Note to Applicant: To apply and obtain additional job posting information please visit the City of Austin eCareer website at www.austincityjobs.org. The job posting requisition number is COA077639. Job posting close date is February 19, 2018.
The City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department – Aquatic Division operates 51 aquatic facilities, which includes 28 neighborhood pools, 3 wading pools, 7 municipal pools, 11 splash pads, 1 rental facility and Barton Springs Pool.
The purpose of the Recreation Programs Coordinator position is to coordinate the daily operations of assigned aquatic facility or facilities to include daily supervision of temporary/seasonal staff, providing quality customer service, performing patron surveillance, completing maintenance tasks and communicating all maintenance and safety concerns to management.
Required Certifications at time of hire:
American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED
Required Certifications within ninety (90) days of hire:
American Red Cross Lifeguarding Instructor (LGI)
American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI)
Nationally recognized SCUBA certification
Certified Pool Operator (CPO) or Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO)
Texas Class C Driver’s License
Regarding your application:
Resume and Cover Letter will not be accepted in lieu of a complete online Employment Application.
Detailed, complete Employment Application is required to help better evaluate the applicant’s qualifications – minimum and preferred as noted on the job posting. All relevant employment information must be included in your Employment Application.
Detailed, complete Employment Application (employment dates must include month and year) will be used to determine Salary if the applicant is the top candidate that is selected for this position.
Verification of employment history dates on resume should match online Employment Application – Statements such as “See Resume” will not be accepted.
Starting Salary will be based on overall relevant experience from your Employment Application, not your resume or cover letter.
Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.
Promotes interest in recreational activities; represents the City and the Department with public groups.
Plans, develops, coordinates and schedules programs, activities, events and staffing.
Modifies classes and workshops to accommodate individuals with a variety of disabilities.
Manages and directs the daily operations of recreational facilities, activities and/or special events.
Coordinates citywide events.
Coordinates the design and creation of necessary materials to market and promote programs.
Recommends the purchase of new equipment and coordinates purchase orders.
Assists with and monitors the budget.
Coordinates cross-functional work groups.
Researches trends and implements best practices with respect to recreational programs and activities.
Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised: May provide leadership, work assignments, evaluation, training, and guidance to others. May fill in for supervisor or Program Specialist in his or her absence
Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited four (4) year college or university with major coursework in Recreation or related field plus one (1) year of experience related to the development and implementation of the assigned programs.
Experience may substitute for education up to a maximum of four (4) years
Licenses or Certifications:Appropriate certifications as specified for the assignment. Texas Class "C" Driver's license if required for the assignment.
Master’s Degree in Parks and Recreation Administration, Health and Physical Education or other field.
Bilingual, Spanish preferred.
Experience managing multiple Aquatic facilities including waterfront facilities.
Experience developing, coaching, mentoring, training and supervising a staff of over 100 employees.
Experience planning, developing, coordinating and scheduling Aquatic programs, activities, events and staffing.
Two (2) or more years’ experience with financial management to include cash handling, budget development and monitoring.
Experience working with diverse populations and communities, including public speaking and interacting with individuals of diverse social, cultural, economic and educational backgrounds.
Experience working with volunteer groups and coordinating volunteer projects in Parks or similar setting.
Managing personnel responsible for grounds maintenance, facility maintenance, and custodial responsibilities
Proficiency using Adobe Creative Suite.
Preferred Certifications in the following:
American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Trainer (WSIT)
American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor Trainer (LGIT)
Certified Parks and Recreation Professional (CPRP)
Aquatic Exercise Association (AEA) Aquatic Fitness Professional Certification or equivalent
Physical Requirements: With other personnel assistance, tasks may involve occasional lifting, pushing, carrying or using a force equal to 100 pounds.
Internal Number: COA077639
About City of Austin
Austin is often described as a “City within a Park” reflecting the City’s strong commitment to its park lands, open spaces and recreational opportunities. The Department has earned national distinction by achieving accreditation from the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies. Austin is one of only 142 cities nationwide to be accredited. In 2004, the Parks and Recreation Department was awarded the Gold Medal Award by the National Recreation and Parks Association. The Gold Medal Award recognizes the best parks and recreation systems in the nation. The Department is currently certified in Community Wildlife Habitat under the National Wildlife Federation. In 2006, the Department was also awarded the NRPA Excellence in Aquatics Award.