Los Angeles Community College District

Pool Operations Technician (#4056)

$21.51-$26.64 hourly / $3,727.53-$4,617.76 monthly / $44,730.36-$55,413.12 annual


Performs a broad range of technical pool maintenance and custodial services necessary to maintain a campus swimming pool facility in a sanitary and orderly condition.

Typical Duties

Operates, adjusts, and maintains ozone/bromine or chlorine disinfection systems, pumps, chlorinators, heating and filtration equipment, and other mechanical equipment related to the operation of the swimming pool(s).

Makes chlorine, pH, water balance, and temperature tests of pool water.

Checks and sets the chlorinator and adds soda ash for pH control and copper sulphate for algae control as needed.

Sets up, operates, and maintains the pool vacuum cleaner.

Backwashes the filter and adds alum or diatomaceous earth.

Cleans scum gutters and hair strainers.

Hoses, scrubs, and disinfects the pool deck and diving platforms.

Cleans and fills foot baths.

Dusts, sweeps, and cleans the pool filter room, bleacher or balcony seats, locker or dressing rooms, showers, and lavatories.

Maintains sand filtration systems.

Maintains a daily log of water tests, chemical additions, and pool operations.

Orders pool supplies and assists in delivery of items such as chlorine and carbon dioxide cylinders.

Replaces bulbs, incandescent, florescent tubes, and plug-type fuses.

Loads, unloads, and moves equipment, furniture, and supplies.

Removes graffiti.

May operate a water softener.

May fire and service a low-pressure boiler.

May perform general custodial and grounds maintenance work as assigned.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Distinguishing Characteristics

A Pool Operations Technician makes tests of swimming pool water, operates pool equipment, and performs a variety of custodial work to keep a campus swimming pool facility in a sanitary and orderly condition.

A Swimming Pool Supervisor supervises and coordinates the day-to-day operation of a swimming pool including arranging swimming pool schedules and overseeing swimming activities.  

A Custodian performs a wide variety of custodial duties to keep assigned areas of buildings and paved areas in a clean, safe, sanitary, and orderly condition.


General supervision is received from a swimming pool supervisor or higher-level custodial staff. No supervision is exercised.

Class Qualifications

Knowledge of:

Equipment, chemicals, and tests used to maintain proper chlorination, pH control, temperature, and purity of swimming pool water

Proper and safe use of cleaning materials such as soaps, detergents, ammonia, disinfectants, and multi-purpose cleaning agents or chemicals

Cleaning, sterilization, and sanitation methods and techniques used in pool maintenance and custodial work

Safety and health practices relating to swimming pool operation and maintenance and custodial work

Basic recordkeeping techniques

Basic operations of computer and office equipment

Ability to:

Make various tests of swimming pool water in order to keep it in balance

Operate and adjust pool equipment on the basis of water tests and the use of the pool

Maintain pool chlorine content, pH, temperature, and purity at the proper level

Detect need for necessary maintenance of pool equipment

Maintain the pool area and assigned building and grounds area in a clean, sanitary, and safe condition

Safely use swimming pool maintenance and custodial equipment

Safely use chemical and cleaning agents used in swimming pool maintenance and custodial work

Safely lift and move heavy supplies, equipment, and furniture

Read, understand, and follow written and oral directions

Maintain log of water tests, chemical additions, and pool operations

Work effectively and harmoniously with college students, faculty, staff, and community members

Learn general computer applications.

Entrance Qualifications

Education and Experience:

A. Graduation from high school or its equivalent AND one year of full-time, paid experience in the technical operation and maintenance of a swimming pool.


B. A valid Certified Pool/Spa Operator certification issued by the National Swimming Pool Foundation or its equivalent.


Ability to swim fifty feet.

A valid First-Aid Certificate or its equivalent issued by the American Red Cross or American Heart Association  is desirable.

A valid Swimming Pool Service Technician certificate issued by Los Angeles County Department of Public Health must be obtained within six months of employment.

Reasonable Accommodations

Our class specification generally describes the duties, responsibilities, and requirements characteristic of the position(s) within this job class. The duties, responsibilities, and requirements of a particular position within this class may vary from the duties of other positions within the class.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Los Angeles Community College District provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with covered disabilities on a case-by-case basis throughout the application, examination, and hiring processes and throughout employment. If an individual is in doubt about his or her ability to perform the duties and responsibilities of a position or possession of any other requirement noted in a class specification or job announcement, he or she should always apply for a position and request reasonable accommodation at the appropriate time.


CLASS: 4056; EST: ; REV: 4/24/2019;