Aquatics Recreation Coordinator Job at Sacramento, Sacramento County, California

Aquatics Recreation Coordinator

City of Sacramento , California

Job Information 


Youth, Parks, and Community Enrichment

Mid Level


$46,696.24 - $65,980.56 Annually

Application Deadline 


04/19/2021 11:59 PM PDT

Recruitment Type 

Open Competitive



Under the general supervision this position is responsible for assisting with the day-to-day operations for City-wide aquatics facilities and programming.  Responsibilities include determining the use of facilities ensuring quality customer service and safe facilities for guests.
This is the advanced journey-level class in Aquatics Recreation series responsible for leading and supervising a group of seasonal staff in providing support of the Aquatics Program. The work involves the coordinating, scheduling, and assignment of multiple concurrent activities. This classification is distinguished from Aquatics Recreation Supervisor in that the latter is responsible for the overall planning, the leadership, supervision and developing and monitoring assigned budget for City-wide Aquatics Program.
Supervision is provided by the Aquatics Recreation Supervisor or a higher-level management position.  Responsibilities include supervision of seasonal aquatics staff, coordinate hiring, training and support of staff.


Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Assist in the daily operation and maintenance of pool/facilities; supervise seasonal aquatic staff; assist in the development and implementation of goals, strategies, policies, and procedures.
  • Assist in the hiring, training, supervising and evaluating the work of seasonal aquatics staff; and, work with employees to correct deficiencies.
  • Conduct Lifeguarding classes, reviews, emergency drills, and employee in-service training programs for staff.
  • Coordinate, plan, develop, implement and evaluate comprehensive community aquatic recreation program including instruction (Swim Lessons, Swim Team, Access Leisure), recreation and special events.
  • Schedule staff and facilities. Establish, schedule, and manage use of facility for daily programs as well as group and facility rentals, organized birthday parties, and special user groups.
  • Schedule pool usage for program and rental use and resolve scheduling disputes.
  • Prepare invoices of facility rentals and maintain accurate records and backup.
  • Maintain an accurate inventory of office, first aid, chemical, operating and program supplies by tracking inventory, requisitions and/or purchase supplies; and, perform inventory audits.
  • Responsible for administrative duties as required; particularly in terms of registration.
  • Encumber expenditures and compile financial data for short and long range revenue projections.
  • Assist with the development, implementation, and tracking of a marketing strategy; notifying the public of City-wide events, sales, and promotions to increase facility patronage.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with City employees, vendors, and various outside users groups to coordinate their programs and special events.
  • Learn to collect data and assist with the preparing, enforcing, maintaining and modifying policies and procedures manuals.
  • Conduct periodic staff meetings to provide and gather information, answer questions and respond to complaints and concerns, both internally and externally.
  • Provide a variety of general information to the public regarding parks and recreation operations and programs; respond to questions, resolve complaints, and survey patrons as needed.
  • Observe necessary precautions to assure general public safety; inspect facilities for safety and maintenance needs by conducting facility walk-throughs on an on-going systematic basis and report maintenance repairs.
  • Oversee and logs the maintenance of the swimming pools; on an emergency basis monitors pool water through testing of water samples; and, adjusts chemistry as needed to maintain standards.
  • Recognize emergency and dangerous situations and respond by administering first aid as needed and completing necessary reports.
  • Attend and participate in staff meetings and professional group meetings; stay abreast of training protocols, new trends, and innovations in the field of aquatics recreational services.
  • Other related duties may also be performed; not all duties listed may necessarily be performed by each individual holding this classification.



Knowledge of:

  • Basic principles and practices of supervision and training.
  • Modern office procedures, methods and general office equipment (e.g., computer software applications, copier, fax, phone, etc.).
  • Basic principles and practices of monitoring revenue and compiling data for financial reports.
  • Methods and techniques for ordering, tracking and auditing inventory.
  • Principles, practices and techniques used in overseeing customer service programs, janitorial techniques, and risk management of a swimming pool.
  • Aquatic and facility operations, management, scheduling, and programming.
  • Basic water chemistry principles as they apply to maintaining a pool.
  • Applicable Federal, State and County health and safety codes, and regulations.

Ability to:
  • Assist with supervising, selecting, training, evaluating and scheduling staff.
  • Assist in developing and implementing and evaluating community aquatic recreation programs.
  • Apply office practices and use of office equipment.
  • Learn to assist in monitoring, making revenue projections and collection of data to prepare financial reports.
  • Order, track and audit inventory.
  • Work in a busy office environment with consistent noise and interruptions.
  • Use cleaning materials for mopping, cleaning windows, and vacuuming.
  • React to occasional stressful or emergency situations.
  • Effective verbal and written communication.
  • Interpret, apply, explain and ensure compliance with Federal, State and County health and safety codes, and regulations
  • Maintain effective relationships with internal and external customers.

AA degree with major course work in recreation and leisure studies or directly related field.

Four years of experience to include two years of lead experience of an aquatic facility, and two years of seasonal guarding and lesson instruction.
An additional two years of qualifying experience may substitute for the required education.

