Aquatic Supervisor

Date: November 20, 2008

Revised: February 3, 2009

Job Title: Aquatic Supervisor

Department: Park and Recreation

Division: Recreation

Immediate Supervisor: Assistant Recreation Director

Direction of Others: Aquatic facilities staff and program staff

Nature of Work:This individual is responsible for the day to day operation of the Owatonna Community Aquatic Center. This is a seasonal 6 month or less position.


Four year college graduate of recreation leisure services, physical education or related field. One year aquatic facility experience. Also must have Aquatic or Recreation supervisory experience. Certificates required include: Lifeguard Trainer Certification, Water Safety Instructor, CPR/First Aid, Certified Pool Operator (CPO) or Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO), valid driver's license, Oxygen/AED. Must obtain certifications within a 45 day period from start of employment.


I. Assigns aquatic staff to duties as established by job descriptions or work orders established by Assistant Recreation Director

A. Must instruct staff by way of in-service training for specific duties.

B. Shall be responsible for scheduling pre-season trainings.

C. Will be responsible for supervision and inspection of employee duties

D. Will prescribe high standards of performance and efficiency by employees.

E. Recommend employee decisions/evaluations regarding performance, hiring, discipline, and other staffing concerns.

F. Shall be responsible for scheduling, staffing and operation hours of facilities.

II. Maintain records as prescribed by department, but not limited to:

A. Personnel utilization and performance

1. Maintain certification records of all lifeguards and water safety instructors.

B. Aquatic Facilities/equipment records, maintenance records

III. Shall be responsible for ordering supplies to include concessions, maintenance and facility care products, and other operational supplies for the Aquatic Center and the aquatic facilities the department operates. Shall receive approval to make budgeted purchases that are needed to operate.

IV. Shall work closely with other department staff as a team player utilizing verbal and written communication skills.

V. Assist in preparing and be responsible for yearly aquatic budgets as a portion of the Park and Recreation budget.

A. Responsible for control, deposit, and accounting of daily admissions and concession receipts.

B. Establish a system of financial record keeping; prepare daily, weekly, monthly reports.

C. Recommends rates of compensation for seasonal positions, expenditures for equipment, supplies, clothing and concessions.

D. Recommends procedures and rates for admissions; season pass books, daily admissions, groups, and special events.

VI. Shall be responsible in the day to day maintenance operations of the Aquatic Center Facility; keep appropriate records, adding chemicals and other maintenance duties as needed.

A. Maintain high level of cleanliness at the Aquatic Center and other department aquatic facilities.

B. Enforce all state regulations and policies concerning the Aquatic Center and other department aquatic facilities and concession operations.

C. Shall be responsible for post season shut down and maintenance for the off season.

VII. Establish all appropriate swim programs to include but not limited to: Red Cross Learn to Swim Programs, Water Aerobics, and other Aquatic Center structured programs.

VIII. Be accessible to respond to citizen suggestions and/or complaints concerning the Aquatic Center and other aquatic facilities the department operates.

IX. Act as staff liaison between Steele County Red Cross Chapter and the Owatonna Aquatic Center Advisory Committee.

A. Attend meetings as necessary.

  X. Other duties as assigned.


I. Must possess a valid Drivers License

II. Must hold a current Certified Pool Operator Certification (CPO) or (AFO)

III. CPR and First Aid Certification

IV. Lifeguard Trainer Certification

V. Water Safety Instructor Certification

VI. Oxygen/AED Certification


I. Employee must be capable of operating related aquatic facility equipment and other miscellaneous office equipment to include but not limited to; personal computer, copier, fax machine, motor vehicles, communication equipment and related items.


I. Maintains a work schedule permitting easy access for citizens

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act the following

represents thePhysical and Environmental Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and fingers, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls and reach with hands and arms.

The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, talk or hear, sit, climb or

balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl and smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to seventy-five (75) pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.