Job Details

Recreation Specialist (Aquatics)

City of Vancouver, Vancouver, WA

Job - Government

Close Date: 03/24/2019

The purpose of this position is to oversee and be responsible for the water quality & maintenance of all pools, spas, water features, and all water chemistry equipment. Responsible for maintaining all pool chemicals at appropriate levels required by the State of Washington and the Clark County Health Department. The position also supports the implementation of effective pool schedules and programs. May instruct and/or supervise activities as needed.

Position Status: This is a full-time, regular, non-exempt position.

Work Schedule: The schedule for this position is Tuesday-Thursday 11am-8:30pm, Fridays 10am-7:30pm and Saturdays 9:30am-6:30pm (Sundays and Mondays off)

Union Status: This position is covered by the provisions of an agreement between the City and the AFSCME Union.

Oversee & supervises the day-to-day operations of swimming pools, spa and water parks. Maintain water chemistry and clarity to Washington State standards.
Monitor the operations of an aquatic facility and be able to interpret mechanical problems. Resolve any issues that may arise with filters, pumps, and motors.
Recruit, interview, and hire temporary employees; provide training on program expectations and key city processes and policies; supervise the work of temporary staff and volunteers. Coach, discipline, and recommend termination when needed. Complete payroll for employees.
Participate in the development of effective pool schedules; plan, implement and evaluate assigned programs. Provide assistance and problem resolution to participants and parents with questions, comments and concerns by phone, email, in-person and meetings.
Create flyers, signs and posters and website information for assigned programs.
Do preventive maintenance on pumps, suction lines, hoses, drains, piping, UV or ozone equipment, balance tank, valves, hair and lint pot & skimmer traps, ladders, diving boards, slides, handrails, automated chemical feeder equipment, flow and control valves.
Maintain inventory / chemical & equipment orders, organize, identification and store as required by fire code and chemical storage laws.
Assist with special projects as required.
Perform related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
Three (3) years of related experience as a CPO/AFO and maintaining water quality for large Aquatic programs.

Equivalent to an Associate's Degree in recreation management, business administration, exercise science, physical education, or related degree.
Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.

Computer Skills
Intermediate data entry skills with automated database systems.
Experience with ActiveNet or other program registration system preferred.
Basic skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint.

Required Licenses and/or Certifications
Possession of:
CPO / AFO certification.
Ability to Obtain:
ILTP (E&A) Lifeguard and Lifeguard Instructor certification within 6 months of hire.
Red Cross WSI & WSIT within 1 year of hire.
Confined Space Training within 6 months of hire.
Respiratory training within 6 months of hire.
CPR/First Aid within 6 months of hire

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