Recreation Specialist II – Full Time – Aquatics – 35285

City of Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation
Published
10/05/2021
Location
Virginia Beach, VA, Virginia
Category
Other  
Job Type
Job Code
35285
Attached Document
Salary
$47,299.20 - $71,676.80 annually
Required Education
High School or GED and above

Description

RECREATION SPECIALIST II / AQUATICS duties and responsibilities include, but not limited to:
Customer Service

  • Provide excellent customer service to internal and external customers in both written and oral forms
  • Lead and instruct staff how to provide excellent customer service while promoting our programs and services
  • Supervise and provide feedback to Aquatic staff in the delivery of excellent customer service
  • Respond to public inquiries regarding programs/procedures
  • Must possess the ability to promote teamwork and serve as a catalyst for a positive work environment among several work units

Aquatic Facility Management and Maintenance

  • Oversee, assess and ensure efficient daily operations of the facility; ensure that the pool is operated within OSHA, state and local industry standards
  • Coordinate use of pool space with other department units (Fitness & Wellness, MemberServices, Recreation Services,Therapeutic Recreation, Out of School Time and Early Childhood Programs)
  • Collaborate with work team to identify goals and objectives
  • Build strong internal communications among facility staff and external communications with other work units, citizens, patrons, and other City employees
  • Effectively resolve patron and staff issues
  • Enforce city policies, procedures and safety practices
  • Oversee the investigation of accidents and incidents occurring within the facility and ensure corrective action is taken
  • Ensure equipment inventory and maintenance is completed in a timely, accurate, and purposeful manner
  • Complete daily, weekly and monthly operational reports; and schedule and perform monthly and annual preventative maintenance
  • Position requires occasional lifeguarding

Supervision

  • Supervise full and part time staff, and volunteers in the following areas: hiring, orientation, scheduling, disciplining, training, and evaluation in order to provide quality programs and facilities
  • Create unit full time work schedule to effectively supervise the unit’s programming and operational needs; conduct staff meetings
  • Lead committees and supervise staff assignments from conception to completion
  • Communicate and follow through regarding expectations; administer department, division, and unit policies and procedures to ensure compliance by staff
  • Apply teamwork practices and theory
  • Time management of self and direct reports to meet the short and long term goals and objectives of the site, unit and department
  • Apply problem-solving, leadership, negotiating, and management techniques to lead staff through difficult interpersonal working relationships with employees and public

Budget and Statistics

  • Track and meet revenue and expenditure targets
  • Address areas for improvement through established goals and expectations
  • Assist with cost recovery statistical reports, Unit Business Plans and budget preparation
  • Prepare required monthly reports and documents such as attendance and utilization reports
  • Track part time hours to ensure staff are not working over the allotted number of budgeted hours
  • Experience using computer programs (Word, Excel, Outlook, and databases for financials)

Aquatic Programming

  • Plan, coordinate, supervise and evaluate aquatic programs to include but not limited to: Parent/Toddler, Preschool, School Age, Competitive Swim, Dive League, Water Polo, Adult Beginner to Advance, Lifeguarding, Water Safety Education/Presentations and special events
  • Position requires occasional instructional responsibilities

Required Experience

MINIMUMS: Requires a Bachelor's degree in recreation management, therapeutic recreation, exercise science, or a related field and two (2) years of experience as a recreation supervisor; OR any combination of education (above the high school level) and/or experience equivalent to six (6) years in fields utilizing the required knowledge, skills and abilities, and associated with such positions as recreation supervisor. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be available to work varied hours, evenings, nights, weekends, holidays and overtime when required to meet operational needs. May be required to have a current and valid driver’s license. Alpha I Status: Positions within this class have been designated as Alpha I positions requiring employees to work during inclement weather, regardless of the City’s operational status.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR AQUATICS ONLY:
Must possess valid certifications in American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED (Automated External Defibrillator) and American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. Occasionally to frequently required to lifeguard during times of staff shortage. Lifeguarding duties include: providing a safe swimming environment, enforcing rules, rescuing anyone in danger of drowning, administering first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, oxygen and use of AED.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS FOR AQUATICS ONLY:
Valid Pool Operator, American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Instructor and American Red Cross Administering Emergency Oxygen. If not certified in preference certifications, must obtain during employment.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Must be available to work varied hours (early mornings, nights, weekends and holidays) to facilitate programming and operational needs. Work location may change.

This is an Alpha I position, which requires reporting to work during periods of emergency weather, regardless of the City's operational status.

Applicants must:
*Pass pre-employment water skills and First responder assessments.
*Possess a current American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED certification
*Possess a current American Rec Cross Water Safety Instructor certification

Employee Benefits

Full Time Benefits

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