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2 Apr 2019

Full Time Aquatic Manager

City of Cocoa Beach – Posted by citycb Cocoa Beach, Brevard County, Florida, United States

Job Description


Under limited supervision, performs administrative and supervisory work in the management, operation, and maintenance of the City Pool and Pavilion. Work involves ensuring the efficient and orderly operation and maintenance of the City’s Pool and the adjacent Pavilion. Employee is responsible for administering operating budgets and contracted services, promoting use of the Pool and related facilities through meetings with aquatics instructors, aquatics organizations, colleges, universities, municipal officials, and the general public. Employee is also responsible for supervising technical and clerical staff involved in the various operations of the facilities. Reports to the Director of Leisure Services.


Responsible for planning, leading, organizing and controlling all activities, programs and facilities at the Pool and Pavilion complex. Assigns, directs and supervises activities of staff assigned to pool. Ensures prompt customer services and general administrative assistance to Pool / Pavilion patrons. Ensures adherence to established policies, procedures and standards; assists and advises subordinates, as necessary, resolving problems as non-routine situations arise; conducts regularly scheduled staff meetings and provides frequent feedback to staff to advise of program policies, procedures, goals, objectives, standards, etc.

Ensures that all equipment, machinery and systems are operational and in good repair and that all maintenance schedules have been followed.

Develops and administers annual budget for pool and pavilion; oversees and approves expenditures, as appropriate; monitors fiscal performance of Department through reviewing financial records and reports.

Administers or makes recommendations for routine personnel matters affecting subordinates, including interviewing, training, assigning, scheduling, granting leave, appraising and disciplining, etc., submitting such records and reports as required to City management.

Fosters and maintains positive relations with swimmers, civic groups, contractors, vendors, recreation program participants, and the general public; works with civic and interested groups to coordinate all aquatic events.

Ensures that all applicable safety policies, procedures and practices are followed; conducts safety hazard identification inspections on facilities; ensures that all staff members are properly certified and licensed and that all certifications and licenses are current and up-to-date.

Administers contractual agreements with lessees of pool and pavilion, ensuring adherence to specifications and stipulations by Division and contracted parties.

Attends meetings of Recreation Advisory Board, City Commissioners, and other committees, boards, panels, etc., as appropriate, to provide input on issues pertaining to the City pool, pavilion and/or associated programs.


Receives and investigates complaints pertaining to conduct of Pool personnel, programs, procedures, etc., interviewing various parties and reviewing reports, and preparing verbal and/or written responses and recommendations, as appropriate; prepares reports for City Manager or other City officials, as requested or otherwise deemed appropriate.

Attends seminars, conferences, workshops, classes, lectures, etc., as appropriate, to enhance and maintain knowledge of trends and developments in the fields of aquatics administration, public recreation; reviews professional journals, attends association and professional meetings, and otherwise maintains contacts with aquatics, public recreation professionals to facilitate exchange of information.

Performs other related work as required.


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. Must have 3 to 5 years’ experience of operating a swimming facility including supervisory experience.

Must possess and maintain the following certifications: Red Cross Lifeguard Certification; Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Certification; Red Cross CPR certificate, Certified Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) or equivalent or willing to obtain within 1st 6 months of employment and Red Cross First Aid certificate.

Must possess and maintain a valid state driver’s license with an acceptable driving history.

The ideal candidate has thorough knowledge of:

Day-to-day operation of an aquatics facility including equipment and buildings.
Day-to-day delivery of swimming and aquatic programs.
Pool and facility safety, preventative practices, hazard identification and emergency response protocols.
Philosophy and objectives of public recreation programming.
Principles, practices and techniques of aquatics program marketing.
Principles of management, supervision, organization, and administration.
Current literature, trends and development in the fields of aquatics management and public recreation administration.
Budgeting practices and requirements for a large and varied program.

Full Job Description: POOLMGR2019.doc

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Job Categories: Aquatic Facility Manager. Job Types: Full Time. Salaries: $40,000-$50,000.

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