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Recreation Coordinator III – Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix, Arizona
(Open Until 12/9/19)

Job Title
Recreation Coordinator III
Company Name
City of Phoenix
Job Description

The Recreation Coordinator III, on assignment to Aquatics, is responsible for planning, organizing, implementing, and evaluating aquatics programs and events at approximately 11 swimming pools citywide. Incumbents are charged with providing high-quality programs and services; monitoring aquatic facility operations; maintaining clean, safe aquatic facilities; recruiting and training part-time employees and supervising a staff of over 200 part-time employees. Other responsibilities will require developing relationships with school districts, vendors, recreational team parent organizations, media outlets and the current authorized provider certifying agency. Other tasks include preparing and reviewing various types of reports and inspections along with other special projects as needed by the department. Work is performed independently under general review of the Aquatics Recreational Supervisor.

This assignment is distinguished from the base Recreation Coordinator III by the number of pool facilities that each incumbent is required to manage, the extremely large staffs that are supervised and the high level responsibility to ensure the safety of patrons and staff during the swimming season.

The ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge and experience lifeguarding, teaching the lifeguard and swim lesson instructor curriculum; knowledge of aquatic county code regulations; knowledge of current industry standards and best practices in relations to operating an aquatic facility.

Assignment : $52,582 – $80,018 annualized.

Appointment can be made above minimum depending upon qualifications.

A comprehensive benefits package is offered which includes traditional pension with employer and employee contributions; choice of medical HMO, PPO, or HSA plan; wellness incentive of up to $720 annually; dental; vision; life insurance; long-term disability; 401(a) and 457 plans; medical enrollment includes a monthly $150 City contribution to a Post-Employment Health Plan; bus/light rail pass; tuition reimbursement program; paid time off includes 11.5 paid holidays, 12 vacation days, and 15 sick days and personal leave days. For more details, visit: Unit 7 Benefits at

First review of applications will occur the week of November 25, 2019. Recruitment will close when we have received a sufficient number of qualified applications or on December 9, 2019, whichever is sooner.

§ Three years of full-time professional recreation experience in one or more of the areas of specialization
§ Two years in a lead capacity
§ Bachelor’s degree in recreation, leisure studies, fine or performing arts, or a related field. An equivalent combination of related experience and education may be considered
§ The City job description can be found at
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS – The minimum qualifications listed above, plus:
§ Five years of experience operating an aquatic facility
§ Lifeguard Instructor certification that includes teaching history of a minimum of 10 classes.
§ Swimming lesson instructor trainer certification that includes a teaching history of a minimum of 5 classes
§ Experience in the use of Parks and Recreation registration system.
§ Experience utilizing Microsoft Office products
Salary Range
Assignment : $52,582 – $80,018 annualized
Job Closing Date
Open Until 12/9/19
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AApply online at by completing the required information and attaching, as one document, your cover letter and resume. Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above. Only the highest qualified may be posted to the eligible to hire list. The results of the resume screening process will be sent to your primary email address.
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Recreation Coordinator III, JC: 41160, ID# 34338

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