The City of Merriam Parks and Recreation Department is seeking an energetic, self-motivated Aquatic Supervisor to plan, maintain, and oversee the year-round operation of our aquatic facilities. We’re experiencing significant growth and building a new 66,000 square foot community center with indoor/outdoor aquatics scheduled to open summer of 2020. Responsibilities include initiate, plan, and coordinate aquatic program schedule and staffing needs. Will prepare and maintain procedure manuals for the operation of the aquatics area and other related programs and services. Responsible for operating filtration and chlorination equipment, testing water for proper chemical balance, and adding chemicals as needed to maintain proper swimming conditions. Responsible for other related duties deemed necessary and as assigned. This is a new position that will exercise supervision over the Aquatic Coordinator and contract instructors. Will have indirect supervision of head lifeguards, lifeguards, slide attendants, and pool patrons.
Graduated from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Park Resources, or Recreation Leisure Service;
Current Aquatic Facility Operator Certification, Certified Pool Operator designation or ability to obtain one;
Two years’ experience as an Aquatic Supervisor operating a year-round public pool, YMCA, or equivalent setting, or five years’ experience as an Aquatic Coordinator;
Certified Park and Recreation Professional designation or ability to obtain within one year of appointment;
Current certification in American Red Cross CPR/AED and First Aid for the Professional Rescuer or ability to obtain one.
Qualified applicants may apply online at www.merriam.org under the “Jobs” link located at the bottom of the webpage. Please enter all prior work history when applying. Resumes and cover letters can also be uploaded when completing your online application. EOE/ADA/Drug Screen.
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Internal Number: AQ061419
Merriam is located in Northeast Johnson County, Kansas, and is only eight miles south of downtown Kansas City. A central location along Interstate 35 and relatively small size make Merriam an accessible and convenient place for travelers, residents, and businesses. The City of Merriam owns and operates nine parks and one 4-mile streamway trail for a total of approximately 90 acres of parkland. The department coordinates over 25 special events annually, including three major events: Turkey Creek Festival, Turkey Creek Car and Motorsycle Show, and the Heartland Artist Exhibition.