Note to Applicant: To apply and obtain additional job posting information please visit the City of Austin eCareer website at www.austincityjobs.org. The job posting requisition number is COA078872. Job posting close date is October 22, 2018.
The Aquatic Program Manager will oversee the Aquatic Division for the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department and is responsible for the development, implementation and monitoring of 51 Aquatic Facilities to include the historic and nationally recognized Barton Springs and Deep Eddy, 7 municipal pools, 28 neighborhood pools, 3 wading pools, 11 splash pads, and 1 rental facility. 700+ temporary employees are trained and employed annually in order to safely operate and manage those facilities and over 3,000 participants in the instructional swim program annually.
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• If selected as a finalist, a Texas Class C Driver’s License or have the ability to acquire within 30 days of hire.
Required Certifications at Time of Hire:
•Lifeguarding and First Aid (Basic level) •Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) •Automated External Defibrillator (AED) •Lifeguard Instructor (within 90 days of hire) •Water Safety Instructor •Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) or Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned. 1. Develops, implements, and monitors guidelines, policies, and procedures related to City-wide aquatics programs and facilities. 2. Performs assessments of aquatic programs and facilities and develops and implements long-term solutions to meet future plans, goals, and requirements. 3. Assists the Director in the development, implementation, and monitoring of program(s) and facilities operating budgets. 4. Monitors and oversees proper maintenance of aquatic facilities and equipment. 5. Develops, revises, and implements standard operating practices, policies, and procedures within assigned programs and facilities. Ensures programs and facilities are in compliance with all City practices, policies, and procedures. 6. Represents the department at City Council meetings, citizens groups, boards and commissions. 7. Provides support to other City departments and agencies as needed. 8. Investigates and resolves Citizen inquiries and complaints. 9. Reviews, analyzes, and prepares both written and oral reports. 10. Other duties as assigned by the Director.
Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised: Responsible for the full range of supervisory activities including selection, training, evaluation, counseling, and recommendation for dismissal.
Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Recreation, Physical Education, Parks Administration or a field related to the job, plus four (4) years of experience related to the job, one (1) of which must have been in a supervisory capacity. Experience may substitute for education up to a maximum of four (4) years.
Licenses or Certifications: Life guarding and First Aid (Basic level) Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Water Safety Instructor Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) or Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
Preferred Experience in the following: • Two years’ experience teaching, planning, implementing, and evaluating aquatic programming and special events. • Two years’ experience with public speaking to promote programs and services to the public. • Three years’ experience developing, coaching, mentoring, and supervising a large number of staff. • Three years’ experience managing capital and bond funded projects to include public engagement, design and facility construction. • Three years’ experience oversee the maintenance and operation of a large aquatic system with multiple aquatic facilities to include waterfront, public pools, and splash pad facilities.
Preferred Certifications in the following: • American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Trainer (WSIT) • American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor Trainer (LGIT) • Certified Parks and Recreation Professional (CPRP) or Certified Parks and Recreation Executive (CPRE)
Other Preferred Experience: • Experience communicating with members of the media both live and in studio interviews. • Experience working with diverse populations and communities, including interacting with individuals of diverse social, cultural, economic and educational backgrounds. • Experience communicating information clearly and concisely in person, by phone, email, etc., while exercising tact, patience and discretion in a professional demeanor. • Experience maintaining and establishing working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, other City personnel and the public. • Excellent writing/composition skills, organizational skills, problem solving skills, and the ability to multitask.
Internal Number: COA078872
About City of Austin
Austin is often described as a “City within a Park” reflecting the City’s strong commitment to its park lands, open spaces and recreational opportunities. The Department has earned national distinction by achieving accreditation from the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies. Austin is one of only 142 cities nationwide to be accredited. In 2004, the Parks and Recreation Department was awarded the Gold Medal Award by the National Recreation and Parks Association. The Gold Medal Award recognizes the best parks and recreation systems in the nation. The Department is currently certified in Community Wildlife Habitat under the National Wildlife Federation. In 2006, the Department was also awarded the NRPA Excellence in Aquatics Award.