The purpose of this position is to assist in and perform planning, coordination and supervision of comprehensive recreation and aquatics programs and activities. This position also coordinates assigned activities with other divisions, outside agencies and the general public. The position provides highly responsible and complex staff assistance to the Parks and Recreation Director.
These job functions are the essential duties of the position and are not all-inclusive of all the duties the incumbent may be assigned. This position assists the department director in preparation and administration of the aquatics and recreation budgets; monitors associated transactions; and prepares, reviews and processes claims and use agreements. The incumbent assists in the development, recommendation and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, procedures and work standards for the assigned programs; formulates and organizes the program plans and schedules for seasonal and year-round activities; evaluates the programs and services and makes recommendations for enhancements and modifications. The position also acts as a liaison with a variety of advisory boards, community groups, agencies and schools; and creates and distributes marketing materials, including management of the associated webpages and social media. The position provides direction and supervision to temporary staff and volunteers, including selecting, monitoring, training, scheduling, and determining workloads; assists with disciplinary and evaluation processes; oversees and helps conduct in-service training and staff meetings; enforces safety and operating procedures and maintains close communications with the director and superintendent pertaining to developing issues, incidents, and maintenance needs of the aquatics and recreation facilities.
This position oversees the operations of the Last Chance Splash Waterpark and Pool including making sure equipment, uniforms, cleaning and concessions supplies are ordered; ensures water chemicals are checked and water clarity is managed; coordinates with Parks Maintenance staff for repairs and daily operations; ensures daily operating procedures are followed; supervises the collection, recording and deposits of fees and bills; and prepares an end of season report that includes monthly attendance, revenues, program assessment, needed equipment, costs, and recommendations for next season.
This position oversees the management of recreation user groups (schools, softball association, youth organizations, etc.) which includes annual scheduling, monitoring, processing payments, and creating an annual use report. The incumbent monitors the day-to-day operations of recreation programs and events, making site visits, handling and resolving complaints and ensuring that programs have required materials and supplies. The position will also foster and develop new recreation program partnerships with community groups, county, state and federal agencies and private industry as well as research and prepare grant applications for recreation program support, including monitoring grant and funds.
This position requires a Bachelor's degree in recreation, leisure services, physical education or related field; a minimum of two years/seasons as a lifeguard and/or pool maintenance person including working with children in a recreational or educational setting; and experience with public contact and community organization. Other relevant combinations of education and work experience may be evaluated on an individual basis.
Requires to posses or have possessed within the last 3 years: StarGuard (lifeguard, first aid and CPR/AED), StarGuard Instructor (lifeguarding, first aid and CPR/AED), or equivalent certifications and be able to obtain within 12 months of hire.
Other preferred certifications include: Starfish Swimming Instructor, Starfish Swimming Instructor-Trainer, pool operator (CPO, AFO, etc) or other equivalent certifications with the ability to obtain within 12 months of hire.
About City of Helena Department of Parks and Recreation
In the Rocky Mountains and adjacent to the clear waters of the Missouri River, visitors to Helena can enjoy a wide array of recreational activities including mountain climbing, skiing, boating, and hunting. Local activities will keep you busy as well with theater and symphony performances, the jazz festival, concerts, rodeos, running races such as the renowned “Governor’s Cup,” and participation i...n the largest sled dog race in the lower 48 states. Helena is surrounded by four pristine lakes – Hauser, Helena, Holter, and Canyon Ferry.
You can hike right in town on Mount Helena, a 620 acre park that looks down on the city from its 5,468 foot peak. A number of well-marked trails provide options for hiking to the peak, circling the mountain, or walking out into Helena National Forest. Take your choice of more than 700 miles of trails in the National Forest. There are five local access points to the Continental Divide Scenic Trail which passes within 13 miles of Helena.
Helena hosts year-round festival fun, theatre, and symphony events. You don’t have to look far to enjoy winter recreation in the Helena area. The hills around town are perfect for sledding and acres of frozen lakes offer an ideal surface for ice boating or skating. If ice fishing is your sport, angle for perch, rainbow trout, or kokanee salmon. Enjoy skiing or snowboarding on our great mountain located just 23 miles from Helena at historic Marysville. The Great Divide Snowsports Area offers by far the largest acreage and most varied terrain of any community snowsports area in Montana.
The City of Helena employs 330 and offers health, dental, and vision insurance as well as deferred comp, state retirement, and longevity pay after 3 years.