The Community: The City of Carlsbad is ideally situated in north San Diego County where a great climate, beautiful beaches and lagoons, and abundant natural open space combine with world-class resorts, family attractions, well planned neighborhoods, excellent schools, and a charming village atmosphere to create the ideal California experience. Covering nearly 40 square miles, the City of Carlsbad is currently home to about 113,000 residents. Thanks to an award-winning growth management plan, the city's infrastructure and services keep pace with development and promote an excellent quality of life.
A full-service city, Carlsbad has its own police and fire services, a water district, parks and recreation, and library and cultural arts departments, in addition to standard administrative and public works functions. The operating budget for Fiscal Year 2017-18 is $257.6 million and new CIP appropriations for the year total $54 million. Known for its financial stability, the city maintains an AAA credit rating and has a general fund reserve balance exceeding $61 million.
The Department: The Parks & Recreation Department is accredited by the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies for excellence in operation and service. The Department offers a wide range of programs and services including youth and adult sports, instructional classes, camps, aquatics, preschool, teen and senior programs and special events. The department also operates three community centers, a senior center, two aquatic centers, two historic sites, six large community parks, two dog parks, two skate parks and 15 other unique parks.
The Position: The Aquatics Manager supervises the operation and maintenance of year round aquatics programs and pool operations, and coordinates various aquatics programs.
Applicants must attach a copy of the following certifications (front and back) to their application: (Failure to attach the following will result in disqualification of your application)
Current basic and Instructor level American Red Cross certification in CPR for the Professional Rescuer, Title 22 First Aid, Water Safety and Lifeguard Training requiredat time of application(Equivalent training certificates may be accepted if approved by the County of San Diego EMS Authority)
Instructor Trainer level certification in the above is highly desirable (this is not a mandatory requirement, only attach if you possess this certification)
Current training and certification in Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) and/or Certified Pool and Spa Operator (CPO) requiredat time of application
The candidate selected for the position, before appointment, will be required to pass a physical examination including a hearing and a vision test.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS POSITION IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED
First review of applications will occur on or around March 26, 2018.
First interviews are targeted tentatively for the week of April 9, 2018.
Directs, supervises, and performs the operation and maintenance of two or more aquatic facility sites with five or more bodies of water including a spa and splash-pad/wet-play feature and other related infrastructure and equipment
Maintains compliance with all legal requirements and best practices/standards of care including, inspecting of facilities for safety and sanitation, establishing and implementing a preventive maintenance program, testing and maintaining proper swimming pool water chemical levels, and temperature, and adjusting systems as appropriate
Develops, determines, and analyzes program goals, objectives, fees, budgets (revenues/expenses), staffing needs, facility allocations, marketing and evaluations
Creates and revises facility and program conduction policies, procedures and processes
Researches, analyzes and recommends facility and program fees and charges
Serves as the department lead for Agua Hacienda Lagoon vessel permit sales and public education
Selects, trains, directs, and coordinates, the supervision of assigned hourly aquatic staff as well as full-time office/administrative staff
Develops and updates staff responsibilities and workloads, motivates and documents employee performance and progress
Provides regular in-service staff training on operations and procedures, including water safety, first aid, and CPR to ensure high program standards are followed; monitors staff's required certifications to ensure compliance with local, state and federal regulations
Surveys patrons and evaluates programs to determine public needs and how to increase program efficiency and effectiveness
Provides excellent customer service to the public, and builds positive public relations
Directs and ensures proper supervision of the pool(s) and the enforcement of safety rules and regulations
Receives and responds to citizen/patron complaints and requests for information
Attends meetings and assists in providing staff support to the Parks and Recreation Commission and the City Council, including preparation and presentation of technical staff reports
Remains focused as a business partner with an innovative mind, and the ability to leverage technology, manage change, and projects
Demonstrates independence, and credibility by being an expert in related subject matter
Works as a lifeguard as needed
Works weekends, holidays and evenings as needed
Provides on-call response to alarms and other emergencies at various hours as required
Knowledge of: Principles and practices of the planning, operation and administration of aquatic facilities and recreation programs
Various systems utilized for pool operations
Principles of supervision, organization, administration, budgeting, and personnel management
Principles and procedures of aquatic facility and equipment maintenance
Applicable health and safety laws and regulations pertaining to aquatic facilities, programs, and pool operations
Aquatic and recreational activities suitable for all ages and abilities
Chemicals used to treat water in a swimming pool and proper application, and safety precautions
Principles and techniques of teaching, training, and evaluation
Methods of water rescue , CPR and first aid
Ability to: Organize, direct, and supervise a variety of aquatic programs at multiple facilities
Perform water rescue, First Aid and CPR
Supervise and instruct individuals and groups in aquatic activities and supervise, train, and evaluate assigned staff
Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted in the course of the work
Be an effective part of the management team and lead by example
Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals
Properly interpret and make decisions in accordance with laws, regulations and policies
Exercise good judgment, flexibility, creativity, and sensitivity in response to changing situations and needs
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
Work independently and pro-actively to resolve a variety of complex issues
Work well under pressure to meet deadlines
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
Any combination equivalent to the experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Graduation from a four-year college or university with a degree in recreation or a closely related field, and 5-7 years of experience involving the development, conducting and management of recreation or aquatic programs and facilities for all age groups; 2 years of which must have involved the supervision of aquatic programs and facilities.
Possession of or the ability to obtain an appropriate valid California driver's license by date of hire
Possession of current basic and Instructor level American Red Cross certification in CPR for the Professional Rescuer, Title 22 First Aid, Water Safety and Lifeguard Training required at time of application (Equivalent training certificates may be accepted if approved by the County of San Diego EMS Authority)
Possession of Instructor Trainer level certification in the above is highly desirable
Possession of current training and certification in Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) and/or Certified Pool and Spa Operator (CPO) required at time of application
Availability to work weekends, holidays and evenings as needed
Availability to be on call to respond to alarms and other emergencies at various hours as required
COPIES OF ALL REQUIRED CERTIFICATIONS (FRONT & BACK) MUST BE ATTACHED AND SUBMITTED WITH YOUR APPLICATION. MISSING DOCUMENTS WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION OF YOUR APPLICATION.
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