Under general direction, incumbents plan, develop, organize, analyze, direct and evaluate a variety of aquatics programs in the Parks, Open Space and Cultural Services Department (POSCS); assess community needs for aquatics programs, facility requirements, and special events; develop program budgets; obtain grants, administer contracts, and develop revenue sources to fund the various programs; and do other work as required.
· Independently develops, organizes, schedules, directs, and
assesses the aquatics and special events programs to which the incumbent is
· Assesses community needs; develops funding sources to implement the programs, including grant development, fund raising, fee schedules, and community outreach;
· Develops and monitors the budgets;
· Develops, evaluates, and administers contracts;
· Plans staffing levels for programs;
· Selects, evaluates, and trains staff including volunteer and seasonal workers;
· Develops operational standards, policies, and procedures pertaining to assigned aquatics programs;
· Plans and prepares marketing and promotional materials;
· Monitors and supervises the purchase of supplies and furnishings;
· Provides staff support, liaison and advice to commissions, committees and community organizations;
· Assesses safety and risk potential, and plans programs and events to reduce County liability;
· Prepares reports and correspondence;
· Attends meetings and conferences; and
· Substitutes for subordinate staff as needed.
Working knowledge of:
Some knowledge of:
· Plan, organize, schedule, coordinate and direct varied aquatics programs and events.
· Evaluate program operations and recommend new or revised
procedures to implement
changes and improve efficiency.
· Develop and implement policies and procedures.
· Develop and administer budgets.
Establish and maintain effective
working relationships with staff, the public and those
contacted in the course of business.
· Recognize and effectively deal with politically sensitive issues.
· Read and interpret contracts, proposals, and agreements.
· Analyze problem situations and adopt an effective course of action.
· Prepare comprehensive and concise written reports, news releases, program descriptions,
budget proposals and grant applications.
· Speak effectively before diverse groups.
· Recruit, train and supervise the work of volunteer and paid staff.
· Use resources effectively and efficiently.
· Understand, interpret, explain and apply regulations, laws
and directives pertaining to
· Learn and utilize computerized scheduling systems.
Education and Experience
Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Completion of a four-year college program with major coursework in recreation or a related field and one year of experience coordinating or supervising aquatics program activities or aquatics special events.
Completion of a two-year college program with major coursework in recreation or a related field and two years of experience coordinating or supervising aquatics program activities or aquatics special events.
Four years of experience coordinating or supervising aquatics and/or recreation program activities or special events, at least two years of which must be in aquatics.
A Master’s degree in recreation or a related field may substitute for up to 6 months of the required two years of experience coordinating or supervising aquatics program activities or special events.
Possession of a valid American Red Cross (ARC) lifeguard training
Possession of a valid ARC CPR for the Professional Rescuer (CPR Pro) certificate* or American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) for the Health Care Profession (Provider C);
* Acceptable Lifeguard and CPR Certifications include:
American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED
American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid
The American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer.
The American Red Cross CPR – AED for Lifeguards
Post-employment certifications required within six months of hire:
1. ARC trainer certificates for Lifeguard training, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, and Title 22.
2. A valid Oxygen Administration certificate.
3. A valid ARC Water Safety Instructor Certificate or Santa Cruz County Instructor Training Program.
4. Attain of one of the following:
· First Aid for Public Safety Personnel (Title 22)
· ARC Emergency Responder
· First Responder
· Emergency Medical Technician (EMT).
Fingerprinting is required.
Special Working Conditions:
Exposure to variable temperatures and weather conditions; strong and unpleasant odors and fumes such as chlorine; noise from children; allergens such as poison oak, pollen, and bee stings; pool chemical fluctuations which might cause irritation to eyes and skin; and the possibility of administering first aid which may involve exposure to infections which might cause chronic disease or death.
Bargaining Unit: 41
EEOC Job Category: 02
Occupational Grouping: 30
Worker's Comp Code: 0285
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