Printed on: April 21, 2024

Lifeguard/Instructor II (Temporary, 22-40 hours)

Employer City of Fernie
Salary $28.33 /hr
Terms Temporary, 22-40 hours
Start Date
The City of Fernie invites applications from qualified persons for the position of Lifeguard/Instructor II. This temporary, 22-40 hours/week position requires weekday, evening, and weekend work. Reporting to the Aquatics Supervisor and the Manager of Parks and Recreation, the Lifeguard/Instructor II, promotes education to the public about water safety on or near the water, and ensures proper behaviour standards are maintained by participants and patrons.


• Current National Lifeguard Services Award.
• Current Lifesaving Swim Instructor.
• Current Standard First Aid Certification or equivalent..
• Current CPR Level C Certification.
• National Lifeguard Instructor trainer (preferred)
• Current Lifesaving Society Instructor. (preferred)


• Must be a team player who can also work independently with little supervision.
• Must be able to maintain pleasant and effective relations with the public and employees of the City, even in adverse conditions.
• Must have knowledge of the prescribed standards for the Lifesaving Society, insofar as their programs and services deal with the Aquatic Centre.
• Must have a thorough knowledge of water rescue, first aid and resuscitation methods, must be able to perform the necessary skills as required.


Principal responsibilities include ensuring the safety, protection, and enjoyment of those engaged in activities in or out of the water, assists in the development and delivery of a wide range of aquatic services and programs and performs lifeguarding, instructional, and janitorial tasks related to the operation of the Aquatic Centre. An employee in this position is under the general direction of the Aquatic Supervisor.


• In consultation with the Aquatic Supervisor, assists in planning, coordinating, and scheduling programs and special events.
• In consultation with the Aquatic Supervisor, assists in scheduling and direction the activities of the aquatic staff.
• Conducts and coordinates in-service training sessions as required.
• Supervises and controls aquatic activity acting as a lifeguard.
• Makes rescues and provides aid to patrons in difficulty, in accordance with established procedures, and completes reports as required.
• Enforces the rules and regulations of the Aquatic Centre and ensures that all safety and behavioral standards are maintained by participants.
• Ensures that safety, hygiene and cleanliness standards and practices are maintained.
• Instructs a variety of swim and water safety lessons and maintains related participant records.
• Responds to customer inquiries and deals with patrons tactfully and courteously.
• Leads activities, special events and games during public swim sessions and theme days.
• Conducts water tests as required and adjusts water chemical levels as directed to ensure a safe and comfortable balance for patrons.
• Prepares and submits records and reports as required.
• Performs janitorial and other duties as assigned.

Employment for this position will be Temporary, with 22-40 hours/week for up to 6 months, or until return of incumbent. The wage rate will be $28.33/hour. Salary and benefits will be in accordance with current CUPE contract. Please submit detailed applications containing COVER LETTER, RESUME, AND REFERENCES to by 12:00 PM MARCH 15, 2024.

Jacquie Hill, Manager of Parks and Recreation
250 Pine Ave, PO BOX 190 Fernie, BC, V0B 1M0

The City of Fernie strives to ensure that its employment practices are free from direct and indirect discrimination and is committed to upholding the human rights of those participating in the hiring process. In pursuit of this commitment, City of Fernie will not condone or tolerate any acts of discrimination or harassment under any of the grounds protected under human rights legislation. This commitment extends to the hiring process and throughout the course of employment.

To Apply Please use the contact information as directed in the listing.
Contact Name Jacquie Hill
Address 250 Pine Ave, PO Box 190
Location Fernie
Date Posted 2024-03-01
Date Ending 2024-05-31