Pool Manager

Job Title: Pool Manager

Department: Parks & Recreation

Hours: Part-time / Seasonal

Job Description:

Job Title: Pool Manager


DEPARTMENT:                      Public Works/Parks and Recreation             NON-EXEMPT STATUS

LOCATION:                            Othello Community Pool                            SHIFT: Part-Time/Seasonal

REPORTS TO:                         Randy Gomez Parks and Recreation Coordinator

APPROVED BY:                     Shawn Logan, Mayor                                 DATE:  February 24, 2021

REVIEWED BY:                      Madison Martinez, Park & Rec Coordinator

                                                Terry Clements, Public Works Director       DATE:  February 24, 2021

SUMMARY:  The Pool Manager is directly responsible for the management, administration, supervision and operation of the Othello Community Pool.  The Pool Manager maintains a safe pool environment for staff and patrons at all times.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Supervise and direct the daily operation of the Othello Community Pool facility.
  2. Assist the Parks and Recreation Coordinator in the hiring of pool personnel.
  3. Assist the Parks and Recreation Coordinator in establishing policies, procedures and safety rules for pool facility, personnel, and the general public.
  4. Supervise approximately thirty-five seasonal pool workers, including lifeguards and concessions/admissions workers.
  5. Schedule all workers; maintain time sheets and records; perform performance evaluations; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline procedures.
  6. Devise measures to maintain a safe environment in and around swimming pool facilities; document and record incidents, accidents and injuries as required.
  7. Coordinate, promote, implement and evaluate a variety of aquatic activities; recommend changes in program objectives, policies and procedures to maximize effectiveness and efficiency.
  8. Develop and implement plans for dealing with various types of emergency situations.
  9. Plan, develop and administer in-service staff training as required by the Washington State Department of Health.
  10. Ensure swimming pool facility complies with relevant health and safety regulations.
  11. Know and enforce all rules and policies of the Othello Community Pool consistently and fairly; dismiss all offenders in persistent violation of such rules and policies.
  12. Maintain swimming pool facilities; monitor chemical balance within the pool, clean filters, add chlorine tablets, perform minor repairs, clean and vacuum the pool.
  13. Assign work activities and projects; monitor work flow; review and evaluate work products, methods and procedures.
  14. Collect, verify and prepare deposits for all revenues received.
  15. Facilitate daily inspections of lifesaving equipment, locker rooms, pool, and deck and complete and submit required documentation. 
  16. Provide customer service to pool patrons and the public; serve as an information resource for staff and the general public.
  17. Receive and evaluate complaints, resolve when possible.
  18. Administer the necessary management functions of the pool, including maintenance of records, sales of concession supplies, admission sales and daily attendance records, and other administrative duties as needed.
  19. Requisition needed materials and supplies for swimming pool facilities.
  20. Secure the swimming pool facilities after hours.
  21. Maintain records and complete required reports.
  22. Assume all pool staff duties as needed.
  23. Complete end-of-season conclusive pool operation report i.e. newly implemented policies and procedures, suggestions for improvement, staff evaluations, and description of all rescues and searches for missing persons.
  24. Perform related duties as per personnel manual and as assigned.
  25. Other duties as assigned

Emergency Response

  1. Respond immediately and effectively to emergencies; follow the established emergency action plan procedures to ensure a safe rescue.
  2. Provide emergency care and treatment as required until the arrival of emergency medical services.
  3. Maintain records and complete required reports.

Personal Employee Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Arrive at work prepared to assume duties when shift starts.
  2. Provide and wear sunglasses, hat/visor, sunscreen and other protective gear.
  3. Present a professional appearance; wear department-issued uniform and whistle/signaling device at all times while on duty.
  4. Present professional attitude and maintain a high standard of customer service.
  5. Demonstrate cooperate behavior with colleagues, supervisors and the public.
  6. Participate in weekly and monthly in-service training programs.
  7. Read, understand, and follow the guidelines of the Othello Community Pool Employee Personnel and Policy Manual.
  8. Know and be familiar with all state and local rules and/or regulations governing pool facilities, Food Workers, and Lifeguards, including those promulgated by the Washington State Department of Health.
  9. Coordinate work schedule, including all time-off requests, with Assistant Pool Manager to ensure pool facility and staff are supervised; present all time-off requests to Parks and Recreation Coordinator prior to the pool season.
  10. Perform related duties as per personnel manual and as assigned.

SUPERVISION:  Supervision received:  works under the general supervision of the Parks and Recreation Coordinator and Public Works Director. Supervision given:  exercises direct supervision of Lifeguard staff, Concessions/Admissions staff, instructors and volunteers. Exercises indirect supervision of all patrons of the Othello Community Pool.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:  Preferred 21 years of age. High school diploma or general education degree (GED).  Must complete, or be able to complete, Lifeguard training course, including First Aid and CPR for professional rescuers, by recognized Washington State Department of Health provider.  Previous experience in coordination of pool staff and activities desirable.  At least three (3) years’ experience as Lifeguard and/or Water Safety Instructor and two (2) years management experience preferred.

SPECIAL CERTIFICATES OR LICENSES:  Must possess, or be able to obtain, and maintain Lifeguard certification, including First Aid and CPR for professional rescuers.  May be required to possess, or be able to obtain, and maintain Water Safety Instructor (WSI) certification and/or Food Handler Card.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:  Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety manuals, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Able to speak effectively and provide oral and written information to citizens, employees and other agents of the City.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:  Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in units of American standard measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

REASONING ABILITY:  Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.  Ability to carry out the goal of the City by providing a fun and safe pool environment.

Applications can be obtained and dropped off at the public works office located at 111 N Broadway Ave, Othello WA 99344

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