Recreation Supervisor (Aquatics - Pools Supervisor)
Oakland, CA

Share This With Your Friends!

City of Oakland
150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, 2nd Floor
Oakland, CA 94612-2019
United States

Application Closing Date
Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
Employment Type
Job Description

Your City. Your Career.

Living in the Bay Area has enriched your life. Now it can do the same for your career. The City of Oakland offers an impressive array of career opportunities for visionary people who thrive on open communication and dedicated service. If you'd like to share your talents with our city, Oakland welcomes you.


Aquatics - Pools Supervisor

City of Oakland

$6,029- $7,403 / Month

The City of Oakland is currently recruiting to fill one Recreation Supervisor (Selective Certification - Aquatics - Pools Supervisor) vacancy within Oakland Parks, Recreation & Youth Development. Under general direction from a Recreation General Supervisor, the Recreation Supervisor develops, coordinates and oversees citywide aquatics programs; supervises, schedules, trains and directs subordinate staff who implement the aquatics programs at five municipal pools, one water park and two Oakland Unified School sites in the City of Oakland; develops promotional materials for aquatics programs; prepares and monitors budgets; orders equipment and supplies; solicits co-sponsorships for aquatic events; coordinates special events and activities; handles complaints; ensures compliance with departmental safe work practices; provides technical staff assistance; and performs other related duties as required.

The ideal candidate will be a motivated, self-starter who takes initiative, has a working knowledge of public aquatics programs and is customer service-minded with a high attention to detail. Must have excellent communication skills, including both writing and public speaking; be patient and understanding, while resolving problems and conflicts diplomatically and tactfully; exercise independent, sound judgment in emergency situations, while remaining calm; be organized and able to balance community needs with program goals and the allocated budget; and possess superior leadership skills with proven ability to hire, train and motivate staff and volunteers.

SELECTIVE LANGUAGE CERTIFICATION: This is a public contact position. The current vacancy requires bilingual skills in Spanish, Cantonese or Mandarin. The eligible list for this recruitment will also be used to fill vacancies that do not require bilingual skills.

Qualifications include a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in recreation and leisure services, public administration, physical education or related field (a Master's degree is highly desirable), three years of progressively responsible work comparable to a Recreation Program Director (Aquatics) or Recreation Center Director (Aquatics) in the City of Oakland, and Instructor level American Red Cross Certifications in Lifeguard Instructor (L.G.I.) and Water Safety Instructor (W.S.I.). Please scan and attach a copy of the required current Instructor level American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor (L.G.I.) and Water Safety Instructor (W.S.I.) certifications to your online application. Applications submitted without all required materials will not be given further consideration. Additionally, certification as an Aquatic Facility Operator (A.F.O.) or a Certified Pool Operator (C.P.O.) must be acquired within the first six months of employment with the City of Oakland. Instructor level American Red Cross First Aid for Public Safety Personnel (Title 22) is highly desirable.

Requires knowledge of fundamentals of aquatic instruction and programs, including basic and advanced swimming techniques, water safety instruction, lifeguarding, water quality management, pool operations and maintenance management, along with water quality standards, rescue and water, safety and state, federal and local regulations relating to aquatic programs and activities operations. Good supervisory, administrative, program marketing, computer, organizational, interpersonal, report generation, and project management are necessary, as is knowledge of principles and practices of community recreation management, including the cultural and social needs of the community. Familiarity with tools, equipment and supplies utilized in aquatic programs and activities and pool operations, including age-appropriateness and safety issues for each, funding sources and grant application procedures and basic principles of contract negotiation for co-sponsorship of activities is required,

Closing Date: March 8, 2019

To apply, please visit the City of Oakland’s career page: EOE

View Count 31