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Lifeguard (Casual, On-Call)

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Title: 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 effective 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


This position is a unionized position under CUPE local 2698. The 2019 hourly wage rate is $22.16/hour as per the current collective agreement. 

As part of the interview process, shortlisted candidates will be required to participate in a practical portion of the interview at the District of Sparwood Leisure Center.

This posting will remain open until filled. Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to:

Jenna Jensen
Executive Assistant
District of Sparwood
Box 520, 136 Spruce Avenue
Sparwood BC, V0B 2G0
Email to: careers@sparwood.ca