City of Tampa

Aquatics Leader II (#110200) 018

$18.53-$26.36 Hourly / $3,211.87-$4,569.07 Monthly / $38,542.40-$54,828.80 Yearly


This is responsible leadership work involving the operation of municipal swimming facilities. Bargaining unit position.

Nature Of Work

An employee in this class is responsible for overseeing activities and enforcing safety rules at a municipal swimming facility. Tasks are of average difficulty, requiring the exercise of some initiative and independent judgement in organizing, coordinating or conducting activities at the assigned area. Under general supervision, employees must insure the maintenance of the assigned facility, including responsibility for pool water condition. Depending on area to which assigned, the employee might work variable hours including evenings, weekends and holidays. Considerable tact and courtesy are expected in all contacts with facility patrons, particularly when taking corrective measures for infractions of rules. Work is reviewed through observation, periodic conferences and results obtained.

Examples of Duties

Participates in organizing and coordinating programs and activities at an aquatics facility; performs key leader duties at a seasonal pool during the spring and summer season.

Oversees maintenance of swimming area, equipment and supplies when required; maintains proper chemical balance and water level.

Schedules, assigns, trains, oversees, and provides leadership to lower level employees in supervisor's absence; evaluates and identifies training needs to ensure that all safety rules are enforced; develops training classes, curriculum and lesson plans.

Enforces safety rules and ensures that other employees enforce rules to maintain safety of participants; monitors maintenance of all lifesaving equipment and first aid supplies; administers and oversees first aid and lifesaving techniques; responds immediately and takes responsibility in case of emergency.

Conducts periodic checks of all areas patrolled by lower level employees in order to ascertain that rules and regulations are being enforced.

Teaches swimming lessons to both adults and children; teaches CPR, first aid, lifeguarding, and basic water safety; organizes, promotes, and conducts a wide variety of aquatics activities.

Participates in maintenance of records and preparation of reports; prepares attendance sheets, daily reports and special activities summaries; compiles accident reports; maintains payroll, inventory and supply ordering information. Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Considerable knowledge of: lifesaving principles and practices; water safety techniques and use of rescue equipment; first aid procedures.

Some knowledge of: water filtration equipment and operating procedures; basic records keeping.

Ability to: monitor the work of other employees; instruct others in swimming and lifesaving methods; enforce rules and regulations firmly, tactfully and impartially; react quickly, calmly and rationally in emergencies; maintain records and compile reports; communicate and interact effectively with the general public; perform duties requiring physical strength and endurance.

Skill in: the operation and maintenance of lifesaving equipment; swimming and lifesaving procedures.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited high school and completion of one (1) year of college with reasonable experience in aquatics or recreation operations, including maintenance and training tasks; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Licenses or Certifications

Possession of: current nationally certified First Aid, CPR, and Lifeguarding Certificates; a valid Florida driver's license. Obtain water safety instructor certificate within the first 6 months of employment.


Employees may be required to work rotating shifts, including nights, weekends, holidays and overtime as needed. During periods when the Mayor issues an emergency declaration for the City of Tampa, all employees may be required to work in preparation, response or recovery activities related to the stated emergency.

CLASS: 110200; EST: 8/7/2013; REV: 3/1/2021;