Recreation Specialist - Aquatics - Part-time

Leisure: Recreation


$13.83 Per Hour


Free access to all 4 of the City of St. George Golf Courses, the Recreation Center, the City Pool and the Aquatic Center upon successful completion of 3-months of employment.
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Job Description

Position Summary

Under the direction of a City of St. George Assistant Recreation Manager-Aquatics, assists in developing and managing various programs, events, and/or facility operations; assists with the development, interpretation, training, and enforcement of division policies and practices; provides suggestions to improve the overall program; and helps develop short-range goals and plans. 


Essential Functions (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics.  The list of tasks is illustrative only and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class.)

1.            Provides leadership by taking charge of specific parts of an assigned program, event, or facility operation. 

2.            Schedules employees and/or contractors, volunteer groups, and vendors.

3.            Assists in interviewing potential staff employees. 

4.            Assists in providing feedback and evaluation to the Assistant Recreation Manager-Aquatics for employees and contractors who work under their direction at events, programs, or facilities.

5.            Handles minor employee issues when Assistant Recreation Manager-Aquatics is not on duty or at that specific site and then reports back to supervisor.

6.            Helps recruit, train, and organize volunteers.

7.            Assists the Assistant Recreation Manager-Aquatics with planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating programs and helps to maintain relationships with program contractors.

8.            Coordinates with sponsors and helps to create new partnerships.

9.            Manages inventory controls and oversee the proper use, safety, and security of all supplies, and makes requests to the Assistant Recreation Manager-Aquatics for purchase of equipment needed.

10.        Assists the Assistant Recreation Manager-Aquatics in budgetary process and assumes responsibility for cost control during events, programs, or facilities.

11.        Performs money handling duties, and implements city policies and procedures on proper money handling.

12.        Works with the Assistant Recreation Manager-Aquatics to advertise the programs and sign-up dates, and ensures that the mission and program policy are known to all participants.

13.        Works in a broad range of assignments with limited to no training such as children’s camps, races, tournaments, pool management, Huntsman Senior Games, and special events.

14.        Performs other related duties as required.

15.        Teaches Lifeguard and First Aid/CPR/AED Courses.

16.        Completes daily deposit batches, check for accuracy in daily till reconciliation.

17.        Trains Head Guards on proper procedures, daily tasks, and responsibilities.

18.        Oversees web page management.

19.        Resolves minor issues with public when Assistant Recreation Manager-Aquatics is not on duty.

20.        Manages closures of facilities as per safety protocol requirements.

21.        Oversees multiple facilities when Assistant Recreation Manager-Aquatics is not on duty.

22.        Assists in management of Emergency Actions Plan.

23.        Helps develop and maintain Aquatic Facility policy and procedures manual.

24.        Conducts/Oversees in-services and seasonal orientations for all aquatic staff


Typical Physical/Mental Demands/Working Conditions

Conditions vary depending on the assignment.  May work both indoor and outdoor during recreation events in varied temperatures and weather conditions.  Requires the use of vision and/or hearing to identify and evaluate emergencies, and must be able to respond to these emergencies quickly and appropriately.  Moderately heavy physical activity exerting up to 20-50 pounds of force occasionally and/or 10-25 pounds of force frequently. Moderate exposure to stress as a result of human behavior. 


Note:   Must be available to work weekends, evenings, holidays and other schedules to help prepare for recreation offerings.  This is a part-time position with variable hours averaging less than 30 hours per week over a period of twelve months. 

Minimum Qualifications


Education:  High school diploma or equivalent.  Degree in recreation or related field or some secondary education toward such a degree preferred.

Experience:  Recreation and supervisory related experience required.

Licenses and/or Certifications: 

•         CPR, First Aid, and AED certifications must be obtained within sixty (60) days of hire and be maintained throughout employment.

•         Must possess a valid driver license.  A valid Utah Driver License must be obtained within 60 days of hire and be maintained throughout employment.

•         Lifeguard Certified (Must obtain within 3 Months)

•         Lifeguard Instructor Certified (Must obtain within 9 Months)

•         Water Safety Instructor Certified (Must obtain within 3 months)


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of: 

•         Program common practices. 

•         Computers and computer programs.


•         Skills in working with people of all ages.

•         Technical skills related to Aquatics and Aquatic Programming.

•         Interpersonal and communication skills.

Ability to:

•         Work in a broad range of assignments with limited to no training. 

•         Plan, organize, direct, and evaluate the activities and personnel involved in recreation programs, events, classes, or facilities.

•         Plan and exercise judgment concerning new or constantly changing problems and situations.

•         Show good judgment in preventing injuries and responding to recreation related injuries based on an understanding of risk management.

•         Establish good community relations.

•         Establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, city officials, civic organizations, and the public.

To Apply

Submit a completed City of St. George Employment Application online at Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis. This Position closes 10/31/2019 05:00 PM. Refer questions to Human Resources at 435-627-4670. Pre-employment drug screening and criminal background screen are required. The City of St. George is an inclusive Equal Employment Opportunity employer that considers applicants without regard to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, national origin, age, disability or genetic information. We make reasonable efforts to provide reasonable accommodation to disabled candidates.