This is a management position working with the nationally accredited Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department. The Department has eleven (11) diverse divisions that are committed to building gateways that enrich our community through exceptional customer focus. This position will provide leadership and management for a diverse aquatic offerings that include a competitive aquatic facility, indoor therapy pool, splash pads, lake beach and the opening of a water park in 2019. This position will be key to providing safe and exhilarating water activities for the community and region.
Under general direction from the Director of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Director this position manages and coordinates all phases of recruiting, staffing, staff training and development, program offerings and day to day operations of all the aquatic venues.
Works under the general supervision of the Director of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs.
Using excellent customer service skills, establishes and maintains effective working relationships with other employees, officials, and all members of the general public.
Recruits and supervises aquatic staff including lifeguards, instructors, seasonal employees, maintenance staff and volunteers. Manages and supervises assigned operations to achieve goals within available resources. Plans and organizes workloads and staff assignments. Selects, trains, motivates and evaluates assigned staff; reviews progress and directs changes as needed
Provides leadership and direction in the development of short and long range plans. Gathers, interprets, and prepares data for studies, reports and recommendations.
Assures that assigned areas of responsibility are performed within budget, and performs cost control activities. Monitors revenues and expenditures in assigned area to assure sound fiscal control and prepares annual budget request
Researches, plans and implements fee structures for aquatic facilities. Reviews existing aquatic programs and revises or changes programs as needed. Reviews existing aquatic programs and revises or changes programs as needed.
Plans, develops and implements aquatic programs and coordinates staff in the implementation of the programs. Schedules various aquatics competitions throughout the year. Approves the scheduling of all aquatic activities.
Prepares for publication a variety of brochures, calendars, letters, posters, news releases, flyers, and related communications promoting aquatic programs and facilities.
Promotes interest and provides information regarding aquatics programs to school officials, other recreation officials, community service groups, other departments, and the general public.
Responds to public inquiries about aquatics programs made by telephone, correspondence, or during public meetings.
Oversees the maintenance of the swimming pools and interactive fountains. Responsible for troubleshooting mechanical and chemical systems and scheduling maintenance and repairs of the systems. Assures that all pools and interactive fountains are in compliance with Environmental Improvement Division regulations. Performs minor repairs to mechanical and chemical systems.
Graduation from a four?year college or university with a degree in recreation or a closely related field, and two-years experience in the management, operation and maintenance of an aquatic facilities, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Preference for 2 years of operations of a water park or similar facility
Extensive background checks required.
Valid New Mexico driver’s license with acceptable driving record for the past three years or state of current residency.
Must be a Certified Pool Operator or ability to obtain within six (6) months of employment.
Must have current CPR/First Aid/AED certifications or ability to obtain within 60 days.
Must have current Water Safety / Lifeguard Instructor certifications or ability to obtain within six (6) months.
Must have current Water Safety / Lifeguard Instructor/Trainer certifications or ability to obtain within one (1) year.
Applications will be taken until Friday, December 1, 2017. Applicants must apply online at www.cofjobs.com.
Farmington is located in San Juan County in the New Mexico portion of the nation's "Four Corners" region. Farmington is situated at the convergence of the San Juan, Animas, and LaPlata Rivers, and is the largest city in the Four Corners with a population of over 45,000. The surrounding trade area is in excess of 250,000 persons.
Farmington is the retail center for a rural region covering large ...portions of New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, and Arizona. It is home to the oil and gas industries that dramatically expanded the population and the economy of San Juan County starting in the 1950s. The City of Farmington is certified with the New Mexico Economic Development Department's Certified Communities Initiative. This designation reflects empowered communities who actively plan for a healthy economic future.
The Four Corners area boasts year-round pleasant climate with low humidity and comfortable temperatures. Farmington is an ideal base for touring the Four Corners area and the ultimate location for explorers, history buffs, and nature lovers alike. The City is surrounded by ancient Native American cultural sites, world-class skiing in the San Juan Mountains, and record trout fishing in nearby rivers and lakes. The Four Corners is rich with Native American history, National Parks, and World Heritage Sites.