City of Richmond Heights, MO
  • 27-Dec-2021 to Until Filled (CST)
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Richmond Heights, MO, USA
  • 46,347.00
  • Salary
  • Full Time

This is a full-time, benefit-eligible position which includes a full range of benefits including paid vacation, paid sick leave, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, and employee health, dental, vision, life, disability, and LAGERS pension programs.


Recreation Supervisor

Dept/Div: Parks & Recreation FLSA Status: Exempt


General Definition of Work

Performs difficult technical work supervising recreation programs and contractors, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the direct supervision of the Parks and Recreation Director and/or Recreation Superintendent. Direct oversight is exercised over part-time, seasonal and contractual employees.

Qualification Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Functions

Assists in managing THE HEIGHTS and Maplewood Family Aquatic Centers' operations, which includes hiring, training and supervising part-time department recreation and aquatics staff, handles various personnel functions, manages program scheduling of part-time department recreation and aquatics staff, including seasonal, part-time and contractual instructors. Plans and implements special events and programs. Supervises facility operations and staff on a regular basis.

Monitors facility and recreation operations for efficiency, safety awareness, cleanliness, and cost effectiveness; oversees risk management program for specialty area of operations and program services.

Reviews service fees and charges, program and facility participant evaluations and surveys, and program registrations; provides Manager and Director with status report information and recommendations.

Coordinates the marketing of recreation, aquatics programs and facility services with marketing staff through a variety of media; coordinates the aquatics and recreation facility and the outdoor swimming complex scheduling.

Assists in budget preparation, procedures, operations and customer service relations; participates in cooperative programming efforts with neighboring municipalities, businesses, school, and other not-for-profit agencies in providing comprehensive recreation and leisure services to the community.

Coordinates all aspects in purchasing of specific equipment, supplies and service, including research, bid preparation, and recommendations related to specialty area; maintains and coordinates repairs for recreation facilities and equipment.

Assists in planning and executing special events and programs.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

General knowledge of the methods, principles and practices of professional recreation work; general knowledge of the practices and principles of recreation work in the area of specialty; general knowledge of first aid methods and safety precautions used in recreational work; skill in the use of instruments, tools and other equipment used in the assigned specialty; ability to efficiently schedule and coordinate use of recreational facilities; ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; ability to prepare reports; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, program participants, volunteers and the general public. which may be representative, but not all inclusive of those commonly, associated with this position.
1. Working knowledge of aquatic facility management and programming.
2. Working knowledge of the principles and operating practices of maintaining pool chemistry, and mechanical systems.
3. Knowledge of equipment, materials and supplies required for specialized aquatic and general recreation events and activities.
4. Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with employees, patrons, general public and vendors on a constant and consistent basis.
5. Ability to organize, supervise and evaluate facility staff operations.
6. Ability to formulate long range plans, goals and objectives for facility and programs.
7. Ability to communicate effectively in written and oral form.
8. Working knowledge of basic accounting practices and procedures.
9. Ability to work days, evenings and weekends.

Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree required with coursework in health, recreation, or related field and moderate experience in recreation programming, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Physical Requirements

This work requires the frequent exertion of up to 10 pounds of force, occasional exertion of up to 25 pounds of force; work regularly requires standing, walking and using hands to finger, handle or feel, frequently requires sitting, speaking or hearing, reaching with hands and arms and repetitive motions and occasionally requires climbing or balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling, pushing or pulling and lifting; work has standard vision requirements; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word and conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly or quickly; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels and to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, operating machines, operating motor vehicles or equipment and observing general surroundings and activities; work frequently requires exposure to wet, humid conditions (non-weather) and exposure to outdoor weather conditions and occasionally requires working near moving mechanical parts, working in high, precarious places, exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals, exposure to vibration, and exposure to bloodborne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment; work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. business office, light traffic). Environmental and atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job. Exposure to pool and cleaning chemicals, chemically treated water, with exposure to varied weather conditions. Physical/visual activities or demands that are commonly associated with the performance of job.
1. Sitting, talking, hearing, walking, swimming, smelling.
2. Concentrated mental and visual attention with normal hand - eye coordination required.
3. Clarity of vision at 20 inches - corrected or uncorrected.
4. Occasional moving of 5 to 25 lb. items. Heavier moves with mechanical assistance.


Special Requirements

License(s), Certifications(s) Preferred:
1. NRPA Aquatic Facility Operator or Certified Pool Operator certification or ability to obtain within three months (or first available class offered)
2. American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor
3. American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor
4. American Red Cross Lifeguard Training
5. American Red Cross Community First Aid
6. American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer

CPR/First Aid/Lifeguard training within one year of hire.

Valid driver's license.

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