This position supervises, assigns and reviews the work of staff responsible for public recreation and aquatics programs, activities and special events related to aquatics; oversees the daily operations and rental of aquatics facilities and swimming pools; coordinates aquatics operation with a variety of affiliated organizations; and provides responsible staff assistance to the Recreation Manager.
The ideal candidate will have knowledge of:
Principles and practices of the operation and administration of aquatics programs.
Operations and activities of aquatic programs and pool maintenance.
Principles and procedures of swimming pool maintenance, chlorinators, heaters, and other equipment and machinery necessary to operate and keep in repair multiple swimming pools.
Principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation.
Modern and complex principles and practices of aquatics program development and administration.
Principles of budget preparation and control.
Recent developments, current literature and sources of information related to aquatics, planning and administration.
Procurement practices related to aquatics equipment and supplies.
Marketing theories, principles and practices and their application to a wide variety of recreation.
Current computer software.
Applicable health and safety laws and regulations pertaining to aquatics programs and pool operations.
Pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations.
The ideal candidate will have the ability to:
Supervise, counsel, mediate, organize, and review the work of front line and/or lower level staff.
Train others through the interpretation of policies, procedures, and standards related to specific situations within the aquatics environment.
Interpret and explain the assigned recreation program policies and procedures to City personnel, partner organizations, customers, vendors, contractors, elected and appointed officials, emergency services personnel, American Red Cross representatives, and the general public.
Operate and use modern office equipment including a computer.
Research, analyze and evaluate new service delivery methods, procedures and techniques.
Recommend and implement goals, objectives and practices for providing effective and efficient recreation and aquatics programs.
Elicit community and organizational support for recreation programs.
Make public presentations.
Prepare clear and concise reports.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Maintain effective audio/visual discrimination and perception to the degree necessary for the successful performance of assigned duties.
Maintain mental capacity which allows the capability of making sound decisions and demonstrating intellectual capabilities.
Perform lifeguard duties.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING GUIDELINES
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Four years of increasingly responsible experience in aquatics program development and supervision/implementation, including one year of lead responsibility.
Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in recreation management, public or business administration, or a related field.
License or Certificate:
Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid California C driver’s license.
Valid, current CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer certificate & First Aid and Oxygen Administration for Lifeguards certificate/training
Possession, or ability to obtain, Lifeguard Instructor (LGI) Training certification within 12 months of employment.
Possession of Water Safety Instructor (WSI) certification
Possession of, or ability to obtain, Certified Pool Operator or Aquatics Facility Operator certification within 12 months of employment.