SUMMARY: This position reports to the Aquatics Superintendent and under general direction, plans, promotes, organizes and administers aquatic programs, services and facilities. Assists in providing general oversight of the aquatics division including direct management of special and capital projects.
ESSENTIAL EMPLOYEE RESPONSIBILITIES: During emergency conditions, subject to being called to work in the event of a disaster, such as a hurricane, or other emergency situation and are expected to perform emergency service duties, as assigned.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Provide customer service and resolve any participant instruction and program related issues.
Exercise judgment, decisiveness, initiative and discretion related to aquatic programs, services and facilities.
Ensures programs and facilities meet identified cost recovery goals as applicable to Aquatics and Recreation.
Motivate a team of staff, complete multiple tasks, be detail oriented, and work well under pressure.
Work independently of direct supervision and establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, program participants, instructions (contractor and/or employee) and collaborative partners.
Develop and maintain statistical data and monthly, quarterly, and annual reports for departmental use.
Review and update aquatic programs and lifeguarding training standards, policies, and procedures in collaboration with the Aquatics Superintendent.
Assist in the preparation of the Aquatics section of the annual budget and assist in monitoring this section of the budget and plan.
Prepare time cards and payroll reports for all employees under supervision.
Interview and select new employees
Supervise, inspect, and monitor aquatic facility contractors whether related to contracted instruction for aquatic programs, construction and capital projects at aquatic facilities, or general park maintenance such as landscaping and forestry.
Inspect and analyze work methods, levels of productivity, and contract standards and institute improvements for greater efficiency, economy, and quality, maintain records and make reports.
This position is to be included in the on-call rotation for the Parks and Recreation Department and emergency response team.
Safety sensitive position subject to the Random Drug Screen Policy.
Must meet and maintain the requirements of the driver safety policy.
Must be available to assist with weekend and evening work demands in accordance with the established pool and splashpad schedules such as responding to off-hours pool medical, mechanical, or operational emergencies.
Assist with various Township-sponsored events including work on certain holidays such as Memorial Day, Labor Day, and July 4th events, and annual open water swim day, CB&I Triathlon, 10 for Texas, and Muddy Trails as well as Ironman Texas North American Championship swim course.
Aquatic Programming/ Lifeguarding:
Assist with maintaining the Active Net System, including working with the Help Center to diagnose and resolve issues in conjunction with the Aquatics Superintendent.
Verify cash reports, submit invoices, and check requests and manage delinquent accounts.
Develop programs, events, and services through the study and analysis of community’s aquatic needs and resources.
Assist in the preparation of the Action Guide and other Departmental marketing and advertising materials.
Assist in the development of advanced pre-season training programs for both Lifeguarding and Programs staff.
Inspect the pools, spraygrounds, parks, and common areas and recommend improvements.
Plan, schedule, and assist in supervision of all aquatic facility-related construction and improvement operations.
Assist in the preparation of specifications for the purchase of aquatic equipment, materials, and supplies.
Train subordinates in the technical aspects of pool construction and pool maintenance standards.
Observe and enforce safety precautions and safety rules and regulations; require safe working procedures by subordinates; maintain work areas in a clean, safe and orderly condition; operate maintenance equipment as required. Participate in emergency response activities.
Maintain working knowledge and familiarity with the Texas Department of Health’s “Standards for Swimming Pools and Spas” including supplemental sections, as well as the Model Aquatic Health Code, or MAHC.
MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISION
This position will directly supervise 3 employees – 2 Program Coordinators and the Pool Tech Foreman.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Physical Education or related field and over three years up to and including five years related experience.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Must possess or obtain within first ninety (90) days of employment a valid Texas driver's license and meet the driver safety policy requirements.
Must possess or obtain within first ninety (90) days of employment a valid American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor (LGI) and/or Water Safety Instructor (WSI) certificate.
Must possess or obtain within first ninety (90) days of employment a valid Certified Pool Operator (CPO) and Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) certification.
Additional Salary Information: Full-time, year around position. Healthcare, Paid time-off, Retirement benefits
Complete the online application with an updated resume.
About The Woodlands Township
THE COMMUNITY: The Woodlands is located on 28,000 acres of forestland 27 miles north of Houston, Texas. The community has more than 112,000 residents, 2,000 businesses and a valuation of more than $18 billion. It is well known for its extensive parks and recreation, golf, corporate headquarters, schools, places of worship, shopping, dining, hospitality and health care. The community is designed to provide a “real hometown,” where people can live, work, play, learn and grow together.
For a detail job description or to apply online, please visit The Woodlands Township web-site: http://www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov