Pool Maintenance Technician – Parks and Recreation

Pool Maintenance Technician – Parks and Recreation
Organization City and County of Denver
Location Denver, Colorado
Job Type Full Time
Application Deadline Jun 8, 2024

About Our Job

With competitive pay, great benefits, and endless opportunities, working for the City and County of Denver means seeing yourself working with purpose — for you, and those who benefit from your passion, skills and expertise. Join our diverse, inclusive and talented workforce of more than 11,000 team members who are at the heart of what makes Denver, Denver.

What We Offer

The City and County of Denver offers a competitive hourly pay commensurate with education and experience. The salary range for this position is $24.11 – $36.17 per hour. We also offer generous benefits for full-time employees which include but are not limited to:

  • A guaranteed life-long monthly pension, once vested after 5 years of service
  • 457B Retirement Plan
  • 140 hours of PTO earned within first year + 11 paid holidays, 1 personal holiday and 1 volunteer day per year
  • Competitive medical, dental and vision plans effective within 1 month of start date


This position will report to 4495 Jason Street, Denver, but will work at various locations throughout the City of Denver. This position will work Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and will participate in rotating on call after-hours/weekend/holiday emergency response. This position is eligible for standby pay in addition to the regular hourly pay. This individual is required to be available by phone and respond to a call as needed.

What You’ll Do

Denver Parks and Recreation has an opening for a Pool Maintenance Technician to perform highly skilled work in maintaining, repairing, and replacing mechanical, chemical systems, or hardware in the operation of 16 outdoor and 14 indoor/year-round pools as well as outdoor splashpads and interactive water features throughout Denver. This position is a great opportunity for those looking for job stability and full benefits.

DPR recognizes the importance of diversity in the representation of our organization to best serve our customers and community. To that end, DPR is committed to:

  • Examining department policies and processes that value diverse perspectives and eliminate barriers to inclusion
  • Identifying where inequities exist and implementing strategies to ensure equitable outcomes
  • Strengthening diversity in Parks and Recreation services by transforming policies to institutionalize equity
  • Reinvesting in resources aimed at ensuring DPR is an equitable and just organization

Job duties and responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Inspect pools and maintain operation of pumps, motors, filters, computerized electronic controls, plumbing and pool/splashpad and interactive water feature equipment
  • Handle hazardous chemicals such as chlorine, bromine, muriatic acid, and test kit materials for pool set ups
  • Utilize electrical testing devices and check switches and wiring for grounds, shorts, or loose connections
  • Review construction blueprints and wiring diagrams/schematic for mechanical and electrical equipment
  • Prepare and maintain outdoor pools and pool buildings for summer operation and winter shut down
  • Determine own work schedule to respond to service calls during after-hours and weekends (especially during the summer)
  • Complete and resolve problems encountered
  • Repair and replace defective pool operating systems, pumps, chlorine feeders, heaters, and chemical controllers
  • Identify problems and report work requiring collaboration with other skilled trades workers
  • Oversee, communicate, and train pool staff regarding mechanical and chemical operation of pools
  • Coordinate activities of contractors hired for pool, splashpad, and interactive water feature projects
  • Provide information on site designs to architects, engineers, pool consultants, and contractors as needed
  • Maintain records and prepare reports

About You

What You’ll Bring:

We value diversity of ethnicity, race, socioeconomic status, sexual identity, gender, religion, language, ability, and experience and exemplify this through the makeup of our team at all levels. You’ll be right at home here if you cultivate strong relationships and push yourself, your work, the people around you and Denver to the next level.

We are looking for a reliable and hard-working professional with strong time-management skills. Additionally, our ideal candidate will have experience with BECSystem Automated Chemical Controllers, Pulsar Chlorine Feeders, and Medium Pressure UV units.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications:

  • Education: Graduation from high school or the possession of a GED, HiSET, or TASC Certificate
  • Experience: Two (2) years of experience performing pool maintenance including handling pool chemicals
  • Licensures/Certification(s): This job requires driving. Requires a valid Driver’s License at the time of application. Possession of a current Certified Pool Operator (CPO) Certificate or Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) Certificate at the time of application. Licenses and certifications must be kept current as a condition of employment
  • Equivalency: A combination of appropriate education and experience may be substituted for the minimum education and experience requirements

Application Deadline:

Applications for this position are accepted on a rolling basis. Please submit your application as soon as possible to ensure consideration.

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