Should education be used to qualify for this position, then proof of education such as, but not limited to, university/college transcripts and degrees must be submitted to the City of Sacramento Employment Office as an attachment(s) to the online application, faxed to (916) 596-1556, or emailed to by the final filing deadline. If submitting via fax/email, please include your name and Job #016980-21-YPCE on your documents. Unofficial documents and/or copies are acceptable. Applicants are responsible for attaching proof of education to each position for which they apply.  
An applicant with a college degree obtained outside the United States must have education records evaluated by a credentials evaluation service. This evaluation must be submitted by the final filing deadline.
Driver License:
Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License at the time of appointment.  Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to physical disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillators CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer;
  • First Aid for Public Safety Personnel;
  • American Red Cross Lifeguard Training;
  • Lifeguard Training Instructor; and
  • Certified Pool Operator (CPO and/or Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO)

Proof of the required certificate and/or license must be submitted to the City of Sacramento Employment Office as an attachment(s) to the online application, faxed to (916) 596-1556, or emailed to by time of appointment. If submitting via fax/email, please include your name and Job #016980-21-YPCE on your documents. Unofficial documents and/or copies are acceptable. Important note:  Applicants are responsible for attaching proof of certification to each position for which they apply.   

Working Environment:
  • Poor acoustics and various weather conditions.
  • Exposure to chemically treated water for a minimum of four (4) hours daily.
  • During summer months, work may be at an outdoor facility.
  • Evening and weekend shifts.
  • On-call for emergencies.

Physical Requirements:
  • Perform lifeguard and instruction activities at pools.
  • Frequently bend, walk, kneel, stoop, reach and lift in performance of duties.
  • Lift and move chemicals, supplies or equipment up to a maximum of 50 pounds; and up to 100 pounds with assistance.
  • Vision requirements: near acuity, far acuity, depth perception and color vision.
  • Strength and flexibility to make rescues and evidence such by maintaining current LGT certifications.
  • Hearing must be adequate to hear patrons and/or co-workers communications up to 25 yards away.
  • Occasional contact with chemicals used for cleaning as required.
  • Sitting at a desk up to 40% of assigned shift


Employees must complete twelve (12) months of probation at a satisfactory performance level prior to gaining permanent status.



Please note, the City of Sacramento's preferred method of communication with applicants is via e-mail. As such, please ensure you verify the e-mail address on your application, and check your e-mail frequently, including your spam and junk folders. All e-mail notifications can also be accessed through the applicant inbox.
 1. Application: (Pass/Fail) – All applicants must complete and submit online a City of Sacramento employment application by the final filing deadline;

  • Employment applications must be submitted online; paper applications will not be accepted. 
  • Employment applications will be considered incomplete and will be disqualified: 
    • If applicants do not list current and/or past job-related experience in the duties area of the "Work Experience" section. Note: Qualifying experience is based on 40 hours per week (pro-rated if less than 40 hours/week)
    • If "see resume" is noted in the "Work Experience" section; a resume will not substitute for the information required in the "Work Experience" section. 
  • Proof of education such as, but not limited to, university/college transcripts and degrees must be submitted online with your application, emailed to, or sent to the Employment Office by fax by the final filing deadline.
  • Applicants are responsible for attaching proof of education, certification, and/or license to each position for which they apply.  
  • Position/job titles will not be considered in determining eligibility for meeting the minimum qualifications for this position. 
  • If you’re requesting Veteran’s credit, a copy of your DD214 must be submitted online with your application, delivered in person, or sent to the Employment Office by email/fax or mailed by the final filing deadline. Information regarding the use of Veteran’s credit can be found in the Civil Service Board rules under rule 4.9C
2.Screening Committee: (Pass/Fail)– Human Resources will evaluate employment applications for the minimum qualifications stated on the job announcement.

3. Training and Experience Test: (Weighted 100%) – The Supplemental Questionnaire located at the end of the application is the Training and Experience Exam.Only the applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will become candidates and their supplemental questionnaire will be rated and scored. This exam will evaluate the relevance, level, and progression of a candidate's education, training and experience. Therefore, your responses to the supplemental questionnaire should be thorough and complete because the exam score will determine your ranking on the eligible list for this job. When completing the supplemental questionnaire, please note:
  • Responses to the supplemental questionnaire must be submitted online; paper questionnaires will not be accepted. 
  • Incomplete supplemental questionnaires will not pass the review process; omitted information cannot be considered or assumed. 
  • A resume will not substitute for the information required in the supplemental questionnaire.
4.Eligibility: Candidates who pass the Training and Experience Test will be placed on the eligible list. The hiring department may contact candidates for interview at any time during the life of the one-year list.

 5.Conditional Hire: Upon receipt of a conditional offer, the selected candidate must complete and pass LiveScan/fingerprinting. If applicable, candidates may also need to pass a pre-employment medical exam, controlled substance and/or alcohol test, and possess any required licensure or certification prior to receiving a start date from the Department. Failure to meet these prerequisites will be grounds for withdrawal of your conditional offer of employment.
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915 I Street

Sacramento, CA 95814