Responsible for all aquatic facility maintenance, including mechanical and chemical operations and risk management, ensuring high quality and safe facilities for patrons. This position is responsible for the overall mechanical and chemical operations of three year-round indoor pools, three outdoor pools, and two outdoor splash pads (May through August).
Responsible for the overall mechanical and chemical operations of Meyers Pool, Apex Center and Splashpad, Secrest Wellness, Secrest Outdoor Pool, Fitzmorris Outdoor Pool, Lake Arbor Pool and Ralston Splashpad.
Oversees daily mechanical and chemical operations at all pool facilities and performs routine maintenance, repair and diagnostics on standard swimming pool equipment including, but not limited to, plumbing, chemical feeders, chemical controllers, filters, boilers, electrical equipment, UV and VFD equipment.
Conducts daily walkthroughs of facilities to ensure safety and appropriate appearances.
Performs emergency repair of all pool facility related equipment.
Orders and distributes supplies, chemicals, parts, etc. to all pools as needed.
Plans and supervises preseason preparation, daily operation and winterizing of outdoor pools.
Researches and suggests purchases of maintenance parts and equipment and facility related operating supplies.
Prepares bid announcements for work to be complete by an out-of-district contractor. Serves as Project Manager for said projects.
Responsible for training aquatic management staff in daily maintenance operations, chemical monitoring and handling, and hazardous material training. Also responsible for the development of mechanical and chemical risk management programs.
Communicates with aquatic staff and supervisors on a regular basis regarding facility maintenance status.
Attends Aquatic Management meetings and other District meetings as required by the Recreation Manager, including assignments unrelated to Aquatics. Attends trainings and other professional development opportunities as approved by the Recreation Manager.
Displays excellent customer service, provides leadership for the Aquatics Division. Resolves concerns, problems, conflict, and supports staff with building emergencies as needed.
Submits maintenance work orders as necessary.
Promotes, schedules, and maintains accurate records of pool and mechanical maintenance.
Completes daily, monthly, periodic, and year-end reports and other reports as needed.
Researches/suggests purchases of maintenance parts and equipment supplies. Assists Recreation Manager with purchase of necessary equipment and supplies.
Maintains accurate inventory of maintenance supplies and chemical at each facility.
Supports the Aquatics management team with annual budget preparation and monitors the budget as needed. Makes recommendations for Capital Improvement and equipment maintenance and requirements.
Works cooperatively with District Services staff as necessary, to achieve quality facility and pool operations.
Drives District vehicles, occasionally with passengers, to work locations and approved events.
SUPERVISORY DUTIES: Provides direction to aquatic management staff who assist with completion of pool preparations and mechanical repairs. Plans, coordinates, and schedules routine aquatic management training for mechanical and chemical operations, hazardous material and risk management trainings, ensuring safety throughout the Division.
Knowledge in all aspects of aquatic facility mechanical/chemical operations, including chemical handling and interactions, standard pool equipment and mechanical pool systems, chemical controllers and feeders, pool testing equipment, pool pumps and piping, pool boilers, filtration and related valve systems, UV and VFD equipment and operations, pool vacuums and pressure washers, general maintenance repairs, and use of personal protective equipment.
Knowledge of computers and technology that pertain to everyday use.
Knowledge of current Colorado Department of Health and Safety Swimming Pool regulations.
Knowledge of First Aid, CPR.
Possess and maintain a Colorado Driver's License with a satisfactory driving record.
Working knowledge of modern office procedures, methods and general office equipment (computer, copier, fax, phone, etc.).
Proficiency with applicable computer software applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, POS/Registration) and District wide computer software systems.
Ability to perform CPR, First Aid, and AED use in an emergency.
Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing, to organize and monitor multiple facility repair and maintenance functions, work under minimal supervision and assume responsibility for task initiatives and completion.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff and the public.
Make sound decisions and use good judgment in stressful situations.
Analyze situations thoroughly, identify problems, and find effective solutions.
Deal tactfully and courteously with the public by answering questions and handling different complaints.
Ability to smell unusual odors generated by malfunctioning equipment or chemical reactions.
Ability to work flexible schedules including evenings, weekends and holidays.
About Apex Park and Recreation District
Our mission is to enhance the health of our community – socially, emotionally and physically – by being a gathering place and trusted resource for a variety of activities and programs that connect people and improve their quality of life.
We envision an integrated, diverse and collaborative recreation district that plays a key role in the vibrancy of our community and the health and happiness of those who live here through a variety of exceptional offerings including athletics, fitness, education, arts and community events for all interests, ability levels and ages.
The Quick Facts:
Where are we located?
Apex Park and Recreation District is located in Arvada, Colorado in northeast Jefferson County. We are a valued resource for all types of athletic activities, events, classes, and family entertainment for those who live in our neighborhoods. We also welcome visitors from across the metro area and beyond as they come to enjoy our athletic fields or take advantage of some of our incredible recreation facilities. With a few exceptions, our boundaries are Sheridan Boulevard on the east, Clear Creek and 52nd Avenue on the south, Highway 93 on the w...est and the Boulder/Broomfield county line on the north.
How long have we been here?
Apex Park and Recreation District is a special district founded in 1956. We are not governed by the City of Arvada or Jefferson County. While we work collaboratively with other entities, we are a separate agency not connected to other government agencies. Special districts are created by state law in order to serve specific community needs including recreation, fire protection, water, and more.
Apex Park and Recreation District is managed by an executive director and a five-member elected board of directors. Our directors serve four-year terms with elections held every two years in May.
How are we funded?
Most people are surprised to know that we are responsible for most of our own funding. In fact, only approximately 45% of our district’s budget comes from property taxes. The rest comes from our program and facility fees, and proceeds from our various fundraising efforts. So when you pay for an activity or program or make a generous donation to our district, you are helping the entire community to enjoy the welcoming, engaging, inspiring, healthy and educational offerings we provide.
How big is our district?
We are so much more than a single recreation center or a beloved playing field. We have more than a dozen facilities, nearly 900 employees, a dynamic and energetic corps of volunteers and hundreds of youth sports teams. We are not only the heart and soul of our community, we are the official gathering place for healthy activities with old friends and new.
As different areas of our community grow and evolve we are committed to becoming the heart of all of our neighborhoods. We will be inclusive and inviting, helping people who may have not experienced us before to join a class, try an activity, take a lesson or spend more time in our beautiful outdoor settings. Our new facilities and our upgrades to existing locations are proof of our long-standing dedication to those we serve and our vision for finding new and innovative ways to inspire health and wellness for all, now and far into the future.