Aquatic District Supervisor I - II (Temporary)

  • City of Austin, TX
  • Austin, Texas
  • May 14, 2019
Full Time Administration and Management Parks and Recreation

Job Description

Posting Title Aquatic District Supervisor I - II (Temporary)
Job Requisition Number COA079640
Position Number T93002
Job Type Full-Time
Division Name Parks & Recreation
Minimum Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications:
Must be at least 18 years old. Must have 3 seasons (9 months) of teaching swim lessons,OR 3 seasons (9 months) of lifeguard experience. Texas Class C Driver's License.

District Supervisor I ($17.00 per hour): American Red Cross Lifeguard/First Aid/ CPR / AED American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor R-2017 OR American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor R-2014.

District Supervisor II ($18.00 per hour): American Red Cross Lifeguard/First Aid/ CPR /AEDAmerican Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor R-2017 and American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor R-2014.

Notes to Applicants
This position will be hired to work in the Parks and Recreation Aquatic Division as a District Supervisor I or II and will be responsible for supervising temporary aquatic staff at public pools across the city.

Physical Requirements:
  • Tasks involve bending, lifting, walking, carrying or using a force equal to lifting up to fifty (50) pounds.
  • Must have reliable transportation to get to and from work for your assigned work hours.
  • Must be physically and mentally able to communicate, respond and work with participant's needs and safety issues; and tolerate loud noise associated with enthusiasm and excitement.
  • Ability to adapt to a variety of conditions such as daily walking, climbing, standing, balancing, kneeling, stooping, running, bending, crawling, swimming, stretching and reaching; and frequently walk and sit when leading various recreational activities.
  • Work outdoors in any and all types of weather and/or inclement conditions; and in confined spaces.

Application Instructions:
  • Applicants must include on their Employment Application all experience (work and/or volunteer) related to this job posting - up to 10 years or more.

  • Verification of employment history dates on resume should match online Employment Application - Statements such as "See Resume" will not be accepted.

  • Employment history dates must include month and year.

  • Resume will not be accepted in lieu of a complete online application.

Training and Certifications:
  • Training for applicants will be offered by the City of Austin Parks & Recreation Department - Aquatic Division.
  • Applicants must successfully pass the 40+ hour Lifeguard Training course to be considered for the Lifeguard position.
  • Returning Lifeguard applicants (with current American Red Cross/First Aid/ CPR / AED certifications) will be required to take a review course in lieu of the 40+ hour class required for new lifeguards.
  • All applicants must successfully pass the Parks and Recreation Department Lifeguard City Skills Test before hire.

  • Attend mandatory Aquatic Division Orientation.
  • Attend mandatory paid in-service meetings.
  • Report to work on time for assigned shift(s); and remain free from being under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.
  • Wear assigned Aquatics Division staff uniform only while on duty.
  • Be able to work weekdays, weekends and holidays; and willing to substitute for others.
  • Perform general cleaning and maintenance duties during assigned shift(s).

Work Schedule/Location:
  • Work schedule and location is subject to change based on department needs and programs.
  • If you are selected for this position, and meet the Driver Safety Standards in the City of Austin Driver Safety Program, you may drive when necessary to multiple locations as part of your regular job duties. Otherwise, you are responsible for getting to and from these locations.

Military/Veteran Preference for Interview Process:
  • An applicant claiming Military/Veteran status must provide a copy of his or her DD-214(s), or valid comparable document, at the time of interview.

Pay Range
$17.00 - $18.00 per hour based on experience.

  • Variable - up to 40 hours per week
  • May be required to work during special events outside the normal hours for programming needs.
  • Evenings, Weekends, & Holidays are required.

Job Close Date
Type of Posting External
Department Parks & Recreation
Regular/Temporary Temporary (No benefits)
Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
Category Technical
  • City of Austin Neighborhood and Municipal Pools
    Preferred Qualifications
    • Aquatic Facility Operator or Certified Pool Operator Certification
    • One year experience creating weekly work schedules for a large amount of employees.
    • Ability to travel to more than one work location.

    Duties, Functions and Responsibilities
    Duties, Functions and Responsibilities:
    Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.
  • Will be responsible for all operational aspects of the aquatics program, including safety and pool maintenance.
  • Will schedule district staff; supervise head lifeguards, cashiers, and lifeguards while on duty.
  • Will hold Weekly In-Service training
  • Oversees and is responsible for light book keeping duties.
  • Follows and enforces all pool policies and rules at all times.
  • Communicates with both public and staff effectively.
  • Organizes and conducts aquatics summer program activities.
  • Plans, organizes and leads recreational program activities.
  • Maintains, inventories and cares for City property and equipment.
  • Keeps manager informed of materials and supplies necessary to conduct programs.
  • Cleans program areas after completion of activities and at end of work day.
  • Demonstrates cooperative behavior with team, supervisors and the public.
  • Leads, teaches, demonstrates and officiates activities for a variety of age groups.
  • Monitors and records compliance with safety and department guidelines and rules.
  • Maintains attendance, activity, supply and equipment records.
  • Develops lesson or activity plans and program evaluations.
  • Assists in the use of equipment and supplies.
  • Communicates with a wide range of people.
  • Provides information and directions.
  • Encourages and guides participants.
  • Sets up equipment for scheduled activities/events.
  • May give direction to program volunteers on specific activities or projects.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
Knowledge of general safety practices and procedures.
Knowledge of first aid, lifeguard, CPR
Knowledge of personal computers.
Ability to learn equipment and supply use and care.
Ability to provide guidance and instruction.
Ability to communicate activity objectives, programs and information and directions.
Ability to retain and use safety rules and department guidelines.
Ability to evaluate program activities verbally and in writing.
Ability to acquire First Aid and Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation Certification prior to the completion of the probationary period.
Ability to plan, organize, motivate, lead, and promote a variety of recreational activities for different age groups with diverse interests and varying skill levels.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and rapport with employees, volunteers, supervisors, and the general public.
Ability to handle requests, inquiries, and complaints in a cooperative and constructive manner.
Ability to work outdoors and under a variety of weather conditions.
Ability to work irregular hours.
Ability to frequently walk and sit when leading various recreational activities.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Criminal Background Investigation This position has been approved for a Criminal Background Investigation.
City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
* This position requires that you must be at least 18 years of age and have 3 seasons of teaching swim lessons, OR American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor (LGI) certification and 3 seasons of lifeguarding experience. Do you meet these minimum qualifications?
  • Yes
  • No
* This position requires traveling to multiple sites as part of the regular job duties. Will you be able to meet this requirement?"
  • Yes
  • No
* Do you have a current American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED certification issued November 1, 2017 or after?
  • Yes
  • No
* Do you have a current Certified Pool Operator (CPO) or Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO)?
  • Yes
  • No
* Do you have a current ARC Lifeguard Instructor and/or ARC Water Safety Instructor R-14 certification?
  • Yes, I hold both of these certifications.
  • Yes, I hold at least one of these certifications.
  • No
* List all valid certifications or licenses you currently hold.
(Open Ended Question)
* Do you have experience creating weekly work schedules for a large amount of employees? If yes, please describe what type of schedules you worked with and explain your process for creating these schedules.
(Open Ended Question)
* Please describe your experience supervising staff in an Aquatic related environment.
(Open Ended Question)
* If selected as Top Candidate, do you agree to a criminal background investigation?
  • Yes
  • No

Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents Resume Optional Documents Cover Letter