City of Tucson


$15.60-$23.49 Hourly / $32,448.00-$48,859.20 Yearly
Salary Grade: 915

General Description

Ensures the safety of patrons at City Parks and Recreation swimming pools, trains aquatic staff in specified program delivery, and leads aquatic classes at city pools.

This job reports to: Pools Supervisor 

Essential Functions

Assists in the scheduling of location assigned staff and programs.
Observes swimmers to ensure they adhere to swimming pool rules and maintains order.

Provides swimming lessons as scheduled.  
Leads fitness, adaptative aquatic, and recreation water classes.  
Provides group and/or individual instruction and training to new lifeguards by teaching a variety of technical skills, policies, and procedures.    

Plans, develops, organizes, and instructs aquatics programs and activities.

Keeps the pool area clean and clear of debris, trip hazards, or other possible injury hazards.

Maintains pool equipment and ensures the proper sanitation of pool and bathhouse facilities.

Assists with registration or onsite questions related to programs and classes at assigned location(s).

Interacts with the public regarding programming and activities. 

Applies resuscitation techniques and renders first aid. 

Receives payment for use of swimming facilities and instruction. 

Maintains documentation of participant attendance, incidents, pool condition or other reports as assigned by supervisor.


Minimum Qualifications

Education Level & Type:  High School Diploma or G.E.D.

Experience: 1 year as a lifeguard   

Special Job Requirements

American Red Cross or Starguard Lifeguard Certification

American Red Cross First Aid Certification   

American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Certification.  

Candidates will be expected to complete and obtain training in Aqua Fitness Instruction and Adaptive Aquatics prior to the end of their probation and meet any associated certifications in good standing during length of employment. 

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements


Other Information

Pay Grade: 915        

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Occupational Group: 24 - Recreation

EEO-4: H – Service Maintenance

Management Level:   Lead

Union: (If required, need code):  No Representation

Workers Comp Code (NCCI):  9102

Driving Requirements

The following information pertains to driving requirements for this classification with the City of Tucson. Under "Driving Level" None, Secondary or Primary, refers to the driving responsibility as it relates to the essential functions of the classification. License Type, is just that, the type of Arizona Driving License required for the classification. If the position requires a Commercial Drivers License (CDL), the endorsements will be listed under "Endorsements." Under Safety Sensitive a "Yes" means employees with this classification are subject to pre-employment and random drug testing. License Type A,B,C,D,or M may require the use of personal or City vehicles on City business. Individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely, possess a valid license and have an acceptable driving record. Use of a personal vehicle for City business will be prohibited if the employee is not authorized to drive a City vehicle or if the employee does not have personal insurance coverage. Exceptions to classification driving requirement's may exist based on position.

Driving Level: Secondary

License Type: Valid and Unrestricted D - Driver

CDL Endorsements: None

Safety Sensitive: No

Job Description Disclaimer

This description is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of management to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. The listing of duties and responsibilities shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty. They are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.

CLASS: 3300; EST: 6/6/2022; REV: 6/6/2022;