Human Resources

Employment Opportunities

SWIMMING POOL MANAGER (seasonal- 16 weeks) 

Minimum hourly rate: $18.00/hr depending on qualifications and experience.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to enforcing policies and procedures, which ensure efficient and effective operation of pool facilities including personnel and training. Duties involve all swimming pool operations, including first aid, rotations, scheduling for staff, janitorial duties, limited pool maintenance, cleaning of bathrooms and concession area, swim lessons and all other duties as necessary or required. This employee should have excellent organizational, communication, and public relation skills. This is a working supervisory position requiring weekend work.

Works under the general direction of the Director of Public Works and Recreation Coordinator. 

An employee in this position may be called upon to perform any or all of the following essential duties: (These examples do not include all of the duties which the employee may be expected to perform.) 

Duties and Functions:

  1. Ensures that all appropriate water, environmental, health and safety standards are maintained; ensures pool is compliant with all local, state and national requirements and current on all necessary certifications required for operation.
  2. Work with Human Resources to recruit and hire staff.
  3. Supervise the day-to-day activities of the pool.
  4. Develops and maintains records of operational facility usage; monitors and maintains inventories of pool equipment and supplies.
  5. Prepares statistical reports on a monthly basis.
  6. Balance cash drawer and bring money to the City Treasurer’s Office for deposit.
  7. Administer and train employees in first aid.
  8. Train and enforce rules and policies with staff to ensure the facility and staff are safe.
  9. Market and advertise the pool programs with the Recreation Coordinator.
  10. Participates in and teaches swim lessons and safety certification training sessions, as necessary.
  11. Document and reports all disciplinary problems and accidents to Director of Public Works and Human Resources.
  12. Maintain a clean facility.
  13. Set a positive example for the rest of the staff to follow.
  14. Develop and enforce rules and regulations for program operations.
  15. Purchase equipment and supplies.
  16. Schedule staff for appropriate coverage and prepare departmental payroll.
  17. Expand professional development, continuing education in the field.
  18. Perform related duties as required.  

All of the following functions, qualifications, knowledge, skills, abilities (KSA’s) and duties are essential.  An employee in this class, upon appointment, should have the equivalent of the following:

  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local regulations, policies, and guidelines for the operation of public swimming pools.
  • Knowledge of optimal swimming pool water chemistry, temperature, and cleanliness standards.
  • Knowledge of customer service standards and procedures.
  • Ability to recruit, train, and certify lifeguards and others.
  • Ability to read, understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures.
  • Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications.
  • Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Records maintenance skills.
  • Knowledge of certification standards in area of specialty.
  • Knowledge of supplies, equipment, and/or services ordering and inventory control.
  • Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports.
  • Ability to count money and make change correctly.
  • Ability to follow department policies and procedures and to concentrate on tasks in the presence of distractions.
  • Ability to understand and follow instructions.
  • Ability to provide instructions to employees under his/her supervision and have excellent organizational, public relation, oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to manually move, lift, carry, or push heavy objects. Climbing in and out of the swimming pool, up and down ladders.
  • Ability to complete job tasks while working in all kinds of adverse weather or noise.
  • Possess a valid Michigan driver’s license, with good driving record.

 Education and experience

  • Associates Degree (preferred); at least 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Certification/licensure American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor; Certification American Red Cross Professional Rescuer CPR/AED Instructor Certification preferred or able to obtain within 6 months of hire.
  • The City, at its discretion, may consider an alternative combination of formal education and work experience.

In order to be considered for this position, you must complete the part-time employment application along with submitting a cover letter and resume.  Application review to begin December 9, 2019. Position open until filled.

DART DRIVER (Part-time)
Applications will be accepted at the City Human Resources Office, 226 N. Michigan Office, 226 N. Michigan Avenue, Big Rapids, MI 49307 until the positions are filled.  Knowledge of the City and a CDL License with "P" Endorsement is preferred. Willing to train the right person. Starting hourly rate after training is $13.01 per hour. 20-25 hours per week.

In order to be considered for this position, you must complete the part-time employment application.