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City of Charlottesville Aquatics Maintenance Specialist IV (Manager) in Charlottesville, Virginia

Aquatics Maintenance Specialist IV (Manager)

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Aquatics Maintenance Specialist IV (Manager)


$40,669.63 - $55,923.46 Annually


Charlottesville, VA

Job Type

Regular Full-Time


Parks and Recreation

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General Summary

Application Deadline extended from 6/11/21 to Open Until Filled

The Charlottesville Parks and Recreation Department is seeking qualified candidates to be considered for the Aquatics Maintenance Specialist IV position who are highly motivated and who strive for success by demonstrating Charlottesville's Core Values of Leadership, Trust, Creativity, Respect, and Excellence. This position is responsible for managing the maintenance and/or construction duties for the City's aquatic facilities including indoor pools, outdoor pools, and spray parks, including but not limited to overseeing all aspects of facility maintenance related to pool maintenance and assurance of water quality standards. Supervises staff consisting of other Maintenance Specialists, seasonal staff, and volunteers, AND requires highly specialized skills or certifications. Reports to the Aquatic Operations Manager (Management Specialist I or II).

The hiring amount will be between $19.55 and $26.89 an hour ($40,669.63 to $55,923.46 annually). Starting offer is based on applicable education, experience, and internal equity. This is a full-time, non-exempt, position. The position also provides excellent benefits including 13 paid holidays, paid vacation and sick leave, health insurance options with employer contribution, employer-paid life insurance, City's retirement options, and continuing education/training opportunities.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties

Operations and Safety:

  • Accountable for equipment maintenance related to area of specialization;

  • Accountable for the requisition, storage, application, disposal of hazardous materials including pesticides, fertilizers and other turf care products;

  • Accountable for the safe and proper operation of basic and advanced equipment engaged in routine maintenance and construction projects

  • Compiles and retains operational and safety records that comply with federal, state and City regulatory and safety standards;

  • Conducts inspections of projects and work in progress and upon completion.

  • Directs and is engaged in the work of assigned crews, and interprets construction plans;

  • Ensures that subordinates are aware of and follow all safety regulations and procedures;

  • Ensures that subordinates are aware of and meet maintenance standards

  • Inspects park facilities and grounds for safety hazards and operational deficiencies, recommends improvements and initiates corrective measures;

  • May review and oversee the work of contractors or vendors;

  • Resolves issues in the field as they occur;

Reporting and Analysis:

  • Accountable for time and attendance reports and accident reports for subordinate staff;

  • Completes and submits various financial, administrative and statistical reports;

  • Evaluates data from daily operations and identifies deficiencies, recommends revisions, and implements recommendations using innovative strategies;

  • Maintains records of maintenance/repair requests, inspections, and evaluations;

Financial Management:

  • Accountable for all purchases made by subordinate staff;

  • Accountable for inventory of equipment and operating supplies;

  • Adheres to revenue and expense limits, goals and guidelines for specialized areas of supervision;

  • Allocates equipment and operating supplies effectively and efficiently;

  • Assists in the development of budget justifications for capital equipment, staffing and annual operating supplies;

  • Forecasts needed equipment and supplies, and makes purchase requisition in order to maintain inventory;

Human Resource Management:

  • Actively participates in performance evaluation system;

  • Assists in conducting assessment interviews to determine appropriate placement based on interests, skills and abilities of seasonal staff and volunteers;

  • Efficiently and effectively allocates human resources in response to unforeseen circumstances;

  • Efficiently and effectively allocates human resources in the implementation of adopted maintenance plan;

  • Identifies staff that would benefit from off-site training;

  • Leads or participates in the hiring process for subordinate staff, following established guidelines;

  • Plans, schedules, conducts and documents specialized on-site staff training;

  • Schedules and dispatches crews and oversees the daily activities of a medium to large staff;

Relationship Management:

  • Advises residents of City responsibility; analyzes and responds to citizen requests and complaints; initiates corrective actions; Represents the department in a positive way;

  • Efficiently and effectively utilizes available volunteer resources to supplement the efforts of existing staff;

  • Interfaces with volunteers and program staff to determine extent of program need for volunteers;

  • Maintains a positive working relationship with subordinates, and manages conflict effectively;

  • Maintains a positive working relationship with supervisor;

  • Monitors overall volunteer program effectiveness and promotes effective working relationships with program staff to maximize successful volunteer experiences;

  • Responds, prioritizes, and initiates action to inter-departmental complaints and work requests; Represents the department in a positive way;

  • Works interactively with other supervisory staff to ensure proper and efficient use of resources;

Strategic Management:

  • Assists in development of maintenance standards and plans;

  • Assists in the development of project plans;

  • Assists in the development of short, medium, and long term goals and objectives;

  • Identifies areas for improvement;

Performs other duties as assigned.

