Riordan Pool Manager Position Available

City of Ottawa-Riordan Pool Manager

Position: Pool Manager-Seasonal
Salary: $8,000 starting salary.
Position is FMLA exempt

Interested candidates should submit a resume and a letter of application to:

Ottawa Recreation
City Hall
301 West Madison Street
Ottawa, Illinois 61350

OR email to:

Resumes are due on or before April 23, 2021.

· 2 years in management or supervision of young workers
· Be certified and maintain current Life-guarding, CPR Professional Rescuer, and First Aid through American Red Cross, YMCA or equivalent organization.
· A strong background in budgeting, education, and athletics is desirable
· A strong background in public relations is desirable as you will be dealing with patrons on a daily basis
· Able to lead a staff of 15-25 pool employees
· Able to provide written summaries of financial accounts and management decisions to the City Rec Board


  1. The pool Manager will oversee daily operation of the pool including staff, concessions, training, and income. They will report to the Recreation Director.
  2. Work closely with the Pool Maintenance Manager in order to comply with all local, state, and federal regulations on pool chemical readings, pump/filter operation and any necessary documentation.
  3. Prepare the annual budget including salaries, gate income, and income/expense of concession stand.
  4. Work with Captain of the guard to hire pool staff. This will include certified lifeguards or concession staff.
  5. Prepare staff schedule and oversee staff in their performance of daily duties.
  6. Prepare and maintain a staff manual which includes: staff rules, pool/slide/dive rules, emergency action plans for major/minor emergencies & spinal for all areas of the facility: pool, Locker rooms, concession stand. Manual should include procedures on in-service training, weather, pool closed days, and staff needing time off.
  7. Oversee depositing of income on a daily basis & submit monthly reports to the rec board.
  8. Submit invoices on a daily basis. Monitor income/expenses and report significant deviations to the Rec Director.
  9. Make sure all equipment is good working condition and replace as needed.
  10. Supervise all staff and make recommendations for hiring, re-hiring, and termination.
  11. Good communication with the Rec Director on a daily basis.
  12. 2 days off per week with these conditions: Cannot be 2 consecutive days or 2 weekend days unless OK’d by Rec Director and assistant managers are able to cover. Should work 70% of the hours the pool is open.
  13. Work with Rec Director & board on pool public relations.
  14. Train assistant mangers and staff and review their duties on a regular basis.
  15. Oversee staff continuing education and physical fitness preparedness.
  16. Attend Recreation Board Meetings in May, June, July, August, and September. The board meets the second Thursday of every month at 7pm at Ottawa City Hall.