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Job Title:
Lifeguards (Up to 5)
Job Number:
Job Code:
Job Category:
Recreation & Leisure Services
Bargaining Unit:
Job Type:
Part Time
Employment Type:
Number of Positions:
Hours of Work:
0 to 24 hrs/wk
Date Posted:
February 23, 2021
Closing Date:
March 1, 2021

Opening Statement

Kingston’s vision of being a smart, livable 21st century city is fast becoming reality. History and innovation thrive in our dynamic city located along the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, an easy drive from Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal, in the heart of eastern Ontario. With a stable and diversified economy that includes global corporations, innovative startups and all levels of government, Kingston’s high quality of life offers access to world-class education and research institutions, advanced healthcare facilities, affordable living and vibrant entertainment and tourism activities.

Position Summary

** Note: Pay Range is based on 2020 Rates of Pay**

To provide and ensure a safe and enjoyable aquatic experience for all users.

Lifeguard responsibilities include:
Monitor recreational swimming activities, including: patrol the pool deck and scan the water, as well as monitor patrons to ensure a safe swim environment

Wear the City’s assigned uniform, carry an aid at all times, perform emergency rescues to the standard of your certifications, respond to patron inquiries, resolve problems, and perform associated public education duties

Set up the pool deck prior to each shift

Assist maintenance staff with the cleaning of the change rooms and pool deck on a daily basis

Attend all scheduled staff meetings and training programs

Record all hours worked

Hold and maintain all awards at own expense

Perform other duties as assigned

Successful candidates for the position of Lifeguard must become certified Swim Instructors within eight months of hiring.

Swim Instructor responsibilities include the items mentioned in the Lifeguard responsibilities (above), in addition to:

Instruct assigned Red Cross or Lifesaving Society aquatic programs to standard

Respond to parent and participant questions promptly, courteously and thoroughly

Commit to teach the entire session of lessons, one absence is acceptable; must be in attendance of the first lesson, midterm lesson, and last lesson

Teach in the water for the majority of each class time

Provide your supervisor with a detailed lesson plan for each class

Write, proof and correct Progress Reports for lesson participants

Successful candidates for the position of Swim Instructor must become certified as Lifeguards within eight months of hiring.

Qualifications, Competencies

National Lifeguard – Pool certification;

Lifesaving Society Instructor and/or Red Cross Water Safety Instructor certification;

Current Standard First Aid & CPR-C/AED;

The following certifications are considered assets:

High Five (PHCD) – Principals of Healthy Child Development certification, Lifesaving Society Instructor, Bronze Examiner, Water Safety Instructor Trainer, Standard First Aid Instructor, National Lifeguard Instructor

Skills, Abilities, Work Demands

Must obtain and maintain a satisfactory criminal record check, including Vulnerable Sector Check, at the candidates own expense;

Must meet and maintain physical fitness levels required for National Lifeguard certification

Closing Statement

Please apply to Career Opportunities at: www.cityofkingston.ca/Careers
Your resume must clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements of the position. Please upload to your profile, any educational Degrees, Diplomas and/or Certificates that are relevant and required for the position you are applying to. We thank all of those who apply; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. The City of Kingston is an equal opportunity employer. Accessibility accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment and selection process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance. Information collected will be handled in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.