San Jose

Swimming Pool Manager PT - Parks, Recreation & Neighborhood Services Department

South Bay
2/28/2019 at 11:30pm
$20.70-$25.15 Hourly


200 East Santa Clara Street, San Jose, 95113-1905


PRNS is hiring for part-time, unbenefitted Swimming Pool Manager vacancies in the Recreation and Community Services (RCS) Division. The Swimming Pool Manager position is responsible for planning, organizing, directing and supervising swimming, and swim instruction programs at a City operated swimming pool facility.
Responsibilities for this position include, but may not be limited to:

  • Enforcing policies and procedures, which ensure efficient and effective operation of pool facilities, including personnel management and training.
  • Planning, organizing, directing, and supervising swimming and swim instruction programs.
  • Collecting attendance fees and completing attendance, accident, and accounting reports.
  • Supervising health and safety factors of the pool, including first aid.
  • Programming and scheduling events at the pool.
  • Scheduling and supervising the work of lifeguards and other pool personnel.
  • Maintaining personnel records and preparing necessary reports of time worked, assignments, and personnel requirements.
  • Assisting with janitorial duties, limited pool maintenance, including daily chemical analysis/testing, pool cleaning, cleaning of bathrooms as needed.
  • Supervising in-service training for all personnel, including pre-season meetings of all personnel covering policies and procedures of the City, and safety responsibilities. 
  • Attend meetings and trainings as required.

Note: The position may require the selected candidate(s) to work mornings, evenings, and weekend hours during the dates of May 20, 2019 – August 24, 2019 in accordance with the assigned pool location. If you are selected for the position, these hours and dates will be mandatory as part of the candidate's work schedule.
Swimming Pool Managers may be placed at any of the City pools. Currently, the City of San José’s PRNS Department owns six pools at the following locations:
Alviso Pool
Wilson Way, San José, CA 95134
Biebrach Pool
West Virginia St. & Delmas Ave., San José, CA 95125
Camden Community Center
3369 Union Ave., San José, CA 95124

Fair Swim Center
1350 Bacchus Dr., San José, CA 95124

Mayfair Community Center
2039 Kammerer Ave., San José, CA 95116
Rotary Ryland Pool
421 North First St., San José, CA 95112
The position is part-time, unbenefited with a limit of less than 20 hours per week or less than 1,040 hours per year. There is no guarantee of hours or longevity.
This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions in this, or other divisions or departments. If you are interested in employment in this classification, you should apply to ensure you are considered for additional opportunities that may utilize the applicants from this recruitment.

Ideal Candidate

Minimum Qualifications 
The following minimum qualifications, including required certificates must be obtained on or before the new-hire effective starting date.

Education: Completion of high school or possession of General Educational Development (GED) Certificate or California Proficiency Certificate.

Experience: Three (3) full seasons (approximately 1,140 hours) of work in swimming pool management, lifeguarding, swimming instruction, or related activity.

- Possession of current certificate indicating successful completion of an approved course in Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation for the Professional Rescuer (CPR/FPR) as prescribed by the American Red Cross or as prescribed by the American Heart Association; B.C.L.S. – C, with a completion date less than one year old at the time of appointment. 
- Possession of current certificate in First Aid, as prescribed by the State Department of Health, at the time of appointment.
- Possession of current American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor's Authorization Certificate (WSI).
Employment Eligibility: Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of San José will NOT sponsor, represent, or sign any documents related to visa applications/transfers for H1-B or any other type of visa which requires an employer application. State law requires all employees working with youth to provide medical verification of negative tuberculosis test results within the last year.
Background Check: Candidates will be required to undergo a background check, including a criminal history records check, before being considered for a position.
The ideal candidate will possess the following competencies, as demonstrated in past and current employment history. Desirable competencies for this position include:
Job Expertise - Demonstrates knowledge of and experience with applicable professional/technical principles and practices, Citywide and departmental procedures/policies and federal and state rules and regulations.
- Knowledge of the principles and techniques of first aid and artificial respiration.
- Knowledge of swimming pool hazards and safety precautions.
- Ability to plan, organize and direct a recreational program in swimming for both adults, and children.
- Knowledge of proper cash collection, handling, safeguarding, depositing and accounting principles.
- Knowledge of swimming and lifesaving techniques and the ability to instruct classes involving this knowledge to participants and Lifeguards.
Reliability - Completes quality work assignments in a timely and efficient manner; fulfills responsibilities and maintains confidentiality as appropriate.
Flexibility - Makes effective decisions and achieves desired results in the midst of major changes in responsibilities, work processes, timeframes, performance expectations, organizational culture, or work environment.
Coaching - Provides guidance, opportunities and motivation to develop and strengthen knowledge, skills, and competencies to improve employee’s capabilities.
Teamwork & Interpersonal Skills - Develops effective relationships with co-workers and supervisors by helping others accomplish tasks and using collaboration and conflict resolution skills.
Customer Service - Demonstrates the ability to anticipate customers' needs and deliver services effectively and efficiently using professional demeanor.
Communication Skills - Effectively conveys information and expresses thoughts and facts clearly, orally, and in writing; demonstrates effective use of listening skills; displays openness to other people’s ideas and thoughts.
Selection Process
The selection process will consist of an evaluation of the applicant's training and experience based on the application and responses to the Job Specific Questions. Only the candidates whose backgrounds best match the position will be invited to proceed in the selection process. Additional phases of the selection process will consist of one or more interviews, one of which may include a practical/writing exercise.
You will be prompted to answer the following job-specific questions during the online application process. Please note that there is a 4,000-character limit, including spaces, for each text response. 



Please describe your experience in swimming pool management, lifeguarding, swimming instruction, or related activity that qualifies you for the Swimming Pool Manager classification? Include job title, name of employer, dates of employment (start/end dates), average hours worked per week, approximate number of total hours you have completed with each employer where you obtained your experience, and the duties you performed. Please note, your experience hours indicated must be equivalent to at least three (3) full seasons (approximately 1,140 hours) of work in swimming pool management, lifeguarding, swimming instruction, or related activity to meet the experience minimum qualification.

You must answer all job-specific questions in order to be considered for this vacancy or your application will be deemed incomplete and withheld from further consideration. 
If you have questions about the duties of the position or the selection or hiring processes, please contact Dominique Voelker via email at