8 Jan 2021

Full Time Recreation Coordinator – Aquatics

CIty of Escondido – Posted by AJN Escondido, California, United States

City of Escondido

Job Description

Recreation Coordinator – Aquatics

This position is open until filled.

A first review of applications will take place during the week of November 1, 2020.  Applicants that apply after the first review are not guaranteed to be considered for this recruitment.  This recruitment may close at any time without notice after the first review date.

If you want to join a hard-working team that shares a commitment to keep the City of Escondido safe, clean and efficiently run, consider a career with the City of Escondido. We have an opening for the position of Recreation Coordinator – Aquatics in our Communications and Community Services Department/Recreation Division. For a complete listing of job duties and qualifications, please refer to the corresponding job description, which can be obtained from the Human Resources Department or downloaded from the City’s website.

Under direction, participates in planning, coordinating, implementing, promoting, and supervising assigned recreational programs within a specific area of programming.

Key Responsibilities
The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

Coordinates, maintains, and promotes the aquatics program.

Participates in the identification, planning, development, and implementation of new and/or modified programs that would promote and enhance the mission, goals, and objectives of the City’s Community Services Department;

Assists in recruiting, training, scheduling, supervising, and evaluating lifeguards, WSI or equivalent, other aquatics staff.

May direct, assign, and monitor the work of assigned staff members; provides clear, concise, and consistent direction; maintains a positive and productive work environment; as assigned, evaluates work performance according to City standards and recommends and implements appropriate corrective actions as necessary.

Initiates, designs, produces, and distributes a variety of promotional, marketing, outreach, and informational materials, communications, and presentations for assigned programs, services, resources, events, and activities; may participate in the preparation of assigned budget and deciding on best methods for advertising; as assigned, creates press releases and serves as press contact for assigned programs.

Coordinates the purchase of pool equipment and supplies.

Coordinates logistics for pool rentals and special events.

Provides aquatics programming input for continued operations.

Maintains awareness of trends and updated health and safety requirements within the aquatics field for opportunities and training mandates.

Substitutes for lifeguards or WSI (or equivalent) as needed.

Maintains logs, reports, and records as required by law and City policy.

Notifies maintenance staff of any concerns related to pool operations.

Responsible for opening and closing procedures for facility, including checking and securing all exterior doors, activating alarm system, and reporting security concerns as necessary.

Provides the highest level of customer service to the public, internal departments, and others in accordance with City standards. Serves as initial contact person for general inquiries and requests for information related to the Aquatics program; provides requested data, answers questions, and refers inquiries to the appropriate resource within or outside the City or department; participates in the investigation and resolution of complaints related to assigned program areas, activities, and contracts.

May direct, monitor, and evaluate the work of assigned consultants and/or contractors according to City’s standards and pertinent agreements/contracts; assists in the development of appropriate contract language; provides clear, concise, and consistent direction; acts as a resource and City’s representative to consultant, contractor, and/or grantee regarding administrative and operational policies, procedures, and guidelines; advises appropriate parties of any problems in a timely manner.

Performs related duties as required.

Knowledge of:
Principles and practices of recreation and leisure activities.
Operational characteristics, services, and activities of an aquatics program.
Standard organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of programs, policies, and operational needs.
Principles of lead supervision and training.
Basic safety and first-aid practices.
Terminology used in an aquatics program.
Modern office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and various software packages.
Methods and techniques of effective technical, administrative, and financial record keeping, report preparation, and presentation.
Principles of business letter writing.
Methods and techniques used in customer service and public relations.
English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

Ability to:
Participate in planning, organizing, directing, coordinating, and evaluating aquatics programs, projects, or events.
Perform responsible and difficult programmatic and administrative duties involving the use of independent judgment and personal initiative.
Participate in the development and administration of program goals, objectives and procedures.
Understand the organization and operation of the City, aquatics program, and of outside agencies as necessary to assume assigned responsibilities.
Understand, interpret, and apply administrative and departmental policies and procedures as well as pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations.
Principles, practices, and trends used in public information and education programs.
Identify and respond to community and organizational issues, concerns, and needs.
Research, analyze, and formulate recommendations, work plans, and activities regarding planning, technical, and administrative issues.
Organize and prioritize timelines and project schedules in an effective and timely manner.
Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.
Establish and maintain various data collection, record keeping, tracking, filing, and reporting systems.
Prepare clear and concise technical and administrative reports.
Plan, schedule, and review the work and performance of subordinates in a manner conducive to proficient performance and high morale may be required for some positions.
Operate and use modern office equipment including a computer and various software packages.
Work under steady pressure with frequent interruptions and a high degree of public contact by phone or in person.
Exercise good judgment and maintain confidentiality in maintaining critical and sensitive information, records, and reports.
Demonstrate an awareness and appreciation of the cultural diversity of the community.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Minimum Requirements
Graduation from high school or equivalent. Completion of two years of college-level courses in recreation, leisure services, physical education.

Two years (full-time equivalent) of experience performing general administrative and/or program coordination work in an Aquatics program, including one year (full-time equivalent) of experience as a lifeguard.

License or Certificate:
Must possess the following certifications:

  • Lifeguard Certificate
  • Water Safety Instructor (WSI) Certificate or equivalent
  • CPR Professional Rescuer
  • AED Essentials Certificate
  • First Aid for Public Safety Personnel
  • Public Pool Operators Certificate within 6 months of employment
  • Lifeguard Instructor Certificate within probationary period

The following certifications are highly desirable:

  • Water Safety Instructor Trainer Certificate or equivalent
  • CPR for Professional Rescuer Instructor Certificate

Must possess a valid Class C California driver’s license or be able to arrange transportation to off-site locations and field activities. Must be willing to work varying hours, including evenings, weekends and/or holidays assigned. 

Supplemental Information

NOTE:  For a complete listing of job duties and qualifications, please refer to the corresponding job description, which can be obtained from the Human Resources Department or downloaded from the City’s web site.  The City of Escondido is committed to a drug and alcohol free workplace.  All applicants will be subject to fingerprint investigation before a conditional offer of employment is extended.  A medical examination, along with a DRUG SCREEN will be conducted following a conditional offer of employment.  Positions subject to the Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations will be subject to DOT pre-employment drug testing and random drug and alcohol testing.

Applications will be screened and the most qualified candidates will be invited to appear for testing. All positions require the ability to read, write and speak English. Types of tests may include written and/or oral examination, physical agility, practical exam or other appropriate job-related selection process.  When testing is completed, candidates will be ranked on an eligibility list in the order of their test score. Selection for appointments is made from names certified on the eligibility list.
All appointments are subject to the successful completion of background investigation including LIVESCAN fingerprinting, and will be required to submit verification of the legal right to work in the United States.  Qualification by a medical examination will be required at the time of appointment. After appointment, classified employees must satisfactorily complete a probationary period to be eligible for regular status.  In accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, all new employees must produce proof of eligibility to work in the United States within the first three days of their employment.  The City of Escondido participates in E-Verify®.
The Loyalty Oath will be administered to all new employees on their first day of hire.  New employees hired into positions that require a driver’s license must provide proof of a valid California Driver’s License of the appropriate class level on their first day of employment.
Additional information regarding the essential functions and physical, environmental and communication demands of the position may be obtained from the Human Resources Department. If you require reasonable accommodation in the testing process, such as an alternate means of testing, you must contact the Human Resources Department by the final filing date to complete a Request for Reasonable Accommodation form.  The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an express or implied contract. Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.

Note: Pursuant to California Civil Code section 1786.53, the City of Escondido shall provide to all job candidates a copy of any records of arrest, indictment, conviction, civil judicial action, tax lien or outstanding judgment which was obtained in the course of conducting an evaluation for employment, assignment, and/or promotion. A copy of this information, if received by the City, will be given to candidates within seven days of the City’s receipt.

Eligible individuals are those who meet the following criteria:

  • Served in the U.S. armed forces
  • Received an honorable discharge
  • Did not retire from military service
  • Seeking employment with the City of Escondido for the first time.

Guard and Reserve active duty for training purposes does not qualify for veterans’ preference. Proof of eligibility (copy of DD-214) must be submitted at time of application, or later if the promulgation of the eligibility list will not be delayed. Veterans’ preference credit will only be applied to eligible applicants who attained a passing grade (total score exclusive of credit) on the final open examination.

The City of Escondido is a prominent agricultural, commercial hub and residential center of North San Diego County. Located a short 30-minute drive from the beach, the mountains or downtown San Diego, Escondido residents enjoy the pleasure of a rural lifestyle with all the benefits of suburban living. Escondido is a diverse, vibrant community with many amenities. The city offers attractive homes in a wide range of prices, two lakes, several parks, a sports center, golf courses, restaurants, wineries, shopping centers, a variety of art galleries, entertainment venues, and a state of the art hospital. Established in 1888, the city’s rich past brings charm and stability to the community; yet integrated with Escondido’s treasured heritage is a progressive future, bright and brimming with promise.

EOE The City of Escondido does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, disability, sex, age, national origin, or sexual orientation. We will attempt to reasonably accommodate applicants with disabilities upon request.

Job Categories: Aquatics Management. Job Types: Full Time.

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