Pool Operator

Arlington Public Schools Aquatics Management | Arlington, VA

Posted Date 1/10/2020

Job Title: Pool Operator 

Supervision: Pool Manager reviews work assignments, but individual is expected to work independently according to standard procedures and/or instructions

Job Description: Responsible for the delivery of water safety and swimming instruction to elementary school and high school physical education classes and assist in the day to day operations of the aquatic facility including, but not limited to, patron surveillance, facility maintenance, front desk management, custodial maintenance and customer service.

  • ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (May not include all duties performed.)
    • Ensures the safety of the patrons by enforcing facility rules, regulation and APS policies and procedures.
    • Responds to emergency situations and renders appropriate first aid 
    • Instructs the elementary and high school Water safety program 
    • Supervises and performs lifeguard duties for middle school and high school swim team practices and swim meets 
    • Responsible for the completion of daily and weekly pool equipment and filter room maintenance including vacuuming, brushing, backwashing, etc. 
    • Assists with the delivery of the staff in-service program 
    • Prepares instructional program course records and statistical reports 
    • Participates in the completion of daily records as outlined in the log book 
    • Participates in the daily custodial and overall maintenance of the building 
    • Performs minor maintenance and repair of swimming pool and building equipment 
    • Completes daily facility inspections and reports areas of concern to management 
    • Performs front desk duties such as greeting patrons, selling memberships and passes and the collection of fees 
    • Completes incident/accident reports as needed 
    • Carries out additional duties as assigned by the Aquatics Director, Aquatics Manager, or the Pool Manager
    • Comprehensive knowledge of swimming lesson plans and effective methods of instructing children and youth. 
    • Thorough knowledge and application of swimming and water safety instructional techniques 
    • Ability to instruct large groups of elementary and high school age children in basic and advanced aquatic skills 
    • Thorough knowledge and application of lifeguarding rescue techniques
    • Knowledge of the principles and practices of facility rules, policies, and procedures.
    • Knowledge of aquatic facility management concepts, including patron surveillance, and water quality and sanitation standards.
    • Knowledge of procedures for handling cash transactions and cash register operations
    • Knowledge of water quality management including the operation of filter and disinfection systems
    • Experience motivating and supervising lifeguarding teams
    • Ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing
    • Public relations and leadership skills
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisor, facilities and maintenance department staff, DPR personnel, and general public.
    • A High School diploma or equivalent G.E.D and experience in aquatic management, or a closely related area, or any equivalent combination and experience that would provide the above noted knowledge, skill and ability.
    • Experience teaching swimming and/or lifeguarding
    • Lifeguarding, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, First Aid, and Emergency
    • Oxygen Administration certification
    • Training as a swimming pool operator from a local or national organization, within one (1) year of employment.
    • A valid driver’s license, proof of insurability, and safe driving record.
    • Instructor Certification in: Water Safety and or Lifeguard Training is preferred.
      • Should be obtained within one (1) year.
    • Work requires walking, standing, climbing, stooping, bending, sitting, lifting and moving heavy items, and operating office equipment. Lifeguarding responsibilities requires physical strength and agility to remove or assist a distressed person in the swimming pool.
    • Work involves exposure to swimming pool chemicals including chlorine, potential exposure to blood and body fluids at the scene of an injury or accident. Exposure to swimming pool chemicals may require the use of goggles, apron, rubber gloves, and facemasks.
    • The individual will work a flexible 8-hours schedule that may start as early as 5:00 am and end as late at 12:00 pm as needed to ensure the appropriate coverage of the pool and the instructional program.


Salary16.00 Hour

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