Pool Manager


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Town of Amherst
4 Boltwood Avenue
Amherst, MA 01002
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Company Description:
The Town of Amherst seeks a workforce that reflects the diversity of its community and strives toward racial equity and environmental sustainability. All are encouraged to apply. AA/EEO
Pool Manager
$ 16.61 Per Hour
High School or Equivalent
Up to One Year
Must have certificates for Lifeguard training, CPR, Red Cross and First Aid. - Preference: Required

Come Join the Amherst Recreation Aquatics staff for Spring and Summer 2024! We are looking for pool managers to assist with pool operations and programming in a leadership capacity. Amherst Recreation Pool Managers are responsible for supervision of our lifeguarding and swim instruction teams. Responsibilities include planning, directing and coordinating our community aquatics programs at Amherst’s outdoor pools from June through August 2024. Our managers are in integral part of fulfilling Amherst’s mission to provide the community of all ages and abilities with the gools to find confidence and a life-long love of swimming.

Seasonal Part-time (Non-Benefited)  June – August 2024
Hours: 35 - must be willing to work flexible hours including weekend shifts
Pay Scale - Part-time Wage Scale Level 3, Step 6 - $16.61 per hour

Position Purpose:
Supervises, interviews, and hires lifeguards and swim instructors. Plans, directs, and coordinates activities at the Town Pools. Instructs staff and enforces pool rules and regulations. Purchases supplies for pool and concessions. Manages staff schedules. Conducts chemical analysis and completes applications. Performs related work as required.

Essential Functions:
(The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.)
• Supervises and interviews, screens, and hires lifeguards and swim instructors. Plans, coordinates, directs, and evaluates performance of Town pool staff.
• Ensures scheduling of and may instruct at staff in-service training programs.
• Prepares staff work schedules; prepares time sheets, including review and ensuring accuracy and timeliness of staff time cards.
• Performs chemical analysis and applications for pool, as required by state regulations. Examines and ensures proper functioning of equipment. Reports malfunctions or irregularities to supervision.
• Enforces implementation of pool rules and regulations.
• Documents incidents, including first aid and customer concerns.
• Ensures sanitary and clean facilities.
• Secures facility at closing time, including inspecting for locked gates and doors.
• Collects and prepares daily receipts for deposits.
• Provides courteous, respectful, and proficient customer servicing.
• Performs similar or related work as required, directed, or as the situation dictates.

Minimum Qualifications:
High School Diploma or equivalent plus one to three years in sports management position or any equivalent combination of related education and experience. Must have certificates for Lifeguard training, CPR, Red Cross and First Aid. This is a seasonal position. Must pass the (CORI) history/juvenile record history as well as a Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) background checks.

Knowledge, Ability and Skill:
Knowledge: Knowledge of basic lifeguard duties and responsibility. Knowledge of Red Cross pool management procedures and policies. Knowledge to deliver in-service training to pool staff. Knowledge to maintain safe, clean, and sanitary conditions for pool area and facilities. Knowledge of liquid and powder chemical mixtures and math symbols, including knowledge of volume, weights, and measurements to ensure effective application of chemicals. Sufficient knowledge of math to understand how to apply chemicals. Knowledge to lead, guide, and direct staff. Knowledge of pools to identify problems.

Ability: Communicate effectively verbally and in writing, Ability to communicate in second language is helpful. Ability to be understood. Ability to interact and communicate respectfully with people of diverse cultures and backgrounds. Basic skill with computer and computer software such as MS Office Word and Excel. Ability to plan, coordinate activities. Ability to perform administrative tasks such as developing and implementing staff’s schedules. Ability to create and maintain records of incidents, including first aid and customer concerns. Ability to deliver effective customer servicing. Ability to accurately count cash and complete deposit forms. Ability to swim and maintain swim and all other state and town required certifications. Ability to assess pool disrepair issues. Ability to operate computer, calculator, telephone, and other standard office equipment. Ability to operate pool equipment. Ability to supervise staff.

Skill: Skill in organizing and planning. Effective communicator, delegator, and collaborator. Skill to handle cash and electronic receipts. Skill to reconcile cash transactions. Skill to effectively secure facility at closings. Skill to supervise, interview, hire and evaluate swim staff. Skill to plan and perform administrative duties. Skill to handle pool chemicals safely and with precision. Skill to ensure maintaining of clean and sanitary environment. Skill to instruct staff. Skill in leadership and management techniques.

Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This position is required to stand or sit, talk and hear for extended periods; frequently required to walk; occasionally swims; bends, stoops. turns; uses hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reaches with hands and arms; specific vision abilities required include close and medium distance vision, peripheral and color vision and depth perception and the ability to adjust focus; ability to operate a keyboard, computer, telephone and other office equipment; ability to operate pool equipment and lift up to 50 lbs. Must be able to hear normal sounds, distinguish sound as voice patterns.

Job Environment:
Work is generally performed in pool area and in office conditions, requiring exposure to weather conditions, noise levels are moderate to loud. Work area may be wet. Operates computers calculator, telephone, copiers, facsimile machines, and other standard office equipment.

Makes regular contacts with general public, participants, parents, swim staff, other department staff and supervision; most contacts involve an information exchange, and providing direction and instructions. Has access to program-oriented confidential information. Errors in judgement and administration could have significant adverse effect on Town’s ability to deliver services and could result in significant monetary and/or legal repercussions.

This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

The Town of Amherst seeks a workforce that reflects the diversity of its community, and strives toward racial equity and environmental sustainability. All are encouraged to apply. AA/EEO.

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