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Aquatic Supervisor I & II (Seasonal)

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Position Information

Position Information

Posting Title Aquatic Supervisor I & II (Seasonal)
Job Requisition Number COA077714
Position Number T93005
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 lifeguarding experience. American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor (LGI) certification. Texas Class C Driver’s License.

Required Certifications for Supervisor I – $15.59:
American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED
American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor R-2017 OR American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor R-2014

Required Certifications for Supervisor II – $16.84:
American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED
American 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 Seasonal Supervisor and will be responsible for supervising temporary aquatic staff at public pools across the city.
  • This position is a salary (exempt) position and is expected to work 40+ hours per week as needed.
  • Salary: Supervisor I – $15.59; Supervisor II – $16.84 depending on the certifications held upon hire.
  • Driving Record and other Certification: Texas Class C Driver’s License or have the ability to acquire one by the date of hire will be required. Must provide a copy of driving record and proof of insurance upon hire.
  • Reliable transportation is required.
  • Resume will not be accepted in lieu of a complete online application.
  • Detailed, complete employment application is required to help better evaluate the applicants qualifications, and will be used to determine salary if the applicant is the top candidate that is selected for this position.
  • Must take and pass the Parks and Recreation Department Lifeguard City Skills Test before hire.
  • Must possess strong organizational, communication, public relations and leadership skills.
  • Cover letter and Resume required
Pay Range

$15.59 – $16.84


Varied shifts; including holidays, weekends and evenings and is on call when off duty.

Job Close Date
Type of Posting External
Department Parks & Recreation
Regular/Temporary Temporary (No benefits)
Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
Category Professional
Location 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
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.
1. Will be responsible for all operational aspects of the aquatics program, including safety and pool maintenance.
2. Will schedule district staff; supervise head lifeguards, cashiers, and lifeguards while on duty.
3. Will hold Weekly In-Service training
4. Oversees and is responsible for light book keeping duties.
5. Follows and enforces all pool policies and rules at all times
6. Communicates with both public and staff effectively.
7. Organizes and conducts aquatics summer program activities.
8. Plans, organizes and leads recreational program activities.
9. Maintains, inventories and cares for City property and equipment.
10. Keeps manager informed of materials and supplies necessary to conduct programs.
11. Cleans program areas after completion of activities and at end of work day.
12. Demonstrates cooperative behavior with team, supervisors and the public.
13. Leads, teaches, demonstrates and officiates activities for a variety of age groups.
14. Monitors and records compliance with safety and department guidelines and rules.
15. Maintains attendance, activity, supply and equipment records.
16. Develops lesson or activity plans and program evaluations.
17. Assists in the use of equipment and supplies.
18. Communicates with a wide range of people.
19. Provides information and directions.
20. Encourages and guides participants.
21. Sets up equipment for scheduled activities/events.
22. 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, lifeguarding, 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.

Does this job require a criminal background investigation? This position requires 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 (*).

  1. * This position requires that you must be at least 18 years of age and have 3 seasons (9 months) of teaching swim lessons, OR American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor (LGI) certification and 3 seasons (9 months) of lifeguarding experience. Do you meet these minimum qualifications?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * If selected as Top Candidate, do you agree to a criminal background investigation?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have a valid Texas Class C driver’s license or the ability to acquire by hire date?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have a current American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED certification issued November 1, 2017 or after?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * 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
  6. * Do you have a current Certified Pool Operator (CPO) or Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO)?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Please describe your experience supervising staff in an Aquatic related environment.

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. * 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)

  9. * List all valid certifications or licenses you currently hold.

    (Open Ended Question)

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents