Aquatics Specialist - PT


Recruitment #24-4057-001


An employee in this class is responsible for supervising life-guarding, aquatic, and recreation activities at various recreation facilities.  An employee receives general instructions concerning the overall recreational program to be administered at the various facilities, but each is expected to develop programs to meet specific area needs.  Work is supervised through field visits, staff conferences and review of activity reports.  Work also requires the application of specialized skills and training in the conduct of non-aquatic recreation activities and an ability to meet the particular needs of the areas served.

The incumbent's primary role includes, but is not limited to, guarding the swimming pool to direct water safety and prevent accidents; ensure non-swimming participants stay in shallow water; make rescues and administer emergency first-aid, provide swimming and water exercise instruction; maintain order and discipline of participants; check for proper maintenance of pool equipment, pool vacuuming and cleaning, treat pool water to maintain proper chemical balance, clean decks, gutters and scum lines, backwash filters and cleaning hair catches, cleaning restrooms, guard room and shower rooms.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from high school (or G.E.D.)

One (1) year as a Lifeguard at an aquatic facility. One (1) year of teaching or coaching in the aquatic field may be substituted for Lifeguard experience.

License Requirements

Must possess a valid driver's license at time of appointment and maintain thereafter as a term and condition of continued employment.

Special Requirements

Must possess and maintain current and valid certificates in Lifeguarding Training, Standard First Aid and CPR for the Professional Rescuer or successor courses offered by the American Red Cross.


Background Check
A background investigation and evidence of Employment Authorization and Identity is required prior to employment. All candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position, including current city employees seeking transfer, promotion, demotion, etc. into a classified position. 

Medical Examination & Drug and Nicotine Testing 
Final appointment is contingent upon the applicant passing a job-related medical examination including drug screen. Applicants offered employment with the City will be required to pass a nicotine screening. Newly hired employees must remain tobacco and nicotine free as a condition of continued employment. The Tobacco and Nicotine Free Hiring Policy does not apply to current City employees. 

An Equal Employment Opportunity Employer 

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