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Program Specialist - Aquatics


Openings 1
Division City Of Regina
Location Name
City of Regina
Regina, Saskatchewan, CA
Date Posted Feb 05, 2019
Profession Sport & Recreation
Experience Level(s) 0 - 2 years
Desired Employment Status Permanent, Full Time
Education Level(s) College - Diploma
Job ID job-3783
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Position Summary

This position is responsible for a variety of aquatic, leisure, sport, fitness and special event programs and services within the facility. This position assists in ensuring the efficient and effective overall management and program operation. This position reports to the Supervisor, Leisure Centres.

Typical duties include: 

  • Ensures the development, promotion, implementation and evaluation of programs and services, including leisure, fitness, aquatic, sport and lifestyle-related programs.
  • Works cooperatively with other staff in ensuring services meet the needs of facility users.
  • Provides input and assists in coordinating the repair and replacement of facility equipment in consultation with Corporate Services Department.
  • Participates in hiring, training, supervising, evaluating and scheduling of program and aquatic staff.
  • Develops and administers staff orientation, customer service and other training as required.
  • Develops and recommends policies and procedures for programming and scheduling in order to maintain the effective operation of the facility.
  • Coordinates the collection and interpretation of facility program data.
  • Prepares statistical and periodic reports.
  • Approves requisitions, expenditures and other transactions within the limits of authority and takes necessary actions to protect Civic assets against loss and waste.
  • Provides input in the preparation and monitoring of annual operating expenditures and revenues.
  • Assists in the development capital plans.
  • Assists in the development of long and short range plans and objectives.
  • Handles public inquiries and complaints.
  • Performs related work as required.

Candidates will be screened on the following criteria:

*** To be considered for this position you must clearly identify your qualifications, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities and where you obtained them in your application/resume. ***

Typically the knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position are obtained through completion of a Diploma in Recreation and Leisure Studies or two (2) years of post-secondary education in a degree program in Recreation, Physical Activities Studies, Kinesiology or related discipline; coupled with two (2) years experience in aquatic service delivery and recreation facility management and operations with demonstrated ability in supervision, leadership and programming. A degree in Recreation Administration or Business/Public Administration coupled with related recreation and facility management courses would be an asset.

  • Knowledge of administration, programming and development of various aquatic, sport, recreation, fitness and special event programs.
  • Knowledge of creative program planning, practice and techniques.
  • Ability to plan, organize and schedule program activities.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in aquatic facility and program operations.
  • Thorough knowledge of computer applications used in facility scheduling and programming.
  • Knowledge of corporate and department policies and procedures required to effectively administer direct recreation program services and to manage human resources.
  • Knowledge and understanding of special populations, i.e. Aboriginal, physically, mentally, and sensory impaired, lower socio-economic disadvantaged, aged, and others.
  • Knowledge of, and the ability to train on the principles and practices of customer service delivery in a recreation/program delivery environment.
  • Knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety legislation and other legislated requirement related to lifeguarding and the ability to implement and monitor safe working practices.
  • Ability to interpret local union agreements and effectively deal with any concerns or problems in this area.
  • Ability to plan and direct the work of subordinate staff.
  • Ability to research and analyze data and prepare reports.
  • Ability to demonstrate superior communication and interpersonal skills in a variety of methods and settings.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as necessitated by work assignments.

Working/Other Conditions:

  • Must possess a current National Lifeguarding Service award or Red Cross Lifeguard award, a Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI) award and a Lifesaving Society Instructor award (Re-certification may be required based on facility and program needs).
  • Must possess a valid driver's license and have available a vehicle for work usage - a travel allowance is provided.
  • May be required to work non-standard hours.

*Note: Testing may be done to evaluate knowledge, skills and abilities.

*Candidates selected for an interview will be required to provide proof of acquired education*

**In accordance with the City of Regina’s Criminal Record Check Policy, the position requires that the successful candidate provide a satisfactory Criminal Record Check as a condition of employment.**

Division: City Planning & Community Development
Department: Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services
Salary Grade: CUPE Local 21 – 2J
$29.88 - $33.43/Hour; $61,843 - $69,191/Annum (2018 Rates)

The City of Regina values diversity in our workforce and encourages applications from all qualified Employment Equity candidates.

We will contact applicants we wish to consider within six weeks of the competition closing date.  All applicants are thanked for their interest.


Applications are being accepted until February 27, 2019

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