Aquatics Manager

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Position Description

DEPARTMENT: Parks and Recreation, Aquatics

REPORTS TO: Parks and Recreation Director


SALARY: Anticipated Starting Salary $48,000 – $58,000 D.O.E



This is a full time, high level Division supervisory position directly responsible for all phases of operation, staff, and maintenance of the aquatic facility.



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.
  • Select, train, schedule, evaluate, discipline, and supervise sixteen (16) part-time/seasonal positions.  Maintain staff within allowed personnel budget.  May act as supervisor in the absence of the Parks and Recreation Director.
  • Evaluation, preparation and administration of the aquatic division annual budget.
  • Studies community needs; Develops long range and immediate aquatics facility goals, monitors and evaluates achievement, and assists with developing and monitoring an Aquatics Facility Program Plan.
  • Development, scheduling, staffing and supervision of aquatic exercise, instructor certification, water safety and learn to swim classes as well as special event programs and activities.
  • Coordinate yearly 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.
  • Daily pool and restroom maintenance and supervision of reports.
  • Maintenance of the pump room and four pools including water chemistry, handling of chemical inventory, routine daily inspection and minor routine repair and/or adjustment of chemical feed systems, filter backwash and pool vacuums.
  • Troubleshoot major problems in regard to 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 and administer staff training including customer service, scenario and evacuation drills, rescue skills, and yearly certification updates.
  • Interaction with public regarding aquatic or recreational inquiries and the ability to intervene and effectively deal with angry or dissatisfied patrons.
  • Communicate effectively with the Parks and Recreation Director and Recreation supervisory staff.
  • Following and administering the rules and procedures set forth by the City of New Port Richey and Recreation Department.
  • Explains and interprets rules and regulations, fees and charges, and aquatics operations to patrons and participants.
  • Point of Contact for the Aquatics division in regards to the Departments registration and scheduling software.
  • Responsible for Aquatics division reports on daily fees, rental fees, and refunds.
  • Recommends initiatives for development of five year capital improvement program for major projects in the aquatics division.
  • Prepare bids for capital expenditure items.  Purchase all items and services required for aquatic operations.
  • Compliance with all Health Department regulations associated with the Aquatics facility.
  • Reviews department contracts, rental contracts, instructor contracts, rental agreements and professional service agreements and all associated insurance requirements.
  • Updates and suggests changes to department rules and regulations and operating manuals including the swim instructor manual, and lifeguard manual.
  • Works under the general supervision of the Parks and Recreation Director.
  • Conducts daily facility safety inspections.
  • 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 general public.
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems.
  • Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments in the absence of the Parks and Recreation Director.
  • 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 trouble shoot 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.  Graduation from an accredited college or university with an Associate’s degree with major course work in parks and recreation or a closely related field and two years paid experience in recreation or aquatics.  A comparable amount of directly related experience or training/certification may be substituted for the minimum educational requirements.  Must possess, or obtain within 6 months of hire, Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) or Certified Pool Operator (CPO) certificate, as well as, Lifeguard Training Certificate, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and  Water Safety Instructor.



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 which 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 St, 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.