BASIC FUNCTION: Performs a variety of administrative and operational duties associated with the operation and management of the City of Lake Jackson Indoor / Outdoor Aquatic Facilities. Works under the general supervision of the Assistant Parks & Recreation Director. Exercises supervision over two fulltime Assistant Aquatics Coordinators, head lifeguards, lifeguards, and aquatic instructors, along with coaches and volunteers of any competitive swimming program operated by the City of Lake Jackson.
PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES: The following examples are intended to be illustrative only and are not intended to be all-inclusive.
Recruits, trains and develops lifeguards and aquatic instructors.
Develops and implements indoor / outdoor swimming pool and sauna operations to prevent injuries and accidents according to department guidelines, and according to health regulations.
Works with Assistant Parks & Recreation Director to keep facility staff up to date on first responder emergency training.
Supervises and schedules all aquatics personnel. Prepares and conducts employee evaluations a minimum of three times per year.
Attends and participates in TAAF, TRAPS and TPPC organizations.
Assists with preparation of the annual budget as assigned, and monitors line items to accomplish budgetary goals.
Works to ensure compliance with the policies, rules and regulations and governing documents of the City of Lake Jackson associated with Parks and Recreation. Deals extensively with the public.
Compiles and maintains records and statistics and submits reports relevant to aquatic training activities.
Maintains water purity and makes necessary adjustments to comply with established health standards and maintain records management.
This position will also serve as an onsite rotating supervisor of the recreation center.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Requires an in-depth knowledge of swimming pool operations, along with an in-depth knowledge of aquatics indoor/outdoor pool programming, swim lessons, lifeguarding, and lifeguard training. Ability to act quickly and calmly in emergency situations and make proper judgments as to the correct course of action. Knowledge of pool water sanitizing, pH control, and chemical balancing through adjustments. Must have sufficient physical strength and condition to rescue swimmers in danger of drowning who may resist rescue efforts.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in related field from an accredited college or university.
Experience: Two (2) years aquatic facility management experience, including two (2) year in a supervisory role, or any equivalent combination of training, education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skill and ability.
Licenses and Certificates: Texas Class C Drivers License, Certified Pool Operator License or Aquatic Facility Operator Certification, Red Cross Life-Guarding Instructor and WSI Certification (or obtainable within six (6) months of appointment).
NOTE: Any work-related experience resulting in acceptable proficiency levels in the above
Minimum Qualifications may be an acceptable substitute for the above-specified education and experience requirements.
THE ABOVE STATEMENTS ARE INTENDED TO DESCRIBE THE GENERAL NATURE AND LEVEL OF WORK BEING PERFORMED AND ARE NOT INTENDED TO BE AN EXHAUSTIVE LIST OF ALL RESPONSIBILITIES, DUTIES AND SKILLS WHICH MAY BE REQUIRED. ALL EMPLOYEES ARE EXPECTED TO PERFORM TASKS AS ASSIGNED BY SUPERVISOR.
Additional Salary Information: Comprehensive Benefit Package including Medical, Dental, TMRS Retirement, Vacation & Sick Leave, Paid Holidays, and More.
About City of Lake Jackson
The City of Lake Jackson encompasses 18 square miles and is located 50 miles south of Houston, 45 miles
southwest of Galveston and 8 miles north of the Gulf of Mexico. The City has a
population of approximately 29,000 people. The Lake Jackson Parks & Recreation Department consists of four Divisions Parks, Recreation, Golf and Civic Center.