ATLANTIC — The Atlantic City City Council on Wednesday will consider approving a job description and salary for a new pool manager, a post officials said is necessary for the pool’s safe operation.
The new position would be responsible for, among other things, staff training and all operations of the pool including planning, public relations, maintenance including daily chemical analysis/testing, pool cleaning, cleaning of the bathrooms and concession stand area.
The aim is to create clarity about who is responsible for what, and to free park officials for other tasks.
“Since I joined the city in 2011, Sunnyside Pool has been a monster for any park director to manage,” City Manager John Lund said in information provided to City Council. “Lifeguards need supervision. The mechanics of the pool are old and need regular maintenance. The chemical balance of the pool is essential to the safety and health of the public. Life for the park director is pretty tidy from May through August with the parks, facilities, programs, and human resource management of the Atlantic Park system. Having a pool manager on site will go a long way in keeping the park director’s attention on the larger system while Sunnyside has the oversight needed to ensure safe and effective operations.”
The job pays $14 per hour and applicants must be 18 years old, have a high school diploma, and knowledge of pool management and operations or experience in general management is preferred. You must also have or receive a lifeguard training certification.
The council meets at 5:30 p.m. in the council chambers at City Hall.