Established: 3/93
Revised: 05/01; 08/07
FLSA: Exempt
EEO: 2



Under general direction, to plan, organize and direct the operations of an aquatics center and all recreation programs within the District; to supervise and evaluate personnel providing aquatics, program, maintenance and administrative services; and to do other work as required.


The North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District within the Business and Community Services Department provides aquatic, park, recreation, education and social services to senior citizens, youth, students and other County residents within the park district boundaries.

The Aquatic and Recreation Manager is responsible for the operation and program development of an aquatics center and the District's recreation programs. The incumbent evaluates aquatic and recreational resources, determines community needs and develops and maintains programs and services. This position reports to the Business and Community Services Director.


Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Develops and administers operational plans, program objectives and short and long range goals; develops and oversees implementation of policies, procedures and guidelines to meet established goals and standards; ensures compliance with health and safety codes and licensing requirements; oversees maintenance and repair of facility and equipment; recommends capital improvement projects.
  2. Manages aquatics center and recreation programming; develops and evaluates service programs provided at multiple locations; develops and oversees program scheduling and evaluation; communicates with individuals, agencies, community and other organizations to determine needs; oversees, coordinates and administers programming, maintenance and food service contracts and agreements.
  3. Hires, directs and motivates professional, paraprofessional, administrative and maintenance staff to provide quality service to citizens and County staff; prepares performance evaluations; recommends and administers progressive discipline; conducts and/or facilitates staff training and development programs; promotes cooperative team efforts among staff and with other County departments.
  4. Develops and recommends annual and supplemental budgets for aquatics center and recreation programs; monitors revenues and expenditures and prepares reports; develops and oversees registration and program fees to offset operating costs; prepares and approves purchase requisition order forms for equipment and supplies.
  5. Promotes aquatics facility and services, and recreation programs; oversees development and implementation of marketing and publicity strategies; conducts promotional presentations to community organizations; provides technical assistance to the public and employees regarding program issues; monitors current trends and developments in the industry.
  6. Participates as member of NCPRD Executive Management Team.


Thorough knowledge of: General recreation services, including those related to an aquatics center; concepts and methods of aquatics management and facility maintenance; Federal, State and County health and safety laws, codes and regulations related to aquatic centers.

Working knowledge of: Management principles and practices, including supervisory and budgeting techniques; techniques of consensus building; funding sources and financing methods; participative management theories; water safety, first aid and emergency procedures; lifesaving and swim instruction methods; basic marketing concepts and techniques; recordkeeping techniques.

Skill to: Organize, direct, train, evaluate and discipline professional, paraprofessional, administrative and maintenance staff; direct staff in continuous efforts to improve quality, productivity and effectiveness; incorporate team participation in decision making; respond to changes desired by citizens and County staff; develop and administer aquatic and recreation programs, services, goals and objectives to meet needs of community; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; prepare and deliver oral presentations to public and private groups; prepare and justify budget requests and grant proposals; develop, administer and evaluate processes and procedures; prepare and maintain reports and records; collect, compile and analyze information and data; operate computer software and other office equipment; interpret and apply Federal, State and local laws, regulations and statutes; establish and maintain effective working relationships with local schools, community organizations and businesses, vendors, media, County employees and the public.


Requires working weekends, evenings and holidays.

Within six months of hire: Certification in American Red Cross: CPR/PR (Professional Rescuer), AED, and First Aid.

Within one year of hire: Certification in American Red Cross Lifeguard Training and Blood Borne Pathogens; as Aquatic Facility or Pool Operator and National Youth Sports Coaches Association Clinician or equivalent certification.

Must successfully pass a criminal history check which may include national or state fingerprint records check.

Must pass a pre-employment drug test.

Driving may be necessary for County business. For position(s) with occasional/incidental driving, incumbents must possess a valid driver's license. Accommodation requests for an acceptable alternative method of transportation will be reviewed on an individual basis in compliance with State and Federal legislation. For position(s) with regular driving, incumbent(s) must also possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment.


Any satisfactory combination of experience and training that demonstrates possession of the required knowledge and skills.