Senior Swimming Pool Supervisor

  • Birmingham, Alabama
  • Jun 04, 2022
Full Time Administrative Analysis and Research Clerical and Administrative Support Parks and Recreation

Job Description

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Individuals working as Senior Swimming Pool Supervisors in the Merit System are responsible for assisting the Recreation Supervisor in the operation and maintenance of a municipal swimming pool system. Such individuals oversee pool activities and enforce water safety rules and regulations in an effort to provide a safe and enjoyable swimming program for the community. They also oversee pool and facility maintenance, assist local coaches in organizing a swim team program, and ensure all public areas are cleaned and functioning properly. The work of a Senior Swimming Pool Supervisor is performed with considerable independence within established codes, regulations, and guidelines and is reviewed periodically by supervisor or Director.

  • Monitors proper maintenance and upkeep of the pool by regularly performing visual and chemical inspections, updating records and reports, and performing other routine maintenance activities.
  • Supervises staff by assigning and distributing work, directing staff in their job duties, monitoring progress of work, providing feedback and/or training.
  • Oversees pool safety by ensuring lifeguard stations are secure, safety equipment is available and working, and all staff properly trained on safety procedures.
  • Oversees the maintenance of the facility by ensuring that all public areas are cleaned and all amenities are cleaned and in working order.
  • Provides various trainings on general and pool safety (e.g., first aid, safe pool operation, water safety, etc.).
  • Analyzes workload of staff by gathering relevant data (e.g., number of projects assigned, size and scope of projects, etc.) in order to make assignments and adjust responsibilities as needed.
  • Maintains an inventory of supplies needed for pool maintenance (e.g., chemicals, tools, kits, etc.).


The following Minimum Qualifications are required for this job. You must demonstrate possession of these qualifications by providing a detailed description of your related experience in the work history section of your application. Please note that replicating or restating these minimum qualifications or the information from the Personnel Board’s job description as your own work experience will result in your disqualification. Please describe your work experience in your own words to represent the work you have performed that is related to the minimum qualifications for this job.
  • A current American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Certificate (with First Aid certification) or a current Lifeguard Certificate (with First Aid certification) from a nationally recognized organization.
  • American Red Cross CPR PRO Certificate (with Automated External Defibrillator certification).
  • Experience assigning and reviewing work, creating work schedules, and monitoring employee performance.
  • Experience overseeing conducting pool operations and maintenance (e.g., chemical checks, valves, pumps, gauges, cleaning).
  • Experience overseeing swimming instruction (e.g., camps, lessons, exercise classes).

  • None.

  • Computer & Technology Operations.
  • Customer Service.
  • Leadership & Management.
  • Mathematical & Statistical Skills.
  • Oral Communication & Comprehension.
  • Planning & Organizing.
  • Problem Solving & Decision Making.
  • Professionalism & Integrity.
  • Reviewing, Inspecting & Auditing.
  • Self-Management & Initiative.
  • Small Tool & Equipment Use.
  • Teamwork & Interpersonal.
  • Technical & Job-Specific Knowledge.
  • Technical Skills.
  • Training & Facilitation.
  • Written Communication & Comprehension.

  • Knowledge of the immediate and temporary treatment of a victim of sudden illness or injury.
  • Knowledge of American Red Cross first aid techniques including Adult CPR.
  • Knowledge of the principles and techniques of organizing and directing swim instruction and recreational swim activities.
  • Knowledge of Federal, State and Local swimming pool facility safety regulations.
  • Knowledge of the maintenance practices and measures for swimming pools, including chemicals and the operation of filters and pumps.

  • Work is performed primarily in employer-owned facilities and pools such as community civic centers, recreation centers, etc.
  • Work involves use of standard office equipment, such as computer, phone, copier, etc.

  • Job involves significant and concerted physical exertion required for regular prolonged periods of swimming.

DISCLAIMER: This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of the job duties, responsibilities, or skills and abilities required to do the job and may be changed at the discretion of the Personnel Board at any time.


Persons requiring special conditions to accommodate a disability when completing the application should contact the Personnel Board at 205-279-3500 before the announcement closing date. Qualified applicants who believe they will need reasonable accommodation in the examination process should complete and submit an Accommodation Request Form. You may obtain an Accommodation Request Form by contacting our ADA Ombudsperson at, or by accessing the "Request for Accommodation" form through the following website:


The Personnel Board of Jefferson County (Personnel Board) provides a public personnel system based on merit principles. The Personnel Board strives for the constant improvement of the public service by employing and developing the best qualified persons available. The Personnel Board provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, creed, religion, political beliefs, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or genetics. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Employment decisions are made by the Merit System municipality or governmental agency in which the position exists. Each Merit System municipality, agency, or jurisdiction administers its own equal employment opportunity programs in compliance with applicable state and/or federal laws and regulations.

Remote-eligible (Remote work is a type of flexible working arrangement that allows an employee to work from remote location)


Job Address

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