Swimming Pool Maintenance Worker (one or more position)

Saddleback College

Mission Viejo, CA

ID: 7062640 (Ref.No. P0003230)
Posted: December 9, 2019
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

20-Saddleback College
Classification Benefits:

The District offers a comprehensive package of insurance benefits to eligible
employees, which includes medical and dental insurance, a vision-care plan, life
insurance and dependent life coverage, accidental death and dismemberment
coverage, and a long-term disability income-protection plan. All premiums are
fully paid by the District. Mandatory retirement incentive is with California Public
Employees Retirement System (CalPERS).

Summary Description:

Under general supervision from the Facilities Maintenance Supervisor, maintains swimming pool and surrounding areas in a clean and orderly condition; maintains swimming pool supplies and equipment; operates a variety of maintenance and repair tools and equipment; and maintains current records of maintenance and repair work performed for swimming pool.

Knowledge of:

Operations, services, and activities of a swimming pool maintenance and repair program. Methods, materials, tools and equipment involved in the maintenance and operation of swimming pools. Basic procedures for chemical tests of water purity and alkalinity. Mathematical principles applicable to pool maintenance. Occupational hazards and standard safety practices. Principles and procedures of record keeping and filing.

Ability to:

Perform a variety of pool maintenance duties.
Properly test pool water for appropriate levels of chlorine and alkalinity and make adjustments as necessary.
Operate and maintain pool and related equipment in accordance with prescribed standards.
Maintain high standards of sanitation and safety in pool operations.
Perform routine maintenance on swimming pool and surrounding areas.
Perform minor mechanical repairs on pool equipment.
Safely apply pool maintenance chemicals.
Perform mathematics applicable to pool maintenance.
Maintain a variety of records.
Ensure adherence to safe work practices and procedures.
Work with frequent interruptions and/or changes in schedules.
Work independently in the absence of supervision.
Understand and follow oral and written directions.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education and Experience Guidelines:

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.


Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by training in the maintenance and cleaning of swimming pools.


One year of experience in the operation and maintenance of swimming pools.

License or Certificate:

Possession of a valid California driver’s license and proof of insurability may be required.

Possession of a Certified Pool Operator certificate is desirable.

Please provide a copy of Certified Pool Operator certificate if available.

Conditions of Employment:

The conditions herein 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 job functions.

Work Environment:

Work is performed in both outdoor and indoor environments; exposure to noise, dust, grease, oil, radiant and electrical energy, toxic chemicals, gases, and inclement weather conditions; work at heights on scaffolding and ladders. Occasional exposure to risks controlled by safety precautions.

Physical Demands:

Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to walk, stand, and sit for prolonged periods of time; frequently stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, crawl, climb, reach, and twist; push, pull, lift, and/or carry moderate to heavy amounts of weights; operate assigned equipment and vehicles; verbally communicate to exchange information. Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction. Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

Additional Position Information:


The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Public Law 99-603, requires that employers
obtain documentation from every new employee which authorizes that individual to accept employment
in this country.


If you require special accommodations in the application and/or selection process, please notify
District Human Resources (DHR) at least two (2) business days prior to the Job Close Date/Initial
Screening Date, by either calling (949) 582-4850 or sending an e-mail to hrinfodesk@socccd.edu.


Information regarding campus crime and safety awareness can be found at www.saddleback.edu or
www.ivc.edu. Paper copies are available in the District Human Resources (DHR) office upon


A California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) retiree may not accept employment
until after the first 180 days of retirement. Anyone retired from CalPERS accepting permanent
employment with this District will be required to reinstate as an active CalPERS member. Please
contact CalPERS for additional information regarding your retirement status.

Any active vested member of California State Teachers Retirement System (CalSTRS), who accepts
employment with the District to perform service that requires membership in CalPERS, is eligible to
elect to continue retirement system coverage under CalSTRS.

Please provide a copy of Certified Pool Operator certificate if available.

Duties and Responsibilities

Brush and vacuum pool; clean and back wash filters and lines; clean tile and wash down pool decks and walks; drain and acid wash pool.

Conduct chemical tests of water and apply chemicals as needed; clean and refill chlorine bins; make chemical adjustments to obtain proper chemical readings.

Perform minor repairs to swimming pool and equipment including underwater repairs and servicing; may assist maintenance staff in performing major repairs to equipment.

Maintain pool maintenance records and cleaning schedules; maintain inventory and requisition supplies and equipment related to pool use; properly dispose of hazardous chemicals.

Maintain communication with appropriate staff, coaches and outside pool users to determine and properly schedule routine swimming pool maintenance and repair activities.

Secure pool property and equipment; assist in vandalism prevention and reporting.

Chemically treat and maintain the college fountain.

Ensure a safe work environment is maintained; visually check and manual test all emergency eye wash and shower units on campus.

Operate a variety of equipment and hand and small power tools; ensure all equipment is operated in a safe and efficient manner.

Assist other maintenance staff in performing assigned duties as necessary.

Perform related duties as required.

At the South Orange County Community College District, our goal as an academic community is to sustain a working environment that fosters and celebrates diversity, promotes and rewards excellence, and is welcoming to all. An exemplary academic community promotes an inclusive environment that best prepares our faculty, staff, and students to live, work, and contribute in a global society. The Plan reflects the District's commitment to equal employment opportunity and outlines the active steps that ensure nondiscriminatory practices.


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