The Water Park Supervisor plans, organizes, directs and supervises the City's Aquatic Park facility; to plan, organize, direct, review and report on the maintenance, repair, development, and inspection of the Aquatic Park facilities; to perform a variety of technical tasks relative to the assigned area of responsibility; and to provide highly complex staff assistance to the department director, City Manager and other department directors.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Receives direction from the Director of Recreation & Culture.
This position exercises technical and functional supervision over full-time aquatic park staff.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES
Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Plan, organize, and supervise the day-to-day administrative activities of the aquatic park.
Plan, organize, coordinate, prepare and supervise the aquatic park operations.
Assist in the development, implementation and monitoring of the aquatic park goals and objectives.
Research and develop policies, procedures and safety measures for the aquatic park.
Coordinate and prepare for numerous safety inspections; respond to requests and directives from state and local inspectors and make procedural and operational adjustments.
Make recommendations to improve the overall efficiency and effectiveness of aquatic park activities.
Assist in setting the fees for aquatic park activities and products.
Develop and evaluate sales and marketing strategies. Oversee sales and revenue from merchandise, concession, ticket and rental sales.
Solicit sponsorships for equipment, supplies and in-kind services.
Prepare purchase requisitions; order supplies and materials.
Prepare status reports; conduct customer service surveys.
Prepare, manage and monitor the aquatic park budget.
Respond to difficult complaints and requests for information.
Meet with public groups, clubs, organizations and agencies to explain and promote services and activities related to the aquatic park that encourage community participation.
Select, supervise, train and evaluate assigned staff.
Research and prepare various reports and statistical data as required; maintain records.
Attend meetings and conferences; make presentations and provide information regarding aquatic park operations.
Assist peers in the implementation of their programs and/or events.
Perform related duties as assigned
EXPERIENCE & TRAINING / LICENSE AND/OR CERTIFICATE
Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:
Five years of recent progressively responsible experience in parks and recreation, public administration, water park operations, business operations or a related field; including two years in a supervisory capacity. Experience in sales, marketing, and business management is preferred.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in parks and recreation, public administration, business administration or a related field.
LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE:
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California driver's license and legally required vehicle insurance. Must also be able to meet driving record standards set by the city's driving policy.
Principles and practices of facility operations and management.
Principles and practices of budget preparation and administration.
Current literature, information sources and research techniques in the field of aquatic parks.
Standard office methods, practices, procedures and equipment.
Principles and practices of long term recreation program planning and organization.
Principles of public information dissemination.
Planning, assigning, motivating and reviewing the work of staff.
Federal, state and local laws, rules, regulations, techniques and procedures pertaining to aquatic facility operations.
Familiarity with life saving techniques and practices associated with lifeguard duties and responsibilities.
Computer programs and related software relating to Parks & Recreation.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Effectively utilize principles and techniques of supervision.
Respond to emergency or safety situations
Recognize and correct potential safety issues and implement procedural changes.
Work effectively within a team environment where a high level of accountability is maintained.
Establish and maintain cooperative-working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Interpret programs and policies to the general public.
Coordinate multiple projects simultaneously.
Work independently with minimal supervision.
Gather and analyze complex data and make sound recommendations.
About City of Palmdale Recreation and Culture Department
The City of Palmdale is noted for its highly skilled work force with a large concentration of aerospace firms located at Air Force Plant 42 and nearby Edwards Air Force Base. Its family oriented and culturally enhancing venues such as the Palmdale Playhouse, DryTown Water Park and Starlight Amphitheater make Palmdale "a place to call home."
The city is located approximately one hour north of Los Angeles off the Antelope Valley Freeway (14). Palmdale encompasses about 104 square miles and has a population of approximately 153,000. The City is served by several school districts and has a growing retail and commercial base. For more information visit www.cityofpalmdale.org.