Lifeguard - Fraser Valley Regional District


Competition #2022-59
November 15, 2022

The Fraser Valley Regional District is a local government that delivers over 100 services to residents living in our eight electoral areas and six-member municipalities. We are the third most populous regional district in BC, stretching from Abbotsford to Boston Bar. The Fraser Valley offers a great place to work and live with a mix of rural and urban lifestyles along with an abundance of recreational and cultural opportunities. We have an exciting opportunity to work at our Hope & Area Recreation Centre located in the heart of Hope, BC. If you love to swim and can provide excellent customer service, please check us out.
As a Lifeguard at the FVRD, a typical week could see you opening and closing the pool; monitoring pool related activities closely and identifying any safety issues; directing swimmers out of the pool in hazardous conditions; maintaining a clean environment in and around the pool; and providing assistance to patrons when appropriate or necessary. The ideal candidate will also possess their Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Certificate and teach swimming lessons at our 25m pool at the Dan Sharrers Aquatic Centre.
We offer a positive, supportive, team-based work environment with an emphasis on collaboration. We believe in lifelong learning and are committed to providing and supporting training and professional development opportunities for our staff. If you have a positive, can-do attitude and a keen sense of humour, you will fit right in.
Required qualifications:

  • Must be at least 16 years of age
  • Current National Lifeguard certification
  • Current CPR-C certification and knowledgable in basic first aid techniques
  • Knowledge of the operation and maintenance of a pool and related equipment
  • Ability to remain alert and professional while on duty
  • Good communication and public relation skills, with the ability to use tact and courtesy in dealing with patrons

The preferred candidates will also possess:

  • Lifesaving Instructor certificate
  • Red Cross Water Safety Instructor certification

The rate for this part-time Union position is $21.77 per hour plus 14% in lieu of benefits. Upon successful completion of the required probationary period, participation in the benefit program may commence if eligible. Shift differential and overtime are paid where applicable, as per the Collective Agreement. Those who are qualified and instructing lessons will be paid the Swimming Instructor rate. Lifeguards must be available for shifts from up to 8 hours anytime between the hours of 6:00 am and 11:00 pm, inclusive of evenings, weekends and some holidays and may be required to travel in the performance of the duties.
If you have a passion for public service and want to make a difference in the lives of Fraser Valley residents, we want to hear from you. Submit your resume, along with a cover letter, indicating how you meet the qualifications. Please quote  Competition #2022-59 and send, in confidence, by 4:30 pm on December 27,  2022, to
While we appreciate the interest of all applicants, only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.

Review of applications will begin upon receipt.

Organization: Fraser Valley Regional District
Location: Hope, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Parks & Recreation
Posted: November 15, 2022, 4:11 pm
Expires: December 27, 2022, 4:30 pm

Employment Type: Part Time
Employment Length: Permanent
Education Requirement: Other trades certificate or diploma
Job Experience: Experience an asset
Rate: $21.77 Hour

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