Aquatics Coordinator

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Position Description


DEPARTMENT: Parks and Recreation, Aquatics

REPORTS TO: Aquatics Manager


SALARY: $19.18-$23.01 Hourly – DOQ



This is a part-time, supervisory position responsible for all phases of operation, staffing, and maintenance of the aquatic facility under the direct supervision of the Aquatics Manager.


The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the major tasks performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position.  Specific tasks on a day-to-day basis will reflect the overall areas of expertise for this position.

  • Assists with selecting, training, scheduling, evaluating, disciplining, and supervising sixteen (16) part-time/seasonal positions. Maintain staff within the allowed personnel budget. May act as supervisor in the absence of the Aquatics Manager.
  • Coordinate scheduling, staffing, and supervision of aquatic programs, instructor certification, water safety, and learn-to-swim classes as well as special event programs and activities.
  • Assist with development and coordination of annual and season calendar of aquatic activities including hours of operation, swim lessons, training, swim teams, special interest groups, private parties, special events, and summer camp group swims.
  • Assign daily/weekly swimming pool and restroom maintenance and monitor and review related reports to maintain facility standards.
  • Perform routine maintenance of the pump room and four pools including water chemistry, chemical and reagent inventory, routine daily inspection and water testing, and minor routine repair and/or adjustment of chemical feed systems, filter backwash, and pool vacuums.
  • Troubleshoot minor problems with the filtration system, pumps, and pools.
  • Recognition of emergency situations and ability to administer first aid and/or cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and an automated external defibrillator (AED).
  • Coordinate training(s) and/or teach skills to aquatic staff; includes customer service, scenario and evacuation drills, rescue skills, and annual certification updates.
  • Positive interaction with the public on program and facility recreational inquiries with the ability to intervene to effectively de-escalate situations with angry patrons.
  • Communicate effectively with Parks and Recreation supervisors and support staff.
  • Follow and administer rules, policy and procedures set forth by the City of New Port Richey Recreation and Parks Department.
  • Works under the general supervision of the Aquatics Manager.
  • Conducts daily safety inspections at the facility, and monitors and enforces safety practices.
  • Maintains compliance with all Health Department regulations.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing.
  • Knowledgeable in the use of computers.
  • Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team.
  • Ability to multi-task successfully.
  • Ability to deal with patrons in an effective and courteous manner.
  • Ability to listen and ascertain the needs of patrons; ability to find and communicate accurate information concerning policies and procedures to patrons; ability to respond to patrons tactfully and courteously.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, supervisors, and the public.
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems.
  • Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments in the absence of the Aquatics Manager.
  • Ability to delegate responsibility.
  • Knowledge of and ability to demonstrate approved lifesaving techniques.
  • Ability to supervise lifeguards and water, safety staff.
  • Ability to organize and conduct staff certification updates and in-service training.
  • Ability to supervise the pools and aquatic facility.
  • Ability to administer and follow the disciplinary procedures set forth by the city and the department.
  • Ability to assist the staff at the recreation center front desk as needed.
  • Knowledge of monitoring pool chemicals and the ability to correctly adjust the chemicals within health code guidelines.
  • Knowledge of pool mechanical and physical properties with the ability to troubleshoot problems.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with staff and the public.
  • Ability to work nights, weekends, holidays, and during emergency situations as required.
  • Ability to quickly analyze and take control of situations or actions that require emergency intervention.
  • Ability to multi-task successfully.


Must have a high school diploma or a GED equivalent. A comparable amount of directly related aquatics experience. Must possess a current Lifeguard Certification with CPR/AED, and First Aid for Professional Rescuers. Water Safety Instructor Certification required within 30 days.

A current Lifeguard Instructor Certification and Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) or Certified Pool Operator (CPO) certificate is preferred.


A Florida driver’s license is required. Every New Port Richey employee is required to fill out a Disaster Response Survey and is subject to being required to report to work during a declared disaster.


Physical Ability:

This job requires work that may involve walking, standing, and/or sitting for long periods of time. weather.  Ability to climb stairs and ladders.  Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds.

Sensory Requirements:

Ability to hear, speak and understand conversations in English.  Ability to see, read, and comprehend letters, numbers, words, characters, or symbols, which are both large and small. Ability to recognize smells that may indicate a dangerous condition. Ability to learn complex tasks and remember how to complete tasks without assistance once trained.


Job risks include exposure to human body fluids and waste material, UV rays, and pool chemicals (chlorine, muriatic acid, CO2, etc.). Ability to sit outdoors in extreme heat and inclement weather.  Ability to deal with stress related to emergency situations that demand immediate attention as well as staying calm in said emergencies.

Applications can be emailed to, faxed to 727-853-1043 or sent/dropped off to 5919 Main Street, New Port Richey, FL 34652.  EOE/DFWP

The City of New Port Richey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with Equal Employment Opportunity guidelines and the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of New Port Richey provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.