Pool Manager

City of Sacramento
Part Time 40 per week $21 - $24 Per hour CA 915 I St, Sacramento, CA 95814, United States Apply before 7/31/2024 11:59


Pool Managers oversee all operations at an assigned aquatic facility. All candidates must have the ability to swim with proficiency and endurance, possess knowledge of current preventive lifeguard techniques including CPR, First Aid, and water rescues.  Pool Managers will oversee all staff and programs at their assigned facility.


The ideal candidate is knowledgeable and excels in the following areas:
1. Performing maintenance tasks.
2. Supervising, training, and evaluating subordinate staff.
3. Overseeing aquatics programs: swim lessons, recreational swim, swim team, lap swim, aquacise, Jr. Lifeguard, and pool rentals.

To oversee an assigned aquatic facility by scheduling and supervising subordinate employees, maintaining the building, grounds, and equipment, and developing aquatic programs.


Direct supervision is provided by a higher-level Recreation position. Responsibilities include the direct supervision of lower-level aquatic personnel.


The following duties are typical for this classification.  Incumbents may not perform all the listed duties and/or may be required to perform related duties as needed:

  • Inspect and inventory all pool equipment.
  • Prepare and maintain all required reports and records, including employees' work time.
  • Receive and account for all monies collected.
  • Supervise, evaluate, assign, and train assigned personnel.
  • Supervise, develop, and organize aquatic classes and programs for the public.
  • Take appropriate action to prevent dangerous situation and accidents.
  • Render care in the latest American Red Cross techniques in water safety, lifeguarding, first aid, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (C.P.R.) to persons in need of assistance.
  • Rescue and resuscitate drowning persons; aid persons affected by life threatening injuries.
  • Ensure constant surveillance as assigned to safeguard swimmers from drowning and other accidents
  • Enforce facility rules and procedures.
  • Ensure aquatic facility including its building, grounds, and equipment are safe and presentable.
  • Direct and instruct water-oriented classes such as swim lessons, swim team, junior. guard, and water aerobics
  • Write and prepare lesson plans; assist in the planning, promoting, and organizing of aquatic classes and programs.


Knowledge of:

  • Current and preventative lifeguarding techniques.
  •  Swimming rescue techniques, C.P.R., and first aid.
  • Rules and regulations of an aquatic facility.
  • Swimming pool maintenance and the chemicals, equipment, and techniques used to meet State and County Department of Health standards.
  • Instruction techniques and materials related to aquatic activities.
  • Principles and practice of supervision.
  • Basic accounting principles.
Ability to:
  • Swim with proficiency and endurance.
  • Prevent accidents and effect rescues.
  • Enforce the rules and regulations of an aquatic facility.
  • Develop and implement aquatic programs for a variety of skill levels.
  • Plan, direct, and supervise the work of others.
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with other employees and the public.
  • Perform swimming rescues, C.P.R., and first aid.
  • Interpret policies and procedures.
  • Follow oral and written instructions.
  • Prepare, read, and write various reports.
  • Organize and instruct swimming and water safety classes.

Two seasons or five months' experience as a lifeguard at an aquatic facility.  One season or 2.5 months experience supervising staff is preferred.


Must be 18 years of age at time of appointment.

Driver License:
Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License at the time of appointment. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to physical disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Possession of all current course completion certificates and completion of trainings as required by current Federal, State, and Local law:
  • Completion of American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR and AED certification by time of appointment.   
  • American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor certification preferred.  


Proof of the required certificate and/or license should be submitted with your application and will be required at the time of appointmentUnofficial documents and/or copies are acceptable.

This position is designated as a Mandatory Reporter; completion of Mandatory Reporter training is required within two weeks of appointment.

The conditions herein are typically required of an incumbent to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.
Physical Requirements:
Must have the ability to walk, start, and stop frequently; run and swim frequently; perform simple and power grasping; verbal and hearing skills to effectively communicate with participants and staff; visual acuity to read and record documents and make observations. Must be able to spend prolonged periods of time in pool mater; must maintain the physical ability required to pass the American Red Cross Lifeguard certification.
Environmental Conditions:
Work may be performed outdoors with exposure to heat, often over 100 degrees, sun, noise, dust, and pollens and pool chemicals; intermittently, lift, carry or move equipment of 20 pounds or less.
Work Conditions:
This position requires work to be performed various hours including early morning, day, evenings and weekends.