Aquatics Maintenance Technician

January 13, 2021
Los Angeles, CA
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FILING BEGINS: January 13, 2021 at 8:00 A.M.
FILING CLOSES: February 11, 2021 at 5:00 P.M.



TYPE OF RECRUITMENT: Open Competitive (OC)
JOB TYPE: Permanent

About You: Do you love swimming and aquatics activities? Are you passionate about assisting others? If this describes you then the County of Los Angeles Parks and Recreation Aquatics Program is looking for YOU!

About Us: We operate and maintain 40 swimming pools and 23 splash pads throughout the County of Los Angeles. We are looking for individuals to join our team who care about ensuring all our aquatics facilities are safe and maintained at the highest levels of operating efficiency.

Under general supervision of the Regional Recreation Director of Aquatics or subordinate recreation manager, the Aquatics Maintenance Technician performs skilled journey-level work in the inspection, maintenance and repair of aquatic equipment and facilities including swimming pools, splash pads, lakes, fountains and water features. Positions allocated to this class also test and maintain aquatic facility water quality as required by health codes and safety standards.
Essential Job Functions
Coordinates and implements an annual preventative maintenance program by maintaining accurate maintenance records, including plans, specifications, maintenance manuals, water quality reports, completed work orders and preventative maintenance schedules.

Assists with planning and scheduling of aquatic related maintenance with daily testing and treatment of water for public aquatic facilities including performing ongoing tests for chlorine, pH balance, calcium hardness, total dissolved solids (TDS), and total alkalinity; treating water with chemicals to maintain safe and healthy water quality; and monitoring chemical usage.

Maintains and/or coordinates services on pool heating systems, pumps, motors, filters, chemical injectors, and chemical controllers and calibrates and repairs all chemical and water related aquatic equipment such as water flow meters and valves and performs proper backwashing procedures.

Maintains inventories of essential parts, equipment and chemical supplies for efficient aquatic facility operation. Assists in requisition of equipment and supplies.

Controls remote maintenance and operation of energy management systems and chemical controllers.

Ensures compliance with state and local health codes and safety standards and other applicable regulations for the safe operation of public aquatic facilities.
Reports and logs safety incidents and malfunctions to the Regional Recreation Director of Aquatics or a higher-level manager.

Initiates service requests for support services.

Trains staff in pool operation and maintenance.

Assists journey-level trade positions performing installation work for more difficult repairs, as needed.

Assists in the annual training and recertification of lifesaving staff to ensure proper policies and procedure are followed in the maintenance of aquatic facilities, as needed.

Two years of experience in operating, maintaining, and repairing public aquatic facilities.*

Possession of, or the ability to obtain, a valid Class C California driver's license or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job related essential functions.

-- Certified Pool Operator's (CPO) license or Aquatics Facility Operator's (AFO) certification;**
-- Valid American Red Cross Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification;**
-- Valid American Red Cross Automated External Defibrillator (AED) certification;** and
-- Valid American Red Cross First Aid certification**

PHYSICAL CLASS: 3 - Moderate. Includes standing or walking most of the time, with bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, and reaching; includes working on irregular surfaces, occasionally lifting objects weighting over 25 pounds, and frequent lifting of 10-25 pounds.

Valid American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Certification or the ability to obtain this certification within 12 months of appointment.***

A NAUI, PADI or Los Angeles County SCUBA certification, or the ability to obtain such certifications within 12 months of appointment.***

Confined Space Certification is required within 12 months of appointment.***
Additional Information
Special Requirement Information:
* Aquatics facilities include swimming pool and associated mechanical systems.

** Must provide proof of certification at time of appointment/hire.

*** Must obtain certification within 12 month of time of appointment to the position.

Examination content : This examination will consist of structured interview covering training and experience, weighted 100%, including knowledge in the methods and use of tools, equipment and chemicals used to repair and maintain public swimming pools.

A passing score of 70% or higher is required to be placed on the eligible list.

Eligibility Information : The names of candidates receiving a passing score in the examination will be placed on the eligible list for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of promulgation.

Special Information : The County of Los Angeles is a Fair Chance employer. Except for a very limited number of positions, you will not be asked to provide information about a conviction history unless you receive a contingent offer of employment. The County will make an individualized assessment of whether your conviction history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job, and consider potential mitigating factors, including, but not limited to, evidence and extent of rehabilitation, recency of the offense(s), and age at the time of the offense(s). If asked to provide information about a conviction history, any convictions or court records which are exempted by a valid court order do not have to be disclosed.

Vacancy Information : The resulting eligible list for this examination will be used to fill vacancies in the Department of Parks and Recreation. The current vacancy is located in Baldwin Park, California, but the successful incumbent will be required to travel to all parts of the county.

Available shift: Any, including weekends and evenings.


Go to and search for "AQUATICS MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN." Click on the name of the bulletin you are applying to, click the green "Apply" button. Applicants must submit their applications by 5:00 P.M. (PST) on the last day of filing.


All information is subject to verification. We may reject your application at any time during the examination process. The acceptance of your application depends on whether you clearly show that you meet the requirements.

Please fill out the application completely and correctly so that you will receive full credit for related education, work experience, and receive all corresponding letters/emails regarding your exam status. Be sure your application shows complete information, including dates for education and jobs held which relate to this position. In the space provided for education, include the names and addresses of schools attended, titles of courses completed, dates completed, and number of credits earned. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, the number of hours worked per week, detailed description of work performed, your role, level of involvement, independence, number of staff overseen, level of accountability surrounding your experience . Failure to provide complete information may impact assessment of your qualifications and acceptance into the examination process.

Correspondence and updates will be sent via E-Mail .

  • For the foreseeable future, all notices including invitation letters, result letters and notices of non-acceptance will be sent electronically to the email address provided on the application. It is important that you provide a valid email address. Please add jyee and to your email address book and list of approved senders to prevent email notifications from being filtered as spam/junk/clutter mail.
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It is your responsibility to take the above steps to view correspondence. Los Angeles County will not consider claims of not viewing or receiving notification to be a valid reason for late test administration or rescheduling of a test component.

Should any of your contact information change, including mailing address, please notify the Department Contact listed at the bottom of this bulletin.


  • Utilizing verbiage from the job posting as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to demonstrate that you have met the requirements. Doing so may result in an incomplete application and you may be disqualified.
  • If you are unable to attach documents, you may email them to Jesse Yee at by the end of the filing date or within fifteen (15) calendar days of filing, or your application may be rejected as incomplete.

Social Security Number : Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal Law required that all employed persons have a social security number.

No Sharing of User ID, e-mail and Password : All applicants must file their application using their own user ID and password. Using a family member's or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.

All information is subject to verification . We may reject your application at any time during exam process.

Department Contact Name: Jesse Yee
Department Contact Number: (626) 588-5104
Department Contact Email:
ADA Coordinator Phone: (626) 588-5140
Teletype Phone: (213) 427-6118
California Relay Services Phone: (800) 735-2922

Closing Date/Time: 2/11/2021 5:00 PM Pacific

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