Aquatics Coordinator – Head Swim Team Coach/Program Development

Town of Wytheville Parks & Recreation
Published
09/08/2021
Location
Wytheville, VA
Category
Job Type
Job Code
Aquatics Coordinator - Head Swim Team Coach/Program Development
Salary
$28,621 to $46,035
Required Education
Graduation from a college or university with a bachelor’s degree in recreation or a closely related field may substitute for 2 years of experience. One year’s experience teaching American Red Cross Approved swim lessons.

Description

General Purpose

Performs administrative, supervisory, and professional work in the development, implementation, and marketing of aquatic programs. Serves as the Head Swim Team Coach.

Supervision Received

Works under the direct supervision of Director of Parks and Recreation.

Supervision Exercised

Supervises participants while participating in aquatics programs.  Supervises the Assistant Pool Supervisors, and other employees and volunteers, in their work area as assigned.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Coordinates staff in the development and implementation of aquatics programs.

Coordinates special aquatics programs, registers participants, collects fees, and distributes equipment.

Promotes interest and provides information regarding recreation programs to the general public and others as requested.

Develops and implements new aquatic programs; finds ways to improve the quality and attendance of existing programs.

Promotes and markets all recreational programs through social media, flyers, and public radio and newspaper.

Serves as the Head Swim Team Coach. Knows and teaches swim strokes according to U. S. Swim/Blue Ridge Swim League. Knows Blue Ridge Swim League rules and ensure that all members are swimming according to league rules. Focuses on importing information into the computer, sending information out to parents, swimmers, and coaches. Handles any other duties as needed.  Plans and organizes swim team practices and organizes swim meets. Supervises with pool set up and clean up for practices and meets.  Creates and runs a US Swimming program.

Will teach, supervise, and assist in private and group swim lessons as needed.  Will research and create new aquatic programs for the department as well as maintain and organize private swim lessons. Will develop staff to teach as needed.

Provides support in coordinating and instructing water aerobics classes

Manages and supervises assigned operations to achieve goals within available resources; plans and organizes workloads and staff assignments; trains, motivates and evaluates assigned staff; reviews progress and directs changes as needed.

Provides leadership and direction in the development of short- and long-range plans; gathers, interprets, and prepares data for studies, reports, and recommendations; coordinates department activities with other departments and agencies as needed.

Communicates official plans, policies, and procedures to staff and the general public.

Assures that assigned areas of responsibility are performed within budget; performs cost control activities; monitors revenues and expenditures in assigned area to assure sound fiscal control; prepares annual budget requests; assures effective and efficient use of budgeted funds, personnel, materials, facilities, and time.

Determines work procedures, prepares work schedules, and expedites workflow; studies and standardizes procedures to improve efficiency and effectiveness of operations.

Issues written and oral instructions; assigns duties and examines work for exactness, neatness, and conformance to policies and procedures.

Maintains harmony among workers and resolves problems; Performs or assists subordinates in performing duties; adjusts errors and complaints.

Prepares a variety of studies, reports, and related information for decision-making purposes.

Prepares attendance, accident, and routine accounting reports.

Directs the patrolling of the pools and the enforcement of safety rules and regulations.

Supervises classes, workshops and activities for persons engaged in aquatics programs and co‑sponsored programs.

Performs a variety of miscellaneous duties such as answering phone, typing correspondence, running errands, picking up supplies needed for activities, selling tickets, collecting fees, making arrangements for rental and use of pools, making arrangements for Community Center, assists in setting up tables and chairs for programs, rentals, special events, etc.

Responds to public inquiries about recreation programs made by telephone, correspondence, or during public meetings.

Prepares for publication a variety of letters, posters, news releases, flyers, and related communications regarding recreation and aquatic programs.

Coordinates, schedules, and maintains related records and statistics for programs and personnel at the swimming pools.

Oversees the maintenance of the swimming pool. Monitors and maintains pool filtration systems. Monitors pool water chemistry through testing of water samples. Adjusts chemistry as needed to maintain standards.

Prepares the pool facilities for the opening and the closing of the season; coordinates with other town departments knowledgeable of the filtration and water systems; inventories and properly stores all furniture and equipment; cleans facility; prepares for removal of vendor machines; maintains water balance; arranges for covering of pools, maintains total pool and water cleanliness.

Maintains correct operations of pool systems including routine maintenance of UV filtration, sand filtration, chlorinators, water parks, and hot tub jets. Performs repairs as qualified or coordinates repairs with outside sources as needed.

PERIPHERAL DUTIES

Performs related work as assigned.

DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 Education and Experience:

  1. Three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in the development and implementation of aquatic programs. Experience in the maintenance and operation of pools preferred.
  2. Graduation from a college or university with a bachelor’s degree in recreation or a closely related field may substitute for 2 years of experience.
  3. Familiar with basics of water chemistry and pump room operations.
  4. One year’s experience teaching American Red Cross approved swim lessons.
  5. USA Swim Coach preferred. Ability to teach all USA Swimming rules for swim strokes, starts, and turns.
  6. One year’s experience in coaching a swim team, including running swim meets preferred.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Considerable knowledge of recreation philosophy, planning and administration; Considerable knowledge of the equipment, facilities, operations, and techniques used in a comprehensive aquatic recreation program.
  • Skill in operation of listed tools and equipment.
  • Ability to develop, coordinate, and direct varied activities involved in a community recreation program; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, supervisors, other agencies, participants, instructors, community leaders, and the general public; Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; Ability to plan and supervise the work of paid staff and volunteers.
  • Skill in operation of listed tools and equipment.
  • Ability to deal effectively with the public in a pleasing manner and display a great amount of tact and diplomacy; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, supervisors, and the general public.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

First Aid and CPR Certification required; Lifeguard and W.S.I. Certification required; Lifeguard Instructor Certification preferred. Certified Pool Operator Certification required. Must be able to obtain required certifications upon employment.  U. S. Swim Coach Certification preferred.

Required training and/or certifications will be paid for by the Town; however, if the employee resigns prior to six months of employment, any fees paid by the Town will be reimbursed to the Town.

 TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED

Calculator, copy machine, portable radio, automobile, telephone, cash register, camera, ID camera and laminator, stop watches / timers, swimming pool equipment including chlorination system, pumps, valves, filtration devises, gauges, etc.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to wet and humid conditions as well as toxic or caustic chemicals such as chlorine, Muriatic acid, hydrochloric acid, soda ash and testing reagents. Work at the outdoor pool during the summer being exposed to intense sun.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet while in the office, and moderately loud when in the field.  

SELECTION GUIDELINES

Formal application, rating of education and experience; oral interview and reference check; criminal background investigation; driving records; job related tests may be required.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

Required Experience

USA Swim Coach certification preferred. First Aid and CPR Certification required, Lifeguard and W.S.I. Certification required, Certified Pool Operator Certification required. Knows and teaches swim strokes according to U. S. Swim/Blue Ridge Swim League. Knows Blue Ridge Swim League rules and ensure that all members are swimming according to league rules. Applicant must have current certifications required or must obtain them upon employment.

Employee Benefits

Town of Wytheville

Fringe Benefits for Full-Time Employees:

A. Sick Leave - Town employees earn 1 1/4 days (10 hours) per month for a total of 15 days (120 hours) per year of sick leave. The maximum number of days an employee hired after January 1, 2014, can accrue is 90 days (720 hours) of sick leave. After at least five years of service with the Town of Wytheville and upon retirement, the employee is reimbursed at a rate of twenty-five percent for the accrued sick leave up to a maximum of $5,000.00.

B. Annual Leave - Employees for the Town of Wytheville earn one day per month of annual leave. The amount earned increases with the duration of service to the Town. The amount earned and the amount that may be accrued increases at years five, ten, and fifteen. Upon separation, the employee is reimbursed for one hundred percent of accrued annual leave.

C. Health Insurance - Employees of the Town of Wytheville are offered, at eight percent premium charge, health insurance by The Local Choice managed by the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Personnel and Training. The Town's insurance policy offers three insurance plans to choose from, the Key Advantage 250 Plan with a $20 per visit co-pay plus dental and vision coverage, the Key Advantage 500 Plan with a $25 per visit co-pay plus dental coverage and the High Deductable Health Plan with 20% coinsurance after a $2,800 deductible. The additional premium for the employee, employee plus one, or family coverage is deducted from the employee's paycheck.

D. Disability Insurance - Employees of the Town of Wytheville are offered, at no charge, long-term disability insurance by Lincoln National Life Insurance Company.

E. Retirement - The Town is a member of the Virginia Retirement System (VRS). All full time employees of the Town are required to enroll in the system and are thus entitled to receive all benefits offered by the Plan. This benefit is at a five percent (5%) cost to the employee and will be deducted from the employee’s paycheck on a pre-tax basis for federal and state taxes in accordance with Section 414(h) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Town contributes 10.64% for each full-time employee.

F. Group Life Insurance - Town of Wytheville provides group life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance as provided for in the VRS Handbook for Members for all full time employees at no cost to the employee. The coverage is two times the employee’s annual salary rounded to the nearest thousand.

G. Holidays - The Town of Wytheville follows the Virginia Department of Human Resources (DHRM), State observed holidays. Full time employees are paid their regular rate of pay for days designated as Town holidays in Section 5.9 of the Personnel Rules. For full-time employees, a holiday is eight hours, and a half-day holiday is four hours.

H. Community Center Membership – All full-time employees are provided a free Silver Level membership to the Community Fitness Center, which is a $275.00 annual value.

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