Responsible for performing work of moderate difficulty in the management of a swimming facility within a recreational complex.  Work is performed under the general supervision of a recreation supervisor or other administrative superior and includes the supervision of subordinate lead lifeguards, lifeguards, group aquatic exercise staff, and swim instructors.  Work involves coordinating daily operations of the swimming pool including lessons and public sessions.  Work is reviewed through conferences and observation of results achieved, for conformance to established policies, goals, and objectives of the City of Marion and The HUB Recreation Center.


  • Updates lifeguard performance evaluations and assists with the evaluations each semester
  • Develops surveys and method of distribution for evaluations of programs and services
  • Assists with the Risk Management of the program, completes safety audits, and report results
  • Compiles statistics for the activities each week and reports on fluctuations in attendance
  • Completes an end of season report and including participation statistics, number of accidents and number of incidents
  • Coordinates requests for equipment usage and pool space with the Aquatics Coordinator and Lead Lifeguards
  • Assists with timesheets, scheduling, and supervising staff
  • Recommends and/or completes publicity, promotion, and marketing for programs
  • Provides supervision during Aquatics Coordinator absence, and during special events
  • Supervises cleaning and maintenance of the pools and spa
  • Assists in planning, assigns, supervises, and coordinates the activities of the pool staff
  • Enforces pool safety rules and regulations
  • Educates staff on safety rules, regulations, and protocols
  • Assists Aquatics Coordinator with pool operation and maintenance of the chemical balance of pool environment
  • Maintains the pool logbook to accurately document attendance at lessons and public sessions
  • Assists with the maintenance of locker rooms, pool, pool deck, pool entrances and all surrounding areas
  • Coordinates emergency first aid procedures
  • Recognizes and responds quickly to all emergency situations in the water and on land.
  • Assists in swim program registration/payment ensuring proper placement by age and skill levels.
  • Maintains equipment and supplies.
  • Interprets policies and procedures to staff and the public.
  • Assists with and conducts in-service training.


High School Diploma/ GED. Completion and maintenance of formal lifeguard training and certification by the American Red Cross or other nationally recognized lifeguarding program. Pool Operator and American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor (LGI) certified within six months of hire.


Bachelor’s degree in Parks, Recreation, Physical Education, Tourism or other related field, plus one year of related work experience or other equivalent combination of education and experience.  Illinois Certified Pool Operator.  Swim instruction experience


Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondences and memos.  Ability to write simple correspondence.  Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.  Ability to compute rates, ratios and percentages.


Knowledge of:

  • Pool facilities maintenance and operations.
  • Principles, practices and techniques of pool and personnel supervision.

Ability to:

  • Communicate effectively in interpreting policies and procedures and in resolving conflicts or personnel problems.
  • Demonstrate professional public relations skills, effective interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Work mornings, days, evenings and weekends.
  • Supervise subordinates.


Mental and Physical Demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to meet these demands.

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written and oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations. Regularly required to sit, stand, walk and reach with hands and arms. Must be able to see, speak and hear. Regularly required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.


The indoor environment provides for a safe and healthy work environment and is smoke and drug free. Occasionally, it may be wet and humid, as well as moderately loud. Exposure to hazardous chemicals such as, general cleaning supplies, muriatic acid and calcium hypochlorite. Adequate protective equipment will be available.


Please send resume and City of Marion employment application to Human Resources at City Hall, 1102 Tower Square, Marion, Illinois. Employment application can be picked up at the City Clerk’s office or obtained online at All questions concerning these positions and the application process may be directed to:


Chris Georgantas

General Manager HUB Recreation Center



The City of Marion is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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