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Recreation Supervisor - Aquatics

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Mountain Recreation
Colorado, United States (on-site)
9 days ago


Mountain Recreation’s three large facilities provide Eagle County residents with activities, after-school programs, sports leagues, and tons of other fun events every day. With swimming pools, an ice rink, an indoor track, skate parks, fitness centers, climbing walls, playgrounds, pavilions, and acres upon acres of athletic fields, Mountain Rec’s scale and variety help everyone discover their own version of healthy and happy.

The Aquatics Supervisor is a leadership position in the Division of Recreation Programming; the position oversees recreation and aquatic facility management, aquatic staff supervision, aquatic budgets, and aquatic programming for all Mountain Recreation's facilities. Pools managed by this position include Gypsum Recreation Center (indoor), Eagle Pool and Ice Rink (summer outdoor), and Gypsum Creek Pool (summer outdoor). The Aquatics Supervisor achieves goals through supervision of a large team of seasonal, part-time, and full-time aquatics staff.

You are welcome at Mountain Rec for who you are, no matter where you come from, what you look like, or what keeps you active. Recreation is for everyone, and so is our workplace. The more voices we have represented and amplified in our organization, the more we will all thrive, contribute, and be forward-thinking! So bring us your personal experience, your perspectives, and your background. It’s in our differences that we will find the power to keep revolutionizing the way we PLAY.

Salary: Full Time; $58,477 - $65,000 DOE; Exempt; Additional Bilingual Incentive Pay offered for $1/hr ($2080/year)

Benefits: Paid Medical, Dental, Vision, life insurance, long-term disability, employee assistance programs, bonus program, 401(a) retirement, up to 10% 457(b) retirement match after one year, paid sick and vacation time, 10 holidays a year, monthly cell phone stipend, and free access to facilities and programs for immediate family members.

  • Medical insurance up to 100% paid by the district for employee and their family. Eligible the first of the following month of start date.
  • Dental insurance paid 100% by the district.
  • Vision insurance provided by the district for employee and family.
  • Life insurance for employee in the amount of $50,000
  • Long term disability paid for by employer.
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Free facility and programs access for employee and immediate family or friend.
  • Monthly Cell phone stipend
  • Flexible work schedule
  • $2500 College Scholarship program
  • 12 days vacation per year (first 1-4 years)
  • 12 sick days per year
  • 10 paid holidays a year
  • Retirement:
  • 401a Colorado Retirement Association Plan - Upon hire employees’ contribute 3.75% pre-taxed to their 401(a) with a match from the District. After five years of employment, employees’ match automatically increases to a pre-taxed 6% contribution with a match from the District.
  • 457b Retirement Plan – Full time year round employees are eligible to elect the 457b Retirement plan up to 10% with a $1 for $1 match from the district after one year of employment. Employees may contribute to the 457 plan within their first year without receiving the district’s match. Once the employee reaches one year of service, the district will begin matching. Employees may change their contribution at any time.

General Statement of Duties: Planning, implementing and organizing district aquatics recreation programs, services and pools while occasionally serving in a front-line role and providing high quality recreation opportunities for the community.

Supervision Required: Works under the direct supervision of the Recreation Programs Superintendent.

Supervision Exercised: May directly supervise full-time, part-time and seasonal employees, volunteers, instructors, and coaches.

Examples of Duties:

