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Swimming Pool Mechanic I

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Position Information

Position Information

Posting Title Swimming Pool Mechanic I
Job Requisition Number COA077564
Position Number 111391
Job Type Full-Time
Division Name Aquatics & Nature Programs
Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent, plus one (1) year of maintenance experience in the operation and maintenance of swimming pools or related water treatment facilities.
Licenses or Certifications:

Certified Pool Operator or must be able to obtain within 90 days from the date hire

(certification must be nationally recognized).

Notes to Applicants

The City of Austin Aquatic Maintenance Section operates 7 days a week with two shifts from 6:30 am – 8:00 pm 365 days per year.

Pay Range

$15.55 – $19.35


M_F 6:30 am – 3:00 pm or 11:30am – 8:00 pm.
Weekends and Holiday work as needed.

Job Close Date
Type of Posting External
Department Parks & Recreation
Regular/Temporary Regular
Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
Category Technical
Location 2525 S. Lakeshore Blvd. Austin, Texas
Preferred Qualifications
  1. Ability to work varied shifts and any day of the week for the duration of this job.
  2. One or more years experience painting swimming pool shells.
  3. One or more years experience pressure washing and acid washing pool shells.
  4. One or more years experience adjusting chemical feed systems for swimming pools.
  5. One or more years experience with Microsoft Outlook.
  6. One or more years of experience interpreting and complying with state code as it pertains to swimming pools.
Duties, Functions and Responsibilities

Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

  1. Cleans and backwash filters; maintains water treatment and pumping equipment and filters.
  2. Tests and adjusts water chemistry to meet standards for oxidation and sanitation.
  3. Drains pools and performs acid wash with aid of helpers annually or in case of an emergency; makes repairs on facilities such as tiles, line hoses, valves and benches and related surfaces surrounding the pools.
  4. Maintains and interprets operational and re-circulation efficiency of various filters and filter media systems.
  5. Inspects and assures appearance of the general pool area present no health or accident hazards to users.
  6. Checks and interprets gauges, flow meters and monitoring equipment for operational efficiency.

Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:
Train Seasonal Staff.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

  • Knowledge of the methods, materials and equipment involved in the operation of community swimming pools.
  • Knowledge of current codes and practices established by Health Codes and national aquatic certification agencies.
  • Knowledge of practices of operation and preventive maintenance for pumps, suction lines, drains, piping balance tanks, valves, skimmer basket, flow and control switches of each system.
  • Knowledge of Federal, State and Local laws.
  • Knowledge of city practices, policy and procedures.
  • Knowledge of safety practices and procedures.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • Skill in planning and organizing.
  • Ability to operate and maintain pools in accordance with prescribed standards.
  • Ability to perform normal pool cleaning services.
  • Ability to train others.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with other city employees and the public.

Does this job require a criminal background investigation? This position requires a criminal background investigation

City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * The position requires any combination equivalent to graduation from high school or GED plus one (1) years of maintenance experience in the operation and maintenance of swimming pools or related water treatment facilities. Do you meet these minimum requirements?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a Certified Pool Operator (CPO), Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO), or equivalent from a nationally recognized organization or the ability to acquire within ninety (90) days of hire?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * This position requires continuous outdoor activity, frequent sitting, standing, walking, squatting, bending, twisting upper body, climbing, exposure to extreme heat, cold, inclement weather, noise, mechanical hazards, fume/odor/dust hazards, electrical hazards, occasional kneeling, crawling, carrying/lifting up to a minimum of 50lbs., client/ customer contact, and indoor activity. Do you meet the physical requirements for this position?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * This position must be able to work a schedule that is subject to change with short notice. This type of schedule will include working different shifts, varied hours, and working weekends and holidays. Are you able to work this type of schedule as part of the duties of the position?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * This position requires frequent bending, lifting, walking, carrying or using force equal to lifting 50 lbs., and working outdoors (sometimes in extreme weather). Do you meet the physical requirements for this position?
    • yes
    • no
  6. * Which of the following best describes your proficiency with Microsoft Word?
    • Basic: create/edit simple documents
    • Intermediate: create/edit a variety of documents; reformat document features such as color, font style & size of text; add simple headers & footers
    • Advanced: create/edit complex documents; integrate features such as tables, charts, hyperlinks, bookmarks, graphics; data/mail merge; add header & footers; create document and form templates
    • Limited or no MS Word experience, but proficiency with another word processing application such as WordPerfect or Apple Pages
    • Limited or no MS Word experience, but proficiency with another word processing application such as WordPerfect or Apple Pages
  7. * Do you have experience maintaining pools, including cleaning filters and maintaining/adjusting water chemistry?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Please describe your experience with pump and motor maintenance. Give specific examples of the types of pumps and motors and the extent of your maintenance activities with each type.

    (Open Ended Question)

  9. * This position requires working evenings and weekends on a rotating basis. Are you available to work evenings and weekends?
    • Yes
    • No
  10. * Do you have a valid Texas Class C driver’s license or the ability to acquire by hire date?
    • Yes
    • No
  11. * If identified as a top candidate, do you agree to a criminal background check (CBI)?
    • Yes
    • No

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents