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Aquatics and Recreation Supervisor

Job Location

Santa Rosa, CA


Type of Job



$5,988 - $7,278/Monthly

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Published Date

Jul 28, 2022

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Become the next Aquatics and Recreation Supervisor and help grow the County of Sonoma's Recreation, Education, and Lifeguard services and programs!


Salary starts at $34.43/Hr. ($71,859.54/Yr.), plusa cash allowance of $600/month, and a competitive total compensation package!*


The County of Sonoma's Regional Parks include more than 50 parks, trails, and beaches from Petaluma to Gualala and Sonoma to Bodega Bay. Many offer wild landscapes while others feature sports fields, playgrounds, campgrounds, boat launches, as well as an environmental education center operated by Regional Parks. Included within these environments and facilities are a seasonally guarded swim lagoon at Spring Lake Regional Park, a seasonally guarded riverfront beach at Healdsburg Veterans Memorial Beach, and four additional riverfront beaches that are seasonally patrolled by a mobile water safety patrol. Please visit to learn more about the various programs and resources offered by the Regional Parks Department.


The Aquatics and Recreation Supervisor hires, trains, and supervises several full-time team members and more than 30 extra help employees. This position trains staff on open water lifeguarding skills, CPR, AED, first aid, and other skills associated with program delivery.


The Aquatics and Recreation Supervisor promotes an inclusive work environment that is supportive of a diverse team. They work directly with Supervising Lifeguards, Lifeguards, and Recreation staff and are responsible for:

  • Designing, delivering, and evaluating fitness, water safety, and recreation opportunities that engage the community
  • Monitoring and maintaining compliance with industry regulations and best practices
  • Engaging the community by establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with media; community groups; schools; governmental agencies; and swim clubs, recreation vendors, and other private businesses
  • Representing Regional Parks on committees, councils, and community organizations
  • Conducting and coordinating presentations and special events at parks and other community event locations

The ideal candidate for the Aquatics and Recreation Supervisor position will possess:

  • A positive, team-oriented, and entrepreneurial spirit with a passion for parks, programs, and public service
  • Experience supervising and supporting the work of a team and proficiency with developing and maintaining effective operational systems, policies, and procedures
  • 1,000 hours of open-water lifeguard experience at a U.S. Lifesaving Association certified agency
  • Instructor certifications in CPR for the Professional Rescuer, Advanced First Aid, and Lifeguarding
  • Superior organizational skills with proven success bringing projects to completion
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, including experience in public speaking and presentations
  • Experience coordinating community events and activities
  • Bilingual English/Spanish skills are highly desired, but not required

What We Offer


When you join the County of Sonoma, you become part of a challenging and rewarding work environment where you gain the satisfaction of knowing you're working to better your community. You can also look forward to excellent benefits* including:

  • Eligibility for a salary increase after 1,040 hours (6 months when working full-time) for good work performance; eligibility for a salary increase for good performance every year thereafter, until reaching the top of the salary range
  • County paid 100% premium contribution for the majority of employee-only and employee + family health plan options
  • An annual Staff Development/Wellness Benefit allowance up to $650 and ongoing education/training opportunities
  • Competitive vacation and sick leave accruals, 12 paid holidays, and an additional 8 floating holiday hours per year
  • County contribution to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement to help fund post-retirement employee health insurance/benefits
  • Retirement fully integrated with Social Security
  • May be eligible for up to 8 weeks (320 hours) of Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of County employment

*Salary is negotiable within the established range and benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice. For more information, including minimum qualifications, & to apply, visit or call 707-565-2331. The County of Sonoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity and are committed to having a workforce that is representative of the communities we serve. Apply by 8/17/22

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