Printed on: June 23, 2024

Lifeguard/Instructor I (Permanent 15-22hr, Un-beneffited)

Employer City of Fernie
Salary $26.59 /hr
Terms Permanent 15-22hr, Unbenefited
Start Date Open until filled
Requirements
The City of Fernie is inviting applications for the position of Lifeguard/Instructor I. This position is included in the Collective Bargaining Unit for CUPE Local 2093 and is classified under the description of Lifeguard / Instructor I. This position is guaranteed 15-22 hours and is required to work weekdays, weekends, and evenings. Reporting to the Aquatics Supervisor and the Manager of Parks and Recreation, the Lifeguard / Instructor I, promotes education to the public about water safety on or near the water, and ensures proper behaviour standards are maintained by the participants

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Current National Lifeguard Service Award
• Current Lifesaving Swim Instructor
• Current Standard First Aid Certification or equivalent
• Current CPR Level C Certification

ABILITIES:
• 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 and must be able to perform these necessary skills as required

Duties DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Principal responsibilities include ensuring the safety, protection, and enjoyment of those engaged in activities in or out of the water at the Aquatic Centre, assisting in the development of a wide range of aquatic services and programs, performs lifeguarding, instructional and janitorial tasks related to the operation of the Aquatic Centre.

ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES OF WORK:
• Supervises and controls aquatic activity, acting as a lifeguard.
• Makes rescues and provides aid to patrons 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 inquires 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 tasks and other duties as assigned.
Applicants shall be performance-oriented individuals who are able to work well with others as well as independently with little supervision.

The rate of pay for this position is $26.59 in accordance with the current CUPE collective agreement. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Position will be open until a suitable candidate is found. Please submit detailed applications containing COVER LETTER, RESUME, and REFERENCES to:

Jacquie Hill, Manager of Parks and Recreation
250 Pine Ave, PO Box 190, Fernie, BC, V0B 1M0
careers@fernie.ca

To Apply Please use the contact information as directed in the listing.
Cover Letter, Résumé, and references Via Email
Contact Name Jacquie Hill
Address 501-3rd Ave.
Location Fernie
Phone
Fax
E-Mail careers@fernie.ca
Website
Date Posted 2024-04-15
Date Ending 2024-09-13