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City of Reno, NV Pool Operator in Reno, Nevada

Pool Operator


Class Title

Pool Operator

Class Code



$13.50 - $17.93 Hourly

  • Definition

  • Benefits

Classification Description Summary

Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.

Under general supervision, assist in the oversight of an assigned small aquatics facility by working with Pool Management in maintaining the building, grounds, equipment and aquatic programs. The Pool Operator position is distinguished from the Head Pool Operator in that incumbents do not instruct lifeguard training or other certification classes. Positions assigned to the Pool Operator classification may provide supervision and training to subordinate temporary staff.

Essential Functions

Coordinate facility operation, programs, and staff schedules.

Provide supervision responsibilities to assigned staff.

Assist in the development of aquatic policies, procedures, goals, and objectives.

Review revenue, expenses and attendance.

Enforce policies, rules, regulations, and ordinances governing the conduct of patrons and staff.

Inspect facilities and equipment to ensure proper maintenance and safe conditions.

Perform facility maintenance and cleaning duties.

Oversee swimming, diving, and water safety classes.

Lead and instruct employees on the duties of facility and program operations.

Maintain registration and payment records using a computer and specialized software.

Create documents for program and facility using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Power Point) and other Department software.

Answer telephone, greet customers and refer to appropriate staff.

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge of:

Reading, writing, basic math and verbal communication skills.

General recreation principles and practices, including aquatics and customer service.

Basic principles of supervision.

Basic first aid and CPR methods and techniques.

Lifeguard training and emergency response procedures.

Ability to:

Recognize and respond effectively in emergencies.

Respond to requests and inquiries from employees and the general public.

Understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Make sound decisions and use good judgment.

Work in team based environment to achieve common goals.

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Present a positive role model and interact effectively with people.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Meet physical requirements to safely and effectively perform assigned duties.

Education and Experience

Education: High School Diploma or equivalent.

Experience: Two years of paid aquatic experience as a lead worker.

Licenses: Valid driver's license.

Certifications: Lifeguard Training, First Aid & CPR Certifications.

Preferred Certifications: Certified Pool Operator, Water Safety Instructor Trainer, Lifeguard Training Instructor.

Supplemental Information

Working Conditions:

Convey and exchange verbal and written information. Requires manual dexterity and sufficient strength and stamina to perform sustained physical activity such as bending, stooping, kneeling, running, swimming and crouching; ability to walk and stand for prolonged periods of time; requires ability to lift up to 50 pounds; requires ability to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions including extreme heat, cold, wind and dust; exposure to noise.

May come into contact with swimming pool chemicals.

May work evenings, weekends, and holidays.

BENEFITS IN BRIEF Please Note: The following benefits are currently under review and subject to change at any time.

No state income tax.

Nevada PERS retirement plan. Vesting in 5 years.

No social security participation (1.45 % Medicare deduction required).

Medical, Dental & Vision insurance - City portion paid for employee in proportion to schedule hours.

Eleven paid holidays, pro-rated for scheduled hours.

Paid Time Off (PTO), accrued at rate of .06 hours per hour worked.

Credit Union available.


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