Pool Manager Job Position

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Position: Pool Manager
Department: Park
Work Schedule: As scheduled
Date Written: December 2021


This position is hired as seasonal help for that year and will need to reapply for the following year if desired. The hiring of this position does not guarantee employment in the following year. This position is to be approved by the Park Board annually.

Essential Functions:

Communication: Provides program information, resolves problems, gives swimming lesson instruction, adjusts improper conduct, notifies parents or relatives of an emergency situation, instructs lifeguards and concession workers on job responsibilities, coordinates program activities including acquiring program supplies, scheduling equipment, etc. Produces written documents such as incident and accident reports, and course record forms. Requisitions supplies and equipment for the facility. Prepares daily records of receipts, assists and monitors cashiers to maintain accurate financial records. Checks pressure hoses around the perimeter of the pool to wash deck. Checks the cleanliness of bathrooms and pool. Inspects pool equipment. Sets up and takes down folding chairs, tables, and various equipment for activities. Works outside as to supervise lifeguards and inside as to supervise concession workers. Delivers equipment, supplies, and facility deposits. Operates a cash register or adding machine. Performs swimming rescues on patrons in distress. Detects calls for assistance from distressed swimmers. Detects proper functioning of pool equipment and monitors verbal instructions from lifeguards to the general public regarding pool activities. Detects chlorine leaks which may jeopardize public safety. Secures locks on fences and buildings at closing. Inspects pool facility for proper working order and hazardous conditions. Observes and monitors patron’s behavior to determine compliance with pool rules and regulations. Observes subordinate staff behavior to evaluate job performance. Monitors pool water conditions to determine compliance with health department water quality standards. Takes pH and chlorine
readings. Meets scheduling and attendance requirements.

Mental Functions:

Supervises the operation of a public swimming pool offering recreational and swimming instruction programs. Directs, assigns, supervises, and evaluates staff. Develops, promotes, and supervises a diversified aquatics program for all ages in accordance with community needs. Enforces pool rules and regulations for the safety and convenience of the public. Assumes direct responsibility for the maintenance and operation of the lighting, filtration, purification, and overall safety of the facility. Directs and supervises the collection of all fees and deposits in accordance with city policies. Prioritizes and assigns work to lifeguards and concession workers. Evaluates and checks the work of both.

Knowledge and Abilities:

Knowledge of: operation and maintenance of swimming pools; health and safety standards and practices, which relate to the operation of public pools; the principles, practices, and application of lifesaving and first aid techniques; emergency services available; the rules and regulations pertaining to pool use; the principles and practices of supervision; and recordkeeping methods and procedures.

Ability to:

work independently within the established policies and procedures of the unit; attend staff meetings, and cooperate with social and community groups; act quickly and calmly in emergencies; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers and the general public. The duties listed above are intended only as general illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. Specific statements of duties not included does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Job descriptions are subject to change by the city as the needs of the city and requirements of the job may change.