Aquatics Facility Supervisor Job at San Francisco, San Francisco County, California

Aquatics Facility Supervisor

City and County of San Francisco , California

Job Information 


Recreation and Parks

Mid Level


$35.83 - $43.54 Hourly

Application Deadline 


No Application Deadline

Recruitment Type 

Open Competitive






This is a Position-Based Test conducted in accordance with the Civil Service Rule 111A.

The current position is located at the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (RPD). The eligible list resulting from this examination may be utilized for future positions in this class in other City departments.

The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department’s mission is to provide enriching recreational activities, maintain beautiful parks and preserve the environment for the well-being of our diverse community.

Amid a dynamic and ever-evolving urban landscape, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department stewards one of the premier urban park systems in America. San Francisco recently became the first city in the United States for which 100% of its residents live within a ten-minute walk of a park. Considered by San Franciscans to be one of the City’s most popular and effective public agencies, our Department manages and maintains more than 225 parks, playgrounds, and open spaces in San Francisco, including two outside of city limits: Sharp Park in Pacifica and Camp Mather in the High Sierras. Our 4,100- acre system includes 25 recreation centers, 9 swimming pools, 5 golf courses and numerous athletic facilities, including sports courts, ball diamonds, soccer fields and gymnasiums. Included in the department’s responsibilities are Golden Gate Park, Coit Tower, the Marina Yacht Harbor, the Palace of Fine Arts, and TPC Harding Park golf course.

More than 2,000 talented individuals are part of our team, from gardeners, foresters, and recreation leaders to park rangers, custodians, electricians, painters and more. Our core mission, as it has been throughout our history, is to provide opportunities for San Francisco residents and visitors alike to gather, play, learn, relax, and enjoy nature in the city.

The 3215 Aquatics Facility Supervisor directs, administers and supervises the activities, operations and maintenance of an assigned aquatic facility. Responsibilities include the development, preparation, execution, and supervision of all aquatics-related programs and staff; budget development and administration; and oversight of facility maintenance. Examples of important and essential duties include: planning, scheduling, supervising, and participating in in the work of aquatic staff responsible for providing pool safety and recreational services; tracking time and attendance, conducting skill assessments, providing and/or coordinating training; monitoring performance; and correcting deficiencies through coaching and progressive discipline; planning and developing pool activities, programs and use; scheduling use of pool facilities for activities and programs; ensuring that aquatic activities meet local needs; developing and monitoring facility budgets; monitoring and approving expenditures; overseeing the collection of revenues and fees; making recommendations for staffing, supplies, equipment, and capital improvements; maintaining inventory of supplies and equipment; submitting requisitions of supplies; assisting in the development of policies, procedures and safety rules relating to aquatic facility, programs, pool personnel and the public; coordinating community relations to promote partnerships and collaboration in aquatics programs; arranging for marketing of programs; preparing, updating and distributing a variety of brochures, calendars, posters, news releases, flyers, public presentations and meeting agendas and related communications regarding aquatics programs; conducting public meetings; responding to public inquiries and complaints; collecting and evaluating data on operations, activities and programs; preparing various reports and documentation related to accidents or incidents, program effectiveness, patron participation and satisfaction, budget, revenue and control; maintaining records and statistics; performing swim instruction and water safety when necessary by teaching swim lessons, enforcing rules, making rescues and rendering First Aid and/or cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR); assuming responsibility in cases of accidents; directing and participating in the maintenance of aquatic facilities; monitoring pool water chemistry, taking water quality samples and adjusting chemical levels as needed; inspecting and observing facility to ensure maintenance of safety standards, sanitary conditions and orderly conduct; completing work orders for repairs; coordinating with custodial, engineering or other maintenance staff as necessary; ensuring chemicals, equipment and materials are properly handled and safely stored when not in use; ensuring regular and adequate cleaning of the surrounding pool area, lobby, changing rooms and deck; and other related duties are required.

Working Conditions
Nature of work includes: sufficient strength and coordination to perform rescue operations, CPR and First Aid, exposure to water, indoor noise levels, outdoor working conditions, chemicals and mechanical hazards.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Possession or a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university preferably in recreation, physical education or a related field; AND

2. Two (2) years (equivalent to 4,000 hours) of full-time experience as a swimming instructor and lifeguard including a minimum of one (1) year (2,000 hours) as a lifeguard and six (6) months (1,000 hours) as a swimming instructor; OR One (1) year (2,000 hours) of experience equivalent to class 3213 Aquatic Facility Assistant Supervisor; AND

3. Possession of a Lifeguarding Certification issued by the American Red Cross or an equivalent certified issuing agency; AND

4. Possession of a CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer issued by the American Red Cross or equivalent certified issuing agency; AND

5. Possession of an Oxygen Administration Certification for the Professional Rescuer issued by the American Red Cross or equivalent certified issuing agency; AND

6. Possession of a Water Safety Instruction Certification issued by the American Red Cross or an equivalent certified issuing agency OR Fitness Professional certificate issued by the Aquatic Exercise Association or equivalent certified issuing agency; AND

7. Possession of an Aquatic Facility Operator Certification issued by the National Recreation and Park Association OR possession of a Certified Pool Operator Certification issued by the National Swimming Pool Foundation [Note: can be obtained either at time of hire or within six (6) months of appointment]; AND

8. Possession of a Lifeguard Instructor Certification issued by the American Red Cross or equivalent certified issuing agency.

Substitution: Additional qualifying experience as described may be substituted for the required degree on a year-for-year basis. Thirty (30) semester units or forty-five (45) quarter units equal one year (2000 hours).

New hires must be able to obtain the following certifications issued by the American Red Cross within six (6) months of appointment and maintain validity of these certificates throughout length of employment:

  • First Aid for Public Safety Personnel in accordance with Title 22 requirements

Failure to show proof of possession of current/valid First Aid for Public Safety Personnel and Aquatic Facility Operator/Certified Pool Operator certifications after six (6) months of date of hire and throughout length of employment may result in termination of employment.

All employees must keep current/valid ALL required certifications throughout the length of employment. Failure to demonstrate/show proof of current/valid certifications may result in termination of employment.

Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.

Applicants are required to submit verification of qualifying certifications prior to the filing deadline. Verification of qualifying certifications must be verified by providing a scanned copy (.pdf) of the original certification issued by the American Red Cross or an equivalent certified issuing agency, and must be attached to the application at the time of filing. If you are unable to upload the documents, you can scan and email the materials to, with the subject line: 3215 Verification.

Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point in the application, examination and/or departmental selection process. Failure to provide the required verification when requested may result in rejection of application and/or removal from eligibility for referral and appointment in this class. Verification of qualifying work experience as a swimming instructor and lifeguard must be verified by submitting written documentation, on the employer’s letterhead. The verification of work experience must include the applicant’s full name, the job/position title, a description of job duties performed, dates of service, average number of hours worked as a swimming instructor / lifeguard and a signature of the employer.

Verification of qualifying education must be verified by submitting a copy of transcripts demonstrating coursework completed, or a copy of a diploma indicating major area of study. For more information regarding education verification, please visit

Note: Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.

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One South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor

San Francisco, CA 94103