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Sunshine Coast (Regional District)

Sunshine Coast Regional District

Competition #V1668

Lifeguard I, II and Instructor Guard

Gibsons and Sechelt Aquatic Facilities
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

The Sunshine Coast
If you have ever been to the Sunshine Coast, you know how amazing it is! If you haven’t, you really should check it out. Bordered by rugged mountains and blue ocean waters, situated on a peninsula (not an island) in the traditional lands of the shíshálh and Skwxwú7mesh First Nations, this area is known for its mild winters, beautiful surroundings, arts, and culture. With all the amazing recreation at our doorstep, it is not just a preferred tourist destination, it is also a great place to live, work, and play.

Position Overview
The Sunshine Coast Regional District is currently inviting applications for the position of casual Lifeguard I, II & Instructor Guard at the Sechelt and Gibsons Aquatic Facilities. We are looking for a friendly and service-oriented person to join our team! Working within a community development philosophy, the Lifeguard I provides life-guarding services to the patrons and performs administrative and janitorial duties. In addition to the above, the Lifeguard II acts as senior shift lifeguard. The Instructor Guard leads and instructs groups and individuals in swimming and fitness programs.

Compensation and Hours of Work
This is a casual bargaining unit position with the following wage rates:

  • Lifeguard I - $24.70
  • Instructor Guard - $26.71
  • Lifeguard II - $30.05

Wages are supplemented by an additional 4% vacation pay and then 5% statutory holiday pay after 30 days of employment. After 90 days of employment, casual workers are eligible for up to 5 paid sick days for previously scheduled work and will then receive 6% vacation pay after successfully passing a four-month probationary period. Casual workers are eligible to join the General Casual List for potential work opportunities elsewhere within the SCRD. And finally, all SCRD employees have access to the Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) upon hire, for free, confidential counselling services.

Please note: Incumbents may be required to work evenings, early mornings, weekdays, and weekends Casual work is short notice relief work, 7 days a week, relieving employees who are on sick leave, leave of absence, vacation, or peak work periods for overload situations. Incumbents must be able to work at both the Gibsons and Sechelt Aquatic Facilities. There are no regularly scheduled hours nor any guarantee of hours. Appointment is subject to a satisfactory RCMP Criminal Records Check.

How to Apply

Please review the job description, then send a current resume and a cover letter quoting the competition number via email by the closing date and time shown above. Please include your name and the competition number in the subject line of the email. The SCRD is committed to equitable access to employment opportunities. We value a diverse workforce to best represent the communities we serve, and we thank all applicants in advance for your interest.
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