This position is expected to be the City's public pool water quality expert and will perform a variety of duties in the operation, upkeep, maintenance, and repair of the City's aquatic facilities. This position reports directly to the Aquatics Supervisor and is a key member of the City's Lifeguard Service Team. The City's aquatic facilities include the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center, which has three pools, including a 50-meter competition pool, a 25-meter dive pool, a beach entry pool with water play equipment, and a 160-foot water slide. In addition to the Aquatic Center, there are also five additional pools located at parks throughout the City. This is a 40-hour a week position that include work shifts involving early mornings, evenings, and weekends.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Performs daily testing and treatment of public pool water, including performing ongoing tests for pH balance, chlorine, calcium hardness and total alkalinity levels, as well as seasonal total dissolved solids (TDS) levels; treating water with chemicals to maintain balanced water quality within acceptable ranges; and monitoring chemical usage.
Keeps pools clean and maintains aquatic facility equipment, which includes pool vacuums, decks, walkways, chemical injectors, chemical probes, pump/chemical rooms, automated chemical control systems, chemical safety equipment, and lifesaving equipment.
Investigates problems and performs upkeep/repairs to aquatic facility/program equipment, including back stroke flags/poles, lane lines, lane line reels, water polo goals, pool covers, pool cover reels, lifeguard towers, water play equipment, diving boards, two way radios, pool ladders, pool lifts, facility signage; performs mechanical inspections and minor repairs to pool pumps, chemical feed pumps/systems, and filters; performs minor repairs in the following areas: electrical, plumbing, masonry, and carpentry.
Works with Los Angeles County Health Department inspectors to ensure facility and staff compliance with county and state health codes and policies.
Creates purchase orders and contracts to purchase maintenance supplies, chemicals, and program/safety equipment; monitors and maintains supply levels; tracks chemical consumption, expenditures and monitors program budget.
Maintains and produces records and reports to track such things as staff trainings, aquatic facility inspections, preventative maintenance, water quality, chemical consumption, water slide inspections, and equipment orders.
Responds to customer questions regarding aquatic programs and resolves customer complaints.
Trains part-time lifeguard staff in proper aquatic facility preventative maintenance techniques, standard pool operations, water quality balancing/testing standards and safety practices.
Assists with part-time lifeguard staff hiring; participates in interviewing and testing of potential lifeguard candidates; teaches American Red Cross courses in CPR, Lifeguard Training and Title 22: First Aid for Public Safety Personnel classes; supervises part-time staff as needed.
Assists in aquatic programs and special events, including set-up, clean-up, facilitating program/event activities and lifeguard services.
Conducts programs and teaches swim lessons to the public as needed.
Establishes positive working relationships with City staff, community organizations/agencies representatives, Los Angeles County Health Inspectors, Cal-OSHA Officials and the public.
Education and Experience:
High school diploma or GED equivalent (proof will be required if hired).
Two years of experience in the field of recreation at public aquatic facilities.
Experience operating, maintaining, and repairing equipment at public aquatic facilities.
Possession of, or the ability to obtain, a valid Class C California driver's license and a safe driving record.
Possession of, or ability to obtain the following certifications within three months of appointment: American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, CPR/AED/First Aid certification; Certified Pool Operator's (CPO) license or Aquatics Facility Operator's (AFO) certification; and Confined Space certification.
Possession of, or ability to obtain the following certifications within one year of appointment: PADI and/or NAUI scuba certification; Los Angeles County Pool Technician certification; American Red Cross Title 22: First Aid for Public Safety Personnel.
American Red Cross Instructor authorizations in CPR/AED/First Aid, Lifeguard Training and Title 22: First Aid for Public Safety Personnel are highly desired.
CLOSING DATE: FEBRUARY 28, 2019, 12:00 PM (PST)
Additional Salary Information: Compensation includes enrollment in California Public Employees' Retirement System as a replacement for Social Security plus a competitive benefits package. All appointments are made at the step 1 of the salary range unless otherwise authorized by the City Manager.
The City of Santa Clarita is an Equal Opportunity Employer.