Job Title:  Aquatic Coordinator – Seasonal

Department: Parks and Recreation

FLSA Category:  Non-Exempt

Salary: $25.00 Hourly


Summary:  The Aquatics Coordinator is responsible for planning, organizing, scheduling, and staffing for Sonterra MUD aquatic facilities within the guidelines of the Aquatics budget and fiscal goals. This individual must possess the sensitivity, awareness, and skills associated with working with adults and children of all ages while articulating and enforcing policies and procedures. 

Organizational Relationships:

Reports to: Recreation Supervisor

Other: Works Closely with the Parks Director, Maintenance Supervisor & Parks staff

Essential Duties & Required Qualifications

  • Manages, controls and audits cash handling and receipts for facility’s fees.
  • Daily scheduling of all staffing positions and any substitutions. 
  • Verifies time worked by staff; submits timesheets for payroll.
  • Records aquatic plant operation statistics on log sheets as it relates to operations; inspects motors, bearings, pumps, fans, plumbing and other related mechanical functions of aquatic operations.  Perform repairs as needed to all aquatic equipment. Uses meters and gauges to determine performance of equipment; performs preventative maintenance and repairs.
  • Coordinates and establishes preventative maintenance program for MUD aquatic facilities.
  • Draws samples of water for tests and analysis; checks and adjusts chemical filters and other related equipment. Make chemical adjustments to water chemistry as appropriate. 
  • Prepares and submits reports to effectively manage controls, efficiency and safety and water quality.
  • Serves as the technical advisor on County and State Health Department regulations for requirements for public pools. 
  • Participate in the development of the operating and capital improvement budgets, including justifications for needed equipment, estimates of materials for preventative maintenance, repairs, upgrades, pool operations and supplies. 
  • Order supplies, conducts inventories and maintains purchase records.
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate annual programs, classes and activities. The goals and objectives of the MUD’s Aquatics plan should reflect maximum utilization of facilities and resources; this will allow opportunities for program growth, membership development, and meeting the needs of our residents and constituency. 
  • Develop a balanced, yet diverse mix of in-house programming based on pool purpose.
  • Promote the Aquatics programs, classes and activities; identify media sources that reach selected audience markets.
  • Maintain compliancy and abreast of regulation changes as it related to federal, state and local codes and operating procedures.  
  • Develop a safety plan for employees and visitors.  
  • Train all aquatic staff on aquatic maintenance practices relevant to the employee’s job descriptions, program goals and objectives, safety practices, and policies and procedures.
  • Conduct, at a minimum, monthly staff meetings and life guarding in-service for aquatics staff, monitor and evaluate staff performance, create staff rewards, and develop performance improvement plans under the direction of the Recreation Supervisor. 
  • Direct all general maintenance and cleaning of swimming pool facilities, safety equipment, furniture and grounds.
  • Share in general staff responsibilities for facility coverage, program promotions, special events and community relations.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned. 

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for addressing complaints and resolving problems with all Head Lifeguards, Lifeguards and other front desk employees.
  • Involved in a leadership role including selection, training, preparing the aquatic staff annual evaluations and recommending dismissal, when appropriate.

Required Education and/or Experience:

  • 2 years’ experience with operation of an aquatics program at a supervisor or higher, knowledge of USA Swim programming, pool safety, first aid including at least two years prior lifeguard and swim lesson experience.
  • Must be First Aid, CPR, and AED certified.
  • High school diploma  

Preferred Education and/or Experience:

  • 3 years’ experience with operation of an aquatics program at a supervisor or higher 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation, Sports Management or related field

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: required within 60 days of hire 

  • Valid Texas Class C driver’s license is required.
    • CPO (Certified Pool Operator) or AFO (Aquatic Facility Operator) license 
  • American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor (LGI)

  Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:  

  • Responding to emergency situations including safety rescuing drowning victims and administering CPR and First Aid. 
  • Ability to meet and work well with the public.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all Parks and Recreation staff.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with many people with a variety of requests.
  • Knowledge of pool operation standards, policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of contractual agreements for facility users.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to perceive problem situations with user groups and implement immediate solutions.
  • Knowledge of principles, policies, and practices of the Parks and Recreation Department.

Physical Demands & Additional Information

Equipment, Machines, Tools and Work Aids:  

  • Handles the filtration system and other aquatic operating systems with the assistance of the Parks Maintenance staff. Maintains proper pool chemical balance.

Physical Demands:  
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear and taste or smell.   The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and push, pull, drag up to 75 pounds.   Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Working Conditions: 
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outdoor weather conditions; extreme heat; the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.



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