Competition number 056-2019-EXT-RPC

Lifeguard I (Part-time, multiple positions)



Closing date

Feb. 17, 2019

Competition status

  • Active: Accepting applications until 11:59 pm MST on the closing date.
  • Screening: Applications are under review.
  • Interviewing: Applicants have been selected for interviews.
  • Closed: A candidate has been selected and/or competition has closed.
  • Ongoing: Accepting applications, which will be reviewed on an as-needed basis.
  • Cancelled: The competition has been cancelled.



Recreation, Parks and Culture


10 to 30 hours per week

Pay range

$20.71 to $25.88 per hour

Job Description

We are seeking Lifeguard I’s to join the Strathcona County Aquatics Team at Millennium Place. Multiple positions are available for all shifts including days, weekends, evenings, and statutory holidays. The role of the Lifeguard I is to safeguard guests and staff in the aquatic facility by providing exceptional safety supervision, preventing incidents and responding to emergency situations. Our Lifeguard I’s have strong interpersonal and communication skills and provide excellent customer service while maintaining a clean and safe facility.


  • Provide the highest standard of lifeguarding at all times, including effective scanning, patrolling and professionalism in a team setting
  • Prevent incidents; safeguard the public through exceptional safety surveillance
  • Respond to emergency situations and perform first aid and/or emergency aid as required
  • Provide exceptional customer service by promoting positive guest relations, answering questions, educating the public and responding to concerns
  • Complete assigned maintenance such as cleaning the pool deck and change rooms, etc.
  • Perform basic operational tasks to ensure regular operation of the facility
  • Complete necessary mechanical and operational checklists, charts, forms, and accident and ambulance reports
  • Maintain professionalism by keeping a clean, presentable appearance, being prompt and prepared for every shift, and behaving in an appropriate manner both on and off deck

Skills and Abilities

  • First aid knowledge, scanning skills, initiate, self-motivation and leadership skills
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and display initiate in a team environment, while responding to direction and feedback from supervisors
  • Ability to communicate effectively with the public and other staff
  • Subject-matter expertise in aquatic operations and lifeguard systems/procedures
  • Ability to work well as part of a large team
  • Maintain a high level of physical fitness as required for effective response to emergency situations, to maintain certifications and for lifting and/or moving various heavy materials or equipment including chemicals
  • Knowledge of properties and safe handling techniques for a wide variety of chemicals used for water quality and for cleaning
  • Ability to deal with diverse groups of individuals (guests and staff), whether due to culture, age or ability, through courteous and diplomatic relations
  • Ability to adapt to change and implement effective problem solving


  • National Lifeguard Award
  • Aquatic Emergency Care (AEC) or Standard First Aid (SFA) with CPR C and AED

Conditions of Employment

  • Lifeguards are expected to attend mandatory training sessions
  • Maintain WHMIS certification and any other certifications outlined by the facility
  • Submission of a satisfactory vulnerable sector check

The hourly wage range for this part-time position is $20.71 to $25.88, working a minimum of 10 hours per week. Lifeguards typically work regular assigned shifts, and can pick up additional hours.

Please note that there is a two-stage interview process for this position. Candidates invited to Stage 1 of the interview should come prepared for a verbal interview, first-aid skill demonstration and National Lifeguard physical skills demonstration in the pool. Candidates successful in Stage 1 will be invited to Stage 2 which will involve additional verbal interview questions and lifeguarding scenarios.

This competition may be used to fill future vacancies for similar positions within the next 6 months.

Thank you for your interest in Strathcona County. We only contact candidates selected for interviews.

A cover letter must be submitted along with a resume describing the interest in this position.

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