Aquatics and Activities Supervisor

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Aquatics and Activities Supervisor

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POSITION:                        Aquatics & Activities Supervisor                                 
FSLA:                                     Non-exempt
DEPARTMENT:               Public Works                                                                   
PAY RANGE:                     Grade 23/Step 1/$20.71 per hour
DIVISION:                          Recreation                                                                        
REVISED:                            July 13, 2021

Responsible for the immediate direction of the aquatic facility and providing citizens the opportunity to participate in comprehensive aquatic sports, fitness and recreational activities for individuals and groups of all ages, performs related work as required. The incumbent employee will perform all, or variations of, the following duties and responsibilities as assigned.  “Job descriptions may be modified based on City needs and employees may be required to perform function beyond those descried below and employees are “at will employees” in that either party may terminate the employment relationship with or without notice”.


  • Coordinates, organizes, and directs the operation of aquatic facility and administers diversified aquatic sports, fitness classes, recreation programs and activities within the community.
  • Directs and coordinates employment, hiring, training and development of employees to provide safe and efficient operation of the aquatic facility.
  • Directs and oversees weekly payroll for all aquatic employees and ensures City policy compliance.
  • Supervises and ensures proper financial processes in collection of aquatic fees, revenue reporting and revenue deposits.
  • Coordinates and oversees the operation, procurement for supplies, and promotion of the concessions area of the recreation department.
  • Investigates and responds to calls, requests, and complaints from citizens, ensuring proper incident reporting procedures.
  • Interprets aquatic and recreation programs and their philosophy to individuals and groups through assignments to staff and volunteers, as well as personal participation.
  • Supervises and performs daily maintenance and cleaning of the aquatic facilities. Responds appropriately to and communicates special maintenance needs.
  • Prepares work orders for special maintenance needs and purchase orders for supplies.
  • Directs and oversees mechanical and chemical balancing sides of pool operations.
  • Operates within the Oklahoma Bathing Code provided through the OK Health Department regulations.
  • Effectively mentors and leads staff members of all experience levels.
  • Recommends new programs and program updates and carries out long-term planning and implementation in recreation and leisure activities.
  • Provides appropriate youth activities to the community such as camps, seminars, programs, etc.
  • Performs duties of subordinates when necessary.
  • Operates office equipment, technology, security systems, apps, and learns to operate new technologies as they are developed and implemented.
  • Participates in and contributes to staff meetings, trainings, and team building.
  • Performs other work as necessary and or as assigned.
  • Must report to work on a regular and timely basis.


  • Yearly Water Safety Education throughout the community.
  • Yearly Staff recruitment and development.
  • Ensuring adequate supplies are ordered in a timely fashion for operation.
  • Searching, writing, and maintaining records of grants in the Recreation Department.
  • Oversight of Recreation Department employee certifications and continuing education.
  • Instruction of Lifeguard, CPR, and other certification classes.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position. 

Training and Experience:  Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree (Preferred) in fitness, recreation, or physical education with one (1) year related experience and one (1) year supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.  Lifeguard and Lifeguard Instructor certifications, Water Safety Instructor and Certified Pool Operator licensure are all required (must be obtained within 6 months of hire date); Aquatic Facility Operator and Water Safety Instructor Trainer certification are both preferred.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills: Skill in repair and preventive maintenance of equipment. Good knowledge of the principles and techniques employed in a public aquatic and recreation programs; good knowledge of the purposes of centers established to meet aquatic needs of community groups; good knowledge of the facilities and equipment of organized public aquatic programs; and good knowledge of first aid methods and safety precautions necessary in recreation work.  Ability to self-start and perform responsibilities without supervision. Ability to organize and secure the effective cooperation of community groups to determine special recreational needs; ability to train and lead subordinates in recreation work; ability to instruct individuals in game, play, or group activities; ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. Ability to understand and influence the behavior of others within the organization, customers, or the public to achieve job objectives and cause action or understanding; ability to serve as a positive role model in department and community.

Physical Requirements:  The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job in compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements.  On a case-by-case basis, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, arm and hand steadiness and finger dexterity will be needed enough to use a keyboard and telephone.  Occasional sitting and standing is required.  Occasional lifting and carrying of objects up to fifty (50) pounds.  Occasional reaching, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crawling, twisting, handling and repetitive movements.  Must be able to perform lifesaving skills including lifting a person off the bottom and out of the water (average weight 150 pounds).  Vision, speech, and hearing sufficient to perform essential tasks. Must submit to drug screening and physical exam.

Licenses and Certificates:  Must have an Oklahoma driver’s license and maintain a driving record acceptable to the City’s insurance carrier. Must possess and maintain certification in First Aid, CPR, Lifeguard and Lifeguard Instructor, and Water Safety Instructor.

Work in this classification is both indoors and outdoors.  The employee is exposed to hot, wet, and humid conditions both within and around swimming pools.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud in the pool facilities and quiet in the office.  The employee is exposed to pool chemicals that must be handled with extreme caution according to OSHA standards. Requires ability to work nights, weekends, holidays, irregular hours, and willing to periodically perform stand-by and call-back work during off duty hours. 

Contact : Stacie Brown


Becki Reyes

Deadline for Applying : Jan 12, 2022 11:59 PM