Job Title: Aquatic Supervisor - Full-time, Exempt under Department: Recreation and Facilities
SUMMARY: The Aquatic Supervisor is primarily responsible for the seasonal administration of all tasks related to operation and management of the Oak Brook Bath and Tennis Club (OBBT) pools for the Park District. Additional year-round responsibilities include hiring, training, scheduling and supervising of lifeguards and party attendant staff. This person will also be responsible for operational organization of all aquatic rentals and parties for the Family Aquatic Center (FAC). This position will require time spent as an on-deck pool manager and may require time spent lifeguarding as needed.
SUPERVISORY: The Aquatic Supervisor directly reports to the FAC Manager. All OBBT lifeguards and FAC rental or party host/hostess staff report directly to the Aquatic Supervisor.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES: • Communicate with the FAC Manager regularly on Park District matters. • Collaborate with the FAC Manager in planning and maintaining fiscal controls of the OBBT. • Responsible for the operational management of the OBBT. This includes: seasonal maintenance planning, keeping appropriate records of all daily inspections, safety incidents, emergency closings and all staffing. • Perform regular inspection and coordinate the maintenance and repair of aquatic pumps, motors, filters, pools, pool chemistry systems and all associated components for OBBT. Report any concerns to FAC Manager and follow up in correcting any problems in a timely manner. • Develop preventive maintenance programs for the OBBT. Submit work orders, purchase parts and schedule contracted repairs as needed. • Take inventory of supplies and make appropriate purchases, or recommendations for chemical, custodial supplies and general pool equipment. • Manage all aspects of FAC aquatic parties, including maintaining a schedule of events, appropriately staffing lifeguards/attendants and ensuring all supplies are properly available. • Recruit, hire, train and supervise lifeguard and party host/hostess personnel as needed to maintain sufficient staff. • Schedule, supervise, and direct the work of up to 120 part-time employees. • Approve payroll for all staff directly reporting to this position. • Prepare performance appraisals for staff directly reporting to this position, including termination paperwork when necessary. • Coordinate and conduct monthly in-service lifeguard training programming in cooperation with the Aquatic Lead Supervisor for FAC. • Work with the Marketing Manager to effectively market the OBBT. • Contribute to the development and submission of the seasonal brochure copy to the Marketing Department for OBBT in coordination with the Village of Oak Brook Sports Core Advisory Board. • Work with IT Administrator to update and maintain the Park District web page. • Demonstrate exceptional customer service skills in all communications. • Communicate with StarGuard to keep up with latest trends. • Prepare annual reports and data for StarGuard. • On call for staff phone calls and emails. • Support the District’s safety initiative including adhering to policies and procedures, performing your job in a safe manner, attending required training, seeking additional training as needed, training and coaching your staff, promptly investigating and reporting accidents/incidents, and proactively addressing hazards in the workplace. • Perform the job in compliance with District policies and procedures. • Perform any duties as assigned by the Executive Director.
MARGINAL FUNCTIONS: • Attend Park District meetings as necessary. • Conduct regular staff meetings. • Represent the Park District in various public functions. • Assist the Recreation Department with special event programs. • Perform lifeguard duties when necessary. • Attend conferences and workshops to promote knowledge in related areas of responsibility. • Perform other duties as assigned.
PSYCHOLOGICAL REQUIREMENTS: • Ability to maintain positive and effective working relationships with supervisors and other staff. • Ability to work independently in day-to-day operations. • Ability to work in a team atmosphere. • Ability to utilize computer skills, including proficiencies in work processing and basic spreadsheet applications. • Ability to work effectively in a climate of political assertiveness and interaction, requiring timely administrative responsiveness and flexibility. • Must be able to function effectively in a fast-paced environment. • Must be able to deal with people under stressful and demanding situations. • Must be able to function under stressful situations when first aid or CPR is required.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: • General work area is an outdoor pool environment with an indoor, temperature controlled and smoke-free office under fluorescent lighting available on-site Memorial Day through Labor Day. From Labor Day through Memorial Day the primary work environment is indoors, in a smoke-free environment, with controlled temperature and fluorescent lighting. • Perform tasks that require walking, bending, stooping, standing, kneeling, climbing, reaching and sitting. • Drive motorized vehicle to travel to different locations. • Perform physical work necessary for pool equipment operations or backwash procedures. • Perform lifting tasks up to 50 pounds.
HOURS: The Aquatic Supervisor is a full-time position working a minimum of 40 hours per week. This position will require schedule flexibility with hours regularly including evenings and weekends.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: • Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum or two (2) years of experience in facility management and customer service. In lieu of a Bachelor’s Degree, consideration will be given to applicants with significant and material experience in aquatic programming and facility management. A strong understanding of pool pump and filtration systems preferred. • Basic knowledge of computers and Microsoft software products. • Valid Illinois Driver's License. • Certifications: CPR/AED, First Aid, StarGuard Lifeguard Instructor and Certified Pool Operator or Aquatic Facility Operator preferred. Must have ability to acquire these certifications within 6 months of hire if not current.
The Oak Brook Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer