Aquatics Maintenance Leader

Aquatics Maintenance Leader
Organization City of Mesa - Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities
Location Mesa, Arizona
Job Type Full Time
Application Deadline Jun 13, 2024

$51,802.40 – $76,472.86 Annually


Mesa, AZ

Job Type

Full Time

Job Number



(H420)Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities

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Closing Date



First review of applications will be Tuesday, May 28, 2024, and weekly thereafter as needed. 

An Aquatics Maintenance Leader is a working supervisor who plans, directs, and reviews the work of an aquatics maintenance crew who perform a variety of semiskilled and skilled work in the operation, maintenance, and repair of the City’s aquatics facilities and related equipment.  Supervisory work includes:  assisting in the selection of staff; establishing goals and tasks; identifying, coordinating, and evaluating projects; monitoring and scheduling daily work; conducting performance appraisals; ordering materials and supplies; and assisting with securing bids for services and commodities.  Aquatics Maintenance Worker related duties involve repairing large and small pumps, motors, and chemical feeders; and performing routine service, maintenance, and repair work on plumbing and electrical components related to aquatics facilities.  Work also involves trades construction work (electrical, plumbing, painting, concrete, welding, etc.) related to the maintenance and repair of aquatics facilities.  This class performs related duties as required.

Some work is strenuous, and the employee must be physically fit for bending, stooping, stretching, lifting, and carrying heavy equipment and materials.  The employee may be assigned to a seasonal shift which includes nights, weekends, and holidays, and is subject to weeklong 24-hour stand-by shifts on a year-round rotation.  Some work is performed under the hazardous conditions of toxic chemicals.  Work is supervised by the Aquatics Maintenance Foreman, who reviews work through conferences, reports, and results achieved. This class is distinguished from the Aquatics Maintenance Worker II by the supervisory responsibility of the Aquatics Maintenance Leader.  An employee in this class may be exposed to hazardous or disagreeable elements including dust, heat, fumes, and toxins.  Incumbents in this class are required to use a respirator when welding, painting, and working with pool chemicals.  This class is FLSA nonexempt.

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.  Any combination of training, education, and experience equivalent to considerable (3 – 5 years) experience in the operation, maintenance, and repair of large commercial or public swimming pools and associated equipment or a closely related area.

Special Requirements.  Must possess a valid Arizona Class C or higher Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with Hazardous Materials Endorsement (HME) or, if no CDL; must possess a valid Arizona Class D Driver’s License and complete steps 1, 2 and 3 of the Hazardous Materials Endorsement Threat Assessment (fingerprint based) through the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) by hire or promotion date.  Must successfully complete the City’s Entry Level Driver (ELD) HME training program, pass the State administered HME knowledge test; pass the road and skills test administered by a city of Mesa’s Third-Party Examiner (TPE) and obtain a Class CDL within 150 days of hire or promotion date.  Must meet the qualifications to wear a tight-fitting respirator by passing a medical evaluation in accordance with Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1910.134 by hire or promotion date.  Must obtain Scuba Certification and Certified Pool Operator (CPO) or Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) certification within one year of hire or promotion.  Must obtain Department of Homeland Security Chemical-terrorism Vulnerability Information (CVI) Authorized User certification within one year of hire or promotion date.  Must attend Confined Space training through the City of Mesa within one year of hire or promotion date.  Must obtain Structural Pest Control Applicator’s License through the Arizona Department of Agriculture’s Pest Management Division in Categories 1, 3, 4, and 5 within one year of hire or promotion date.  Must maintain certification and license requirements while assigned to this classification. Must complete Department of Transportation (DOT) Reasonable Suspicion Training for supervisors within 30 days of supervisory assignment of DOT safety sensitive employees.

Substance Abuse Testing.  This class is subject to Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) drug and alcohol testing as outlined in 49 CFR, Part 382.

Preferred/Desirable Qualifications.  Any combination of training, education, and experience equivalent to graduation from high school or GED.  Experience working in a supervisory capacity or as a lead worker. Experience taking water samples to test free chlorine, pH, total alkalinity, and calcium using various chemical solutions and test kits. Experience working with Motorola irrigation systems.

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City of Mesa
PO Box 1466Mesa, Arizona, 85211-1466
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