Aquatics Section Manager (Park Management Specialist I)

$68,998.18 - $114,997.17 yr
Apr 10, 2017
Apr 24, 2017
Full Time

Manages the Aquatic Section of the Fairfax County Park Authority. Oversees and directs the planning and management of a $7,000,000 operation of revenue-based aquatic facilities and programs in RECenters and parks. Facilities include nine indoor competition facilities, one indoor leisure pool, one water park, one spray ground, one outdoor swimming pool, ten spas. Develops long-range and annual goals, objectives, and program/service plans. Develops, directs and evaluates county-wide aquatic programs such as learn to swim classes, competitive swim training, aquatic exercise classes, lifeguard training, instructor training, aquatic camps, diving classes, and adapted swimming programs on a fee-based and financially self-supporting basis. Manages use of pools by rental groups, including competitive swim, dive, water polo, synchronized swim teams for team practices, clinics, competitions, general public and pass holder use. Oversees aquatic facility operations, facility preventative maintenance, repairs, renovations and new facility design and planning. Oversees agency lifeguard training and performance, aquatic risk management, safety and compliance with local and federal OSHA and other regulatory codes. Provides general oversight of more than 20 full-time professional staff and 400 seasonal, non-merit staff, including instructors, lifeguard staff, and volunteers. Directly supervises the Aquatics Operations Manager, working with the Aquatics Operations Manager and Planning and Development Team; plans, schedules and coordinates long-range operations projects to include capital projects Park Bond money; directly manages the Pool Contracts Administrator and annual pool rental contracts of $2.4 million; benchmarks and contributes to fee schedule considerations; manages the Respiratory Clearance program for the aquatics section; and prepares and responds to customer and Park Authority Board inquiries.

Appointee will be expected to work overtime, weekend, evening hours and holiday hours, based on programs, events, staff or public meetings, project completion and emergencies.

Please note that the salary for this position will not the exceed the midpoint of the salary range of $91,997.98 annually.

Illustrative Duties
  • Develops long-range goals and strategic plans;
  • Prepares annual operating objectives and monitors progress toward these objectives;
  • Serves as a member of the division management team and inter-divisional teams;
  • Reviews program budget expenditures and budget requests;
  • Prepares and submits a consolidated budget to the appropriate approving authority;
  • Develops management indicators for budget development and evaluation of organizational performance to goals;
  • Develops, implements and evaluates policies and procedures and implements or recommends changes;
  • Supervises, evaluates and counsels subordinate personnel and provides for training and career development;
  • Analyzes programs' use patterns and performance to goals, reports the results thereof and recommends improvements and changes;
  • Evaluates suggestions for new programs and improvements to existing programs;
  • Prepares periodic reports concerning organizational activities and accomplishments.
Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of the assigned specialty area within parks and recreation;
  • Knowledge of the principles and methods of organization and management;
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration;
  • Ability to plan and coordinate the work of subordinate personnel;
  • Ability to supervise, evaluate and counsel employees;
  • Ability to analyze programs and evaluate their performance against established objectives;
  • Ability to prepare clear, concise financial and administrative reports;
  • Ability to evaluate, refine and consolidate budget requests;
  • Ability to use a personal computer, applicable software and peripheral equipment;
  • Ability to work effectively in a group of both peers and subordinates;
  • Ability to keep abreast of new developments in the field;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and the public.
Employment Standards EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS:
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to the following: graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in recreation and park management or other pertinent related field; plus four years of experience in work related to parks or recreation, including responsible administrative/managerial experience, preferably in the applicable functional area.

The following certifications are required:
  • Valid motor vehicle operator's license;
  • Pool operator license;
  • Lifeguard or lifeguard instructor;
  • Swimming instructor or instructor trainer certification;
  • Must be able to pass respirator medical test to use respirator.
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background investigation and a driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.

Appointee will be expected to work overtime, weekend, evening hours and holiday hours, based on programs, events, staff or public meetings, project completion and emergencies.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:Extensive experience in aquatic program development and management including the following:
  • Management of aquatic fee-based classes;
  • Management of operations of multiple aquatic facilities;
  • Facility renovations and development;
  • Training aquatic instructors and lifeguards;
  • Managing pool rental contracts;
  • Business planning;
  • Developing and managing budgets and revenue operations;
  • Supervising staff;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software products.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:Employee must have ability to stand, walk, and stoop; operate and demonstrate proper operation of pool filtration and sanitation equipment; use hazardous pool chemicals; pass medical clearance to use respirator; and be able to sit and operate computer for long periods of time. Duties can be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview with group presentation.

It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 711. EEO/AA/TTY.

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