Recreation: Aquatics Pool Manager

City of Sunnyvale
25) per week $23 - $25 Per hour CA Sunnyvale Public Library, 665 W Olive Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086, United States



(Job Code: 9422)

Hours: Casual non-benefited employees are limited to working no more than twenty-five (25) hours per week and no more than 900 hours in a fiscal year (July 1-June 30). Seasonal non-benefited employees are limited to working no more than six (6) consecutive months and no more than 900 hours in a fiscal year (July 1-June 30). 

The City of Sunnyvale is seeking self-motivated, energetic, responsible individuals interested in employment as a Pool Manager to help with aquatic programs for youth, teens, families, and adults. The aquatic recreation programs are held at various aquatic facilities throughout the City of Sunnyvale.

Essential Job Functions

May include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Interacts and communicates effectively with children, parents, caregivers, volunteers and City staff
  • Maintains constant surveillance over pool users and staff
  • Supervise, schedule, and evaluate aquatics staff.
  • Support staff/volunteers independently in the absence of the Assistant Recreation Coordinator or Recreation Coordinator
  • Directs and supervises the Jr. Lifeguard program 
  • Observes pool areas to ensure cleanliness and proper use of facilities and equipment
  • Directs and oversees the collection of all fees, and keeps daily records of receipts and deposits according to City policies 
  • Enforces pool rules and regulations as they pertain to pool users and staff
  • Directs and supervises the safe opening and closure of the aquatic facility
  • Ensure staff plan and implement swim lesson curriculum
  • Oversee completion of swim lesson evaluations at the close of each session, as well as helps distribute evaluations to the swim lesson participants
  • Maintains daily logs of rescues and other incidents for all aquatic facilities
  • Ensures set-up and cleanup of aquatic facilities for programs
  • Monitors, trains, and coaches new Assistant Pool Managers, Head Lifeguards, Swim Instructors and Lifeguards 
  • Issues, maintains, and stores equipment and supplies
  • Attends, participates, leads and assists with in-service trainings and meetings
  • Performs the duties of a Lifeguard/Swim Instructor, and other related work as required
Position requires prolonged sitting, standing, walking on level, uneven and slippery surfaces, reaching, kneeling, stretching, twisting, turning, kneeling, bending, squatting, and stooping in the performance of daily activities. The position also requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity to manipulate pool equipment and tools. The position requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to monitor and communicate appropriate pool activity. Additionally, the position requires near and far vision in reading reports and work-related documents and using a computer. Acute hearing is required when providing personal customer service. The need to lift, drag and push, pull objects weighing up to 50 pounds is also required. Some of these requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individuals requiring and requesting such accommodation.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum age is 18 years old
  • A valid American Red Cross Lifeguard/First Aid/CPR/AED certificate (course may be taken after hire)
  • Two (2) years or two (2) summer seasons of aquatic experience as a Lifeguard or Swim Instructor
Licenses/Certifications: Possession and continued maintenance of a valid class C CA driver's license and a safe driving record OR the ability to supply alternate transportation as approved by the appointing authority 
  • High School Diploma, GED or equivalent
  • Bilingual in Spanish, Mandarin or Farsi
  • College courses in education, social service, recreation, kinesiology, human services or related majors
  • Leadership experience that may be from being a team captain, student council representative or serving in a leadership role in a club, sorority, or fraternity 
  • Experience interacting with the public
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, Outlook)

Application and Selection Process

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit a completed application and responses to the supplemental questions to the Department of Human Resources.

City application forms, completed in full and responses to the supplemental questions are required. Candidates are asked to fully describe any training, education, experience and/or skills relevant to this position. *Relevant work experience must be listed under the Work Experience section of the application. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of the application, please do not indicate "see resume." Electronic applications may be submitted online through the City's employment page; go to, Search: Jobs. Late or incomplete applications will also not be accepted. Please submit application materials as soon as possible to be considered for this position as this job posting may close without notice.

Applications competitively screened based on the minimum qualifications of this position. Based upon a review of the application materials, qualified candidate applications will be forwarded to the hiring department for review. Application materials will be evaluated for job-related skills, experience and education. Qualified applicants will be invited to participate in an interview.

Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis and information regarding next steps in the recruitment process will be sent via email. Please check your email regularly for status updates. You may contact Faye Brand, HR Technician at:  or 408-730-3015 for recruitment updates.   

Any candidate that is selected by the hiring department will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment process, which may consist of a background history check, as well as medical exam(s) administered by a City-selected physician(s) before hire. Prior to starting work, all newly- hired employees will be fingerprinted to check conviction history. A conviction history will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from appointment; however, failure to disclose conviction history will result in refusal of employment or termination. Positions which are covered by the Department of Transportation regulations are required to submit to a pre-employment drug test and to random drug and alcohol testing.

For more information regarding this employment opportunity, contact Jessica Truong, Recreation Coordinator 1, at 408-730-7331 or by email to . For information relating to the application process contact Faye Brand, Human Resources Technician at 408-730-3015 or email: .The information contained within this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice and does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.