Pool Manager

  • City of Asheville
  • Asheville, NC, USA
  • Jan 09, 2018

Job Description

Job Summary The City of Asheville invites you to apply to be a part of the 2017 Parks & Recreation department summer pool staff. A Pool Manager is responsible for the overall management and supervision of pool operations, staff and activities. Work includes maintenance of the pools, equipment and facilities; planning pool activities; training and supervising staff; administering pool operations; enforcing rules and regulations pertaining to the protection of facilities, equipment and patrons. Work is performed in accordance with established policies and regulations under general supervision of a Recreation Center Director III and is evaluated through conferences in terms of the effectiveness and efficiency of programs and activities as well as public approval.

Hours Varies - some days, evenings, weekends

Desired Start Date: May 7, 2018

This position is a temporary/seasonal position. This position will NOT be eligible for benefits, paid leave time (vacation, sick, holiday) nor participation in the retirement system.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  • Responsible for overall safety at the pool, as well as managing staff, schedules, facility & pool maintenance.
  • Prepares pool for opening and closing season.
  • Ensures competency of all lifeguards and staff in performing water rescue and monitoring all safety in and around the pool area.
  • Working knowledge of pool filters.
  • Maintains pool equipment and facilities; vacuums and cleans pools, backwashes filter, tests and adjusts water chlorination, checks pool filtration and plumbing equipment, and makes minor repairs or calls for service.
  • Plans and organizes pool activities including swimming lessons, swim teams, scuba classes, etc.
  • Assists in the development of in-service training programs for staff.
  • Establishes or assists in establishing emergency procedures.
  • Assists in developing pool rules and regulations.
  • Maintains records and prepares reports.
  • Resolves employee and patron disciplinary problems.
  • Hires, instructs and supervises lifeguards; evaluates performance.
  • Supervises cashier and collection activities.
  • Registers swimmers for classes.
  • Maintains material and chemical supply records.
  • Maintains time and attendance reports; prepares routine payroll records for pool personnel.
  • Performs related work as required.

Required Education & Experience Minimum Qualifications:
  • American Red Cross Lifeguard certification
  • Certified in Red Cross CPR and First Aid
  • High school degree or GED
  • Must be 21 or older
  • 1 or more years of experience in pool management/operations
  • Supervisory experience  
  • Working knowledge of swimming pool filters, plumbing and mechanical operations
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Certified Pool Operator (CPO), Water Safety Instructor (WSI), and Life Guard Instructor (LSI) certifications  

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Working Conditions
  • Thorough knowledge of community swimming pool operations including safety practices and procedures, pool maintenance, lifeguarding functions and general facility maintenance.
  • Thorough knowledge of first-aid practices related to water sports and activities.
  • Thorough knowledge of the City, departmental and divisional rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of the principles and techniques of recreation.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of supervision.
  • Ability to train subordinates in proper lifeguarding techniques and methods.
  • Ability to enforce safety rules and regulations, and maintain discipline.
  • Ability to supervise the work of subordinates.
  • Ability to prepare and maintain records.
  • Ability to perform water rescue functions.
  • Ability to perform some minor maintenance and repair of equipment and facilities.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with co-workers and activity participants.