City of Fort Lauderdale, FL
March 10, 2023
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Job Type



The Parks & Recreation Department seeks a Pool Mechanic

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The employee in this class oversees water chemistry, maintenance, and repairs of City operated swimming pools, following the guidelines of local Department of Health, State of Florida and national industry standards. Maintains, repairs and replaces pool equipment, plumbing, electrical and ancillary pool systems for proper function, performance and safety; installs equipment such as filters, pumps, chlorinators and heaters; Testing equipment for safety and effectiveness; Providing chemical treatments to restore water to correct levels; Managing pool records; Replacing pool lights

Required Documents for Submitting Application

A. CPR/First Aid Certification issued by the American Red Cross
B. Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) or Certified Pool Operator (CPO) License

Qualifications for Employment as a Pool Equipment Mechanic

A. High School Diploma or G.E.D. equivalency
B. One (1) to three (3) years of experience in pool maintenance

C. All required certifications, whether possessed at time of application or obtained after appointment, must be kept current to continue employment in this class
D. May be required to work weekends as needed

The City offers a wide variety of benefits to employees. In addition to the competitive benefits package and salary, the City participates in the Florida Retirement System (FRS) which offers an investment option and a pension option, and requires a 3% contribution from employees. New hires are automatically enrolled in FRS.

This job classification is included within the bargaining unit represented by Teamsters Local Union769 and therefore is subject to the terms and conditions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City of Fort Lauderdale and Teamsters Local Union 769.

NOTE: The duties of this position will include all of those duties set forth in the official job description.
Essential functions are the basic job duties that an employee must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation. The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. The omission of a function does not preclude management from assigning essential duties not listed herein if such duties relate to the position.

  • Maintains proper pool chemistry and reporting requirements per Department of Health standards
  • Record all daily, weekly, and monthly maintenance procedures
  • Handles hazardous chemicals; chlorine disinfection system, chemical feeders, valves, and pool filtration pump system
  • Perform inspections and ensures proper functioning of pool filtration system
  • Oversees monthly reporting requirements per Department of Environmental Protection Agency
  • Make minor repairs to deck equipment, including but not limited to; lounge chairs, umbrellas, and lane lines
  • Inventory all equipment and chemicals. Report to supervisor ordering needs
  • Schedules and plans water discharge tests, records and reports findings
  • Works with outside contractors, vendors, and inspectors
  • If assigned to the Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Center, will be required to perform operational tasks that include but are not limited to; set up, break down, and cleanup of special events
  • Brush, vacuum and cleans pools, pool decks areas
  • Performs related work as required

High School Diploma or equivalency.One (1) to three (3) years of experience in pool maintenance. Additional qualifying experience or completion of coursework at an accredited college or university in a job-related field, may substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required experience or education.Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) OR Certified Pool Operator (CPO) certification.American Red Cross CPR/First Aid for the Professional Rescuer certification.Work on weekends as scheduled during special events for the City and Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Complex Preferences:
1. SCUBA Diving Certification

Special Requirements:
Essential Employees may be required to work during a declared emergency. The employee's Department Head will determine who will be required to work.

The position involves heavy physical demands, such as exerting up to 100 lbs. of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 lbs. of force frequently, and/or up to 20 lbs. of force constantly to move objects.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Applications will be reviewed and the hiring authority will contact those applicants whose application reflects the best match of experience for the position.

Depending on the number of applications and the quality of their education and experience, the examination may consist of one or more of the following tests: Evaluation of Training and Experience, Oral Interview, Written Examination, or other assessment method. Applicants must attain a minimum score of 70 in each part of the examination to qualify. All successful applicants will be required to pass a medical examination, including drug screening, prior to appointment.

An eligible veteran who enters an open-competitive examination shall receive preference points added to the total passing score earned in the examination as provided for in the Florida Statutes. To obtain veteran's preference, candidates MUST submit a copy of separation papers and the City of Fort Lauderdale's veteran's preference claim form ( J-204) .

Say "Hello" to the City of Fort Lauderdale and Say "Goodbye" to Your Student Loan!
That's right! Under the U.S. Department of Education's Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program, the remaining balance on your student loan may be forgiven after you have made 120 qualifying monthly payments while working full-time at the City of Fort Lauderdale! Please visit www.fortlauderdale.gov/PublicServiceLoanForgiveness for more information or to see if you qualify.

The City of Fort Lauderdale offers a comprehensive benefits package to all regular full-time employees including vacation, holiday, and sick leave as well as medical, dental, vision, life and short-term disability insurance.

Click here for an overview of employment information including our benefits package.

Closing Date/Time: 4/12/2023 11:59 PM Eastern

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