Education, Experience and Skills

Minimum Requirements:

  • Any combination of education, experience and training equivalent to a high school diploma or GED.

  • At least three (3) years of experience in a related field.

  • At least two (2) years of experience in a lead/supervisory position.

  • Certified Pool Operator Certification within 3 months of hire;

  • CPR and First Aid Certification within 3 months of hire

  • Basic or Advanced knowledge of plumbing and electrical trades;

  • Possession of a valid, appropriate, driver's permit issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia, must be eligible to operate a City vehicle ( To view our driving eligibility requirements, visit https://www.charlottesville.gov/faq.aspx?qid=166 ).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Five years related experience preferred.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Ability to establish and maintain effective public and working relationships; Ability to follow detailed written and verbal instructions; Ability to give detailed written and verbal instructions; Ability to keep records of repair, service, or maintenance operations; Ability to perform demanding physical work for continued periods; Ability to prioritize and delegate tasks; Ability to work outside with regular exposure to severe weather; Basic skills within the Microsoft Office Suite and e-mail.

Physical Conditions & Work Contacts

Physical requirements for this position as outlined by the Department of Labor:

HEAVY WORK: Ability to lift up to 100 lbs. occasionally and/or up to 50 lbs. frequently and/or up to 20 lbs. constantly to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Medium Work.

This position may be required to work weekends, nights, holidays, standby/on-call, emergency on-call, and/or weather-related emergency on-call.

This is a safety sensitive position subject to drug and alcohol testing for pre-employment, reasonable suspicion, post-accident and random testing.

The majority of time spent in this position involves outside work which may involve exposure to extreme temperatures, extreme brightness, chemicals/hazardous waste, blood-borne pathogens, electrical hazards, extreme darkness, fumes/airborne particles and fuels.

This position also requires the regular use of or subject to vibration, ladder/step stool, traffic/roadways, driving light equipment, driving heavy equipment, driving a City vehicle, moving mechanical parts and/or confined space(s). The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.


Updated July 27, 2021

Benefits cited represent those for regular 40-hour employees and may differ for Management Level, Part-Time, and/or Library positions. Long-term temporary employees are eligible for all benefits except retirement. Interns, temporary, seasonal, substitute, and relief employees are not eligible for benefits.

  1. LEAVE:
  • Vacation:

  • 3.09 hours accrued biweekly -- 0 - <3 years

  • 3.85 hours accrued biweekly -- 3 - <5 years

  • 4.62 hours accrued biweekly -- 5 - <10 years

  • 5.40 hours accrued biweekly -- 10 - <15 years

  • 6.16 hours accrued biweekly -- 15 - <20 years

  • 6.93 hours accrued biweekly -- 20 - <25 years

  • 7.70 hours accrued biweekly -- 25+ years

  • Sick:

  • 4.62 hours per biweekly pay period, approximately 120 hours a years, no limit on accumulation

  • Holidays:

  • 14 paid holidays per calendar year (13 observed and 1 floating)

  • Aetna Medical –

  • Choose from three options with different premiums and levels of coverage:

  • HMO: $0 premium for employee only coverage

  • POS 1: Employee-only premium of $36.28 per biweekly pay

  • POS 2: Employee-only premium of $13.02 per biweekly pay

  • (Dependent coverage is available but the cost of the premium is not subsidized.)

  • Prescription Card ($10 generic, $30 lower cost name brand, $55 higher cost name brand)

  • Mail Order Maintenance Prescription Drug Program ($20 generic, $60 lower cost name brand, $110 higher cost brand)

  • Dental (Delta Dental)

  • No cost for employee only coverage. Dependent coverage is available but the cost of the premium is not subsidized.

