The Des Moines Pool Metropolitan Park District (The District) was formed in December 2009 as a new municipal corporation. Its purpose is to operate the Mt. Rainier Swimming Pool in Des Moines WA. Currently the District is conducting an Aquatic Feasibility Study to help determine the future of aquatics in Des Moines.
After years of operation by an outside contractor, the District is now embarking on direct operation of the Mt. Rainier Pool. The Aquatics Coordinator will be involved in day-to-day operational aspects of the Mt. Rainier Pool.
Aquatics Coordinator’s key responsibilities will be to
Participate with the recruitment, interviewing, hiring, training, certification and performance of aquatic staff including supervising the day-to-day activities of the staff.
Help ensure that all appropriate water, environmental, health and safety standards are maintained and that the pool is current on all necessary certifications required for operation including water chemistry, climate control, cleanliness and related maintenance.
Assist the Aquatics Manager in developing aquatic programing and scheduling staff and program events
Will be the evening supervisor
Staffing & Training:
Lead water safety and life guard instruction
Conduct in-service training sessions for staff and ensure compliance with District standards by staff
Provide back up to the Aquatics Manager for cash processes, daily bank deposits and fiduciary functions at the pool facility
Support the accurate and timely submittal of staff time-cards
Utilize the District’s standard procurement and invoicing processes
Oversee processes and maintain records of operational facility usage, monitor and maintain inventories of pool equipment and supplies
Familiar with WAC 246-260 (related to water recreation) and RCW 35.61 (metropolitan park districts) and RCW 70.90 (water recreation)
Education and Experience
A minimum of two years’ experience in aquatics
A bachelor degree or combination of education, skills and experiences that demonstrate competency in fulfilling the job requirements
Current Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) or Certified Pool Operator (CPO) or can be certified within three months of hire date
Current lifeguard and lifeguard instructor certification from American Red Cross (or equivalent)
Current Water Safety certificate
Current CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED and First Aid certificates
Current Water Safety Instructor certificate
Experience in developing, scheduling and coordinating high-quality aquatic programming
Desired: General knowledge of swimming pool systems and operation, such as filtration systems, chemical controllers and feeders, HVAC, safety systems, pumps and electric motors or a willingness to learn
Ability to model organization team work to exceptional performance levels, exhibit positive work ethic and to integrate efforts of the entire organization
Working under direction of the Aquatics Manager, identify problems, collect data and analyze situations, identify options, make recommendations, implement action plans, monitor progress, measure success and continue improvement
Beginner level proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Works well with people, treating everyone with respect and building trust
Takes appropriate initiative
Timely follow through on commitments
Delivers high quality work performance
Projects and maintains a positive image always
Works well as a team member/leader in all interactions
Provides consistent high quality service
Always puts safety first
Able to set and achieve goals with a strategy of continuous improvement
Maintains focus and achieves results relying on facts and data to support recommendations
Must be able to maintain flexible work hours spread over days and times of pool operation especially evening and weekend hours.
Must possess a Washington state driver’s license and a driving record free of moving violations for the past three years
Must be able to pass a WSP & FBI background check
Must be able to work a full-time flexible schedule where shifts may be assigned opening, closing, or weekends, depending on the need of the facility. Work requires a normal range of vision and hearing, and the ability to lift in excess of 50 lbs, bend, and stoop. Working with chemicals on a regular basis, including DE and Chlorine and understand the proper handling of said chemicals.
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About Des Moines (WA) Pool Metropolitan Park District
In 1968, voters of King County supported the construction of community swimming pools. In 2009, voters of Des Moines reconfirmed their desire to continue to maintain an indoor aquatic facility within the community. Mount Rainier Pool provides vital services to the community by offering swimming lessons, water exercise opportunities, recreation and high school swim team events. As the Waterland ...community, the concern of water safety is of great importance and the primary goal of the Des Moines Pool Metropolitan Park District is to ensure everyone, especially children, know how to swim.Mount Rainier Pool originally opened on September 15, 1975 as a result of a bond issue in1968 called Forward Thrust. The Forward Thrust bond eventually built 16 public swimming pools throughout King County. Budget constraints, beginning in 2000, led to the closure or transfer of many of these pools after county officials sought to turn the facilities over to local governments. Mount Rainier Pool was operated jointly by the cities of Des Moines, Normandy Park, Sea-Tac and the Highline School District until it was slated for closure in 2009.The Des Moines Pool Metropolitan Park District was created by a vote of the citizens of Des Moines in November 2009 to acquire, maintain and operate Mount Rainier Pool. The measure was approved by 64 percent of the voters and five initial commissioners were elected. The first official meeting of the Des Moines Pool Metropolitan Park District was December 3, 2009. The City of Normandy Park and the Highline School District remain involved in the operation of Mount Rainier Pool.