The Westerville Parks and Recreation Department is a four-time recipient of the National Gold Medal Award from the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA) for excellence in park and recreation administration. The department is also nationally accredited by the Commission for Accreditation of Parks and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA). With these prestigious distinctions, the department is seeking a motivated, talented and experienced individual to continue our tradition of award-winning services and parks and facilities.
NATURE OF WORK
This is supervisory work responsible for overseeing aquatic facilities and programs. Work involves supervising facility operations, supervising personnel, planning, coordinating, and implementing programs, preparing budgets and reports and assisting with the overall operation of the Parks and Recreation Department's aquatics facilities.
Work is performed under the direction of the Aquatics Manager. Work is reviewed through periodic meetings, review of reports and for compliance with policies and procedures.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF WORK (May perform one or more of the following sets of duties)
Coordinates, assigns, trains, schedules, supervises, and evaluates the work of assigned facilities part-time staff; makes recommendations for discipline; assists with the recruitment and selection of new staff.
Assists in preparing and monitoring annual program budget; obtains quotes; prepares purchase requisitions, places orders and receives shipments.
Maintains work schedule of staff to ensure safe supervision of all public areas within recreation facilities.
Maintains maintenance issues; maintains accurate safety records including MSDS files and right to know information.
Responds to patron questions, requests, concerns and complaints; resolves or refers problems; explains and enforces security policies.
Performs Community Center Manager-On-Duty responsibilities; oversees front desk operations and money handling procedures; ensures patron safety; set-up and disassembles rooms; supervises part time staff, coordinates with facility staff.
Ensures compliance with departmental standards, City codes, OSHA and ADA guidelines; maintains accurate incident, injury and accident reports.
Schedules and supervises recreation facility staff in supervisor's absence.
Assists with maintaining standards to meet National Agency Accreditation requirements.
Assists in developing and executing short term and long term goals and objectives for the Department.
Assists in conducting first aid, CPR, lifeguard, water safety and rescue instructional sessions.
Assists with monitoring and maintaining proper chemical water balance; monitors numerous chlorination and water filtration systems; coordinates, assigns and supervises daily cleaning of aquatic facilities; open and closes facility.
Assists in planning and coordinating seasonal aquatic programming; develops and oversees swimming and aquatic classes and programs; writes program descriptions; enters data into program registration software; monitors registration and attendance of classes and programs; assesses feasibility and public interest; evaluates and recommends program revision or cancelation based on interest and attendance; submits reports on programs and activities.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS OF WORK
Possession of a Bachelor's degree in recreation administration, sports management, adult learning or related field and 2-3 years progressively responsible experience in aquatic/facility management or recreation programming; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the following knowledge, abilities and skills.
Knowledge of the principles, practices and methods of public aquatic facility management, pool operation and recreation programming.
Knowledge of first aid, CPR, lifesaving, water safety and rescue principles, practices, techniques and equipment.
Knowledge of federal, state and local laws, regulations and standards relating to public recreation.
Knowledge of safety standards and precautions for recreation programs.
Some knowledge of City personnel rules, policies, and procedures.
Ability to manage and maintain multiple aquatic recreation facilities.
Knowledge of KRONOS employee management software.
Knowledge of WhenToWork online employee scheduling software.
Ability to coordinate, assign, train, supervise, coach, guide and evaluate the work of assigned staff.
Ability to develop and evaluate programs and services that meet basic and recreational needs of the community.
Ability to interpret, apply and enforce City policies, rules and procedures.
Ability to communicate effectively with citizens on aquatic issues to ensure good public relations.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with other employees, program participants, vendors and the public.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, vendors, and the general public.
Ability to prepare clear and concise written reports and keep accurate records.
Ability to use a computer, applicable software programs and modern office equipment.
Possession of a valid Ohio driver's license.
Possession of Water Safety Instructor and Lifeguard Instructor certifications.
Possession of First Aid Instructor, CPR and AED Instructor certification.
Possession of pool and spa operator certification.
City of Westerville's Parks and Recreation Department has been recognized twice by Money Magazine as one of America's "Best Places to Live", a four time National Gold Medal Award winner (1974, 2001, 2007, 2013) and a nationally accredited agency by the Commission for Accreditation of Parks and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA).Westerville is a city within a park and an ideal place to live, work, play or... visit. We integrate our rich history and charming, small town feel into contemporary, progressive settings and gatherings that attract and retain new residents and businesses, promote active lifestyles and protect the environment. With almost 600 acres of park lands in 46 locations, 12,000 street trees, 29 miles of paths and bike trails, a modern 96,600 square foot Community Center and some of the most active seniors anywhere--Westerville truly is a city within a park.