The Aquatics Manager position is the lead for all operational aspects of the Tukwila Pool facility. Plans, organizes and coordinates a variety of aquatic activities for all ages and abilities; including, but are not limited to, swim lessons, open swims, rentals, CPR and Lifeguard certification classes, and special events. Also responsible for managing the daily and minor maintenance of the facility and working with contractors on major maintenance and upkeep.
Leads, directs, and trains all aquatics employees with the support of two Assistant Aquatics Managers. Reports to the Executive Director of the Tukwila Pool Metropolitan Park District.
- Minimum two years of experience developing, scheduling and coordinating high-quality aquatic programming.
- Aquatic Facility Operator or Certified Pool Operator or the ability to be certified within 3 months of hire.
- Minimum one year of experience performing routine pool maintenance with a thorough understanding of how to keep a pool in excellent condition.
- Minimum three years’ previous experience successfully supervising staff.
- Two years of personal experience providing swim lessons.
- Ability to use computer to create and send reports, correspondence, etc.
- American Red Cross (or equivalent) Lifeguard & Lifeguard Instructor certification
- CPR for the Professional Rescuer or the ability to be re-certified within six months of hire.
- Ability to communicate very well both verbally and in writing to ensure effective working relationships with employees and the public.
- Ability to work effectively with a diverse community, seeing value in multiple cultures and differing perspectives.
- The successful candidate must be able to pass an FBI & Washington State Patrol criminal background check.
- Develop and oversee all aspects of programming with a focus on quality, customer satisfaction and maintaining the pool and as a valued community asset.
- Responsible for hiring, training, scheduling, providing daily supervision and evaluating all aquatic staff.
- Ensures patrons and others receive excellent customer service with an understanding that every Tukwila resident is part “owner” of the Tukwila Pool.
- Provide a safe atmosphere and environment by enforcing all facility rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
- Handles emergency situations, rescues and other incidents which may occur by following all standard safety protocols.
- Maintaining proper chemical balance, troubleshooting the water filtration system, boilers, pumps, etc. also providing regular staff training & drills to ensure compliance with all governing bodies as well as the highest quality standards.
- Ensure that the entire facility is maintained in excellent condition and all equipment and supplies are cared for and stored in an orderly and safe manner.
- Inspects program equipment and facilities for safety hazards, implements corrective action as needed and plans for and purchases any new or replacement aquatic equipment.
- Develop and maintain budgetary goals and objectives in partnership with the Executive Director, including proper management of income and expenses.
- Serve as primary contact for issues related to pool staffing, programming, and facilities.
- Maintain effective communication with the Executive Director, working as a partner in the leadership of the pool on behalf of the TPMPD.
- Other duties as needed.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to swim, walk, stand, sit, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
- The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts, pool mechanical systems. The employee constantly is exposed to wet and dry conditions, fumes, toxic or caustic chemicals.
- The noise level in the work environment is usually loud when in the facility.
HOURS, SALARY & BENEFITS
This position is full-time, salaried and exempt. The Tukwila Pool facility is open 363 days per year and management staff are expected to work most holidays.
- The successful candidate is expected to work a minimum of 40 hours per week and will be responsible for developing their own schedule to ensure maximum effectiveness in the position. Weekend and/or evening work is occasionally required.
- Salary: $48,000 - $55,000 per year DOE
- Benefits: Our benefits package includes family use of the facility, a benefits allowance equal to 15% of salary (to be used for medical, dental, child care or retirement plan), plus paid vacation, sick leave and floating holidays.
Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications are invited to apply by sending a resume and cover letter to: JPCargill@TukwilaPool.org
The Tukwila Pool Metropolitan Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer