Temporary Manager on Duty

Alexandria, VA
$17.22 Hourly
Mar 23, 2020
Mar 28, 2020
Full Time
Temporary Manager on Duty

Chinquapin Recreation Center

The City of Alexandria is located in northern Virginia and is bordered by the District of Columbia (Potomac River), Arlington and Fairfax counties. With a population of approximately 150,000 and a land area of 15.75 square miles, Alexandria is the seventh largest city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Alexandria has a charming waterfront and is a unique and historic place to live and work. About one-quarter square miles in the city have been designated as a national or local historic district. We proudly embrace our rich history and seize the endless opportunities that lie ahead. If you are interested in working for the vibrant City of Alexandria, we invite qualified candidates to apply for our Temporary Manager on Duty.

What You Should Bring
Each member of our team is accountable for the outstanding delivery of services to the community. You should possess leadership skills and experience; be familiar with a recreation environment; have the ability to speak, read, and write in English - however, being bilingual is a plus; possess excellent multi-tasking skills and attention to detail; possess knowledge of customer service; possess good communication skills; have the ability to perform basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division and handle cash; possess good knowledge of and ability to use computers and complex software programs; have knowledge of how to operate a desk telephone; enjoy working with people; be at least 18 years old; be able to work indoors or outdoors in loud environments with varying weather conditions; be able to life and carry items up to 40 lbs (with or without accomidation).; and be available to work varying shifts including early mornings, afternoons, evenings, weekends and holidays.

The Opportunity
  • Supervises Recreation Leader I's, Recreation Leader II's, and volunteers during assigned shift;
  • Ensures that all activities in the center are running on time, safely, and enjoyably;
  • Explains and enforces policies and procedures;
  • Provides exceptional customer experiences to all patrons in person and on the phone;
  • Resolves customer service challenges;
  • Provides guidance, training, and support to staff during shift;
  • Operates a point of sale computer and follows cash handling policies and procedures;
  • Provides information to the public in a positive and professional matter;
  • Records attendance and logs issues;
  • Performs light cleaning;
  • Works in a fast-paced environment;
  • Effectively communicates with teammates;
  • Works independently, and reports to a full-time Recreation Coordinator or Recreation Manager;
  • This is a seasonal temporary position, with varied hours per week;
  • May work early mornings, afternoons, evenings, weekends, and holidays. Availability to work some evenings and weekends is required;
  • Performs related work as required.

About the Department
The mission of Recreation, Parks & Cultural Activities is to enrich the City of Alexandria by creating meaningful experiences through public spaces, cultural activities, and programming. The Department's vision is to improve the well-being of every person in our community by connecting them to each other and their environment. The Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities received national accreditation from the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA). National accreditation requires park and recreation agencies to meet 155 standards representing elements of effective and efficient park and recreation operations.

Minimum & Additional Requirements

High School Diploma or GED; one year of experience as a Recreation Leader II, or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. First Aid training, valid driver's license issued by state of residence. Small Pool Manager: possession of a valid Red Cross or comparable Senior Life Saving and Swimming Pool Operator's Certificate. Assistant Pool Manager: (Large Pool) same as for a Small Pool Manager, plus two years swimming pool experience, and the ability to perform routine maintenance/repair work on pool equipment.

Preferred Qualifications

6 months' work or volunteer experience supervising staff or volunteers; available to work varying shifts including early mornings, afternoons, evenings, weekends and holidays; able to work with long periods of speaking, sitting, standing, and exposure to a loud, fast-paced, indoor or outdoor environment with varying weather; possess a valid pool operator's license. Bilingual (Spanish or Amharic) preferred.


This position requires successful completion of a criminal records background check and drug screening prior to employment.

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