The City of Berkeley is excited to share the recruitment for Aquatics Coordinator. This classification is responsible for the coordination and management of City Aquatics facilities and programs. We are seeking applications from highly skilled individuals with recreation program planning and coordination experience with an emphasis on aquatics facility management. The incumbent plans, organizes and implements multi-faceted City-wide recreation and aquatics programs and activities; identifies community swim program needs and recommends alternatives or enhanced programs; inspects pools and facilities and performs routine pool maintenance; provides staff training and professional development.
Successful applicants will have the ability to:
Assist in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, procedures and work standards for the aquatics section
Participate in the preparation and administration of the aquatics program budget
Plan, organize, assign, direct, review and evaluate the work of assigned staff
Participate in the selection of personnel and provides for their training and professional development
Evaluate swimming skills and provide in-service training in advanced swimming techniques
Develop and ensure enforcement of water safety standards and enforce safety and operating procedures
Assist with coaching and water safety training
Confer with and provide professional assistance to City departments on aquatics programs and related matters
Direct subordinate staff in the daily activities and operations of City aquatics centers and aquatics programs
Develop program proposals and recommends fee schedules
Evaluate aquatics programs and aquatics center services and recommends improvements
Identify aquatics center service needs and develop and implement programs to fulfill these needs
Formulate and organize program plans and schedules for seasonal and year-round swimming activities
Conduct inspections of aquatics centers and ensure maintenance including review of log books, check of water chemistry and possible backwash, installation of new equipment, cleaning of clogged drains and replacement of underwater lights
Order supplies, contact vendors and conduct site inspections for outside maintenance contract work
Assess and recommend pool facilities capital improvement needs and secure budgetary cost estimates
Maintain contacts with neighborhood groups, schools, volunteers and other community groups and provide necessary coordination for programs and services, and prepare news releases, posters and brochures to publicize aquatics center programs and activities
Ensure accurate collection and recordkeeping for program receipts and oversee rental and registration activities
Prepare a variety of periodic and special reports related to aquatics center and aquatics program activities
Plan and participate in fund-raising and other special events
Education: Equivalent to graduation from high school.
Experience: Five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience in recreation program planning and coordination which has included aquatics facility management, life guarding, swimming instruction or coaching, two (2) years of lead level directing. Supervisory or program management experience is desirable. College-level coursework in recreation, physical education or a closely related field may be substituted for the experience outlined above on a year-for-year basis. 30 semester units/45 quarter units will be considered equivalent to one year (2000 hours) of qualifying experience.
Must be able to travel to various locations within and outside the City of Berkeley to meet the program needs and to fulfill the job responsibilities. When driving on City business, maintenance of a valid California driver's license and satisfactory driving record is required.
Possession of a current American Red Cross Lifeguard/ First Aid certificate
Possession of a current American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer certificate.
Possession of a current American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI) Certificate or equivalent by date of appointment.
Possession of a current American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor certificate within six months of appointment.
Must possess or obtain a Certified Pool Operator certificate within six months of appointment.
Internal Number: 2019-02-14490
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Berkeley is a city with a small population and a big reputation. In California alone, there are more than 30 cities bigger than Berkeley. In Alameda County, Berkeley is ranked fourth in population behind Oakland, Fremont, and Hayward. And yet, we are famous around the globe as a center for academic achievement, scientific exploration, free speech and the arts.Our mission is to provide quality service to our diverse community; promote an accessible, safe, healthy, environmentally sound and culturally rich city; initiate innovative solutions; embrace respectful democratic participation; respond quickly and effectively to neighborhood and commercial concerns, and do so in a fiscally sound manner.