Aquatics Facilities Supervisor Job at Berkeley, Alameda County, California

Aquatics Facilities Supervisor

City of Berkeley , California

Job Information 


Parks, Recreation & Waterfront

Mid Level


$27.99 - $34.03 Hourly

Application Deadline 


04/19/2021 05:00 PM PDT

Recruitment Type 

Open Competitive



The City of Berkeley is excited to share the recruitment for Aquatics Facilities Supervisor. This classification is responsible for  the planning, organizing, directing, supervising, and participating in the operations and maintenance of one or more swimming pools and adjacent facilities. The Aquatics Facilities Supervisor is distinguished from the Aquatics Coordinator position in that the latter has overall supervisory responsibility for City aquatics centers and aquatics programs. The City of Berkeley is seeking applications from highly skilled individuals with recreational or educational program experience related to pool management, swim instruction, life guarding, or coaching. The incumbent assists in the planning and implementation of aquatics programs, maintains records, and enforces safe pool practices.

Successful applicants will have the ability to:
  • Ensure that City aquatics facilities are in compliance with local, state, and federal health and safety codes and regulatory law;
  • Maintain order and exercise crowd control when warranted;
  • Complete regular pool maintenance: testing of pool water, balancing chemicals in pools, maintaining records, conducting pool deck maintenance, monitoring functioning of equipment such as chemical feed and filtration systems;
  • Identify the need for and coordinate the maintenance, repair or replacement of pool equipment and facilities;
  • Ensure the proper opening and closing of aquatics facilities; 
  • Assist in the planning, supervision and evaluation of all aquatics programs, including special events, drop-in programs, shower program, and swim instruction programs;
  • Recruit, train, supervise, and provide constructive feedback for staff and volunteers; coordinate assignments, orient staff on procedures and policies; prepare and conduct in-service training programs;
  • Report critical maintenance issues raised by staff, volunteers, or the public and document any actions taken to resolve the issues;
  • Ensure the accuracy of staff time cards;
  • May serve as a lifeguard, coach, or instructor of any and all aquatics or water-safety programs including assistance with registration, cashiering, and locker room responsibilities;
  • Monitor supply needs and order necessary supplies, materials, and equipment and set up aquatics facility rentals; and
  • Perform related duties as required.
 Required Qualifications:
High School graduation or equivalent


Three (3) summers/seasons or 600 working hours in an organized recreational or educational program related to swimming pool management, swim instruction, lifeguarding, or coaching. Previous staff supervisory experience is desirable. Water Safety Instructor certification is desirable.

Other Requirements
  • Must be able to travel to various locations within and outside the City of Berkeley to meet the program needs and to fulfill the job responsibilities. When driving on City business, maintenance of a valid California driver's license and satisfactory driving record is required.
  • Possession of a current American Red Cross Lifeguard/First Aide certificate.
  • Possession of a current American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer certificate.
  • Possession of a Certified Pool Operator certificate by date of appointment.
 Knowledge and Abilities:
Knowledge of:
  1. All subjects covered in the National Recreation and Park Association Class on Aquatic Facilities Operator Class such as, but not limited to, health department considerations, pool circulation, filtration, heating and power, water chemistry, chlorine and chemical types, sanitation water testing pool problems and solutions, safety considerations, and preventative maintenance;
  2. Modern, approved techniques of swimming instruction, and life guarding;
  3. Basic supervisory principles and practices;
  4. Swimming pool and facility maintenance practices;
  5. Pertinent rules, laws, and regulations including but not limited to California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (CALOSHA), American with Disabilities Access (ADA) Laws and related state laws, City Ordinances, and Departmental Rules and Regulations;
  6. CPR and first aid techniques;
  7. Use of cash registers, and cash handling procedures;
  8. Basic budgeting practices;
Skill in and ability to:
  1. Motivate and lead staff;
  2. Proficiently swim;
  3. Organize training and safety practice sessions and provide training as required;
  4. Maintain order and discipline at an assigned swimming facility;
  5. Evaluate emergency situations and respond effectively and quickly;
  6. Perform life saving techniques, including CPR;
  7. Instruct children and adults in swimming techniques;
  8. Inspect and perform routine pool maintenance and cleaning;
  9. Prepare routine reports, and maintain pool and facility maintenance logs;
  10. Use computer based applications such as Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook, in addition to registration software;
  11. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with City staff,  community groups, and the public.
 Application Process:
Applicants must submit the following:
  1. City of Berkeley Employment Application
  2. Supplemental Questionnaire
All materials must be received no later than 5:00 PM (PST) on the closing date. Postmarks, faxes and incomplete applications will not be accepted. Resumes are not a substitute for a completed application.

The examination process can consist of:
  1. Review of applications for minimum qualifications for the position and to ensure all materials have been submitted.
The examination process is subject to change. Applicants passing all examination phases will have their names placed on an employment eligible list that hiring department(s) will use to conduct final selection interviews. Hiring Department(s) will contact applicants directly if selected to participate in their hiring/selection process.
Pre-Employment Process: Applicants are required to submit criminal history information upon request after receiving a conditional offer of employment. If the requested information is not furnished in a timely manner, applicants will not qualify for further consideration and will be removed from the eligible list.

Candidates under final consideration for employment with the City should expect to undergo an employment background / reference check that may include, but is not limited to: employment history, confirmation of educational credentials and degrees, licenses including driver's license, registrations, certificates, and other credentials as part of the appointment process. Some positions, depending on the nature of the work, also require a credit check and a review of Summary Criminal History obtained from the State Department of Justice through Live Scan fingerprinting.



The City of Berkeley is a proud EEO/ADA Employer.

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Exam Access Accommodation: In compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations, the City of Berkeley will employ and promote qualified individuals without regard to disability. The City is committed to making reasonable accommodations in the examination process and in the work environment. Individuals requesting reasonable accommodations in the examination process must do so no later than the final filing date for receipt of applications, otherwise it may not be possible to arrange accommodations for the selection process. Such requests should be addressed to Department of Human Resources, 2180 Milvia Street, 1st Floor, Berkeley CA 94704, Phone: (510) 981-6800,

Alternative Application Formats: This application material is available in alternative formats upon request. Alternative formats include audio-format, braille, large print, electronic text, etc. Please contact the ADA Coordinator, 2180 Milvia Street, Berkeley | Phone: (510) 981-6300 | TTY: (510) 981-6347| and allow 7-10 days for production of the material in an alternative format.

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2180 Milvia Street # 3

Berkeley, CA 94704