Aquatic Leader

City of Abbotsford

Aquatic Leader

Parks Recreation and Culture
CUPE, Full Time on a Temporary Basis
Posting #19-130

At the City of Abbotsford our people are our greatest asset. We offer a wide range of diverse, stimulating and rewarding career opportunities that support and recognize high levels of performance. In Abbotsford, we work strongly to create a challenging yet rewarding environment for our employees to thrive.

We invite you to become part of a place that has strong corporate and organizational values, rewarding career paths, challenging opportunities, and an engaging and dynamic team to work with.

Be part of the story. Join our team today.

Are you ready to dive into a new opportunity? Get your feet wet and splash into a new career as an Aquatics Leader with the City of Abbotsford! This position Full-Time on a Temporary Basis until return of incumbent, approximately 12 months.

In this exciting role you will assist with planning, organizing and promoting Abbotsford’s aquatic programs as well as supporting the operation of daily programs, activities and maintenance. Your aquatic knowledge and supervisory experience will help you lead our group employees engaged in lifeguarding and instructional work. Your ability to empower and train these employees will ensure that high quality customer service is maintained.

As the Aquatic Leader you will also assist in the development and delivery of employee aquatic training by identifying needs, preparing presentations and delivering training. You will conduct orientation and in-service training sessions while maintaining and ensuring that the standards of performance and safety for Guard Instructors are met.

To be considered for this position you must have:
  • Grade 12, supplemented by courses in recreation or leisure studies;
  • Minimum two years’ of guarding and instructing in an aquatic environment, including one year supervisory experience;
  • experience operating word processing, spreadsheet and database computer software programs;
  • CPR level C
  • National Lifeguard Service Instructor or Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Trainer;
  • National Lifeguard Service - Waterpark;
  • Pool Operator Level 1;
  • Lifesaving Instructor; and
  • First Aid Instructor preferred.

This position is unionized, CUPE Local 774, and the hourly rate of pay is from $27.04 to $31.82.

At the City of Abbotsford we work strongly to create a challenging and rewarding environment for our employees to thrive. We offer ongoing personal and professional development opportunities, competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package.

To apply, please visit us online at
Closing Date: July 30, 2019

Organization: City of Abbotsford
Location: Abbotsford, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Parks & Recreation
Posted: July 3, 2019, 9:04 am
Expires: July 30, 2019, 4:30 pm

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