The successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating and supervising activities for the County-wide Aquatics Program; overseeing and supporting the day-to-day operations of multiple facilities; planning, organizing and promoting programs, activities, and special events at pools; assisting in recruitment, training, scheduling and coordinating of program personnel; planning, managing and maintaining physical operation of all Montgomery County operated indoor and outdoor pools; providing assistance to the Aquatics Manager; coordinating, negotiating and drafting scopes of services and contracts; contributing to and preparing budgets; monitoring and maintaining program safety standards; supervising staff and maintaining facility scheduling and staffing levels; conducting site visits to the County’s pools and aquatics facilities; serving on and/or leading assigned committees, workgroups and teams; and participating in Departmental events and activities.
This position requires a technical knowledge of pool operation and management.
The employee must have knowledge of and certification in Lifeguard Training, CPR, First aid, and Automated External Defibrillation (AED). Candidate should be certified as a Lifeguard Training Instructor or willing to obtain this certification within the first six months of employment. This position also requires:
Planning, developing and supervising aquatics and other recreation programs and activities
Supervisory experience, including, recruitment, training, leadership and evaluation of staff
Program administration and coordination and monitoring of budgets, contracts and grants
Knowledge of Montgomery County Health and Safety codes regarding aquatic facilities
Knowledge and understanding of chemical and technical aspects of swimming pools, including filter systems, chemical delivery systems, HVAC systems, and chemical balance
Knowledge of County policies, procedures, and requirements associated with human resources, financial management, and collective bargaining
Knowledge of pool industry standards for aquatic program development and implementation
Knowledge and capability in using business software and relevant personal computer applications necessary to facilitate the administrative processes to include program registrations, point of sale, and financial reporting
This employee will be responsible for supervising and maintaining the stability of career and seasonal staff by modeling desired behaviors, through consistent and positive work ethic, by advocating on behalf of management, and by providing direction and guidance to employees through clear articulation of schedules, projects, activities, goals and related services. As a supervisor of unionized employees, this position has a responsibility for fostering a positive labor relations environment based on mutual trust, respect, and cooperation.
The Aquatic Programs Supervisor is a key member of the Aquatics Team and will be required to demonstrate professional courtesy to community members, recreation staff and others who may be encountered in the field. The successful candidate will have experience working cross-culturally and/or commitment to work towards improving one's own cultural competence (i.e., valuing differences/ diversity, recognizing personal limitations in one's expertise and having the desire to learn in these areas.) The successful candidate will also demonstrate broad individual responsibility to oversee general facility cleanliness, care, and grounds cleaning.
This position will be supervised by the Manager of Aquatics. This position requires early morning, evening, weekend, and holiday hours. The majority of work is conducted in an office setting, with frequent visits to aquatics program work sites, including indoor and outdoor pools. This work involves physical demands, frequently working outdoors in varying weather and extreme temperatures. This work may require the use/wear of personal protective equipment.
The individual selected for this position will be considered an Essential Employee. Essential employees must report to work during a period of general emergency or liberal leave.
This position requires the ability to attend meetings or perform work at locations outside the office.
This recruitment will establish an eligible list to fill current and future vacancies.
To ensure a positive workplace and to comply with federal, state and County laws, the employee is responsible for completing mandatory trainings within the first three to six months or within the specified timeframe.
Additional Employment Information
OHR reviews the minimum qualifications of all applicants, irrespective of whether the candidate has previously been found to have met the minimum requirements for the job or been temporarily promoted to the same position. This evaluation is based solely on the information contained in the application/resume submitted for this specific position/IRC.
Montgomery County Government is an equal opportunity employer, committed to workforce diversity. Accordingly, as it relates to employment opportunities, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities, in accordance with the law. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Human Resources via email to email@example.com Individual determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made in accordance with all applicable laws.
Montgomery County Government also provides hiring preference to certain categories of veterans and veterans/persons with a disability. For more information and to claim employment preference, please refer to the Careers webpage on Hiring Preference.
All applicants will respond to a series of questions related to their education, relevant experience, knowledge, skills and abilities required to minimally perform the job. The applicant's responses in conjunction with his/her resume and all other information provided in the employment application process will be evaluated to determine the minimum qualifications and preferred criteria status. Based on the results, the highest qualified applicants will be placed on an Eligible List and may be considered for an interview. Employees meeting minimum qualifications who are the same grade will be placed on Eligible List as a "Lateral Transfer" candidate and may be considered for interview.
If selected for consideration for this position, you may be required to provide evidence that you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities indicated on your resume.
xperience: Five (5) years of professional experience in swimming pool management or aquatic programs, two (2) years of which must have been in a supervisory capacity.
Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Recreation or a related field.
Equivalency: An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.
Possession of a valid Montgomery County Pool Operator's License or equivalent (i.e. a current license from another Maryland jurisdiction).
Possession of a valid Lifeguard Training Certification, including CPR/AED and First Aid from an agency approved by the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (valid in Montgomery County), or the ability to achieve certification within six months of hiring, provided an adequate number of certified individuals are on duty in accordance with COMAR 10.17.01 regulations.
Note: There will be no substitutions for this section
Internal Number: IRC47767
About Montgomery County Department of Recreation
Montgomery County Recreation is an award winning agency servicing over 1,000,000 residents just outside of the Washington DC area. We provide recreational, social, cultural and pshysical programs to a diverse community of residents.