CITY OF UNALASKA JOB ANNOUNCEMENT WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
IN HOUSE POSTING: May 31, 2017 TO THE PUBLIC: May 31, 2017
The Department of Parks, Culture & Recreation is accepting applications for the following position of: Recreation Program Coordinator Aquatics Programing. Position is open for applications until filled.
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: This position works under the direct supervision of the Aquatics Manager. Under the guidance of the Aquatics Manager, performs routine and complex administrative work in planning, organizing and coordinating a range of aquatic programs. Specifically, this position seeks someone with a strong background in programming for aquatics, pool operating and lifeguarding. Typical schedule is Mondays through Fridays daytime hours and may include evenings and weekends. Individuals with a background in competitive swimming and a passion of teaching the sport to others are strongly encouraged to apply.
EXAMPLES OF WORK: Under the guidance of the Aquatics Manager, plans, develops and implements after school and specialty camp recreation programs for school-age children. Determines materials, supplies, facility, supervision and instruction needs for the daily operation of programs and coordinates with other PCR staff. Under established policies and procedures, provides supervision, instruction, guidance and discipline for participants in these programs. Responsible for ensuring programs are performed within budget and assures the most effective and efficient use of funds, facilities and time. Performs other related work as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions. Ability to maintain required records associated with programs. Knowledge of pool recreational activities. Ability to perform lifeguard duties. Ability to work with a variety of age groups and cultures. Effective leadership and good communication and interactive skills. Ability to handle potentially sensitive incidents. Knowledge of program policies, health and safety requirements and emergency procedures. Knowledge of basic office practices and procedures. Ability to operate office equipment.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: High School Diploma or GED. One (1) year of recreation program planning or experience in aquatic programs, and a willingness to acquire additional skills and training. Four (4) years of college with a degree in recreation or related field highly preferred. Two (2) years of Lifeguarding preferred. Other combination of education and experience that could provide the knowledge, skills and abilities listed will be evaluated on an individual basis.
LICENSES AND SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: A valid Alaska driver's license or the ability to obtain one within 30 days of employment. A valid CPR and Lifeguard Certification or the ability to obtain one within 30 days of employment. Must work flexible hours including evenings and weekends. Occasionally the position will require working in other recreation programs and outdoors with program participants. As a condition of employment, the person selected will be required to successfully complete a drug test prior to beginning work, submit to a criminal history background and will be subject to future periodic drug and alcohol tests on a random basis without advance notice. Position is subject to pre-employment, post-offer criminal investigation as defined by Alaska Statute 12.62.
TO APPLY: Submit completed City of Unalaska Application and Authorization to Release Information forms to Human Resources at City Hall, by mail at PO Box 610, Unalaska, AK 99685, via facsimile at 907.581.4469, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Resumes or applications via outside websites will not be accepted in lieu of a formal application. The application and job description is available by contacting Human Resources at 907-581-1251 or via the City’s website at www.ci.unalaska.ak.us.
Unalaska, the 11th largest city in Alaska, is located in the Eastern Aleutian Islands approximately 800 miles southwest of Anchorage. Unalaska, which is the number-one commercial fishing port in the US, is a coastal community with a multi-cultural population of approximately 4,000 full-time residents and seasonal influxes of 4,000 to 6,000 from multiple commercial fishery operations. The City’s... Department of Parks, Culture & Recreation (PCR) operates the community center that includes a full-sized gym, an indoor track, racquetball courts, a weight room, an aerobics room, a workout room with exercise machines and equipment, a ceramics room, a music room, a teen room, and a childcare room. The natatorium, or aquatics center, which is located in Unalaska City School, includes a standard sized pool with racing lanes, a warming pool, and a slide. A small workout room with exercise machines is also located at the natatorium. The PCR maintains eight community parks, including Ounalashka Park, the central focus of which is Kelty Field, a modern, fenced softball field with an electronic scoreboard. The park also includes a track, a fenced all-purpose court for activities like tennis and basketball, a fenced play area for children, a picnic gazebo, and a concession stand.