Plans, organizes, implements and manages comprehensive seasonal and/or year-round recreation programs and facilities for Spokane County Parks, Recreation, and Golf Department.
(Positions within this classification are assigned to specific programs and facilities; however, duties between sections may be interchangeable depending upon peak work periods, seasonal fluctuations, etc.)
General to all sections: Manage assigned recreation programs and facilities to achieve goals within available resources.
Prepare the annual budget for assigned programs and facilities, monitor revenues and expenditures to assure sound fiscal control and efficient use of budgeted funds, personnel and other resources.
Supervise seasonal and extra help staff, including hiring, training, assigning and evaluating work, scheduling vacations, approving leave and administering discipline as necessary.
Coordinate in-service training on various topics including, customer service, disease transmission prevention, cash handling procedures, sexual harassment awareness, alcohol and drug abuse, maintenance procedures, uniform requirements, and record keeping.
Develop, evaluate and standardize policies and procedures to improve efficiency, safety, and effectiveness of operations for playing fields, pools, swim beaches, and other facilities.
Develop partnerships and marketing strategies to enhance programs, facilities and services. Prepare and distribute marketing tools including brochures, posters, flyers, and media releases. Make presentations to business groups, community organizations and the general public.
Regularly evaluate each program to enhance quality and customer satisfaction. Analyze and monitor community interests to determine opportunities for program expansion.
Negotiate and administer contracts and schedules for all athletic and recreation facilities and officials for various programs.
Develop alternative funding sources. Research, prepare applications and administer grants that benefit recreation programs and facilities. Conduct fundraising activities and facilitate business and corporate sponsorships that contribute towards successful recreation programs.
Respond to public inquiries about recreation programs and schedules by telephone, correspondence or by attending public meetings and by making public presentations.
Assist with planning and development of long-range goals for the department, including recommendations for new facilities and programs.
Provide recommendations to the Director for program and facility fee revisions.
Attend professional development workshops and conferences to keep abreast of trends and developments in the field of Recreation management. Serve on various committees as requested.
Order and maintain inventories of supplies and equipment for programs.
Aquatics Section: Administer the aquatic program including swim lessons, public swimming, and swim team. Hire, train, assign and evaluate seasonal staff, including Pool and Beach Managers, Water Safety Instructors and Lifeguards in compliance with the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) and the American Red Cross.
Develop, implement and monitor the Aquatics Staff Incentive Program to provide incentives for superior performance.
Establish and distribute schedules, timetables and deadlines for swim lessons, and swim meets. Coordinate in-service training on various topics including the Facility Manual, emergency action plan, customer service, disease transmission prevention, cash handling procedures, sexual harassment awareness, alcohol and drug abuse, deck level marketing, maintenance procedures, uniform requirements, water testing and record keeping.
Coordinate all aspects of aquatic program sign-up sheets, policies and procedures, operating manuals, disciplinary procedures, inter-cooperative and facility use agreements with the County's Risk Management and legal to insure efficient and effective operations, while minimizingâ the liability to Spokane County associated with operating recreation and aquatic programs and services.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Recreation Section: Manage adult recreation leagues including hiring, training, and scheduling Facility Supervisors, officials and referees; receive and evaluate registrations to create competitively balanced divisions; create regular season schedules while considering accommodating individual team needs; monitor player conduct and performance of referees; adjust divisions to enhance parity; reschedule games as necessary; purchase awards, equipment and supplies; determine playoff seeding and create and distribute tournament schedules; administer tournament; resolve protests and disciplinary issues; present trophies and awards.
Coordinate all aspects of program sign-up sheets, rules, policies and procedures, operating manuals, disciplinary procedures, inter-cooperative and facility use agreements with the County's Risk Management and legal to insure efficient and effective operations, while minimizingâ the liability to Spokane County associated with operating recreation programs and services.
EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree in Recreation or related field and three (3) years experience in coordination and promotion of recreational programs and services including one (1) year in a supervisory or management capacity. Master's Degree may be substituted for one year of non-supervisory experience.
LICENSE/CERTIFICATIONS: Valid driver's license at time of hire. Within 6-months of hire date, a First Aid and CPR certification shall be acquired Additional certifications that are highly desirable and encouraged for Aquatics Program Manager: Pool Operator, Aquatics Facility Operator; Red Cross or equivalent: Lifeguard Certification, Water Safety Instructor (WSI) and Water Safety Instructor-Trainer (WSIT). At the employer's discretion, the employee may be required to obtain one or more of the above-mentioned certifications at a future date, and maintain said certification(s) through the course of employment.