City of Farmington
  • 12-Dec-2017 to 31-Jan-2018 (MST)
  • Aquatics Facilities
  • Farmington, NM, USA
  • 53,421- 81,418
  • Salary
  • Regular-Full Time

Full Benefits





DEPARTMENT:   Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs

WORK LOCATION:  Farmington Aquatic Center

PAY CLASS:  N - Exempt

HIRING RANGE:  $53,421.46-$81,418.09/Annual



TYPE OF POSITION: Regular, Full-Time

APPLICATIONS WILL BE RECEIVED: Wednesday, January 31, 2018



 This is a management position working with the nationally accredited Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department. The Department has eleven (11) diverse divisions that are committed to building gateways that enrich our community through exceptional customer focus. This position will provide leadership and management for a diverse aquatic offerings that include a competitive aquatic facility, indoor therapy pool, splash pads, lake beach and the opening of a water park in 2019. This position will be key to providing safe and exhilarating water activities for the community and region.

Under general direction from the Director of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Director this position manages and coordinates all phases of recruiting, staffing, staff training and development, program offerings and day to day operations of all the aquatic venues.


Works under the general supervision of the Director of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs.

Using excellent customer service skills, establishes and maintains effective working relationships with other employees, officials, and all members of the general public.

Recruits and supervises aquatic staff including lifeguards, instructors, seasonal employees, maintenance staff and volunteers. Manages and supervises assigned operations to achieve goals within available resources. Plans and organizes workloads and staff assignments. Selects, trains, motivates and evaluates assigned staff; reviews progress and directs changes as needed

Provides leadership and direction in the development of short and long range plans.  Gathers, interprets, and prepares data for studies, reports and recommendations.

Assures that assigned areas of responsibility are performed within budget, and performs cost control activities. Monitors revenues and expenditures in assigned area to assure sound fiscal control and prepares annual budget request

Researches, plans and implements fee structures for aquatic facilities. Reviews existing aquatic programs and revises or changes programs as needed. Reviews existing aquatic programs and revises or changes programs as needed.

Plans, develops and implements aquatic programs and coordinates staff in the implementation of the programs. Schedules various aquatics competitions throughout the year.  Approves the scheduling of all aquatic activities.

Prepares for publication a variety of brochures, calendars, letters, posters, news releases, flyers, and related communications promoting aquatic programs and facilities.

Promotes interest and provides information regarding aquatics programs to school officials, other recreation officials, community service groups, other departments, and the general public.

Responds to public inquiries about aquatics programs made by telephone, correspondence, or during public meetings.

Oversees the maintenance of the swimming pools and interactive fountains. Responsible for troubleshooting mechanical and chemical systems and scheduling maintenance and repairs of the systems. Assures that all pools and interactive fountains are in compliance with Environmental Improvement Division regulations. Performs minor repairs to mechanical and chemical systems.

Attendance at work is an essential function of this position.


Performs a variety of miscellaneous duties such as answering phone, typing correspondence, running errands, picking up supplies needed for activities, conducting classes, collecting fees, making arrangements for use of pool, helping set up for classes, events, etc.

Leads or assist other departmental community events and contributes to the overall well-being of the department

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.


This position is subject to the City of Farmington's Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy which includes:  pre-employment testing, post-accident testing, random testing, reasonable suspicion testing, return to duty testing, and follow-up testing.

Graduation from a four year college or university with a degree in recreation or a closely related field, and two-years experience in the management, operation and maintenance of an aquatic facilities, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preference for 2 years of operations of a water park or similar facility

Extensive background checks required.

Valid New Mexico driver's license with acceptable driving record for the past three years or state of current residency.

Must be a Certified Pool Operator or ability to obtain within six (6) months of employment.

Must have current CPR/First Aid/AED certifications or ability to obtain within 60 days.

Must have current Water Safety / Lifeguard Instructor certifications or ability to obtain within six (6) months.

Must have current Water Safety / Lifeguard Instructor/Trainer certifications or ability to obtain within one (1) year.


Knowledge of filtration and chemical injection systems.

Knowledge of Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), Environmental Improvement Division (EID) regulations and public safety or aquatic facilities to assure compliance and public safety.

Knowledge of pool chemistry.

Knowledge of United States Swimming and Diving rules and regulations.

Knowledge of recreation philosophy, planning and administration.

Knowledge of the equipment, facilities, operations and techniques used in a comprehensive aquatic recreation program.

Skill in operation of listed tools and equipment.

Ability to develop, coordinate, and direct varied activities involved in a community recreation program.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, supervisors, other agencies, participants, instructors, community leaders, and the general public.

Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

Ability to plan and supervise the work of paid staff and volunteers.

Ability to operates a motor vehicle to assist in carrying out the business of the department and the City.

This position has the responsibility to participate in and comply with the City's Environmental, Health, and Safety program. 


Water treatment systems, DE and high rate sand filter systems, flow meters and gauges, Ozone    system, pool timing system, safety and rescue equipment, small hand tools for minor pool maintenance and plumbing repairs, personal computer including Microsoft software, cash register, calculator, copy and fax machine, phone, handicapped lift, water test kit, vacuum system, mobile or portable radio, automobile.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, sit and talk   or hear. The employee is occasionally required to swim, use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

The employee must be physically able to perform all rescue skills, including backboard rescue and deep water lift.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds with assistance. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.


The work environment 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 occasionally works in outside weather conditions. The employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, toxic or caustic chemicals.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet while in the office, and moderately loud when in the field.                



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