Assistant Pool Manager Job at Sacramento, Sacramento County, California

Assistant Pool Manager

City of Sacramento , California

Job Information 


Youth, Parks, and Community Enrichment

Mid Level


$16.21 - $18.80 Hourly

Application Deadline 


05/16/2021 11:59 PM PDT

Recruitment Type 

Open Competitive



PLEASE NOTE: Employment dates for this position are from May to August, possibly September. Although this recruitment has multiple-cutoffs, only one application needs to be submitted. If duplicate applications are submitted, only one application will be accepted.


To assist in the oversight of an assigned aquatic facility by working with the Pool Manager in scheduling and supervising subordinate employees, maintaining the building, grounds, and equipment, and developing aquatic programs; to supervise the pool, water, decks, and ancillary areas of an aquatic facility.

Direct supervision is provided by a higher-level position. Responsibilities include the direct and indirect 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. 

  • Ensure constant surveillance as assigned to safeguard swimmers from drowning and other accidents.
  • Take appropriate action to prevent dangerous situations and accidents.
  • Rescue and resuscitate drowning persons.
  • Rescue and aid persons affected by life threatening injuries.
  • Enforce facility rules, regulations, and procedures.
  • 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.
  • Maintain all required reports and records.
  • Assist in accounting of all monies collected. 
  • Maintain records of employees' work time.
  • Assist in the supervision, evaluation, assignment, and training of assigned personnel.
  • Write and prepare lesson plans; Assist in the planning, organizing, and promotion of  aquatic classes and programs.
  • Enforce all rules and regulations.
  • May instruct water oriented classes such as swim lesson, swim team, junior guard, and water aerobics.
  • Assist in the maintenance of aquatic facility including its building, grounds, and equipment.
  • Act as Pool Manager in his/her absence.
  • Other related duties may also be performed; not all duties listed may necessarily be performed by each individual holding this classification.



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.
  • Principles and practices of supervision.
  • Aquatic instruction programs.
Ability to: 
  • Swim with proficiency and endurance.
  • Prevent accidents and effect rescues.
  • 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.
  • Enforce the rules and regulations of an aquatic facility.
  • Instruct students in a variety of aquatic oriented skill level classes.
  • Interpret policies and procedures.
  • Follow oral and written instructions.
  • Prepare, read, and write various reports.
  • Organize and instruct swimming and water safety classes.

Any combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Two seasons or 2.5 months of experience at an aquatic facility as a lifeguard.


Must be 18 years of age by time of appointment.

Possession of a current course completion certificate as required by current Federal, State, and Local law:
  • Completion of American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aide/CPR and AED certification.
  • American Red Cross Lifeguard Instruction Certification preferred.
Proof of the required certificate and/or license must be submitted to the City of Sacramento Employment Office as an attachment(s) to the online application, faxed to (916) 596-1556, or emailed to by time of appointment. If submitting via fax/email, please include your name and Job #009119-21-YPCE-3 on your documents. Unofficial documents and/or copies are acceptable.

If considered for appointment, candidates must:
  • Pass a physical, criminal background check, and drug test.
  • Pass a tuberculosis screening test.
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 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:
May be required to work various shifts, evenings, and weekends.



Please note, the City of Sacramento's preferred method of communication with applicants is via e-mail. As such, please ensure you verify the e-mail address on your application, and check your e-mail frequently, including your spam and junk folders. All e-mail notifications can also be accessed through the applicant inbox.
1. Application: (Pass/Fail) – All applicants must complete and submit online a City of Sacramento employment application by the final filing deadline;

  • Employment applications must be submitted online; paper applications will not be accepted. 
  • Employment applications will be considered incomplete and will be disqualified: 
    • If applicants do not list current and past job-related experience in the duties area of the "Work Experience" section. Note: Qualifying experience is based on 40 hours per week (pro-rated if less than 40 hours/week). 
    • If "see resume" is noted in the "Work Experience" section; a resume will not substitute for the information required in the "Work Experience" section. 
  • Position/job titles will not be considered in determining eligibility for meeting the minimum qualifications for this position. 
  • Supplemental documents such as resume, cover letter, and proof of education are highly preferred and recommended at the time of application submission. Documents should be submitted to the City of Sacramento Employment Office as attachment(s) via online with the employment application, emailed to, or by FAX to (916) 596-1556. If submitting via FAX/email, please include your name and Job #009119-21-YPCE-3 on your documents.
  • Applicants are responsible for attaching proof of education, certification, and/or license to each position for which they apply.  

 2. Supplemental Questionnaire: (Pass/Fail) – In addition to the City of Sacramento employment application, all applicants must complete and submit online responses to the supplemental questionnaire to the City of Sacramento Employment Office by the final filing deadline;
  • Responses to the supplemental questionnaire must be submitted online; paper questionnaire will not be accepted. 
  • Incomplete supplemental questionnaire will not pass the review process; omitted information cannot be considered or assumed. 
  • A resume will not substitute for the information required in the supplemental questionnaire.

 3. Screening Committee: (Pass/Fail) - Human Resources will forward employment applications of individuals who submitted all the required documents (i.e. City of Sacramento Application and Supplemental Questionnaire) to the hiring department.
 4. Hiring Interview: Those candidates determined to be the MOST QUALIFIED will be invited to participate in an interview process coordinated by the hiring department. There will be no eligible list established, as positions will be seasonal and/or part-time. A hiring interview is not guaranteed.
 5. Conditional Hire: Upon receipt of a conditional offer, the selected candidate must complete and pass LiveScan/fingerprinting. If applicable, candidates may also need to pass a pre-employment medical exam, controlled substance and/or alcohol test, and possess any required licensure or certification prior to receiving a start date from the Department. Failure to meet these prerequisites will be grounds for withdrawal of your conditional offer of employment.
For questions concerning this job announcement and the application process:


915 I Street

Sacramento, CA 95814