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Pool Maintenance Technician

Southwestern College (CA)
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Start date
Sep 25, 2023

Pool Maintenance Technician

Southwestern Community College District

Work Site:

Department: Facilities, Operations & Planning

District Values
Incumbents in District positions are expected to exhibit an equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, and employees, including those with physical or learning disabilities, and successfully foster and support an inclusive educational and employment environment.

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.
REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES: 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.
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Maintain and repair gas leaks on boilers in pool and various campus locations; repair water heaters and special appliances as needed.
  7. 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.
  8. 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).
  9. Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.

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

  1. Independently perform maintenance and repair of pools to ensure proper functioning and safe conditions.
  2. Sample, test, and adjust water chemistry to comply with established safety and operational standards.
  3. 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
  4. Create schedules and plans; monitor Computer Maintenance Management Software program.
  5. Plan and organize assigned functions, services, and workflow to meet schedules and timelines.
  6. Operate and use a variety of building maintenance equipment, supplies, and materials in a safe and effective manner.
  7. Read, interpret, and work from blueprints, shop drawings and sketches.
  8. Maintain stock and order records, physical inventory, and determination of minimum and maximum stock levels.
  9. Work independently in the absence of supervision.
  10. Operate District vehicles, observing legal and defensive driving practices.
  11. Ensure adherence to safe work practices and procedures; utilize safety equipment such as respirators.
  12. Move heavy objects and perform heavy manual labor.
  13. Work cooperatively with other maintenance staff.
  14. Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  15. Work with and exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse racial, ethnic, disabled, sexual orientation, and cultural populations of community college students.
  16. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  17. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education and Experience:
Any combination equivalent to: Graduation from high schoolANDThree (3) years of experience in the operation and maintenance of commercial pools.

Minimum Qualifications: (Faculty and Academic Administrator Positions Only)

Desirable Qualifications:

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.

Start Date

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

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.

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).

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 (

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