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Position: Aquatics Program Supervisor (Permanent, Full-Time)     

Closing Date: Open until filled

About Us
At the City of Kamloops, we are focused on creating the highest levels of service excellence, based on an organization-wide community culture that celebrates the employees who make it all happen. We offer many advantages including ongoing training and professional development opportunities, coupled with exceptional benefits, all in the beautiful natural setting of the BC Interior.

Kamloops is Canada’s Tournament Capital, a family and business-friendly community committed to providing great customer service, enhancing community partnerships, and supporting economic growth. Our 700 employees provide customer services and programs to a local and regional population of 125,000 people. Kamloops provides abundant recreational possibilities for residents and visitors alike, as well as education and culture opportunities and activities.

Aquatics Program Supervisor (Permanent, Full-Time)

Job ID
1440 (External)

Pay Class

Days of Work
Tuesday to Saturday

Hours of Work
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Winter)
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Summer)

Position Overview
Reporting to the Recreation, Social Development and Culture Manager, the Aquatics Program Supervisor is accountable for the efficient operation and management of all civic aquatic programs. The Aquatics Program Supervisor is located at the Tournament Capital Centre, and is responsible for all aquatic operations.

The Aquatics Program Supervisor is responsible for overseeing the scheduling and directing of all personnel engaged in the operation of aquatics programming, including Aquatics Coordinators, Deck Leaders and Lifeguards.

The incumbent oversees the development and maintenance of each program, and develops, implements and supervises staff management systems. He/she is also responsible for developing and monitoring assigned budgets and developing and evaluating the revenue collection procedures in the Aquatics Division.

The incumbent authorizes, as necessary, the purchase of required supplies. He/she retains contractors and works with other appropriate city departments to meet necessary standards guided in Aquatic Operations Standards, Fire Marshall Act, WorkSafe BC, the Health Act and other government regulations.

The incumbent is responsible for managing a comprehensive facility booking system and for working directly with community groups and contractors who are the users of these facilities to ensure the facilities are properly prepared for various events. The incumbent prepares contracts for the various uses and is guided by the rates and entry fee by law. The incumbent is responsible for the development of contracts with the various swim and
aquatic organizations within the aquatic facilities.

The Aquatics Program Supervisor is responsible for the traditional management responsibilities of hiring, motivating and coaching employees, assessing employee performance, exercising disciplinary action and for dealing with grievances.

  1. Ensures the effective, efficient and safe operation of all civic aquatics facilities and operations.
  2. Researches, plans and initiates a complete range of aquatic “learn to swim” programs, life saving programs and public use programs to ensure maximum revenue and attendance for all facilities.
  3. Establishes and supervises delivery of all programs and services offered in the aquatics section.
  4. Coordinates all aquatic program purchase requirements.
  5. Establishes annual program priorities and coordinates the work with internal and external organizations.
  6. Plans and evaluates overall program delivery and services.
  7. Prepares and administers annual budgets and recommends items for the five year capital plan.
  8. Ensures facilities meet all municipal, provincial and federal codes.
  9. Develops and operates a comprehensive aquatic program for the citizens of Kamloops.
  10. Promotes the Tournament Capital Centre as a complete public facility with capabilities of being a regional and provincial training centre.
  11. Develops the aquatic section of the rates and entry fee by-law.
  12. Maintains appropriate contacts with government agencies, professional organizations, other municipalities, private industry and other organizations that operate, maintain or have an effect on the operation of civic aquatic facilities.

  1. Undergraduate Bachelor Degree in Recreation, Leadership or Business Administration 2. Minimum of three years management experience in an aquatic operation 3. Minimum of five years recreation facility experience. 4. Pool Operator Certificate Level 1

  1. Degree in Recreation
  2. Previous experience in a municipal government setting.
  3. Current life saving certifications
  4. Instructor Training Award (such as Lifesaving Instructor Trainor, Water Safety Instructor Trainor, National Lifeguard Service Instructor Trainor)

For new hires, and for those working in designated positions of trust, including those working directly with vulnerable persons, no formal offer of employment will be made until an applicant completes and passes a criminal record check.

Community and Protective Services

Position Type
Permanent full-time

Reports To
Recreation, Social Development and Culture Manager


British Columbia [BC]

Canada [CA]


Closing Date
Open until filled

Compensation & Benefits Overview
Comprehensive benefits package available.

Please note that persons with disabilities who require assistance with the application process may contact the Human Resources Department at (250) 828-3439.

To apply for this position, please visit our website at opportunities.

Location: Kamloops, BC
Region: Thompson / Shuswap / Columbia
Professional Categories: Parks & Recreation,Program Management/Services
Posted: February 4, 2019, 2:53 pm
Expires: April 5, 2019, 4:30 pm