; comprehensive knowledge of first-aid practices related to water sports and activities; ability to train subordinates in proper lifeguarding techniques and methods; ability to enforce safety rules and regulations and maintain discipline; ability to supervise the work of subordinates; ability to prepare and maintain records; ability to perform water rescue functions.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with a major coursework in Parks and Recreation, recreation/ physical education, leisure services, education, or related field, and five (5) years of professional aquatic programming and facility experience, including planning, supervising and managing aquatic programs, activities and facilities: supervision and evaluation of staff and facilities.
CERTIFICATIONS / PROFESSIONAL LICENSES:
Current certification in ALL the following: American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED, American Red Cross Lifeguarding Instructor, American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor.
Current certification in ONE of the following: National Recreation and Park Association Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) certification or National Swimming Pool Foundation Certified Pool & Spa Operator (CPO) certification or Pool Operator Certification from an agency approved by the Florida Department of Health Certified Parks Recreation Professional (CPRP) certification preferred.
Possession of a valid State of Florida Class "E" driver's license with no more than six (6) points in the last three (3) years.
Must have 20/30 corrected vision in both eyes, correct color vision and depth perception. Must be able to lift and carry articles weighing up to 50 lbs. and push articles weighing up to 150 lbs. Must be able to wear safety glasses, goggles, safety belt, respirator, safety shoes, gloves, and faceshield. Exposure to extreme temperatures and weather conditions. Exposure to electricity, heights of up to 15 ft., noise, moving mechanical parts, confined spaces, vibration, dust, vapors, fumes, poisons, animals/insects, mist, gases, irritants, asphyxiants, and bloodborne pathogens.
Internal Number: 2279
About City of Boca Raton
The Mission of the Boca Raton Recreation Services Department is to enrich the life of each resident and to contribute to the enhancement of Boca Raton as a community by providing exceptional recreational, educational and municipal programs, facilities and sites in a fiscally responsible manner. We are dedicated to making our facilities, programs and resources relevant, attractive and affordably accessible to the development of community and human resources essentially unique to the present and future quality of life in Boca Raton.