City of Portland - Aquatic Leader

AQUATIC LEADER - Parks, Recreation & Facilities Department

Full-Time, 37.5 hours/week (flexible schedule including nights and weekends) - **Posting Update** -

Primary responsibilities of this full-time position involve formulating, managing and directing a comprehensive array of aquatic programs and activities in one or more facilities. A Bachelor’s degree in Recreation or combination of aquatic training and experience is desired. Must have prior experience assisting with evaluating, developing and managing programs, facilities and the safety of each.  Also must have considerable knowledge of a variety of aquatic activities, and possess the ability to direct them. Must have experience organizing, leading and instructing specific aquatic programs and experience working with preschool, youth, teens and adult / senior adult patrons. Experience working with diverse populations and experience supervising and managing staff.  Working knowledge of Google Suite, computer experience and the ability to keep data and prepare reports.  

Necessary Special Requirements:  American Red Cross Lifeguarding, Water Safety Instructor, Lifeguard Instructor and PHTA Certified Pool Operator / attach a copy of all current certifications.  Must possess a valid Class C driver's license in good standing. Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory criminal background check. 

**Pro-Tech Union position - Grade 6 – Starting pay range $928.50/week to $1,076.63/week, based on relevant years of experience.  

Accepting applications until vacancy is filled.  


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City Benefits

Permanent employees receive a generous benefits package that includes paid holidays; employee health insurance; sick and vacation leave; optional life, dental, vision and income protection insurances; choice of retirement plans; and tuition reduction program with the University of Southern Maine and Thomas College.   


The City of Portland is strongly committed to diversity in its workforce.

Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.

We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer.




***COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate***    For the safety of our employees and our constituents, the City of Portland requires that new employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to the start of employment.  Candidates may request an accommodation for medical reasons or sincerely held religious beliefs at the conditional offer stage.


For questions contact Human Resources by email at or 207-874-8624. 

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