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Recreation AssistantCITY OF IOWA CITY - Job Description Job Class #04-18 FLSA Non-Exempt Civil Service Identification Position Title: Recreation Assistant Department: Parks & Recreation Division: Recreation Supervisor: Recreation Superintendent Job Summary Under direction, assists with the operations of swimming pool activities, customer service areas and recreation facilities as assigned. Maintains a pleasant, safe and sanitary environment while providing general guidance for hourly aquatic and customer service staff. Provides a positive recreation experience for patrons. Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities Assists with enforcing department rules, regulations and health, safety and sanitation policies. Organizes reports and tracks general records and data such as material data safety sheets, user participation counts, registration/reservation reports and swim lesson rosters. Collects pool samples for laboratory analysis and regular chemical tests for daily recording. Assists with recruiting, training, scheduling and providing general guidance to hourly pool and customer service staff, monitors hours of hourly staff. Assists in handling limited personnel issues. Assists with general cleaning and maintenance activities such as backwashing, water balancing and general troubleshooting. Interacts with the general public and may handle complaints, concerns and suggestions. Assists with marketing such as designing flyers and providing input into seasonal activity guide materials. May be required to close out cash registers and make daily deposits. Assists with communication between staff and Program Supervisor / Recreation Superintendent. Fills in for lifeguards, cashiers, lesson instructors, customer service staff and Program Supervisor – Aquatics as needed. Assists with staff training, staff meetings and lifeguard in-service instruction. Assists in providing training courses such as CPR/First-Aid and LGI / WSIT training courses. Job Class #04-18 Recreation Page 2 Updated 10/19/2021 Conducts self in a manner which promotes and supports diversity and inclusivity in the workplace and community. Performs all other related duties as assigned. Physical and Environmental Conditions The physical demands and work environment conditions described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job and are encountered while performing those essential functions. 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 regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and depth perception. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, and toxic or caustic chemicals. The employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions and risk of electrical shock, communicable diseases. 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. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Minimum Education, Experience and Certification At least three months of related/responsible aquatic work required. Lifeguard Instructor Certification (LGI), Certified Pool Operator (CPO) and CPR/First-Aid/AED Instructor certifications required within 90 days of hire. WSIT required within one year of hire. Valid driver’s license with satisfactory driving record required. Must be 18 years of age per Iowa Code 92.8. Must pass a criminal background check. Preferred Education, Experience and Certification One year of college or technical school from an educational institution accredited by a DOE recognized accreditation body preferred. One year of experience of related/responsible aquatic work preferred. Lifeguard Certification and Water Safety Instructor Certification highly preferred. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge and skills in the techniques of facility management and supervision of personnel. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to read and interpret reports and journals. Ability to prepare written materials, including records, reports and promotional materials. Ability to effectively operate a computer is considered a plus. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by Job Class #04-18 Recreation Page 3 Updated 10/19/2021 individuals assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified in this position.