Aquatics Operations Director - Park Specialist I

Reston, Virginia
$47,145.49 - $78,575.74 Annually
Oct 05, 2019
Oct 19, 2019
Full Time
Job Announcement

Reston Community Center (RCC) seeks a customer-focused and highly motivated individual to direct the operations of the newly-renovated Terry L. Smith Aquatics Center at RCC Hunters Woods. Oversees the aquatics facility and lifeguard operations. Responsible for mechanical operation of the facility and the day to day operations. Other duties include: recruits, interviews, trains, supervises, and evaluates lifeguards and head guards; assigns daily work for lifeguards as needed to meet federal, county and center regulations; conducts or assists with training of staff for hazardous chemicals, blood-borne pathogens, in-service skill development, and First Aid/CPR/AED certifications. The successful candidate will have strong operations management experience in addition to specialized aquatics training. Work hours are typically 11:00 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. There will be rotating on call schedules as well, and some weekends and holidays may be required.

Illustrative Duties

General Duties:
  • Plans, coordinates, schedules, supervises, and evaluates the operations and maintenance of the assigned facility or facilities;
  • Hires, trains, supervises, schedules, and evaluates staff;
  • Plans, schedules, and conducts specialized on-site staff training;
  • Completes and submits various financial, administrative, and statistical reports;
  • Identifies, recommends, and writes justifications for budget components such as capital equipment submissions;
  • Adheres to revenue and expense limits, goals, and guidelines for specialized areas of supervision;
  • Authorizes purchase requests and invoices for payment;
  • Inspects facilities and grounds for safety hazards and operational deficiencies, recommends improvements, and initiates corrective measures;
  • Responds to public inquiries and concerns;
  • Participates in the development and implementation of community outreach plans to target underserved populations and to increase overall program participation;
  • Analyzes and evaluates service in terms of individual and community needs;
  • Performs administrative functions at a facility, including budget preparation, recruitment of volunteer staff, maintenance of records necessary to the operation and evaluation of center programs, and report preparation;
  • Manages operation, staff, maintenance and vendors of a Park or Athletic field mowing crew within a geographic area of Park facilities;
  • Manages operations, maintenance, safety and staff associated with park forestry; Inspects tree conditions for safety and proper maintenance and report required corrective action.
  • Plans, organizes, supervises, and schedules specialized activities and programs sponsored by the park, recreation, teen, community, or senior center in cooperation with residents and related agencies;
  • Schedules, coordinates, and evaluates class, camp, and tour programs held at parks, centers, schools, government facilities, and private vendor locations;
  • Coordinates and schedules sports leagues and tournaments;
  • Coordinates planning, scheduling, and billing for day and overnight trips and tours.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of recreation center and /or park management;
  • Knowledge of fiscal record keeping and inventory procedures;
  • Knowledge of aquatics, grounds maintenance, horticulture, agriculture, cultural or historic resources, or other specialized area as appropriate for the duties of the position;
  • Ability to use a personal computer, applicable software and peripheral equipment;
  • Ability to direct and coordinate the work of subordinate staff and volunteers;
  • Ability to plan, develop, and administer recreation programs or community activities;
  • Ability to maintain effective relationships with employees and citizen groups;
  • Ability to prepare a variety of administrative reports;
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

Employment Standards

Any combination of education, experience and training equivalent to graduation from an accredited two-year college or university with an associate degree in recreation, park management, therapeutic recreation, or a closely related field; plus two years of related experience in recreation center, park, athletic field, golf course operations, or community-based program coordination or a related field, as applicable to the position.

  • American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, within 90 days of appointment.
  • Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) or certified Pool Operator (CPO) certification, within 90 days of appointment
  • Water Safety Instructor Certificate, within 6 months of appointment.

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check and a check of the Child Protective Services Registry to the satisfaction of the employer.

At least two years of general work experience in aquatics field and experience dealing with public. Experience in aquatic management, including scheduling of lifeguards and class/program supervision. Knowledge of pool chemistry and operation safety. Lifeguard Training Instructor Certification is desirable, but can be obtained on the job.

Work requires employee to stand for long periods of time. Work is generally active, however, may be required to do walking, standing, bending and carrying of items up to 20 pounds. Ability to respond and direct in an emergency. Physical requirements can be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview. As part of the interview process, a written exercise may be administered.

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 703-222-7314 . EEO/AA/TTY.

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