City of Nanaimo

Discover What's Possible - The City of Nanaimo is a rapidly growing community with a population of approximately 98,000. Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, on the east coast of Vancouver Island, we are centrally located, about 1½ hours from Victoria and 2 hours from Vancouver by ferry. With a university and well-developed parks, recreational, cultural and social amenities, Nanaimo is truly an extraordinary place to live.

Permanent Full-Time


(Competition 19-91)

Position Overview
The City of Nanaimo is seeking a permanent full-time Lifeguard/Instructor. Under the general supervision of the Manager, Aquatics, Aquatic Coordinator, or Head Lifeguard, the incumbent performs lifeguard and aquatic instructional program procedures as per facility policy. The incumbent is responsible for the supervision and control of activities, safety standards, and cleanliness of aquatic facilities, and exercises mature judgment in carrying out instructional skills and general lifeguarding duties.

Applicants must have completed Grade 10 and have the following qualifications:
  • Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Certification
  • C.P.R. “C” Certification
  • National Lifeguard Certification – Pool Option
  • National Lifeguard Certification – Waterfront (when required)
  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Check
  • Experience teaching aquafit classes is considered an asset

Additional Information
This is a unionized position. $20.76 per hour - after Probation (Jan 2019 Rate), based on a 40 hour work week. A comprehensive benefit package is included. Extensive weekend and evening work may be required in addition to weekday shifts.

To apply for this opportunity, please submit a resume and cover letter to referencing the specific competition 19-91 by the application deadline.

Posting Date
Monday, August 12, 2019

Application Deadline
Monday, August 26, 2019
4:30 p.m.

Contact Information
Human Resources
City of Nanaimo
2nd Floor, 455 Wallace Street
Nanaimo, BC  V9R 5J6
Phone: (250) 755-4406
Fax: (250) 755-4449

For detailed information on this position and for more information on our community, please visit our website at

The City of Nanaimo is an inclusive employer and invites applications from all qualified individuals. We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. If you are unsuccessful, please accept our appreciation for your interest. This position is restricted to those legally entitled to work in Canada.

Organization: City of Nanaimo
Location: Nanaimo, BC
Region: North and Central Vancouver Island / Sunshine Coast
Professional Category(s): Parks & Recreation
Posted: August 12, 2019, 3:01 pm
Expires: August 26, 2019, 4:30 pm

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