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Aquatics Coordinator

Department: WCCC

Division:  Aquatics

Effective Date: 09/03/21 | Closing Date: Upon HIre

Salary: $34,631

General Purpose:

Aquatics Coordinator performs a variety of general administrative, and first-line supervisory duties to organize and coordinate the day-to-day maintenance, operations and services of the municipal swimming pool facility, concessions stand, and rockwall.

Supervision Received:

Aquatics Coordinator works under the general supervision of the Community Center Director and specific supervision of the Operations Manager.

Supervision Exercised:

Aquatics Coordinator provides direct supervision of Pool Supervisors and general supervision of Water Safety Instructor(s), Lifeguard(s), Head Lifeguard(s), concessions and rockwall staff, and contract staff personnel.

Essential Functions:


1.   Plans, develops, and implements year-round swimming and recreation facility programs and services; coordinates the scheduling of competitive teams, and develops services and programs to assist community groups and schools.

2.   Monitors facility operations to assure compliance with state and federal operations and safety guidelines, assures proper training of personnel, monitors facility safety practices, monitors pool water quality and chemical balances through sampling and testing, and assures overall quality of pool maintenance; keeps required records.

3.   Recommends and implements facility policies and procedures related to patron use, fees, and safety, including the division manual, emergency action plan, and job descriptions. Implement management control plans to minimize risk, liability, and monitor compliance.

4.   Coordinate the hiring process, monitor and evaluate employee performance, assist in the development of worker skills by performing on-the-job training, conduct regular meetings, coordinate participation in off-site training as needed to assure technical competency of instructors, and make decisions affecting job retention, advancement and discipline.

5.   Serve as a liaison to the Community Center Operations Manager, prepare and deliver reports to the Community Center Operations Manager of projections and results, recommend operating hours for aquatics, review complaints, problems and concerns expressed by the public and make recommendations accordingly, and initiate action to create change.

6.   Prepare annual budget recommendations related to general facility maintenance and personnel needs, and monitor department expenditures to assure conformance to established fiscal programs.

7.   Maintain proper inventory of office and operation supplies (ie. first aid, water quality control, custodial,  and mechanical equipment, etc.).

8.   Direct and perform general upkeep and custodial duties including the following: facility floors, mops, sweeps, vacuums, polishes, etc.; cleans pool decks, monitors water temperatures and chemical balances, takes water samples, and makes minor equipment adjustments to assure proper temperature and chemical standards.

9.   Manage all aquatic facility scheduling to assure appropriate use and availability for all community groups and facility members.

10. Manage all aquatic leases: Southern Utah Swim Association, Southern Utah Water Polo, Washington County School District Swimming and Water Polo Teams, and Southern Utah Tri Club.

11. Develop new aquatic programs, develop partnerships, and seek grants to improve the aquatic facility.

12. Create purchase orders using Springbrook financial software and manage aquatic vendors.

13. Ensure that all aquatic information is communicated to the front desk and other appropriate departments.

14. Develop a long-term plan for the success of the aquatics division.

15. Plan and implement an annual maintenance week for large maintenance items.


  1. Oversees hiring, orienting, training, and evaluating staff.
  2. Evaluates inventory and pricing
  3. Ensures appropriate cash handling procedures are implemented and followed.
  4. Ensures all state health guidelines are met.


  1. Oversees hiring, orienting, training, and evaluating staff.
  2. Develops curriculum for camps.
  3. Maintains records of belay certifications.
  4. Ensures that equipment is safe and well-maintained including annual auto belay recertification




1.             Education and Experience:


A.            Graduation from high school plus two (2) years of specialized training in recreation management, physical education or related field;




B.             Two (2) years of recreation programming, physical education teaching, certified swimming instruction, coaching or related experience; of which, two (2) years experience in the management of an aquatics facility preferred;




                C.             An equivalent combination of education and experience.


2.             Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:


Working knowledge of the philosophy and objectives of community recreation programming; the rules and regulations of a variety of aquatics and recreational activities;  equipment, facilities, operations and techniques used in a comprehensive community recreation program;  modern office management practices and procedures;  basic accounting and bookkeeping;  state and federal regulations governing facility and pool operations;  aquatics structures; water filtration systems; chemical handling;  public health standards related to pool operations.


Ability to develop, organize and implement various aquatic programs,  establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, young people, other organizations, and the public; ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.


3.             Special Qualifications:


Applicants must possess Red Cross certifications in Lifeguard Instructor (LGI), First Aid, CPR, and Water Safety Instruction (WSI) or equivalent. Applicants must also possess Certified Pool Operator (CPO) or Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) certification within 6-months of employment and a valid driver’s license. Lifeguard Instructor Trainer (LGIT) certification preferred.


4.             Work Environment:


Incumbent of the position performs in a climate controlled environment.  OSHA related hazards may be encountered under controlled conditions.  Tasks require a variety of physical activities, generally involving muscular strain, such as walking, standing, stooping, sitting, reaching, and lifting.  Talking, hearing and seeing are essential to performance of daily tasks.   Common eye, hand, finger dexterity needed in performance of duties.  Mental application utilizes memory for details, verbal instructions, emotional stability, discriminating thinking and creative problem solving.


Washington City provides full time employees with an excellent benefit package including a healthcare plan (no out of pocket expense for employee/dependent coverage), dental plan (no out of pocket expense for employee, out of pocket expense for dependents only), and a vision plan (no out of pocket expense for employee/dependent coverage). In addition, the City provides a $50,000 life insurance policy, AD&D, LTD, and an impressive retirement plan. Washington City also contributes 4.5% into 401(K) plans for all eligible employees that are in the public employee fund. All benefits are effective on the1st day of work. The City also provides 12 paid holidays, 12 paid sick days per year plus vacation accruals.

It is the policy of Washington City to comply with Equal Employment Opportunity standards in all phases of personnel administration: job structuring, recruitment, examination, selection, appointment, placement, training, upward mobility, discipline, discharge, etc, without unlawful regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, physical or mental disability, national origin or veteran status.

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