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Aquatics Center Specialist
September 14, 2017

City of Tupelo
Job Description
JOB TITLE:  Indoor Aquatics Center Operations Specialist

Exempt (Y/N):  No
Location:  Administrative Office
Supervisor:  Aquatics Director
Salary Level/Range:  G
Shift:  8 hour shift with nights and weekends
Department:  Parks and Recreation
SUMMARY:  This is an administrative and supervisory position in the Department of Parks and Recreation.  Employee plans, coordinates, and supervises, but not limited to, overall, indoor aquatics facility process control (water chemistry and air quality) and basic indoor aquatics facility maintenance and preventative maintenance (swimming pool plumbing and process control equipment; heating, ventilation and air conditioning and integration of physical plant with process control).
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.
Exercises primary role in the proper operation of the facility’s water, including pool chemistry and filtration system, maintenance, and problem diagnosis and solving of mechanical issues affecting water quality.
Monitors pool water chemistry through testing samples.  Adjusts chemistry as needed to maintain standards.  Maintain color, chemistry, and clarity of pool water.
Maintains complete daily water chemistry and maintenance log sheets.
Prepares weekly, monthly, and annual reports to chart pool chemistry, inventory, and expenses incurred.
Maintains the facility, equipment and grounds to ensure a safe environment.
Maintains indoor and outdoor swimming pools.
Monitors and maintains pool filtration system.
Services major pool equipment such as pumps, motors, filters, HVAC and chemical equipment.
Performs preventive maintenance and care of all pool equipment and communicates and coordinates same with aquatic staff.
Maintains complete record of facility/pool maintenance, evaluations, and recommends any changes or additions to Facility Director. 
Exercises high degree of attention to appearance and condition of the facility, coordination of daily, weekly, and monthly cleaning and preventive maintenance projects, and communicates extrinsic custodial and maintenance needs to Aquatics Director.
Manages daily operations, utilizing aquatic risk management principles for multiple, informal and formal recreation spaces to ensure a safe, friendly, and functional environment.
Monitors facility and equipment during special events/meets.
Maintains, charts, and follows up incident and accident reports for aquatics operation and activities.
Coordinates planned emergency drills.
Conducts regular risk management evaluations of the staff and facility.
Assists in budgeting, purchasing, problem solving, and facilities assignments.  Assists in assuring optimum utilization of the facility and best level of customer service for users. Recommends purchase of supplies, equipment or services for facility.
Determines potential pool issues before issues become greater problems.
Works with limited supervision and possesses ability to carry out detailed instructions, deal with problems in standardized, unexpected, and unsupervised situations; logically schedules work; applies innovative ideas to problem solving.
Maintains confidentiality of information accumulated in the course of employment.
Maintains and improves personal professional skills and education by attending appropriate professional development workshops, conferences, trainings, and seminars.
Lifeguards, technicians and seasonal employees; carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with Department’s policies and procedures which includes the interviewing, hiring, assigning, training, evaluating, and disciplining employees.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations which does not create undue hardship will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience:  Graduation from accredited four year university or college with a degree in Recreation/Leisure Management and two years of experience in the operation of an indoor aquatics program including experience in water chemistry and pool and facilities maintenance preferred. Related education and related experience may be considered and substituted, but no less than a high school diploma or GED, three (3) hours college algebra credit and a minimum of five years of swimming pool maintenance or management background will be considered.
Computer Skills:  Basic understanding and ability to use Microsoft Office computer programs (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook) and preferred knowledge of computer program, League Organizer.
Language Skills:  Ability to understand, give and follow oral and written instructions; read, analyze, and interpret correspondence, reports and other general and specialized data; respond to citizen queries by telephone, in writing or electronically; research and prepare reports and correspondence; communicate effectively with peers, supervisors, and citizens.
Mathematical Skills:  Ability to perform mathematical calculations including college level algebra skills, percentage, fractions, ratio and proportions, graphing and factor labeling. Understand and apply basic accounting, budgeting, timekeeping, payroll and purchasing principles and practices.
Reasoning Ability:  Read, understand and apply technical manuals. Apply principles of logical thinking to define and solve problems; exercise judgment and discretion with regard to city and department policies and procedures; work with limited supervision; ability to carry out detailed instructions and deal with problems in usual, unexpected, emergency and unsupervised situations; logically schedule work; apply innovative ideas to problem solving.  Maintain confidentiality of information accumulated in the course of employment.
Other Skills:  Must be able to swim. Operate modern office equipment including telephone, smart phone, desktop or laptop computer, calculator, fax, copier, scanner, typewriter or word processing application, use of blue tooth devices, employ wireless communications and video media presentations. Use hand tools, simple battery/electric-powered tools, measuring devices/containers and read gauges. Operate hydraulic, electric, gasoline or diesel powered small engine equipment.
Certifications, Licenses and Registration:  A valid driver’s license is required.  Certifiable Aquatic Facility Operator or Certified Pool Operator (must obtain within X months after hire if not current).  Maintain memberships and/or certifications.
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 which does not create undue hardship will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear.  The employee regularly is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects and controls of office equipment.  Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and perform other postural activities at the medium to medium heavy work exertional level.  Individual would need to maintain effective audio-visual discrimination and perception needed for: making observations, reading, writing and communicating with others.
Performing the job duties would require a physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities, which may include: walking, standing, stooping/kneeling/crouching/crawling, or sitting for extended periods of time.
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 regularly works around in an inside and outside pool and office environment.  The pool environment can be harsh and personal protective equipment is required to be worn.  The employee will be required to be outdoors when commuting between City departments or during required errands for the City.

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