About Us

History

The North Whidbey Pool, Park, and Recreation District was formed by approval of the voters of the District in November 1977 for the purpose of financing the construction of recreational facilities on North Whidbey. The District is a separate municipal corporation, and is not in any way affiliated with the City of Oak Harbor or Island County Government. The District boundaries conform to those of Oak Harbor School District No. 201.


In November 1980 District voters approved a $1,700,000 bond issue for the purpose of constructing a community center that included a swimming pool. The John Vanderzicht Memorial Pool opened in January 1983. The District receives revenue from programs fees and from a levy on property taxes if approved by the voters of the District.


The District also owns and operates Clover Valley Park which is located off of Ault Field Road at the intersection of Oak Harbor St. Clover Valley has an off-leash dog park and two ball fields available for use.

Pool and Amenities

The main pool is a 6-lane and measures 25 meter by 44 feet. The wading pool measures 44 feet by 22 feet. Both pools combined have a capacity of 200,330 gallons of water.


There is also a hot tub, sauna, and male and female locker rooms with showers and lockers for our patrons. There is also a shower on the pool deck for rinsing off before going into the pool and after leaving the pool.

Employment

Director

  

Are you passionate about health and recreation?

Do you want to help expand recreation opportunities in the North Whidbey community?

Can you help strengthen the relationships with taxpayers, the public, service organizations, and our valued partners?

Are you an experienced manager who can manage both day-to-day operations and strategic initiatives?

Are you a leader who can motivate a diverse population?

Are you ready to help us rebuild the district through updates to our facilities, organization, and processes?

If YES to all of the above, the North Whidbey Pool, Park, and Recreation District (NWPPRD) is looking for a Director like YOU!

NWPPRD is a tax supported district with approximately 60-70 employees. We own, maintain, and operate a community swimming pool, a dog park, and a baseball field. We operate on approximately $1 million annual budget including both taxpayer levy money distribution and operating revenues.

We are located in Oak Harbor, WA on the northern end of Whidbey Island, between Seattle and Vancouver, BC. Find out more about the natural beauty, diverse local offerings, and unmatched quality of life at whidbeycamanoislands.com and oakharbor.org.  

We will accept applications through Nov 15 and then begin evaluating candidates. We expect to conduct interviews in early December. 

The Director coordinates, supervises, and administers all phases of the District activities and operations. Oversees the staff and all financial dealings of the District.

Other responsibilities include:

a. To have general supervision over the administrative affairs of the District.

b. To appoint and remove employees of the District at his/her discretion, and as the law, policies of the District and circumstances may indicate.

c. To attend all meetings of the Board at which his/her attendance may be required by that body.

d. To recommend for adoption by the Board such measures as he/she deems necessary.

e. To prepare and submit to the Board such reports as may be required or as he/she deem necessary.

f. To keep the Board advised monthly of the financial condition of the District and its future needs.

g. To make the Board aware of relevant trends, anticipated adverse media coverage, threatened or pending lawsuits, or other relevant pertinent changes in the District.

h. To prepare and submit to the Board a proposed budget for the fiscal year and to be responsible for administration of the adopted budget.

i. To administer the activities of the District so as to fulfill its mission, promote its programs, and maintain its facilities.

j. To perform such other duties as the Board may determine by Resolution.

k. To organize and maintain all written policies and Resolutions so that they can be implemented quickly and efficiently.

l. To coordinate with staff to schedule special events/programs.

Physical Requirements

a. Ability to sit, stand and move to perform a variety of tasks during an 8-hour day.

b. Ability to lift up to 20 pounds.

c. Ability to sit and operate computer for extended periods of time.

d. Ability to attend necessary off site meetings and seminars.

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree preferred or equivalent in relevant work experience.

Command of computer operation and software including Windows, e-mail, MS Office, social media, and ability to learn specialty programs.

Experience in management.

Experience working in a government organization or equivalent.

Experience in fiscal planning and execution.

Experience in aquatic facility operations (optional).

Certified Pool Operator or Aquatic Facility Operator certification preferred

Responsible To: North Whidbey Pool, Park, and Recreation District Board of Commissioners.

This is a regular full-time, salaried, exempt position. Please apply via Indeed at this LINK. This position will remain open until November 15th, close of business. 



 Swim Lesson Instructors


We are looking for Swim Instructors with the following skills and abilities:

* Strong ability to swim and tread water for long periods of time
* Has a love of water and teaching
* Ability to bring a fun and exciting learning experience to group lessons
* On time and punctual starting class; reliable, ready to work
* Prepares equipment and has lesson plan for the day
* Communicates well with parents, other swim instructors and staff
* Friendly and interactive with patrons and staff
* Can fluctuate and adjust easily to changes in the workplace
* Respects the facilities rules and regulations
* Can follow job description with minimal intervening
* Professional in the workplace
* All applicants will need to be able to pass a thorough background check

Entry Level: $13/hr part time (w/ room for advancement); $14/hr for instructors with 1 year or more experience.

If interested please come by North Whidbey Pool, Park, and Recreation District's John Vanderzicht Memorial Pool, and fill out an application, reply with your resume or mail us a resume. Our address: 85 SE Jerome St., Oak Harbor WA 98277

Position Open Until Filled

EOE




Lifeguard


We are looking for Lifeguards with the following skills and abilities:

*Must have current American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification
* Ability to learn and respond quickly and follow directions
* Physically able to easily perform rescues, CPR, First Aid (will be tested)
* Good customer service skills and a team player; friendly & interactive with staff and patrons
* Respects the facilities rules and regulations
* Resourceful and communicative with staff and supervisors
* Can follow the job description with minimal intervention and operate shifts with ease
* Reliable and ready to work
* Professional in the workplace
* Work block schedule up to 6 hours
* Must be capable of standing for up to 1 hour at a time
* Communicates rules and regulations to patrons without hesitation
* Above all is concerned with patron and staff safety
* Works well with authority; can accept and utilize constructive criticism
* Ability to work morning and daytime shifts is highly preferred; can work weekends
* All applicants will need to be able to pass a thorough background check

Entry Level: Starting at $12.00/hr part time (DOE)

If interested please come by North Whidbey Pool, Park, and Recreation District's John Vanderzicht Memorial Pool, and fill out an application, reply with resume or mail us a resume. Our address: 85 SE Jerome St., Oak Harbor WA 98277

Position Open Until Filled

EOE



Maintenance Assistant 


We are seeking a Maintenance Assistant to the Director of Maintenance and Facilities in maintaining all District facilities and grounds.

Job Description:
a. Follow established policies and procedures as outlined in the Employee Handbook and Emergency Action Plan.
b. Clean and sanitize all areas of District property.
c. Assist Director of Maintenance in maintenance and repair of District equipment.
d. Keep accurate inventory of maintenance supplies and report it to Director of Maintenance.
e. Inspect parking lots and grounds for cleanliness and clean as needed.
f. Assist with all areas of pool operation, chemistry, and cleaning as directed.
g. Perform other duties as assigned.

Physical Requirements:
Ability to lift over 50 pounds

Qualifications:
a. Must be 18 years of age or older.
b. Must be able to work alone or with little supervision.
c. Must have a valid driver's license.
d. Must be insurable under company insurance policy.

Part time.

Pay: DOE

If interested please come by North Whidbey Pool, Park, and Recreation District's John Vanderzicht Memorial Pool, and fill out an application, reply with your resume or mail us a resume. Our address: 85 SE Jerome St., Oak Harbor WA 98277

EOE



Administrative Assistant


We are seeking a part-time Administrative Assistant.

Job Description:
Handles the administrative needs of the Board of Commissioners and of the Director.
a. Follow established policies and procedures as outlined in the Employee Handbook and Emergency Action Plan.
b. Attend Board of Commissioners' meetings and take minutes of those.
c. Coordinate with Director and/or Chairman of the Board of Commissioners for Board of Commissioners' communications/administrative issues. This includes, but is not limited to Board meeting announcements, Board meeting materials to the Board in sufficient advance of meetings, publishing written Board meeting minutes, loading of the recorded Board meetings to appropriate media.
d. Coordinate with Director for all external communications (to include, but not limited to, program/event announcements and job openings, etc).
e. Designated Public Records Request Officer.
f. Handles administrative issues for the Director as assigned.
g. Attends staff meetings as assigned.
h. Maintains a master schedule.

Physical Requirements:
a. Ability to sit/stand for 4-8 hour shifts
b. Ability to lift 20 pounds

Qualifications:
a. Excellent listening, verbal, and written communication skills.
b. A working knowledge of Windows, Microsoft Office and Facebook.
c. Ability to prioritize and organize.
d. Ability to work and problem solve independently.
e. Ability to learn quickly and readily adapt to change.
f. Basic math skills.
g. CPR and First Aid Certified within first six months.
h. HS Diploma or GED preferred.
i. Must be available to work the nights of Board of Commissioners' meetings.
j. Media platform.

Regular, part time position.

Pay: DOE

If interested please come by North Whidbey Pool, Park, and Recreation District's John Vanderzicht Memorial Pool, and fill out an application, reply with your resume or mail us a resume. Our address: 85 SE Jerome St., Oak Harbor WA 98277
EOE