Pool Supervisor

Description :


Class Title:   POOL SUPERVISOR                                 Cost Code #10-09

Department:  Municipal Recreation                               Grade No: GS-5                                      

Division:       Swimming Pool                                          Status: Classified




Organize and manage City’s Municipal Pool Activities. The pool supervisor position directs the performance of swimming pool employees to assure the effective enforcement of regulations and the protection of life. This position is responsible for maintaining a reasonable state of discipline and behavior on the part of swimmers at the Pool. Work is subject to review through visual inspections by the Public Works Director, or his designee, who generally visits the pool several times weekly. Individuals may be required to work additional hours as directed by Director. 



Supervises and manages all full-time and seasonal employees at the Municipal Pool and is responsible for the overall motivation, direction, coordination, and evaluation of this unit.

Directs the Pool employee hiring process; develops and updates job descriptions; develops performance expectations; identifies essential functions of the positions and the knowledge, skills and
abilities required; responds to questions and ensures the completion of background checks; assigns work shifts and work schedules two weeks in advance, when possible.

Manages employees and evaluates team performance; provides opportunities for the adequate training of employees; coaches, counsels, and motivates employees for exceptionalism; investigates complaints or subordinate performance concerns; recognizes exceptional or below average employee performance and implements disciplinary action as needed in consultation with Public Works Director and/or the City Manager and Human Resources.

Provides leadership by example and through consistent management of the Municipal Pool; make decisions; solves problems; develops departmental procedures; maintains required records/files; conducts regular staff meetings and represents the Municipal Pool during internal and external meetings.

Works under the direct supervision of the Public Works Director.


  • Ensure that Pool is open and operating on time      each day for public use.
  • Supervise lifeguards, ensure that they are      qualified, certified, and properly dressed.
  • Orient new lifeguards to job duties and      responsibilities and ensures that all lifeguards are current on their      training and certifications.
  • Schedule lifeguards to ensure that adequate      coverage of pool areas are maintained during operating hours. Fills in for      lifeguards as necessary.
  • Maintain locker rooms and restrooms in clean      and safe condition.
  • Responsible for maintaining pool and safety      equipment.
  • Ensure that all safety procedures are observed.
    • Responsible for the overall safety of       employees and patrons of the swimming pool.
  • Enforce health and safety rules and maintain      emergency readiness.
  • Observe all state and local laws and      regulations regarding Public Swimming Pool operations.
  • Test pool water every 3 hours and log results      on log sheet.
  • Assist in sweeping, mopping, and picking up of      wastepaper and trash in the pool area and buildings.
  • Assist in working behind counter, checking      baskets and valuables.
  • Supervise pool personnel in carrying out their      duties.
  • Ensure pool rescue equipment, benches, and      other movable equipment are kept in proper area.
  • Responsible to train all pool personnel in the      operation of the pool cash register and city cash handling policy.
  • May be required to work weekends and Holidays.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Must be able to perform all duties independently,      until staff is hired for season.
  • Set work schedule for lifeguard/ cashiers with      approval of Public Works Director.
  • Required to keep a written log to ensure all      pool personnel are in compliance with city required safety hours.


The above information on this position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties and responsibilities of all employees assigned to this job.





  • High school diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Minimum two (2) years of supervisory      experience.
  • Valid Lifeguard Certification.
  • First Aid Course, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation      (CPR) certification.
    • (certification must be current)



  • Ability to recognize emergencies, and to take      appropriate action
  • Knowledge of principles and methods of public      swimming pool operations.
  • Knowledge of state and local laws relating to      the operation of a municipal swimming pool.
  • Knowledge, skills and ability to apply      cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid.
  • Knowledge, ability in team leadership and      management and supervisory skills
  • Effective verbal and listening communication      skills
  • Computer skills to include the ability to      operate spreadsheets/
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective      working relationships with the public and with other personnel.



  • Must possess and maintain a valid New Mexico      Driver’s License.
  • Must successfully pass pre-employment drug      screening
  • Must possess and maintain certifications of:      American Red Cross First Aid and American Red Cross or American Heart      Association Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (C.P.R.), or equivalent. within 3 months of hire.
  • Must obtain a CPO license within 6 months



  • Utilize telephone, copy machine, fax machine,      computer and word processing equipment, calculator, and cash register.
  • Usual office supplies/materials and chemicals used      to accomplish the duties outlined above.



  • The physical demands described here are      representative of those that must be met 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.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the      employee is frequently required to swim, walk, sit and speak or listen. The      employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or      operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The      employee is occasionally required to climb or balance.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move      over 100 pounds, with assistance of other employees.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job      include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and the ability      to adjust focus.



The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function


While performing the duties of this job, the employee mainly works in outside weather conditions.  The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, toxic or caustic chemicals.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately loud in the pool area.



Formal application, rating of education and experience; oral interview and reference check; job related tests may be required.


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







Contact : 06/07



The City of Truth or Consequences has openings for the position of POOL SUPERVISOR with the MUNICIPAL SWIMMING POOL

 See Job Description for full requirements and representative duties.


Grade: GS-5.pay rate commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus benefits

Application and Job Description are available from Human Resources Office, 505 Sims Street , T or C., NM 87901, tel.# 505-894-6673 ext. 314 fax #505-894-0363. Deadline for applications to be returned to City’s HR Office is until filled  E.O. E.


PUBLISH:     June 7, 2017  - Herald

                      Jine 16. 2017-   sentinel 

POSTED:        WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS   (06/07/17- until filled)

                        CITY’S WEBSITE             (06/07/17 – until filled)

Deadline for Applying : Open until filled