COUNTY OF SANTA CRUZ
Under general direction, incumbents plan, develop, organize, analyze, direct and evaluate a variety of aquatics programs in the Parks, Open Space and Cultural Services Department (POSCS); assess community needs for aquatics programs, facility requirements, and special events; develop program budgets; obtain grants, administer contracts, and develop revenue sources to fund the various programs; and do other work as required.
Positions in this class manage a variety of aquatics programs through the subordinate level classification, Aquatics Coordinator. Aquatics Coordinators implement and coordinate the daily activities of the programs developed by the Aquatics Supervisor. The Aquatics Coordinator may assist in the development and supervision of the programs. Aquatics Supervisor differs from the higher position of Parks Manager-Recreation & Cultural Services in that the latter has overall responsibility for the development, implementation, and coordination a variety of recreation, art and cultural, or operational and administrative programs in the Facilities Management or Public Services divisions of POSCS.
Working knowledge of:
Some knowledge of:
Education and Experience
Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Completion of a four-year college program with major coursework in recreation or a related field and one year of experience coordinating or supervising aquatics program activities or aquatics special events.
Completion of a two-year college program with major coursework in recreation or a related field and two years of experience coordinating or supervising aquatics program activities or aquatics special events
Four years of experience coordinating or supervising aquatics and/or recreation program activities or special events, at least two years of which must be in aquatics.
A Master’s degree in recreation or a related field may substitute for up to 6 months of the required two years of experience coordinating or supervising aquatics program activities or special events.
Possession of a valid American Red Cross (ARC) lifeguard
Possession of a valid ARC CPR for the Professional Rescuer (CPR Pro) certificate* or American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) for the Health Care Profession (Provider C);
* Acceptable Lifeguard and CPR Certifications include:
American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED
American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid
The American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer.
The American Red Cross CPR – AED for Lifeguards
Post-employment certifications required within six months of hire:
Fingerprinting is required.
Special Working Conditions:
Exposure to variable temperatures and weather conditions; strong and unpleasant odors and fumes such as chlorine; noise from children; allergens such as poison oak, pollen, and bee stings; pool chemical fluctuations which might cause irritation to eyes and skin; and the possibility of administering first aid which may involve exposure to infections which might cause chronic disease or death.
Bargaining Unit: 41
EEOC Job Category: 02
Occupational Grouping: 30
Worker's Comp Code: 0285
Previous Job Titles: Recreation Supervisor