Aquatic Center Manager

Applications due 12/31/17

Job Description:


The Aquatic Center Director will manage the operations and programs of the Aquatic Department for the City of Pine Bluff.  They will be responsible for supervising water safety instruction, life guards, water aerobics instructors, and other assigned by the Parks Director.  They must demonstrate a strong personal commitment to the mission and goals of the Parks and Recreation Department while carrying out their assigned responsibilities in accordance with the City of Pine Bluff’s policies and applicable laws.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.


  1. Plan, schedule, supervise and coordinate the operations of the City of Pine Bluff’s aquatic programs; plan and direct recreation activities, athletic events, sporting events, games, classes and special events; evaluate and analyze issues and recommend solutions; assure activities are in compliance with all laws, policies, regulations, goals and safety standards.


  1. Coordinate and supervise the daily activities of assigned aquatic staff; plan, prioritize and assign tasks; orient and train staff,  conduct in-service training, monitor work and evaluate performance; coach and instruct employees as required; establish and enforce work methods, procedures and standards.


  1. Assures staff maintains safe, playable and aesthetically pleasing aquatics recreation venues and events, and adhere to policies and procedures for efficient and safe operations.


  1. Monitors and recommends the maintenance of aquatics recreation venues, equipment , materials and other assets; inspects recreation program venues & pools, identifies conditions needing repair or maintenance and requests maintenance services.


  1. Maintains program accounting and administrative records, manages expenditures, tracks revenue and monitors budgets; oversees procurement activities for supplies and equipment in accordance with the City of Pine Bluff’s purchasing policies; prepares operational statistical and financial reports on recreation programs, special events and cost recovery analysis.


  1. Schedules all reservations for use of the aquatic facility.


  1. Analyzes aquatic programs, operations and service delivery issues, reports all accidents and incidents and reports and recommends solutions to supervisor; evaluates existing programs for effectiveness and participation and recommends program revisions; reports and resolves complaints, reports safety conditions, security issues and illegal activities.


  1. Promotes, organizes and stimulates good relationships with neighborhood and community groups and other agencies; interprets and explains City of Pine Bluff’s aquatic programs and philosophies to groups and individuals, community resources, committees, staff and volunteers; coordinates with other City of Pine Bluff departments and community agencies.


  1. Provides maintenance for the aquatics facility, purchases all chemicals, cleaning supplies and parts as needed.


  1. Ability to work overtime and nights as needed.


  1. Ability to interact with customers, team members and other City of Pine Bluff departments.


  1. All other duties assigned.




Directly supervises employees in the department. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the City’s policies and applicable laws.  Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance, rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.



Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) from four year college or university and two years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience and a minimum of two years of management experience.



Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.



Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.



Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.



Must possess a valid Operator’s License.



Regular contacts within other departments as needed.



Regular contacts with vendors and community groups as needed.



Must be proficient in the use of a personal computer and standard office equipment.




Ability to utilize both internal and external resources to obtain information and data necessary to carry out routine assignments and special projects. Must have ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with management and staff.



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 may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and expectations.


While performing the functions of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and sit.  The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and peripheral vision.



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 functions of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet/and or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places, fumes or airborne particles; outside weather conditions; extreme heat and risk of vibration.


The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.


How to Apply

email resume to Vickie Conaway at [email protected] or [email protected]

Contact Information

Kent Nelson @ Councilman Hunsaker

1536 Cole Blvd
Suite 333

phone: 3033238525

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