  • Diagnosis and Preventive -- 100% of allowable charge; Basic Dental Care - 80%; Major Dental Care - 50%

  • Primary -- $50 deductible, 80/20

  • Prosthetic & Complex Restorative -- $50 deductible, 50/50

  • $1,500 maximum annual benefit

  • $1,000 Orthodontic Benefit

  • MetLife Vision Plan: Optional

  • Employee only coverage: $2.77 bi-weekly; Dependent coverage also available at differing rates.

  • Eye health exam, dilatation, prescription and refraction of glasses covered after $10 co-pay;

  • $130 allowance for frames, after co-pay, plus additional discounts where accepted.

  • Life:

  • Two times annual salary (paid by the City)

  • Optional supplemental life available for employee, spouse, dependents (paid by employee)

  • AFLAC: Optional

  • Cancer/accident/short term disability/intensive care insurance (paid by employee)

  • Long Term Disability

  • Protection from income loss due to long-term illness or injury (paid by the City)

  • Pension:

  • Choose from two options:

  • A Defined Benefit Pension plan pays a monthly benefit in retirement using a defined formula based on the employee's earnings history, tenure of service, and age. Our plan has a 5 year vesting period and an employee contribution of 5% of salary.

  • A Defined Contribution 401a plan in which fixed contributions are paid into an individual's account by the employer, the contributions are invested, returns (positive or negative) are credited to the account, and the account balance is used to provide retirement benefits. The vesting schedule for our 401a plan is 33% after one year of service, 67% after two years of service, and 100% after three years of service. There is no required contribution from salary. (Note that: the Defined Contribution retirement plan is the only plan available for Library employees)

  • Supplemental:

  • Deferred Compensation (457) - employee contribution

  • Flexible Spending Accounts:

  • Health Care Expenses

  • Dependent Care Expenses

  • Parking/Mass Transit Expenses

  • Parking Subsidy of $50 per month

  • Wellness Programs:

  • Gym Reimbursement Program

  • Monthly On-Site Nurse and Annual Flu Shots

  • Health Screenings and Fairs, Education Sessions, & Weekly Fitness Classes

  • Weight Watchers at Work

  • Bike Commuter Program:

  • Reimbursement of up to $20 per month for reasonable bike commuting expenses

  • Employee Assistance Program:

  • A variety of confidential, personal professional services for you and your family available 24 hours a day.

  • Tuition Reimbursement Program:

  • Up to $1,200 for undergraduate OR Up to $2,000 for graduate level tuition per fiscal year per employee.


    What is your highest level of education completed?

  • Less than High School Diploma

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Associate's Degree/60 or more college credit hours

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher


    Do you have at least three (3) years of related experience?

  • Yes

  • No


    Do you have at least two (2) years of experience in a lead/supervisory position?

  • Yes

  • No


    Have you provided all current, related, certifications you possess in the 'Certifications and Licenses' section of your application?

  • Yes

  • No


    This position requires driving to perform essential job duties and requires a valid driver's license. The candidate selected for this position must meet the driver eligibility requirements of the City and must provide a certified copy of their DMV driving record. Do you possess a valid driver's license and are you willing to provide a certified copy of your DMV driving record, if selected as a finalist, for the City to confirm your driving eligibility?

  • Yes; I possess a valid driver's license and am willing to provide a certified copy of my DMV driving record.

  • No; However, I am willing and able to obtain a valid driver's license and am willing to provide a certified copy of my DMV driving record.

  • No; I do not have a valid driver's license, nor am I willing or able to obtain one, and/or am not willing to provide a certified copy of my DMV driving record.


    To be considered, qualifying education and experience, including City of Charlottesville employment, must be clearly documented in the education, work history, and additional information sections of the employment application. Resumes can be attached but are not a substitute for the required information on the application. I understand that an attached resume will not be accepted in place of a completed employment application and that my qualifications must be stated on the employment application itself.

  • Yes

  • No


    I certify that the information above is true and correct, and I certify that it can be verified with reference to the information in my basic application. I understand that my application may be rejected if the responses to supplemental questions do not match my basic application.

  • Yes

  • No

    Required Question


City of Charlottesville


P. O. Box 911 605 East Main Street Charlottesville, Virginia, 22902


(434) 970-3490