Aquatics Recreation Supervisor Job at Sacramento, Sacramento County, California

Aquatics Recreation Supervisor

City of Sacramento , California

Job Information 


Youth, Parks, and Community Enrichment

Mid Level


$60,818.15 - $85,934.45 Annually

Application Deadline 


04/16/2021 11:59 PM PDT

Recruitment Type 

Open Competitive


Under general direction, this position is responsible for planning, leadership, and supervision for City-wide aquatics facilities and programming. Work involves the responsibility for recruiting, training, and evaluating employees; assisting with developing, marketing, and evaluating cost efficiency and effectiveness for aquatic programs; and developing and monitoring assigned budget.


Direction is provided by a Recreation Superintendent or a higher-level management position. Responsibilities include the direct supervision of staff assigned to various aquatics facilities.



The following duties are typical for this classification.  Incumbents may not perform all the listed duties and/or may be required to perform related duties as needed:

  • Plan, develop, implement and supervise all safety and maintenance inspections including pre-determined service contracts.
  • Assist in the preparation of financial reports, monitor budget, manage revenues and expenditures; and, review revenue streams and calculate program fees to meet goals.
  • Research and analyze market information, new trends in the field of recreational services, and develop and implement marketing strategies to increase usage of aquatic facilities.
  • Develop, implement, and track results of all marketing strategies; and, notify the public of aquatic events.
  • Participate in community planning and organizational meetings.
  • Schedule pool usage and resolve scheduling disputes.
  • Select, train, schedule, supervise, and evaluate personnel.
  • Provide guidance of American Red Cross protocol and updates for the department's instructors.
  • Respond to emergency and dangerous situations; when applicable, administer first aid; and, complete necessary reports.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with City employees, vendors, various outside user groups and associations to coordinate programs, swim meets, and special events.
  • Develop, implement, and revise policies and procedures manuals.
  • Other related duties may also be performed; not all duties listed may necessarily be performed by each individual holding this classification.



Knowledge of: 

  • Principles and practices of supervision.
  • Principles and practices of monitoring revenue and preparing financial reports.
  • Aquatic and facility operations, management, scheduling, and programming.
  • Trends in the field of recreational services.
  • Modern office practices and procedures including the use of general office equipment and current computer software applications.
  • Principles, practices and techniques used in overseeing customer service programs, janitorial techniques, and risk management of a swimming pool.
  • Principles of public relations.
  • Applicable Federal, State and County health and safety codes, and regulations.
 Ability to:
  • Supervise, select, train, motivate, and evaluate the work of staff.
  • Assist in developing and implementing goals, objectives, practices, policies, procedures, and work standards.
  • Plan, organize, administer, coordinate, review, evaluate, and personally participate in comprehensive aquatics operations.
  • Evaluate and recommend improvements in operations, procedures, policies, or methods.
  • Apply office practices and procedures and use office equipment, computers, computer applications, and software.
  • Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Prepare and maintain clear and accurate reports, correspondence, policies, procedures, and other written materials.
  • Interpret, apply, explain, and ensure compliance with Federal, State, and County health and safety codes, and regulations.


Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in parks, recreation and leisure studies, or in a related field.



Four years of full-time experience in supervising or leading aquatics programs and pool operations. The four years must include two seasons or five months of guarding and lesson instruction.

Additional qualifying experience may substitute for education on a year-for-year basis.

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 #015110-21-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.


  • American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR and AED. American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Instructor;
  • Certified Pool Operator (CPO) and/or Aquatics 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 #015110-21-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.  


If considered for appointment, candidates must:
  • Pass a physical, criminal background check, and drug test.
  • Pass a tuberculosis screening test. 
This position is designated as a Mandatory Reporter; completion of Mandatory Reporter training is required within two weeks of appointment.
The physical standards described are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical Requirements:
Must have the ability to walk, start, and stop frequently; run and swim frequently; perform simple and power grasping; verbal and hearing skills to effectively communicate with participants and staff; visual acuity to read and record documents and make observations. Must be able to spend prolonged periods of time in pool mater; must maintain the physical ability required to pass the American Red Cross Lifeguard certification and intermittently, lift, carry or move equipment of 20 pounds or less. Occasional contact with chemicals used for cleaning as required. When assigned to such work requires wearing respiratory protective equipment at times. When assigned to such work facial hair must be shaven when it interferes with the safe fitting of respiratory protective equipment.
Environmental Conditions:
Work may be performed outdoors with exposure to heat, often over 100 degrees, sun, noise, dust, and pollens and pool chemicals
Work Conditions:
This position requires work to be performed various hours including early morning, day, evenings and weekends.



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