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Pool Maintenance Technician

Company: Southwestern College
Location: Chula Vista
Posted on: June 5, 2024

Job Description:

Job Description files/jobdescription_csea_pool_maintenance technician.pdf


Under the direction of the Facilities and Fleet Maintenance Manager perform skilled work in the maintenance and repair of pool equipment; assure proper functioning and safe conditions of pool; perform semi-skilled trade work in installing, maintaining and repairing plumbing fixtures and electrical equipment.


The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

  • Perform skilled work in the operation, maintenance, and repair of pools and related systems; assure functional and safe conditions; perform regular maintenance tasks such as brushing and vacuuming pools; clean tile, pool, deck and walk; coordinate and schedule cleaning/maintenance activities to avoid conflicts with pool usage.
  • Conduct chemical tests of water; record and adjust chlorine, pH, alkalinity, and other factors using appropriate chemicals; check and adjust chemical feeders; check water temperature and regulate as necessary.
  • Check pressure gauges and mechanical equipment of pools to assure proper functioning; inspect and repair electric and hydraulic valves and controls; maintain filters, feeders, and pump equipment.
  • Operate various pool maintenance equipment and tools; perform preventive maintenance on pool equipment; disassemble, repair and rebuild chlorinators, feeders, and motors as necessary to maintain operative condition; drain pool and perform acid washes as needed.
  • Prepare cost estimates for repair and order materials as needed; maintain inventory control over material received and used; maintain all logs and work orders update to date.
  • Maintain and repair gas leaks on boilers in pool and various campus locations; repair water heaters and special appliances as needed.
  • Perform semi-skilled maintenance and repair work in the plumbing trade; install plumbing fixtures, rebuild plumbing valves, clear stoppages, troubleshoot problems, perform preventive maintenance and operate related hand tools and equipment.
  • Repair, install, service and maintain various electrical and pneumatic systems; install or replace wiring, switches, outlets, relays, control components, and lighting; replace fuses as needed; participate in lighting program; install and repair lamps, ballasts, and covers (electrical voltage cannot exceed 220 volts).
  • Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.

    Knowledge & Abilities:

  • Materials, equipment, terminology, and chemicals used in the operation and maintenance of swimming pools.
  • Water chemistry including sampling, testing, and adjusting pool water according to established pool and safety standards.
  • Maintenance and operations of pool systems including pumps, chemical feeders, filtration systems, and control systems.
  • Health and safety regulations related to pool operations; codes and regulations related to assigned activities.
  • Methods, materials, tools, and equipment used in general building and facility maintenance, construction, and repair.
  • Operational characteristics of maintenance, construction, and repair equipment and tools.
  • General building maintenance and repair principles and practices.
  • Basic mathematical principles.
  • Codes and regulations related to area of assignment.
  • Occupational hazards and standard safety practices.
  • Proper methods of storing equipment, materials, and supplies.
  • Basic inventory control practices, methods, and record-keeping techniques.
  • Methods of storing equipment, materials, and supplies.

  • Independently perform maintenance and repair of pools to ensure proper functioning and safe conditions.
  • Sample, test, and adjust water chemistry to comply with established safety and operational standards.
  • Perform a full range of general maintenance and construction duties related to the maintenance, repair, and cleaning of District buildings and facilities and related systems and components
  • Create schedules and plans; monitor Computer Maintenance Management Software program.
  • Plan and organize assigned functions, services, and workflow to meet schedules and timelines.
  • Operate and use a variety of building maintenance equipment, supplies, and materials in a safe and effective manner.
  • Read, interpret, and work from blueprints, shop drawings and sketches.
  • Maintain stock and order records, physical inventory, and determination of minimum and maximum stock levels.
  • Work independently in the absence of supervision.
  • Operate District vehicles, observing legal and defensive driving practices.
  • Ensure adherence to safe work practices and procedures; utilize safety equipment such as respirators.
  • Move heavy objects and perform heavy manual labor.
  • Work cooperatively with other maintenance staff.
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Work with and exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse racial, ethnic, disabled, sexual orientation, and cultural populations of community college students.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

    Education & Experience:

    Any combination equivalent to: Graduation from high school


    Three (3) years of experience in the operation and maintenance of commercial pools.

    Minimum Qualifications (Faculty and Academic Administrator Positions Only)

    Desired Qualifications:

    Licenses and Other Requirements:
  • Current Pool Operator or Aquatics Facilities Operator certification.
  • Hazmat Certification related to signing manifest and handling chemicals.
  • Valid California driver's license and a safe driving record to drive a District or personal vehicle.

    All District students and employees must participate in the COVID -19 Vaccination Program, which requires them to be fully vaccinated against COVID -19 unless they receive an approved medical or religious exemption.

    Working Conditions:

    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.

    Environment: Work is performed in both indoor and outdoor environments; travel from site to site; work with machinery; work at heights; work in confined spaces; exposure to electrical energy, noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, noxious odors and gases; work and/or walk on various types of surfaces including slippery or uneven surfaces.

    Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to perform moderately strenuous manual labor; to stoop, bend, kneel, climb ladders, crawl, crouch, reach, and twist; to work in and near water; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; walking or standing for prolonged periods of time; dexterity of hands and fingers to operate specialized hand and power tools and equipment; operate assigned equipment and vehicles; and to 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.

    Hazards: Chlorine, acids and other chemicals involved in pool maintenance.


