SENIOR RECREATION PROGRAM COORDINATOR (Aquatics)
The City of Fort Lauderdale employees possess a passion for public service demonstrated by a high degree of enthusiasm, self-reliance, and job proficiency. They effectively convey the vision and mission of the organization and provide excellent service and satisfaction to our internal and external customers.
Leads the operation and direction of an overall special program unit, park or recreation center and may manage the maintenance at one or multiple municipal facilities. Oversees and participates in the planning, organizing, and directing of specialized recreational activities, events, and programs; conducts recruitment, training, scheduling, supervision, and evaluation of personnel.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS FOR SUBMITTING ONLINE APPLICATION
A. Lifeguard Certification issued by the American Red Cross
B. Lifeguard Instructor Certification (LGI) issued by the American Red Cross
C. Water Safety Instructor certification (WSI) issued by the American Red Cross
D. Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) or Certified Pool Operator (CPO) License (not needed at time of application but must obtain within 6 months of hire)
To obtain information regarding Lifeguard Training or Water Safety Instructor courses administered by the American Red Cross Association please visit www.redcross.org/take-a-class
QUALIFICATIONS FOR EMPLOYMENT AS A SENIOR RECREATION COORDINATOR (AQUATICS)
A. Associate Degree
B. Three (3) to Five (5) years of experience in planning and supervising Aquatics activities
C. Three (3) years of supervisory experience
All required certifications, whether possessed at time of application or obtained after appointment, must be kept current to continue employment in this class
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Essential functions are the basic job duties that an employee must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation. The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. The omission of a function does not preclude management from assigning essential duties not listed herein if such duties relate to the position.
- Exercises professional judgment, responsibility and leadership in the activities of City recreation parks and pools
- Estimates and requests personnel, equipment and material needs required to successfully implement various recreational programs
- Prepare and submit service agreements, contracts, and program proposals
- Oversees revenues and expenditures associated with programs
- Maintains inventory and checks safety and quality of equipment and supplies prior to use
- Assigns and supervises subordinate personnel in specific program areas
- Assists with development of marketing materials
- Advises and instructs personnel on methods and techniques for improving programs
- Researches and analyzes programs, participation and attendance; prepares weekly and monthly reports of participation and revenues
- Prepares recommendations and reports for short and long term actions required to meet the recreation goals and needs of the community
- Works with staff, professional instructors and volunteers to initiate and implement programs
- Collaborates with neighborhood and activity interest groups and other agencies that serve the recreational needs and interests of the community
- Meets with internal team to discuss programming, methods, equipment and operating procedures
- Assists in the actual production of special events, checks and schedules; maintains and oversees use of facilities, equipment and supplies for assigned activities
- Recommends, in the interest of the city, that eligible applicants be hired and that subordinate employees be transferred, suspended, promoted, terminated, reassigned or disciplined; participates in the adjustment of grievances; participates in the administration of agreements resulting from collective bargaining negotiations
- Performs related work as required
JOB REQUIREMENTS & WORK ENVIRONMENT
Associate degree.Three (3) to five (5) years of experience in planning, organizing, promoting and supervising a wide variety of program activities. Additional qualifying experience or completion of coursework at an accredited college or university in a job related field, may substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required experience or education.Three (3) years of supervisory experiencePossess or be able to obtain a valid State of Florida driver's license within 30 days of hire.May be required to obtain a Certified Pool Operator Certification, American Red Cross Basic Water Rescue Certification and Lifeguard Management Training Certification within one (1) year. Special Requirements:
Essential Employees may be required to work during a declared emergency. The employee's Department Head will determine who will be required to work.
PHYSICAL STANDARDS REQUIRED TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
The position involves medium physical demands, such as exerting up to 50 lbs. of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs. of force frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs. of force constantly to move objects.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
HOW TO APPLY/ VETERAN INFORMATION
Depending on the number of applicants and the quality of their education and experience, the examination may consist of one or more of the following tests: Evaluation of Training and Experience, Oral Interview, Written Examination, or other assessment method. Applicants must attain a minimum score of 70 in each part of the examination in order to qualify. All successful applicants may be required to take a medical examination and/or pass a drug screening prior to appointment.
An eligible veteran who enters an open-competitive examination shall receive preference points added to the total passing score earned in the examination as provided for in the Florida Statutes. To obtain veteran's preference, candidates MUST submit a copy of separation papers and the City of Fort Lauderdale's veteran's preference claim form ( J204 ) at time of application.
The City of Fort Lauderdale offers a comprehensive benefits package to all regular full-time employees including vacation, holiday, and sick leave as well as medical, dental, vision, life and short-term disability insurance.
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Closing Date/Time: 5/24/2023 11:59 PM Eastern