Pool Supervisor

  • 006227

SUMMARY: Under limited supervision, manages the operation, planning, maintenance, and supervision of the municipal pool including recreational, educational aquatic activities, maintaining proper water chemical balance and promoting patron use of pool facilities. Directly supervises full time and seasonal employees including lifeguards, swimming instructors, and cashiers; and performs assigned related duties.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knoweldge, skills and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (which are not in any hierarchical order)
  1. Develops, monitors and supervises aquatic programs.
  2. Manages and supervises assigned operations within available resources including planning and organizing workloads and staff assignments. Trains, motivates and evaluates assigned staff.
  3. Supervises proper water chemical content, and cleanliness of the pool area including exterior areas.
  4. Provides employees first aid instruction in CPR, and other life saving skills training.
  5. Maintains and keeps accurate records and submits reports as requested.
  6. Supervises maintenance of pump room, equipment repairs and safety procedures.
  7. Supervises and assists with the hiring process of part-time employees and pool guards.
  8. Promotes interest and provides information regarding aquatics programs to school officials, other recreation officials, community service groups, other departments, and the general public.
  9. Coordinates special event planning and preparation.
  10. Researches aquatic programs local and national to determine best practices that may be applied in West Palm Beach City pools.
  • Knowledge of aquatic recreation program administration and a skillful swimmer.
  • Knowledge of all elements applied to aquatic recreation programs including the ability to develop, coordinate, and direct varied activities involved in a community aquatics recreation program.
  • Knowledge of personal computer usage including applicable software.
  • Skill in reacting quickly and calmly in emergency situations.
  • Skill in teaching life saving, first aid, and CPR methodology.
  • Skill in supervising the work of staff.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, supervisors, other agencies, participants, instructors, community leaders, and the general public.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work involves detailed concentration for long periods of time in a recreation environment. There may be occasional need for light to heavy lifting (up to 25 pounds), and must be physically capable of performing life rescue activities. The City of West Palm Beach promotes a drug/alcohol free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing. This position may also require the use of City vehicles on City business. Individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely and have an acceptable driving record.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Recreation or a closely related field, and one (1) year experience in aquatic management, or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Red Cross Water Safety Instructor, Advanced First Aid, CPR and Pool Operator certificates required. A valid Florida driver’s license is required.

FLSA Code: Non Exempt
Last revision date: October 2001
Overtime: Yes
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