Regular Full-time with Benefits
Benefits include: Medical, Dental, Vision, Flex Spending, Defined Benefit Pension Plan, 401(a) Money Purchase Plan, Life & Survivor, Term Life & AD&D, Long Term Disability, Bereavement, Jury & Witness Duty, FMLA, Military Leave, Sick, Vacation, Holiday pay, EAP, Tuition Assistance, Recreation Facility Pass.
Other benefits: Optional, employee elected, voluntary benefits are available.
Under the direction of the Recreation Area Supervisor or Recreation Program Supervisor, oversee multiple aquatic facilities and Union Reservoir, to ensure safe and sanitary conditions. Lead a highly functioning, safety conscious, aquatic team. Maintain a welcoming appearance of all aquatic locations, as well as, develop, administer, implement and evaluate recreation programs, classes and activities.
Principal Duties: Responsible for all safety operations for the Longmont Recreation Center pools, year round Centennial Pool, and seasonal outdoor facilities, Sunset Pool, Kanemoto and Roosevelt Activity pools. Opportunities exist for crossover with safety operations at Union Reservoir, and the seasonal, outdoor Ice Pavilion.
Train, lead, inspire, and motivate aquatic staff, to keep safety as the number one priority. This position will focus on the recruitment, hiring, training, retention, and scheduling of lifeguards, pool management, and concessionaire staff. Create and lead engaging in-service trainings and emergency drills, and hold staff accountable for maintaining their certifications and skill competency. Assist with overseeing staff involved in Recreation’s Swim School, have a basic knowledge of swim lesson experience, programming, and skill progression.
Oversee the daily chemical and cleaning operations such as pool vacuuming, maintenance of filters, chemical feed systems, and pool chemistry. Troubleshoot and perform minor repairs to the pool mechanical, chemical feed and filtration systems. Mentor pool management staff, to develop their skill sets in pool pump room operations. Maintain required pool logs and reports as per State Health and Local Codes. Assist with seasonal pool and ice facility openings and closures.
Maintain awareness of new programming, lifesaving trends, and facility improvements in aquatics, to incorporate new ideas into trainings, programs and facilities. Coordinate, develop, schedule, teach, and evaluate American Red Cross programs and classes. Provide a wealth of offerings to the community, and collaborate with other City departments, for additional training opportunities. Maintain program budgets, analyze and make reports of post program budgetary outcomes. Promote and market programs by preparing marketing and promotional materials for publication in recreation brochure and social media.
Oversee the summer seasonal concession stand operations at Sunset Pool, including the hiring, training, and supervision of staff. Must have knowledge of all local, state, and national food handling codes and standards.
Provide superior customer service to the Longmont Community and team members. Maintain professional public relations with citizens calling or utilizing the City recreation facilities. Enforce policies, rules and regulations governing the conduct of patrons using recreation facilities. Perform essential duties and additional tasks in a manner which enhances City Attributes.
Working Environment: Work may be performed in a variety of settings both indoors and outdoors with a wide variety of temperature and weather conditions existing. Subject to many interruptions and to varying and unpredictable situations indoors and outdoors. Work environment may be noisy. May be required to work in a swimming pool or on the pool deck for up to 8 hours at a time teaching swim lessons, actively lifeguarding, or pool managing. Must have hearing and sight sufficient to survey an aquatic area and recognize a distressed and/or drowning person. Work occasionally requires heavy lifting (50 lb. bags and buckets) and work with hazardous chemicals used specifically in a pool environment.
Qualifications: Any combination of experience and education equivalent to the completion of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Recreation, or a related field plus two or more years of experience in planning, implementing and supervising aquatic programming. Minimum of one year of supervisory experience or demonstrated skills and training in aquatic facility supervision and management.
Current certifications in American Red Cross Lifeguard, Lifeguard Instructor; including Water Park and Water Front certifications and Water Safety Instructor
Special Qualifications: CPO or AFO certification or ability to obtain within 6 months. Demonstrated ability to swim and make rescues in accordance with the American Red Cross.
Longmont is a diverse, multicultural and welcoming city, one in which it's easy for people to make connections, do business, and to thrive as part of the community. As home to many customs and cultures, it's easy for residents and visitors to find fellowship with others of similar backgrounds and to explore and join in traditions that are new or foreign. The many nonprofit, civic and cultural organizations of Longmont welcome new people to become involved, and there is opportunity to find others with whom to share almost any interest.
City of Longmont, Mission Statement
Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for those who live in, work in, or visit our community.
The City of Longmont is a values-driven organization. When every employee lives by and is accountable for the values listed below, Longmont will be the best municipal organization in the world. Let’s do it!:
13 Vital City Attributes – Shared, Individual and Organizational
INDIVIDUAL EMPLOYEES AND THE ORGANIZATION are equally responsible for demonstrating these vital behaviors and actions:
Create and promote a work environment where it is enjoyable to come to work every day.
Engage in frequent communic...ation that is meaningful, direct and formal as well as informal; commit to closing any and all communication loops
Hold self and others accountable
Foster creativity and innovation
Foster opportunities for authentic team work
ALL EMPLOYEES are responsible for demonstrating these vital behaviors and actions:
Treat each other with dignity and respect
Embody and model honesty and integrity
Embody a spirit of service and sense of pride
THE ORGANIZATION has a lead role in establishing systems that support these vital behaviors and actions:
Acknowledge and appreciate each employee’s significance
Encourage and support decision making and taking action in carrying out their job duties
Support employee development and training
Support work–life balance
Recognize and support leadership skills and qualities