Technical Director

Company:   The Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code (CMAHC)

Location:   Telework

Date Posted:   October 4, 2019

Application Deadline:   Open until filled

Employment Type:   Part time / Contractual

Technical Director

About the Position

The Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code (CMAHC) recently expanded to have two halftime Director positions: Executive Director and Technical Director. The CMAHC has now entered into a search for a Technical Director. This is a halftime (50% FTE), contractual, telework position to begin by March 2020, with the option for a phase-in period to begin as soon as possible. 

The CMAHC is a non-profit organization with a mission of “Healthy and Safe Aquatic Experiences for Everyone”. The CMAHC was established to manage updates to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC) and promote voluntary adoption. The MAHC is kept sustainable, current, and complete because the people who use it develop, discuss, and vote on proposed changes through membership in the CMAHC. The CMAHC submits these proposed changes to CDC as advice on how the MAHC needs to change to keep up with the latest science and best practices. Throughout the year, CMAHC staff educate local and state authorities, aquatic facility owners, operators, designers, manufacturers, builders, and retailers about the MAHC and its potential to help ensure a healthy and safe swimming experience for everyone. Additionally, the CMAHC coordinates and prioritizes research needs to bring science and data driven information to the MAHC. 

The Technical Director for the CMAHC works to expand technical understanding of the MAHC, strengthen the science and best practices integrated into the MAHC, and drive continual data and knowledge-based improvement and adoption of the MAHC. Qualified candidates should have the education, experience, and skills to administer and manage all technical aspects of the CMAHC mission while upholding the highest ethical standards. 


  1. Drive Change Request agenda
  2. Provide technical consultations
  3. Serve as technical expert on all aspects of the MAHC; gives national/other presentations as needed
  4. Oversee CMAHC Committee work
  5. Vet and approve products for the CMAHC Certification Program
  6. Provide expert materials and guidance for web posting
  7. Drive the research agenda
  8. Interface and collaborate with the Executive Director
  9. Communicate with CDC's MAHC liaisons


  1. Contractual, non-benefitted 
  2. Reports to Executive Director 
  3. Mutually negotiated and agreed upon compensation 


Prior Experience: Qualified candidates will have at least ten years’ experience working in the public aquatic facility industry, public health, or a combination of both, and an in-depth knowledge of the MAHC and MAHC Annex. Prior knowledge of the CMAHC and past participation in the MAHC update process is strongly preferred. 

How to Apply

Please submit a letter of interest and resume to:

Ms. Susan Wichmann
Director of Administrative Services
Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code 

If you have questions about this opportunity, please contact Executive Director, Kristie Riester, at or Doug Sackett, current Technical Director, at