  • Hires, trains and schedules part-time staff, with teamwork and efficiency as primary goals; reviews and evaluates to maximize program and customer service quality and staff productivity. Conducts disciplinary issues with staff as necessary.
  • Create programs and experiences for our diverse community by removing barriers and obstacles so everyone in our community can live a healthy and happy life. Supervises, and conducts aquatic programs to achieve departmental and community service goals as assigned; Collects data on aquatic programs for review
  • Works with facilities team to monitor pool mechanical systems and equipment, including backwashing, trouble-shooting, pre-season opening of the outdoor aquatics facilities and winterization at the end of the season.
  • Assists with the development of the aquatics budget in assigned areas; Monitors program revenues and expenditures to remain within budget.
  • Ensures safety of patrons in the aquatics areas. Provides for the safety of participants and staff, including implementing risk management practices. Keep water balance in accordance with Colorado Sate Health Department and Recreation District guidelines.
  • Responds to emergency situations as a certified American Red Cross Lifeguard; lead staff responses to emergency situations. This position may require on duty lifeguard shifts.
  • Assists with High Country Swim League operations including hosting swim meets and supervising swim coaches.
  • Coordinates and teaches American Red Cross Group and Private Swim lessons, delegating to part-time staff first, teaching in the water to supplement part-time staff availability.
  • Provides exemplary customer service to internal and external guests by investigating and acting upon requests, suggestions and complaints concerning recreation services and programs.
  • Communicates with program participants and instructors via telephone or email about class cancellations, program changes, added classes, processing refunds, receiving, and replying to all correspondence.
  • Inputs online information for registration in registration software. Assists with specific marketing and promotion efforts for programs in coordination with the Marketing and Communications Manager.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


equired education and experience:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation or related field; OR
  2. Three years of progressive work experience in direct leadership and supervision of recreation programs, specifically as related to aquatics; OR
  3. Any satisfactory combination of experience and training which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and ability to perform the above described duties.
  4. Bilingual English/Spanish preferred


  1. American Red Cross Lifeguarding certification required
  2. American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor Certification preferred
  3. American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI) preferred
  4. CPO/AFO preferred


  • Demonstrated ability to organize, direct, and motivate employees performing duties in either lifeguarding, swim program instruction or building and equipment maintenance.
  • Familiar with pool mechanical operations, pool chemical safety and dosing etc.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, organized groups and the general public.
  • Ability to make quick decisions and resolve conflicts, making good decisions about when to involve law enforcement.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and orally and in stressful situations
  • Knowledge of facilities management, recreation planning, programming and customer service.
  • Communicate in English, Ability to also speak Spanish is preferred.

Required Knowledge & Skills:

Considerable knowledge of: theory, development, practices, implementation, and evaluation in assigned program area; age and activity appropriate program planning; recreation program risk management; facilities and equipment required in assigned program area.

Skills and ability: to effectively communicate in both verbal and written form; exercise independent

initiative, judgment, and decision making; demonstrate strong organizational, leadership, planning and

problem solving skills; effectively supervise and motivate staff; work well with a wide variety of people

including children, youth, and adults; actively participate in activities provided by program area; establish and maintain positive, respectful, and cooperative relationships with all contacts; lift, restrain, and run after participants; lift equipment and supplies; work cooperatively with others and create a positive, construction relationship with staff and the general public; proficient in the use of office equipment including computers

Work Environment/Physical Demands:

The work environment and physical demands characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to sun, wet or humid conditions.
  • The employee is occasionally exposed to work near moving mechanical parts; toxic or caustic chemicals and outdoor weather conditions.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move 50+ pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close, Distance, Peripheral vision, Depth perception and Ability to adjust focus.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; talk or hear and taste or smell.
  • Must be able to get in and out of the swimming pool without a ladder from any area of the pool.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 66761364
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Colorado, United States
  • Company Name For Job: Mountain Recreation
  • Position Title: Recreation Supervisor - Aquatics
  • Job Function: Aquatics
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Salary: $58,422.00 - $65,000.00 (Yearly Salary)
GYPSUM , Colorado , United States

Do you want to make a difference in the Valley and give back to the community? Mountain Recreation offers a fun, exciting environment to our participants and staff alike; one that fosters, skill building, movement, life skills and fun! Applicants must be enthusiastic and love working in recreation, and have strong work ethic. Every employee receives a membership to all Mountain Recreation facilities. With opportunities to work throughout Western Eagle County, we are sure to have a position to share your passion for rec...

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