Under general direction of the City of St. George Recreation Manager, manages all aspects of City pool and Sand Hollow Aquatic Center.
Closing Date: September 13, 2017, 5:00 p.m.
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.)
Responsible for hiring, training, and supervision of staff necessary to ensure safe operation of aquatic facilities and recreation programs.
Manages operation of aquatic centers to ensure they are properly maintained and in proper and safe operating condition. Orders supplies as needed.
Develops, organizes, and implements various recreation programs which utilize facilities. Conducts related research and recommends changes in policies, procedures, standards, programs, fees, etc. Designs and implements marketing programs to enhance attendance and revenues.
Develops, organizes, and implements recreational programs designed to meet needs of adult and youth population in St. George, Santa Clara, Ivins, and surrounding areas which includes meeting with Recreation Directors, school boards, community representatives, civic groups, swim team officials and coaches, American Red Cross, Board of Health, Senior Games Representative, etc. Works closely with the school district to facilitate their use of the facilities. Conducts or assists with swim competitions.
Coordinates public relations programs and publicity campaigns to attract participation in aquatics and special events programs. Solicits community support and assistance for these programs.
Administers annual operating budget for facilities and programs. Ensures all programs are operating within budget. Develops annual operations budget by providing Recreation Manager with projections and recommendations for future programming and staffing needs.
Responsible for the collection, handling, and recording of all revenues. Prepares weekly and quarterly reports showing revenues and attendance at facilities.
Responds to complaints received by Leisure Services Department and follows through to resolve problems.
Performs other related duties as required.
Education: Graduation from accredited college or university with a bachelor degree in recreational management, physical education, or closely related field.
Experience: Minimum of three (3) years full time paid management experience in maintenance and operation of a large swimming facility. Additional experience may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis.
Licenses and/or Certifications:
Must possess a valid driver license. A valid Utah Driver License must be obtained within 60 days of hire and be maintained throughout employment.
Must possess current CPR/AED/First Aid Instructor certifications, WSI Trainer certification, CPR/AED/FA FOR Professional Rescuer certification, AFO or CPO certification (as per State Health Code), and Lifeguard Instructor certification. Lifeguard Instructor Trainer (LGIT) certification desired.
The City of Saint George, Utah is home to about 80,000 residents and is located in the most southwestern corner of Utah. Leisure Services is a leading Parks and Recreation agency, having received two Gold Medal Finalist (2014, 2015) awards from the National Recreation and Parks Association. City of St. George was awarded the Gold Medal and Grand Plaque as the premier agency in Class III (75,001 ...- 150,000 residents) in 2015. The City is recognized as a destination location for tourism. St. George is well known for both the Huntsman World Senior Games and Boston-qualifying St. George Marathon, the 13th largest marathon in the country, attracting thousands of participants and tourists each October. Other notable events include; The St. George Ironman Triathlon, among the most challenging and scenic triathlons in the world; St. George city has hosted the NJCAA Division I Softball National Championships for the past 7 years and is under contract to do so through 2017 at which time it goes up for rebid.
St. George is home to many parks, several award-winning golf courses and recreation areas, as well as over 65 miles of urban trail system. Notable parks and sites include the Canyons Softball Complex a 9 time National Complex of the Year recipient; Little Valley Softball Complex; Pioneer Park, Tonaquint Nature Center. The Tonaquint All Abilities Park is a first of its kind in the western United States exclusively catering to special needs children, as well as all children. The St. George area has several recreation centers; the St. George Rec Center; Washington City Rec Center in neighboring Washington, and the Sand Hollow Aquatics Center. The city also has several dog parks, splash pads, urban fishing ponds and a skate park.
St. George's climate is significantly warmer on average than the rest of Utah, and typical of the desert southwest, with an arid desert climate (Köppen BWks or BWhs), featuring long, hot summers and brief, cool winters. The monthly daily average temperature ranges from 41.3 °F (5.2 °C) in December to 87.9 °F (31.1 °C) in July, while there are 60 days with 100 °F (38 °C)+ highs (the average window is June 29 thru August 13), and 61 days where the low reaches freezing (the average window is November 12 thru March 14, however the average first freeze date is December 3 and the last is January 31).
The city has abundant sunshine year-round, and averages over 300 sunny days per year with 8.80 inches (224 mm) of precipitation annually. Precipitation is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year, except a dry period from late April through June (after the Pacific storm season but before the southwest monsoon).