Pool Operator

May 6, 2022

Department: Department of Parks and Recreation

General Definition
Works under the direct supervision of the Director of the Department of Parks and Recreation and/or Public Works or by his/her Designee.  Responsible for routine maintenance, construction and repair of park and recreational lands, facilities and boulevards within the geographical area of the City of Scranton.  Also responsible for operational functions related to the City of Scranton Show Mobile and Swimming Pools.  Light or heavy physical labor combined with both indoor and outdoor work.

Typical Examples of Work
Opening and closing all City pools and bath houses, including any necessary repairs.

Emptying and cleaning all City pools of each season.

Must keep logbooks as required by the Pennsylvania Department of Health of all inspections.

Routine maintenance of parks and boulevards, including mowing , lawn and tree trimming, plantings fertilizing, leaf collections etc.

Snow removal, trash pickup/removal as assigned

Preparing athletic fields and repair of play equipment.

Maintenance of equipment of minor nature

Required Knowledges, Skills and Abilities 
A background in the operation and function of commercial swimming pools and pumps is necessary.

This work requires a considerable amount of math and chemistry calculations on a regular basis inorder to properly perform the duites of this job classification as related to the structure and function of the City’s swimming pools.

Considerable knowledge of concrete and plaster skills are necessary, related to the tructure, repair and function of the City’s swimming pools.

Successful applicant will provide his/her own tools to perform the required skills and duties.

Seasonal Hours of Operation: Tuesday through Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

And/or Alternate Operator: Sunday through Thursday 9:00 A.M. to 5 P.M.

Non-Seasonal hours Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Minimum Acceptable Training and Experience
Successful applicants must be a Certified Pool and Spa Operator (CPO) and must 

hold and maintain CPO Certification. Commercial and Public Core exam, Category 24 is required from the Commonwealth of Pa, Department of Agriculture Bureau of Plant Industry, Health and Safety Division Certificate. www.paplants.pa.gov

 A  high school diploma or equivalency and a valid driver’s license are required for the position.

Pool Operator


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