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                                                                           Aquatics Specialist

Manassas Park is an independent jurisdiction in Northern Virginia, approximately 30 miles southwest of Washington, DC. The city borders Prince William County and the City of Manassas. Manassas Park offers citizens an established community along with the prospects of significant future residential and commercial development. The desirable living features such as neighborliness and community pride in a small, progressive city environment add to the city’s charm.


The City of Manassas Park is accepting applications for the position of Aquatics Specialist with the Department of Parks & Recreation. The essential function of the position within the organization is to assist the Aquatics/Operations Manager in the operation and daily oversight of the aquatics facilities, programs and personnel for the Department of Parks & Recreation. He/She possesses a professional and comprehensive knowledge of the principles and methods of water rescue work, pool management, first aid methods, and general aquatics programming such as water safety and swim instruction. Performs related work as required.  

All positions at the City of Manassas Park require a customer service mindset, in accordance with the Customer Service related focus of the City.


Specific Duties and Responsibilities 

· Supervise aquatic facility operations and maintenance plans to ensure efficient and effective aquatic services and maintenance, as well as to provide a safe, clean, secure and aesthetically pleasing environment.

· Conduct training for staff in water safety, first aid, and CPR; ensure that all certifications of staff are maintained. Ensure high program standards are followed; provide regular in-service training to staff. Oversee orientation training to all new aquatics division employees.

· Responsible for maintaining adequate inventory of operating equipment, housekeeping supplies, chemicals, and uniforms.

· Supervise all Lifeguards, Head Lifeguards, Water Park Cashiers, and Admissions Aids (35+ Sept-May, 75+ May-Sept).

· Create staff schedules and submit bi-weekly payroll records for all supervised employees.

· Maintain a working environment that provides positive morale, productivity, and employee growth through appropriate planning, direction, and evaluation.

· Inspect aquatic facilities thoroughly for any potential safety or maintenance concerns. Implement any corrective measure to prevent safety issues or mechanical breakdown/disrepair.

· Recruits, interviews and hires personnel; supervises staff performance. Coordinates and attends recruitment events. Conducts performance reviews and executes disciplinary action as necessary. Provides leadership, mentoring and training to aquatic staff.

· Aid in preparing Signal Bay Water Park for opening each year to include the following: draining and cleaning both pools, performing or scheduling any needed repairs, painting, cleaning and setting up furniture, ordering supplies, assembling play features and palm trees, de-winterizing the filter system and bathhouse, and ensuring that the pools are filtering within health department standards. Schedule and pass yearly health department inspection.

· Aid in winterizing of Signal Bay Water Park at the end of the season to include the following: dropping the water level, blowing out filtration lines, applying anti-freeze, moving and stacking furniture, disassembling play features and palm trees, applying algaecide and calcium to the Lazy River and turning off fresh water lines. 

· Attend staff meetings to exchange information; attend classes or seminars to improve knowledge and skills.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required 

· Ability to communicate with employees and public. 

· Maintain good public relations by working cooperatively with public and other employees. Must be able to effectively communicate and interact with other employees and the public through the use of the telephone and personal contact as normally defined by the ability to see, read, talk, and hear.

· While performing duties of this class, the employee is regularly required to use oral and written communication skills; read and interpret data, information, and documents; analyze and solve problems; observe and interpret data and situations; use math and mathematical reasoning; learn and apply new skills or information; perform highly detailed work on multiple concurrent tasks; work under changing and intensive deadlines with frequent interruptions; and interact with City Officials, citizen groups, employees and others encountered in the course of work.

· Makes decisions with serious impact – may affect patron and staff safety and health, as well as expose the organization to legal liability.

· Ability to use personal computer, word processing software, calculator, copy and fax machine, phone, automobile, various sports/water safety equipment, filter systems, automated chemical control systems, and small hand tools. 

· Requires considerable responsibility for the safety and health of patrons and staff. Must ensure proper chemical handling, dosage, automated chemical control system’s set up and overall facility safety.


Minimum Education, Training, & Qualifications 

· Requires a high school degree, plus three years’ experience in a supervisory/leadership capacity.

· Requires valid Driver’s License. 

· Requires ability to obtain a Water Safety Instructor, Lifeguard and Lifeguard Instructor certifications. Certified Pool Operator for Prince William County and NSPF Certified Pool Operator certifications required. CPR/AED/First Aid, Bloodborne Pathogens, and Administering Emergency Oxygen certifications required.


ADA Compliance 

The City of Manassas Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Manassas Park will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. 

  1. Must be able to lift between 50-11lbs. Requires some climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, walking, lifting and repetitive motions with significant standing and walking for long periods of time. Must be able to work around chlorine and acid.
  2. The position is exposed to extreme heat and/or cold, bright/dim light, dusts and pollen, wet or humid conditions, extreme noise levels, animals/wildlife, fumes and/or noxious odors, traffic, moving machinery, electrical shock, and heights. 

Authorized hiring range: $17.54 - $28.07 per hour


If you are interested in becoming a member of our team, you must complete an application form and submit it to the City of Manassas Park, Human Resources Department, One Park Center Court, Manassas Park, VA 20111 or fax/email: 703-335-1405 /


You may obtain an employment application by going to the following link: 


This position will remain open until filled. 

The City of Manassas Park is committed to ensuring diversity in its workplace, and candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.


Valerie Dingler, PHR, SHRM-CP
Human Resources Manager
City Hall, One Park Center Court
Manassas Park, VA 20111
Fax: 703.335.0053
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Office Hours: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Jennifer Spring
Payroll Manager
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Office Hours: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Human Resources Mission
To support the City’s strategic objectives by coordinating efforts in attracting, retaining and maximizing the potential of a customer-friendly, mission-focused workforce.