Aquatics Directors (Seasonal)
The City of McAlester is currently taking applications for an AQUATICS DIRECTOR for the Recreation Dept.
All applicants need to fill out the summer employment job application attached to the right of this posting and return to the HR office at city hall.
Must be at least 18 years old.
The essential function of the position within the organization is to oversee and maintain the operations of the aquatic pools through planning, training, certification, and scheduling. Ensures that all appropriate water health and safety standards are maintained. This position is under the direct supervision the Community Services Director.
PRIMARY DUTIES: This list represents the essential tasks performed by the position. Employees may be assigned additional duties by management as required.
- Schedules lifeguards, swim instructors, and wading pool attendants for pool hours of operation, ensuring enough coverage to give timely breaks.
- Coordinates with Community Services Director the hours of operation for the pool facility.
- Conducts training of staff in water safety, first aid, and CPR.
- Ensures all program standards are followed, provides regular in-service training as needed.
- Develops a lifeguard deck rotational system for monitoring the pools and all other pool deck operations.
- Handles the filtration system and other aquatic operating systems.
- Maintains proper pool chemical balance on a daily basis.
- Performs regular safety inspections of pools and equipment to reduce hazards and to provide maximum safety to patrons.
- Surveys and evaluates needs expressed by patrons, receives and responds to all complaints and suggestions in a timely manner.
- Answers any questions about facility operations.
- Knowledge of customer service standards and procedures.
- Knowledge of federal, state, and local regulations and guidelines for the operation of public swimming pools.
- Develops, implements, and oversees aquatic programs for the public.
- Annually certified in life guarding, CPR and WSI.
- Has Certified Pool Operator certification.
- Perform other related duties as assigned.
DEMONSTRATES CONCERN FOR SATISFYING CUSTOMERS:
- Assists citizens in a respectful, positive manner when dealing with customers internal & external;
- Assists citizens when out in the public by answering questions and explaining the responsibilities of the division/department.
SUPPORTS THE OPERATION OF THE DIVISION/DEPARTMENT BY:
- Effectively applies knowledge to solve a range of problems.
- Follows department policies.
- Makes decisions regarding the efficient and cost-effective way to perform job responsibilities.
ENSURES THAT ALL ACTIVITIES ARE CARRIED OUT IN A SAFE MANNER, ADHERING TO ALL CITY SAFETY REGULATIONS:
- Assists co-workers in the safe handling of equipment and in other duties as appropriate.
- Ensures that the City's equipment is safely operated and all driving laws are obeyed.
FOSTERS TEAMWORK WITH COWORKERS:
- Listens and responds constructively to other team members.
- Expresses disagreement constructively (e.g., emphasizes points of agreement, suggests alternatives that may be acceptable to the group).
ENSURES THAT THE VISION, MISSION AND VALUES OF THE CITY ARE REPRESENTED:
- Weighs the costs, benefits, risks and chances for success in making a decision.
- Anticipates possible problems and develops contingency plans in advance.
- Respects the confidentiality of information or concerns shared by others.
- Is honest and forthright with people.
- Carries his/her fair share of the workload.
- Takes responsibility for own mistakes; does not blame others.
- Develops a mutual respect for co-workers.
TAKES RESPONSIBILITY FOR ONE'S OWN PERFORMANCE:
- Promptly notifies his/her manager about any problems that affect his/her ability to accomplish planned goals.
- Maintains all licenses, certifications, etc. as well as continues to learn new techniques and methodologies related to their field.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required at the time of hire or for the continuation of employment.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Ability to cooperate with staff and the public in a professional manner.
- Ability to comprehend, retain and apply City and state policies and legislation, i.e. City ordinances, procedure manuals, etc.
- Ability to work on an "on-call" schedule when assigned and at times a varied schedule.
- Ability to apply safety standards to prevent hazards.
- Ability to communicate effectively with other members of the staff, supervisor, and the public, in both written and verbal form.
- Ability to read City policies and procedures; written instructions, general correspondence; MSDS sheets, safety manuals.
- Ability to calculate basic mathematical calculations without the aid of a calculator.
- Ability to respond to complaints and grievances posed by the public.
- Ability to define problems and deal with a variety of situations.
- Ability to think quickly, maintains self-control, and adapt to stressful situations.
- Ability to use good judgment and effectively solve problems.
Requires High School diploma, and/or GED unless still in high school.
LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED:
Must have CPR and First Aid certification, CPO and WSI certification.
Must be at least 18 years of age; Previous experience preferred.
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES REQUIREMENTS
PHYSICAL AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The physical and work environment described is representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the function of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions.
- The duties of this job may include physical activities such as swimming, kneeling, crouching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing/listening, seeing/observing, bending/twisting, and performing repetitive motions.
- Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, and peripheral vision; depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
- Must be in good physical condition, dependable, and alert.
The work environment may include some or all of the following:
- Outside and inside environment.
- Repetitive activities (performance of the same physically demanding activity).
- The work environment is noisy and distracting.
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT COMPLIANCE
The City of McAlester is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA requires the City to provide adequate accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.
CPR, WSI Certified