Des Moines Pool Metropolitan Park District (Mount Rainier Pool)
January 2, 2018
Des Moines, Washington
48000.00 - 54000.00
Full-time - Experienced
2 Year Degree
The Des Moines Pool Metropolitan Park District (The District) continually builds a high-quality workforce, fosters a positive work culture and promotes a learning environment. Training and certifications are available to ensure delivery of exceptional customer service to our District and surrounding communities.
The District is always looking for committed individuals to join our team. We have many opportunities for people of all ages and abilities. All current opportunities are listed below. If you don’t see something currently of interest, you are welcome to submit an application and cover letter at any time. Your application will be kept on file for one year and you may be contacted as positions come available.
The District was formed in December 2009 as a new municipal corporation. Its purpose is to operate the Mt. Rainier Pool in Des Moines WA. Currently the District is reconditioning the Mount Rainier Pool, taking over management of the pool, and conducting an Aquatic Feasibility Study exploring options including a Community Recreation Center. For more information on the District visit www.mtrainierpool.com.
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 manage the facility in absence of Aquatics Manager.
Will be the evening and Saturday supervisor.
Other duties as assigned.
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.
An Associate in Arts (AA) 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 and understand the proper handling of said chemicals.
To be considered for a position applicants must provide a cover letter, resume and completed application. An incomplete application will disqualify you. Applicants may attach additional information that will assist us in the review and selection process. Applications may be asked to complete a separate supplemental questionnaire. Any individual requiring ADA accommodation during any part of the selection process should advise the District of the need. Please mail all applications to:
Des Moines Pool Metropolitan Park District
Attention: Linda Ray, District Clerk
22015 Marine View Dr. S. #2B
Des Moines, WA 98198
Additional Salary Information: 16% additional for benefits. Email or call for more detailed information.
About Des Moines Pool Metropolitan Park District (Mount Rainier Pool)
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.