Employment Opportunity: Lifeguard (Casual on Call)

Reporting to the Director of Community & Facility Services, lifeguards are responsible for the safe supervision of the public in the aquatics centre. The incumbent supervises and ensures the safety of pool users in accordance with established safety guidelines, provides lifesaving skills including first aid, resuscitation and other emergency revival techniques as required; Plans, organizes leads special events within the pool area as assigned; Provides and ensures proper day to day maintenance and cleanliness of pool and surrounding areas such as deck and changing rooms.


  1. Monitors aquatic activities, ensures adherence and enforcement of pool rules and safety regulations;
  2. Supervises and ensures the safety of pool users in accordance with established safety and health guidelines;
  3. Conducts basic water tests and makes appropriate adjustments as required;
  4. Inspects and cleans pool and aquatic centre facilities such as change rooms, lockers, etc.;
  5. Provides custodial/cleaning and minor maintenance service and ensures safety, hygiene and cleanliness standards are maintained;
  6. Provides information to and assists the public with facility & program information;
  7. Performs routine cashier duties and other related duties as may be assigned;
  8. Plans, organizes and leads events and activities as assigned.
  9. Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Ability to work with the public in a positive and affective manner
  • Ability to educate the public on facility rules and affect discipline in a positive manner
  • Be physically fit and able to perform labour-intensive skills
  • Demonstrated ability to be a leader
  • Has exceptional customer service skills


  • National Life Saving Certificate
  • Standard First Aid or equivalent
  • CPR Level ‘C’ and AED

Water Safety Instructor
Life Saving Instructor
Pool Operator Level I
First Aid Instructor
Aqua-fit Instructor

Applications with cover letter, resume and references will be received at the 367 Pine Ave., Sparwood, BC V0B 2G0 until the position is filled. Applicants will be required to demonstrate required skills and abilities.

Wages, benefits and conditions of employment are governed by the current collective agreement with CUPE Local 2698. Current hourly rate for this position is $21.68.