The City of Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation Department is recruiting an Aquatics Manager with experience operating public aquatic facilities. This position requires a candidate to perform all duties necessary for the efficient operation of the Westover Pool and Splashpad. The focus of this position is on safe operations, safety of participants, and the ability to increase and expand the diverse participation and user-ship of our aquatic programs and facility.
The Aquatics Manager is a full-time, benefits eligible position with a preferred hiring range of $54,683 - $62,878 annually. This position requires the ability to work a flexible schedule, including nights, weekends, and holidays.
The Aquatics Manager position is responsible for planning, organizing, directing and supervising staff and the contracts/volunteers that utilize the Westover Pool. The Aquatics Manager will be responsible for managing day-to-day operations while developing strategies to increase the use of our public pools and aquatic programs. This specialized work involves supervising operational areas including maintenance, recreational programming and services, concessions, budget operations and revenue collections. The individual hired for this position will ensure compliance with all policies, procedures and regulations and sustain a culture of professionalism and respect at all levels. Additional work duties include inspecting aquatic facilities; researching and recommending changes in programs and operations based on current trends; preparing and maintaining a variety of monthly, quarterly and yearly operational and revenue reports; and providing excellent customer service.
The ideal candidate should have thorough knowledge of: Current trends and best practices of aquatics management, operations, programming and the physical operation of the equipment of a swimming pool; The philosophies, principles and practices of professional recreation work; First aid and lifesaving methods and safety precautions used in aquatic recreational work.
Application Deadline: All candidates must submit a complete City of Harrisonburg online employment application by 5:00pm EST on October 7, 2019 in order to be considered.
Bachelor's degree with coursework in Parks & Recreation, Public Administration, Physical Education, Aquatics Management, or related field and considerable experience in public aquatic management, programming, swimming pool operations and budget management, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
NRPA Aquatic Facility Operator or Certified Pool Operator's license, required. Possession of CPR/AED/First Aid for the Professional Rescuer, Lifeguard Instructor, Water Safety Instructor certifications, preferred.
Availability to work a flexible schedule, including nights, weekends, and holidays.
Valid driver's license required.
Additional Salary Information: The City provides an excellent benefits package including health insurance, retirement (VRS & ICMA-RC), life insurance, paid leave and holidays.
Successful applicants for this position must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check, drug screening, credit history review, and DMV record review.
Internal Number: 5401
About Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation
Harrisonburg, Virginia is an independent city located in the central Shenandoah Valley region of Virginia. Harrisonburg is located right along Interstate 81 and is only two hours away from both Richmond, Virginia and Washington, D.C. Harrisonburg is recognized as the county seat for Rockingham County. Vibrant, modern and diverse, Harrisonburg Virginia (aka “Rocktown” “The Friendly City”) boasts a happening atmosphere infused with a serious passion for local food, cutting-edge arts and culture, and the historic roots that anchor it to the famous Shenandoah Valley landscape.