Lifeguard/Instructor I

Competition Number: 2022-30

Job Title: Lifeguard/Instructor I

Department: Aquatics- Parks, Facilities and Recreation

Employment Type: Permanent (15-22 hrs, Unbenefited)

Salary: $25.95/HR

Posted Date: October 4, 2022

Closing Date: March 31, 2023

Last Updated Date: October 4, 2022, 11:43

Status: Open

Description:

LIFEGUARD/INSTRUCTOR I

(Permanent 15-22hr, Unbenefited)

Posted October 4, 2022

The City of Fernie is inviting applications for the position of Lifeguard/Instructor I. This position is included in the Collective Bargaining Unit for CUPE Local 2093 and is classified under the description of Lifeguard / Instructor I.

This position is guaranteed 15-22 hours and is required to work weekdays, weekends, and evenings. Reporting to the Aquatics Supervisor and the Manager of Parks and Recreation, the Lifeguard / Instructor I, promotes education to the public about water safety on or near the water, and ensures proper behaviour standards are maintained by the participants.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Principal responsibilities include ensuring the safety, protection, and enjoyment of those engaged in activities in or out of the water at the Aquatic Centre, assisting in the development of a wide range of aquatic services and programs, performs lifeguarding, instructional and janitorial tasks related to the operation of the Aquatic Centre.

ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES OF WORK:

• Supervises and controls aquatic activity, acting as a lifeguard.

• Makes rescues and provides aid to patrons in accordance with established procedures and completes reports as required.

• Enforces the rules and regulations of the Aquatic Centre and ensures that all safety and behavioral standards are maintained by participants.

• Ensures that safety, hygiene and cleanliness standards and practices aremaintained.

• Instructs a variety of swim and water safety lessons and maintains related participantrecords.

• Responds to customer inquires and deals with patrons tactfully and courteously.

• Leads activities, special events and games during public swim sessions and theme days.

• Conducts water tests as required and adjusts water chemical levels as directed to ensure a safe and comfortable balance for patrons.

• Prepares and submits records and reports as required.

• Performs janitorial tasks and other duties as assigned.

Applicants shall be performance-oriented individuals who are able to work well with others as well as independently with little supervision.

Qualifications:

• Current National Lifeguard Service Award

• Current Lifesaving Swim Instructor • Current Standard First Aid Certification or equivalent

• Current CPR Level C Certification

Abilities:

• Must be able to maintain pleasant and effective relations with the public and employees of the City, even in adverse conditions.

• Must have knowledge of the prescribed standards for the Lifesaving Society, insofar as their programs and services deal with the Aquatic Centre.

• Must have a thorough knowledge of water rescue, first aid and resuscitation methods and must be able to perform these necessary skills as required.

Job Posting 

Contact Information:

We thank all applicants fortheir interest, however only those candidatesselected for interviews will be contacted. Position will be open until a suitable candidate is found.

Please submit detailed applications containing cover letter, resume and references to: Jacquie Hill, Manager of Parks and Recreation

250 Pine Ave, PO Box 190, Fernie, BC, V0B 1M0

Jacquie.hill@fernie.ca

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