Under general supervision, plans, promotes, implements, coordinates and supervises the daily activities of a variety of aquatic programs, including but not limited to public swim, special events, adult fitness, water aerobics, swim lessons, lifeguard training, Red Cross certification, junior lifeguards, and facility usage; supervises the work of aquatics program staff; schedules a variety of aquatic programs; and performs other work as assigned.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Plans, coordinates and implements the daily activities of aquatics programs, including but not limited to public swim, special events, adult fitness, water aerobics, swim lessons, lifeguard training, Red Cross certification, water polo, junior lifeguards and facility usage.
Ensures daily pool operating procedures are followed.
Works with other city departments on various issues.
Selects, schedules, motivates, evaluates and trains program staff and volunteers.
Develops schedules of activities for assigned programs.
Recommends policies and procedures for assigned programs.
Evaluates existing and proposed programs, costs and facilities and makes recommendations for improvement, continued use and/or inclusion in aquatic services.
Develops and monitors assigned program and facility budgets.
Prepares brochures, flyers, advertising and other promotional materials for the aquatic programs, special events and facilities.
Coordinates and supervises special events, including scheduling facility use, processing payments for supplies and admission, and preparing and distributing publicity materials.
Answers questions and explains aquatics programs and services to the public.
Responds to complaints not limited to programs, fees, and refund policies.
Gathers information and prepares reports as directed.
Attends meetings and conferences.
Substitutes for subordinate staff as needed.
Performs other duties as assigned.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: Completion of a bachelor’s degree with major coursework in recreation or related field and one year of experience coordinating or supervising aquatic programs and activities OR Three years of experience coordinating or supervising aquatics and/or recreation program activities or special events, at least one year of which must be in aquatics. Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid Driver's License issued by the State of Oklahoma for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
The practices and techniques of developing, organizing and supervising aquatics activities and programs.
Safety and emergency procedures and first aid.
The methods and techniques of publicity and promotion.
The principles and practices of supervising and training.
Basic understanding of municipal budgeting.
Communication skills and techniques.
Specific program assignment (may be required).
Plan, organize, implement, and evaluate a variety of aquatic programs and special events.
Plan, assign, direct, train, motivate and evaluate the work of subordinate staff.
Establish and maintain effective relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Recommend, interpret, explain and enforce program policies and procedures.
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Prepare reports and correspondence.
Analyze and prepare contracts and budgets.
Ability to input and access information on a computer.
Travel to and perform duties at a variety of outdoor and indoor recreation sites.
Knowledge of Tulsa City-County Health Department and ADA regulations.
Lift 50 pounds.
REQUIRED CERTIFICATION AND LICENSES
Possession of a valid American Red Cross (ARC) Lifeguard Certificate.
Possession of valid ARC Lifeguard Instructor Certificate.
Possession of a valid ARC Water Safety Instructor Certificate.
POST-EMPLOYMENT CERTIFICATIONS REQUIRED WITHIN SIX MONTHS OF HIRE
A Certified Pool Operator (CPO) Certification OR Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) Certification issued by the National Recreation & Parks Association.
Tasks involve the ability to exert moderate physical effort in medium work, typically involving some combination of balancing, crouching, feeling, handling, hearing, kneeling, mental acuity, reaching, repetitive motion, speaking, standing, talking, visual acuity, walking and which involves some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate weight (up to 50 pounds).
Internal Number: 21-00669
About City of Broken Arrow Parks and Recreation
Located in northeast Oklahoma, Broken Arrow is the fourth largest city in the state with an estimated population of 110,000 people spread out over nearly 60 square miles. The City is located in both Tulsa and Wagoner counties and is part of the Tulsa metropolitan area which has a population of almost one million. From 2000 to 2010, U.S. Census Bureau numbers show the City grew by 32% making it one of the fastest growing incorporated municipalities in Oklahoma. Broken Arrow is also home to the third largest manufacturing hub in the state with many employees working in the energy sector. Residents in Broken Arrow enjoy a high quality life characterized by low crime, high performing schools, affordable housing, and easy access to many parks and recreation facilities.
Though Broken Arrow was originally an agricultural community, its economy is diverse. Major employers in the area include Broken Arrow Public Schools, Walmart Stores, Northeastern State University, Flight Safety, the City of Broken Arrow, and Zeeco. Broken Arrow has received many awards and accolades for its livability over the years. It was named the 2020 “Happiest City in Oklahoma” by Zippia and the “9th Best for ...Most Customer Friendly U.S. City” by Yelp in 2016. It has also been ranked one of the best U.S. cities for first-time home buyers by WalletHub, one of the safest cities in Oklahoma by Movoto, and one of America’s 50 best cities to live by 24/7 Wall Street.
The City fosters a sense of community by sponsoring seasonal festivals and events each year including Rooster Days, a local Saturday Farmers Market and weekly musical performances in the parks. With destination attractions in the Rose District, the Performing Arts Center, Bass Pro Shops and more, residents and visitors have many options when it comes to choosing shopping, dining, cultural and entertainment activities. The Parks and Recreation Department manages over 800 acres of public land, with 41 parks throughout the City. Residents are able to stay active year round with a myriad of recreation opportunities such as our annual Daddy Daughter Dance, Mom & Son Luau, Kids’ Fishing Derby and nature programs at our Nature Center and hiking trails. Some of the most popular venues include Battle Creek Golf Club, community centers, cycling and running trails, disc golf course, football, baseball, soccer, and softball complexes, a skate park, 7 splash pads, and three aquatic facilities.
The Broken Arrow Public School District is comprised of twenty-five schools including fifteen elementary schools, five middle schools, and five secondary schools. A portion of the city is also served by Union Public Schools and Bixby Public Schools. For those seeking higher education, Northeastern State University has a campus in Broken Arrow. Other area universities and colleges include Tulsa Technical Institute, Tulsa Community College, The University of Tulsa, Oklahoma State University, Langston University, and the University of Oklahoma.
Broken Arrow has a median income of $86,681 and an average home value of $169,855. The City’s ad valorem rate is 16.46 mills.