Aquatic Facility Manager

This is a full-time, 40 hour per week position. $962.40 to $1,362 per week. Position is open until filled.

The City of Dover is seeking an individual to be responsible for supervising the overall operation of the City’s aquatic facilities including maintenance of physical plant, program development and operation, budget preparation and administration.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (Except as specifically noted, the following functions are considered essential to this position. The listed examples may not include all duties found in this class):

1. Organize, direct and control all resources of the Indoor Pool, Jenny Thompson Outdoor Pool, and any other designated City aquatic facility.

2. Scheduling of all activities at Henry Law Park and Guppey Park in coordination with pool activities.

3. Supervise and assist subordinates in aquatic facility operations as needed.

4. Develop, implement and maintain records for volunteer and employee training related to facility and equipment operations, safety and rescue skills and program implementation.

5. Plan, carry out and evaluate custodial and preventive maintenance schedules for all aquatic equipment and facilities, either personally or through assigned staff or outside vendors.

6. Conduct various analyses and inspections of heating, cooling, air handling, lighting, plumbing and other building systems to determine the most cost-effective means of maintenance, repair or replacement.

7. Coordinate and schedule reservations for use of aquatic facilities and use of facilities between various groups and agencies.

8. Determine materials, equipment, facility, supervision or instruction needs for each event or program and coordinate with other staff members.

9. Assure adequate support, program and safety staff to ensure safe and efficient operations during use periods.

10. Contact, coordinate and monitor progress of contractors and facility vendors contracted to work for the City.

11. Establish and maintain necessary and appropriate records of operations and activities, warranties, inspections, tests and repairs.

12. Prepare and present routine, cyclical and special reports associated with operations of the facilities.

13. Operate manual and power tools and complex equipment and machinery related to the operation of the aquatic facilities and related programs as needed.

14. Work harmoniously with the City staff, contractors, the public, public agencies and their staffs, the media and private organizations.

15. Develop and review procedures and budget data for maintenance and repair of mechanical equipment and facilities.

16. Responds to public inquiries about programs and special events made by telephone, correspondence or during public interaction.

17. Coordinates the planning and management of any contracted aquatics programming and activities including contract development, cost analysis and record keeping.

18. May perform a variety of miscellaneous administrative and maintenance duties such as answering phone, typing correspondence, running errands, picking up supplies needed for facilities and activities, routine filter system maintenance, helping set up tables and chairs for events, etc.

19. Organize, maintain and administer the personnel policies and procedures of the City and the Recreation Department. Will interview, make recommendations for hiring, performance reviews, recommend disciplinary actions and termination as well as recommend advancement.

20. Maintain familiarity with and executes safe work procedures associated with assigned work.

21. Performs other duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY REQUIREMENTS: Knowledge of public swimming facility operation and maintenance practices; Knowledge of swimming, water safety skills and techniques and related activities. Some knowledge of control and maintenance of pool filtration equipment, pool chemical testing and dispensing equipment. Knowledge of first aid and proven skill in applying first aid to injured or ill persons. Ability to work under physically and emotionally stressful situations. Demonstrated oral and written communications skills. Ability to give and follow oral and written orders, directions and instructions, and abides by the rules and regulations of the City and Recreation Department. Ability to work safely in changing work environments both inside and outside including exposure to sun, wind, warm and cold temperatures, water and chemicals. Ability to operate related machinery and apparatus. Ability to effectively lead and instruct others in techniques and methods used in various work activities. Ability to write reports and maintain accurate records. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other agencies and the general public. Ability to swim. Good physical condition and stamina.

EDUCATION/LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree with emphasis in recreation, physical education or related area recommended. Eight (8) years progressively responsible experience in public aquatic facility operations, five (5) of which must be at the supervisory level OR any equivalent combination of education and experience which demonstrates possession of the required knowledge, skill and abilities. Valid Driver’s license. Certification as Water Safety Instructor (WSI), Lifeguard, Lifeguard Instructor, First Aid and CPR. Additional certification as pool operator, Emergency Medical Technician and swimming instructor trainer preferred.

Benefits to commensurate with full time employment.

To apply:



City of Dover
Close Date: 
Monday, October 28, 2019
$962.40 to $1362.00 per week