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Lifeguard/Instructor - Aquatics

Competition No: 2024-155

Duration: Regular Part Time

Salary: $27.30 – 28.37 – 29.48 – 30.70 – 31.97/month


Special Notes: Normal for CUPE 23 Inside Division Collective Agreement

Last Updated: 5/22/24

The goal of the City of Burnaby and its employees is to consistently deliver first class service and services to our community. With this in mind, we hire people who share the same passion, those with the drive and determination to grow with and contribute to our already exceptional team. People like you!

This position encompasses both lifeguarding duties and high-quality swim instruction on an assigned shift, at Edmonds Community Centre. Our Lifeguard Instructors ensure the safety of swimmers utilizing the aquatic facility, provide a safe and clean environment, and engage with a diverse client base to provide exceptional customer service. We are looking for Lifeguard Instructors to educate on pool rules; perform minor maintenance tasks; provide first aid treatment; lead instructional and recreational aquatic programs for all age ranges and to provide information to the public regarding swimmer progress and instructional evaluation techniques. Performs related work as required.

Qualifications include up to high school graduation supplemented by courses in lifeguarding, lifesaving, aquatic instruction, fitness instruction and pool maintenance, plus sound related experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Sound knowledge of the theory and practice of lifeguarding, lifesaving, cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid; working knowledge of teaching methods and group leadership techniques emphasizing instruction in water safety and aquatic skills, and of pool operations including water filtration, chlorination, and heating. We are looking for Lifeguard Instructors who have the ability to display sound aquatic skills and to instruct in these skills at standards set by relevant authorities; to conduct and promote fitness programs; to establish and maintain courteous and effective working relationships with officials, user groups, coworkers, and the public, and who can prepare and maintain records related to the work. A Lifesaving Society National Lifeguard – Pool award, Lifesaving Society Swim Instructor award, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certificate – Level C, and a BCRPA Aquatic Fitness Leader – Aquatics award are required. A Lifesaving Instructor certificate is desirable.

Schedule: 48 hours bi-weekly (0.60 FTE); Friday from 6:00 AM – 2:30 PM; Saturday to Sunday from 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM.

The closing date for this competition has been extended until it is filled. New applications are welcome!

Applicants under consideration will be required to consent to a Police Information Check.

At the City of Burnaby, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workforce that authentically mirrors the vibrant community we proudly serve. We consistently embrace diversity and endeavor to build an inclusive workforce that celebrates the richness of our community. We warmly welcome applicants of all genders, ages, ethnicities, cultures, abilities, sexual orientations, and life experiences to join us in shaping a more vibrant and equitable future together.

Copies of relevant professional certificates, degrees, or tickets will be required at the time of the interview.

Please contact People and Culture at 604-294-7303 if you do not receive a confirmation email within one hour of submitting your application online.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted

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