Under general direction, implements, directs and supervises the summer aquatic programs at San Joaquin County swimming pool facilities; and does related or other work as required in accordance with Rule 3, Section 3 of the Civil Service Rules.
Aquatic Program Director is a one-position class that reports directly to the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors. The incumbent is responsible for all aquatic programming including developing, implementing and marketing programs, supervising and training staff, and maintaining swimming pool facilities in accordance with state and county health department guidelines.
Develops, implements and promotes aquatic programs, including public swimming, swimming lessons, and specialized classes, within county and state guidelines.
Recruits, interviews, hires, trains, schedules and evaluates part-time staff, including lifeguards, swim instructors and pool attendants, within county and state guidelines; develops an aquatic staff employee manual; conducts staff orientation and inservice training.
Operates and maintains swimming pools and facilities in accordance with county and state health department guidelines pertaining to pool operation, water chemistry and safety equipment; orders equipment; develops pool facilities emergency action plan.
Develops a master program calendar within county guidelines; writes press releases, program brochures, flyers and other marketing materials; completes and submits required reports, records and surveys; creates daily maintenance checklists for staff.
Coordinates with school district maintenance personnel, county departments and other local agencies and community groups.
Teaches American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, CPR for the Professional Rescuer certification, and First Aid for Public Safety Personnel (Title 22) to potential staff.
Special Requirement: Must be 21 years of age at the time of appointment.
Education: Graduation from high school or equivalent.
Experience: Two years of experience managing an aquatic facility as an aquatic director, pool manager or senior lifeguard, AND three years of experience as a lifeguard or swim instructor, at a swimming pool which provided an organized aquatic instruction program.
License: Possession of valid California driver’s license.
Certificates:A COPY OF THE FRONT AND BACK OF THE REQUIRED CERTIFICATES MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH THE APPLICATION.
Possession of current American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Card or equivalent,
Possession of current American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer,
Possession of current First Aid for Public Safety Personnel (Title 22).
Fingerprint Check: California state law requires all public recreation program employees to submit to fingerprinting for the purpose of obtaining a summary of criminal convictions.
Principles and practices of program development and administration; American Red Cross Learn to Swim program, lifeguard training and first aid techniques; state and county health department standards pertaining to pool operation; principles and practices of supervision, training and evaluation; basic public relations and communication techniques.
Lead, evaluate and supervise the work of staff; administer and teach swimming classes; communicate effectively with diverse groups of patrons, including children; keep records and write reports; promote aquatic programs; coordinate staffing schedules; conduct specialized staff training; provide information to the public about pool and facility regulations, policies and procedures; perform pool maintenance; administer first aid and CPR as needed.
Swim 500 yards continuously using a combination of crawl, breast, and side strokes; surface dive to a minimum of 7 feet and retrieve a 10-lb. object; tread water for 2 minutes using legs only; simulating an equipment-based victim rescue using the breaststroke or front crawl approach stroke with a one-person deep water lift technique and performing CPR.