Aquatics Head Coach – Seasonal

Aquatics Head Coach – Seasonal
Organization The City of Mesa Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities Department
Location Mesa, Arizona
Job Type Seasonal
Application Deadline Aug 29, 2024
This classification has been designated as a non-benefited, non-classified, non-merit system, at-will position.

The City of Mesa is currently recruiting Aquatics Head Coaches for the Summer Season.  The Summer Season runs from April 2024 through August 2024.  Schedules vary from 25 – 38 hours per week, depending on business needs.

As an Aquatics Head Coach you will coach, mentor, and train techniques related to swim teams, artistic swimming teams, dive teams, or water polo teams; and junior lifeguard programs.  You will develop the skills of athletes and volunteers; supervise participants; take corrective action as needed; and recruit volunteers and assign them to work matches, meets, and events.  Other duties include monitoring activities at public pools to prevent accidents, rescuing swimmers in danger of drowning, checking pool water chemistry, cash handling, and general cleaning duties.  You may be scheduled for lifeguard and/or swim lesson instructor assignments.

Qualified applicants must successfully complete one skills testing.  The first skills test will be offered on Saturday, March 23, 2024 and remaining staffing needs will be filled at a second skills test Saturday, April 6, 2024.  Skills testing will include an assessment of various lifeguard skills, fitness level, as well as a verbal interview.  In order to attend either skills test, applications must be received online by 11:59 p.m., Wednesday, March 20, 2024, and you must receive an email invitation with details of the skills testing event.  Applications received after March 20th will be considered on an as-needed basis.

Additional Information:
Lifeguard and Water Safety Instructor certification classes are offered by the City of Mesa beginning in February.  A skills test review is offered in March.  See the Mesa’s Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities website for class times, locations, and registration fee information:  For general registration and class information, call 480-644-7529 (PLAY).

All staff will be provided black swimsuit/shorts uniform, two lifeguard t-shirts, and a Fox 40 whistle.  Visible tattoos with inappropriate lettering or images such as nudity or offensive language must be covered.  Visible body piercings must be appropriate and professional.

Aquatics Incentive Information:
The City of Mesa is offering reimbursement for the cost of obtaining a Lifeguard Certification and/or a Water Safety Instructor Certification (up to $229 each) through the City of Mesa.

In addition, Aquatics seasonal staff may also be eligible for a $250 incentive following a successful season.

Details for the specific eligibility requirements will be provided upon employment offer and must be met to receive reimbursements or incentive.

Please refer to the link below for the full job description and additional information regarding assignments, preferred qualifications, and essential functions. 

Qualifications & Requirements

Employee Values:  All employees of the City of Mesa are expected to uphold and exhibit the City’s shared employee values of Knowledge, Respect, and Integrity.

Minimum Qualifications Required.  Good (3 – 9 months) experience as a lifeguard OR three months’ experience as a participant or coach in competitive swimming, artistic swimming, diving, or water polo.
Special Requirements.  Valid Lifeguard Certification, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for the Professional Rescuer Certification.
Substance Abuse Testing.  Due to the safety and/or security sensitive nature of this classification, individuals shall be subject to pre-employment or pre-placement alcohol, drug and/or controlled substance testing as outlined in City policy and procedures.
Preferred/Desirable Qualifications.  Graduation from high school or GED and Water Safety Instructor (WSI) certification is preferred.  Some (3 – 6 months) experience as a Lifeguard is desirable. 

Link to Job Description (Download PDF reader)
City of Mesa
PO Box 1466Mesa, Arizona, 85211-1466
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