Aquatic Maintenance Supervisor – City of Richmond (Richmond, BC)

The City of Richmond is a diverse and dynamic community in pursuit of our vision
to be the most appealing, livable and well-managed community in Canada.

Aquatic Maintenance Supervisor

Job ID: 2020-0187

The City of Richmond is committed to be the most appealing, livable, well-managed community in Canada, a goal that is only made possible by developing our most valuable asset – our people. This is a great opportunity to join our team and shape our community. The City of Richmond offers competitive pay programs, comprehensive benefits and attractive incentives. If you are looking to make a difference, and to share our vision “to be the most appealing, livable, and well-managed community in Canada”, then please apply.

The City of Richmond Aquatic Services operates 4 swimming pools with over 4000 visits per day. These pools include the new 110,000 square foot Minoru Centre for Active Living which opened in September, 2020 and Watermania which features a 50 meter competition pool, wave pool and two water slides. In addition there are two seasonal outdoor pools in Steveston and South Arm.
Reporting to the Manager, Aquatic and Arena Services, the Aquatic Maintenance Supervisor is responsible for the overall maintenance and cleaning of all 4 swimming pools as well as related ancillary services.

Examples of key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Planning, coordinating and delegating work related to building and equipment maintenance, janitorial and swimming pool tasks related to a variety of operational, routine maintenance and minor repair tasks.
  • Coordinating and scheduling the provision of building and equipment maintenance as well as janitorial services.
  • Establishing and maintaining preventive maintenance programs.
  • Preparing estimates and implementing budgets upon approval, monitoring expenditures and advising of potential cost over-runs, as well as preparing and authorizing purchase requisitions.
  • Exercising considerable independence of judgement and action in the planning and scheduling of day-to-day operations.
  • Recruiting, supervising and developing full-time and auxiliary pool maintenance staff and building service workers
  • Responsible for project management throughout the year such as annual indoor pool maintenance shutdowns, annual outdoor pool start ups, annual outdoor pool shutdown and winterization
  • Responsible for overseeing minor capital projects, building improvement projects, and accessibility projects as well as short and long term mechanical lifespan replacement projects.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to use software programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and REDMS or a similar records management system
  • Considerable knowledge of the methods, materials, tools and equipment used in building service and maintenance work.
  • Considerable knowledge of the methods, materials and equipment used in swimming pool filtration and chemical systems.
  • Considerable knowledge of the functions and operations of building fixtures and ancillary stationary and mobile equipment.
  • Ability to coordinate and schedule the provision of building, equipment maintenance and janitorial services, and swimming pool operations for a number of aquatic facilities at multiple sites and to establish and maintain preventive maintenance programs.
  • Ability to plan, assign, check and supervise the work of others, participate in the hiring and training of new employees, as well as coach and create motivated teams
  • Ability to clearly and tactfully communicate City policies and procedures into work objectives to staff and external contacts using both oral and written communication.
  • Ability to prepare budget estimates for building, janitorial, equipment requirements, and swimming pool operations for multiple facilities, implement budget upon approval; monitor expenditures and to advise superior of potential cost over-runs.
  • Ability to prepare and authorize purchase requisitions for building, janitorial, and aquatic equipment supplies and parts within defined limits and to maintain an inventory of same.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of internal and external contacts, including staff, the public, user and community groups. Ability to prepare and maintain maintenance records and correspondence related to the work.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Completion of Grade 12 supplemented by completion of technical courses in swimming pool operation, plus sound related experience, including at least two (2) to five (5) years experience in pool operations, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Pool Operators Level 1 and Level 2 Certification
  • 5th Class Power Engineering Certification (4th Class Preferred)
  • Driver’s License as required by the British Columbia Motor Vehicle Act.

Working Conditions:
This position will encounter work with regular exposure to minor, along with occasional exposure (25%) to major disagreeable conditions.

Additional Information:
Employee Group

CUPE 718

Position Status Pay Band

Pay Range/Rate
$38.78 – $45.77


Hours of Work:                                
Typical  Work  Schedule:  Monday  to  Friday  8:15am   –   5:00pm   (Compressed   Work   Week). Flex Blocking System in Effect: This position is on a flexible-blocking schedule. Hours will be scheduled based on operational need and can include daytime, evening, weekdays and weekends shifts of varying lengths as each shift can be extended or shortened by moving blocks of time as required within the pay period. Day shifts will be scheduled if there is no operational need for evening and weekend work.

External Closing                             
February 18, 2021


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