Somerville Public Schools
Employment Opportunities


Somerville Parks and Recreation
Somerville Public Schools
Somerville, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3063028 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: March 7, 2019 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description


Statement of Duties:
Under general supervision from the Parks & Recreation Director, provides daily operation, supervision and maintenance of the Kennedy & Dilboy swimming pools. The Dilboy Pool is only operational during the summer season.

Essential Functions:
The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various type 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.

• Assists the Director in hiring of swimming pool personnel.
Assists the Director in establishing policies, procedures and safety rules for pool
Personnel and general public.
• Supervises pool workers, including lifeguards, and front desk cashiers.
• Responsible for overseeing schedules of all workers, maintaining time sheets and records, and assist Director in performance evaluations on all employees at the facility.
• Responsible for collecting, counting and itemizing swimming pool receipts. Including deposits.
• Responsible for ordering chemicals and daily maintenance of the pool.
• Performs related duties as required by the Director, including painting and other general maintenance duties in the facility.
• Record and organize accurate records concerning attendance, accident reports, chlorine readings, and schedules.
• Handle routine disciplinary issues and communicate with the Director potential disciplinary issues.
• Assist with the daily maintenance of pool and administer pump room procedures including chemical readings, balancing, and filtration.
• Monitor cleanliness of pool, equipment, decks, facility as a whole, locker rooms, patrons, and staff in order to maintain a safe environment.
• Knowledge of current in the developments of new pool equipment, facility designs and operational techniques.
• Plan and preform preventative maintenance functions appropriate and sustainable for proper pool facility operations.
• Assist with the program planning and in-service training sessions and participate in life-saving skill practices.
• Enforce all aquatics facility rules, policies, and procedures.
• Develop emergency and accident procedures.
• Communicate and develop educational programs for the pool program staff and public;
• Maintain a schedule of all events, activities and programs for the pool facility, assuring that all equipment necessary is in place and operable.
• Responsible for communicating needed purchasing of all supplies necessary to assure for the efficient, clean and safe operation of the pool facility.
• Work with the Aquatics Director in developing appropriate budget for proper pool operations.
• Perform any and all related duties as assigned by the Director.
Supervision Required
• Under general direction, employee plans and prioritizes the majority of work independently, in accordance with standard practices and previous training. Employee is expected to solve most problems of detail or unusual situations by adapting methods or interpreting instructions accordingly. Instructions for new assignments or special projects usually consist of statements of desired objectives, deadlines and priorities. Technical and policy problems or changes in procedures are discussed with supervisor. Work is generally reviewed only for technical adequacy, appropriateness of actions or decisions, and conformance with policy or other requirements; the methods used in arriving at the end result are not usually reviewed in detail.

Supervisory Responsibility
• Supervises pool workers, including lifeguards, and front desk cashiers.

• The nature of the professional or technical work means that errors in analysis, techniques or recommendations would probably be difficult to detect. Consequences of errors, missed deadlines or poor judgment could result in excessive costs, delay of service delivery, severe injury, or legal repercussions to the municipality.

• The work requires examining, analyzing and evaluating facts and circumstances surrounding individual problems, situations or transactions, and determining actions to be taken within the limits of standard or accepted practices. Guidelines include a large body of policies, practices and precedents which may be complex or conflicting, at times. Judgment is used in analyzing specific situations to determine appropriate actions. Employee is expected to weigh efficiency and relative priorities in conjunction with procedural concerns in decision making. Requires the understanding, and applying federal, the state and local regulations.

• The work consists of the practical application of a variety of concepts, practices and specialized techniques relating to a professional or technical field. Assignments typically involve ensuring users follow facility rules, notifying Director of safety concerns,

Nature and Purpose of Personal Contacts
• Relationships are primarily with co-workers and the public involving frequent explanation, discussion or interpretation of practices, procedures, regulations or guidelines in order to render service, plan or coordinate work efforts, or resolve operating problems. Other regular contacts are with service recipients and employees of outside organizations. More than ordinary courtesy, tact and diplomacy may be required to resolve complaints or deal with hostile, uncooperative or uninformed persons.

• Employee has access to confidential information obtained during the performance of the regular duties of the position.

Recommended Minimum Qualifications
Education and Experience:
• High school diploma or any equivalent of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
• Strong managerial, supervisory, interpersonal and communications skills. Experience with municipal government process and procedures.
• Experience with educational institutions preferred.
• Good knowledge of: life, safety, and health codes for public swimming pools; safety procedures for storing, handling, and using toxic chemicals.
• A thorough knowledge of the laws and rules established by regulatory bodies regarding pool operation;
• Understanding of current codes and practices established by Health Codes and national aquatic certification
• Agencies
• Must be at least 21 years old.

Certifications/Licenses: Valid driver’s license. Current Lifeguarding/First Aid/AED. Lifeguard Instructor, Water Safety instructor and Certified Pool Operator certification required.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• Ability to use basic hand tools, lubrication equipment, meters, electric hand tools, water tester, pool vacuum, power washer, and water test kits.
• Ability to work in safe and efficient manner.
• Must display leadership abilities, be able to command the respect of pool staff as well as patrons, and be able to delegate duties when needed.
• Must have effective decision making skills, public relation skills, and mathematics comprehension.
Working Environment
• Spends time both indoors and outdoors with regular exposure to extreme hot, cold, or humid temperatures for one hour plus. Possible exposure to distracting/uncomfortable noise levels. Risk of bodily injury from mechanical parts, electricity, etc. Possible exposure to fumes, odors, etc. that may affect respiration and skin.

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 position’s essential functions.

• Sitting, standing, walking, climbing/ladders, squatting/kneeling, reaching, grasping, pushing/pulling, twisting/bending, lifting/carrying up to 50 lbs. multiple times per shift, talking, hearing, and seeing.
Motor Skills
• Duties are both mental and physical; the job, the employee is frequently 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; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.

Visual Skills
• Visual demands require constantly reading documents for general understanding and analytical purposes. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus. Must possess adequate vision to distinguish colors and shades of color.

The intent of this job specification is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this specification.

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1

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Job Requirements
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    Contact Information
    Jill Lathan
    93 Highland Ave
    Somerville, Massachusetts 02145
    Phone: 617-625-6600 x.3300