Aquatics Manager

$56,556 - $69,141 yearly
  • City of Lenexa, Kansas
  • 17201 West 87th Street Parkway, Lenexa, KS, USA
  • Dec 27, 2021
Full time Parks & Recreation

Job Description

The City of Lenexa Parks and Recreation department is currently accepting applications for an Aquatics Manager who is passionate about serving the public and delivering the highest level of professional customer service working in our state-of-art Rec Center.

The ideal candidate will have strong problem-solving skills and bring creativity to the process as well as the ability to adapt to various situations. This position performs administrative and supervisory work in the management and operation of the indoor and outdoor aquatic locations. Responsible for facility management and scheduling; coordinating varied recreational programs and services; preparing annual budget; analysis of all expenses and revenues; purchasing requirements; and hiring, training and supervising staff.

Key Responsibilities

  • Supervises full-time aquatic supervisors and part-time pool manager staff including recruiting, hiring, training, and evaluating employees’ work. Plans and supports professional development activities for staff. Proactively resolves work-related problems or assists employees in solving problems. Initiates plans to motivate employees to achieve division and department goals and evaluates results.
  • Oversees all hiring processes and policies for all aquatic staff and supports supervisor staff with hiring, training, and evaluating employees’ work. Identifies staffing needs, creates solutions, and works with other city departments on recruiting efforts.
  • Prepares and monitors the annual budget and replacement schedule for indoor and outdoor locations. Maintains control and accountability over cash handling policy for outdoor facilities. Maintains participation statistics for the purpose of supporting long range planning and budgeting. Prepares revenue/expenditure reports and recommends fees and charges to meet established revenue goals.
  • Oversees and/or assists with design and implementation of aquatic programs suited to the needs of participants and potential participants. Coordinates all marketing and communication needs for aquatics programs and events. Delegates tasks and responsibilities to subordinates to ensure successful completion of all objectives.
  • Promotes facility and program usage by individuals, groups, and businesses. Assists in the preparation of promotional materials, program brochures, manuals, and rules and regulations used by the Department.
  • Knowledge in aquatic filtration systems and be able to train and troubleshoot maintenance issues that occur.
  • Complies with, and promotes, safety and sanitary regulations according to federal, state, county, local and organizational requirements. Makes routine inspections of facilities to determine functionality and safety, including pump room, restrooms, concessions areas, front desk areas, pool deck, and inside and outside the pool perimeter, and reports unsatisfactory conditions. Maintains pool chemicals and pool filtering equipment in a safe operating range as needed. Maintains pool cleanliness, ensuring clear, vacuumed, backwash water, and clean gutters.
  • Drives City and/or personal vehicles to and from City facilities, pools, or parks.
  • Work schedules includes evenings, weekends, holidays, and special events.

Additional Examples of Work Performed

  • May be required to be on call after hours.
  • May meet and work with advisory boards and commissions that impact the Division and the Department.
  • Acts as a replacement during other departmental member’s absences.
  • First responder as necessary at department facilities.
  • Acts as MOD (Manager on Duty) for occasional night and weekend shifts for the Recreation Center.
  • Performs other duties as deemed necessary or assigned.


Minimum: Bachelor’s degree in parks and recreation administration, public administration or related field and five years’ experience in municipal parks and recreation or aquatics industry with at least three years in an aquatic facility operational management capacity, or an equivalent combination of education and experience; Lifeguard Instructor Certification, and Water Safety Instructor Certification from nationally recognized certifying agency. Current and valid driver’s license.

Desired: Master’s degree; Certified Parks and Recreation Professional (CPRP) certification; AFO (Aquatics Facility Operator and/or CPO (Certified Pool Operator) certifications.

Compensation and Benefits

Hiring range is $56,556 to $69,141 DOQ and directly related experience.

The City offers a highly competitive compensation package including health, dental, life, short-term disability; state defined benefit pension plan, city matching defined contribution retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, access to a free on-site health clinic and much more.

Offers of employment are conditional upon successful completion of pre-employment physical, drug screen and background check.

To apply complete an online application. Please attach both your resume AND cover letter. For best consideration, apply immediately, as applications will be reviewed as they are received.

As an equal opportunity employer, the City of Lenexa strives to treat all employees fairly, with consistency and respect, while providing a positive, challenging and rewarding work environment.  We value and encourage diversity in our workplace.