Pool Manager, Part Time (Continuous)

  • Oakland, California
  • Mar 05, 2024
Part Time Administration and Management Parks and Recreation
  • Salary: 25 USD

Job Description

The Position

The City of Oakland is an equal opportunity employer that values workforce diversity, inclusion, and equity. Oakland has a long history of activism around issues of justice and equity. Both oppression and this resistance to oppression have shaped the city’s historical roots and the lives of its residents to this day. As public servants to one of the most diverse cities in the nation, we strive to develop employees who understand the harm and impacts of systemic inequity to create lasting, meaningful outcomes for everyone. Oakland strives to establish an environment that embraces the richness of culture, community, and individualism of employees.

Have you worked as a lifeguard and swim instructor and want to step up to the next level? Become a Pool Manager and provide leadership and direction to our current aquatics staff! The City of Oakland is currently recruiting to fill part-time Pool Manager positions in Oakland Parks and Recreation Aquatic Centers for both seasonal and year-round employment. Working hours vary from week to week.

Under direction in Oakland Parks and Recreation, performs a variety of duties at the City's pools, including planning and implementing aquatics programs, training and direction of part-time staff, and communicating with the public; and performs related duties as assigned. Work with management to directly operate pool facilities and schedule staff. Provide leadership and direction to Lifeguards and Water Safety Instructors. Lead in-service trainings for staff, conduct facility inspections, and provide feedback to management. Current American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI) and Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED certifications are required.

Selective certification may apply for some positions that may require specific bilingual skills in Spanish, Cantonese, or Mandarin. The hiring list established from this recruitment may be used to fill all vacancies (those that require bilingual skills as well as those that do not) in this classification.

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Examples of Duties

  • Direct operation of pool facilities.
  • Plan, coordinate, and promote aquatics programs with the community and department.
  • Audit physical fitness level of lifeguards through drills and continuous conditioning; document observations and implement physical fitness programs as needed.
  • Oversee collection and security of all revenues and tickets; keep records of revenues.
  • Train and direct aquatics staff as outlined by management staff.
  • Coordinate and facilitate patron registration for instructional programs.
  • Conduct and oversee Water Safety Instruction (WSI) facility program.
  • Maintain equipment and pool supplies; maintain inventory records of equipment and supplies.
  • Complete accident, revenue, and control and discipline reports.
  • Maintain accurate operational and financial records for the pool facility.
  • Conduct and oversee in-service training facility and staff conditioning programs.
  • Assign and oversee custodial duties.

Minimum Requirements for Application

Any combination of education and experience that is equivalent to the following minimum qualifications is acceptable:


High school graduation or equivalent.


Two years aquatic experience.


Current Red Cross certifications in Water Safety Instruction, Lifeguarding, First Aid, and CPR for Lifeguards with AED or CPR for the Professional Rescuer with AED. Please scan and attach these required certifications to your online application. Failure to submit all required certifications may result in disqualification from the selection process.

Other Requirements:

Candidates must be at least eighteen (18) years old or older.

Candidates who receive conditional offers of employment will be required to submit fingerprints, undergo a criminal record clearance, have drug testing and a TB screening.

Additional Qualifications: Bilingual skills in Spanish, Cantonese, and Mandarin are highly desirable for certain positions.

Supplemental Information

The Selection Process

Stage I: The first stage in the selection process will consist of a review of each applicant's employment application, attachments of the required Red Cross certifications, and a signed supplemental questionnaire for minimum qualifications (weighted pass/fail). Applications submitted without all required materials will not be given further consideration. Please scan and attach all required certifications to your online application.

Stage II: The second stage will consist of an on-the-spot water test and an oral interview that will test the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in the qualifications section. The list of candidates to be further considered will be developed directly from the results of Stage II.

The City of Oakland reserves the right to modify the selection process as necessary to conform to administrative or business necessity.

Candidates will be required to provide original current Red Cross certifications in Water Safety Instruction, Lifeguarding, First Aid, and CPR for Lifeguards with AED or CPR for the Professional Rescuer with AED at the time of the scheduled oral interview/water test.

*Note: Subsequent Oral Interviews and Water Tests will be scheduled periodically.

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.

How to Apply

Apply prior to the closing time of the job announcement and allow at least an hour to submit your application if you are a new user of the system. APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED ONLINE ONLY. You may apply and view current openings by visiting our employment opportunities webpage at: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/oaklandca/default.cfm

If you do not have access to a computer, there are computer stations available at any City of Oakland Public Library. There are also workstations at the Human Resources Management Department, 150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, 2nd Floor, Oakland, CA 94612. Workstations are available during regular business hours (normally 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.).

Our online application system is provided by GovernmentJobs. If you have problems while applying online, please contact GovernmentJobs Live Applicant Support at (855) 524-5627 between 6:00 AM and 5:00 PM Pacific Time, Monday - Friday. You may also call the City of Oakland Human Resources Management Department during regular business hours at (510) 238-3112 for information; however, we are unable to provide technical support for the online application system. For recruitment-specific questions, please contact Jasmine Finney at jfinney@oaklandca.gov

The City of Oakland is committed to the wellbeing of its employees and offers comprehensive health and wellness services along with an array of other benefits for most positions. Benefits may include*:

• CalPERS Medical
• Dental
• Vision
• Medical Waiver Plan - Cash-In-Lieu
• Flexible Spending Accounts
• Commuter Benefits
• Group & Supplemental Life Insurance
• Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
• Guaranteed Ride Home (GRH)
• Pension Benefits
• Deferred Compensation

* Specific benefits may vary depending on the assignedspecific bargaining unit. Information regarding most benefits can be reviewed here: Employee Benefits Information Current MOUs may be reviewed here: City of Oakland Labor Agreements

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