    Range 20, Steps 1-7, $4,4713.17-$5,962.81. Initial placement for external applicants is Step 1. An excellent benefits package which includes medical, vision, dental, retirement, vacation, generous sick leave package, and life insurance is available for the employee and eligible dependents.

    Salary Schedule:

    Work Schedule:

    Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (Approximately). Work schedule may be adjusted to meet the needs of the department.

    Successful candidate may be assigned to any of the campus sites (Chula Vista, National City, Otay Mesa, and/or San Ysidro).

    Start Date:

    As soon as the successful candidate is identified and following the subsequent governing board approval.

    Initial Screening Deadline:

    All application materials must be received on-line at . Position is open until filled. Applications received by the first screening deadline of 11:59 p.m. on Friday, July 28, 2023 are guaranteed to be reviewed by the selection committee. Any application received after the deadline is not guaranteed a review.

    Tentative Timeline (Subject to Amendments):

    - July 17-28, 2023 - Position advertised; District receives applications
    - July 28, 2023 - Initial screening deadline for guaranteed consideration.
    - August 7-25, 2023 - Reviewing of applications.
    - August 28-31, 2023 - Search Committee interviews candidates
    - September/October, 2023 - Tentative employment start date pending Governing Board approval.

    Open Until Filled


    Required Applicant Docs Cont'd

    Southwestern College Online Application

    Supplemental Application:

    Special Instructions to Applicants:

    For full consideration, upload the following required certifications under "Other certificate" and "License & Other Requirement."
    • Current Pool Operator or Aquatics Facilities Operator certification.
    • Hazmat Certification related to signing manifest and handling chemicals.
      Equivalency (Academic Faculty Positions Only)

      Equivalency (Academic Faculty Positions Only)" section to read as follows, "To teach classes at Southwestern Community College District, an applicant must have completed coursework that meets the California Community College's Chancellor's Office Minimum Qualifications for Faculty. In some cases, an applicant who does not possess the exact degree title(s) listed by the State may meet State requirements for equivalency. In this case, the District follows a process to determine equivalency. If this is the case, please complete the Supplemental Equivalency Application , for Academic Employment and upload this form with your online application.

      Foreign Degrees:

      Foreign degrees require an evaluation for United States equivalency from an agency having membership with the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc.

      Transcripts issued outside the United States of America require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA . This report must be attached to your online application at the time of applying.

      For your convenience, we have provided the NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluation Services) membership list to assist you in complying with this requirement; click on the Helpful Job Tips link on the navigation bar. You may use any other certified transcript evaluation service at your disposal.

      Additional Information:

      We regret we are unable to accept faxed, e-mailed, mailed, or hand delivered application materials. Only complete application materials submitted through SWC online system will be accepted. To complete and submit your application for this position, please visit our online employment website at All required information must be submitted online before the review date and time indicated on the job posting.

      A confirmation number will be assigned if your application packet has been successfully submitted. Assistance with the online application process is available through the Human Resources Office at 900 Otay Lakes Road, Chula Vista, CA 91910; telephone: (619) 482-6395 or e-mail to

      It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all application materials are received by the review deadline date. A separate, complete application packet is required for each position for which you are applying for. All materials included in your application packet become District property, will not be returned, will not be copied, and will be considered for this opening only.

      Candidates selected for employment with Southwestern Community College District must be fingerprinted by an electronic fingerprinting service (i.e. LiveScan) within 10 days of employment; provide clearance of tuberculosis (dated within the past 4 years and renewed every four years as a condition of continued employment) within 60 days of employment; provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

      In addition to the above, for Faculty/Administrator positions (only), successful candidate must submit official (sealed) college transcripts confirming date degree conferred and/or a valid CA Community College Credential.

      Reasonable accommodations will be provided to candidates with verified disabilities. Accommodation requests should be made at the time the interview appointment is scheduled.

      As an Equal Opportunity Employer and in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Southwestern Community College District will make reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.

      The Southwestern Community College District shall not discriminate against any person in employment or in any program affiliated with the District on the basis of age, ancestry, color, ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, race, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

      Notice of Availability of the Annual Security Report - Southwestern College is committed to assisting all members of the community in providing for their own safety and security. The Annual Security Report is available on the SWCPD website at .

      If you would like to receive a hard copy of the Annual Security Report, which contains this information, you can stop by the SWC College Police Department or you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling (619) 482-6390.

      The report contains information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention; public safety authority; crime reporting policies; programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking; the procedures the College will follow when one of these crimes is reported; and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the College or a recognized student organization; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

      This information is required by law and is provided by the SWC College Police Department.

      Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Plan ( DAAPP ) - More information about the DAAPP , including the Drug Free Environment and Drug Prevention Program Policy and Procedure and Biennial report can be found in the Health and Safety Section of the campus Consumer Information page ( )

      Selection Procedure:

      A screening committee will evaluate applicants, taking into account the breadth and depth of relevant education, training, experience, skills, knowledge, and abilities. Selected applicants will be invited for an interview.


      We reserve the right to re-open, re-advertise, delay or cancel filling this position.

      If additional positions become available in this classification, applications received in response to this posting may be considered for those additional positions for up to 90 days after final board approval.

      HR Contact Information:

      Southwestern Community College
      Human Resources (Bldg. 46B-150)
      900 Otay Lakes Road
      Chula Vista, CA 91910

      (619) 482-6395

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