Are you a fully certified lifeguard that wants to make a positive impact in and around the pool? Are you a leader that demonstrates strong communication and teamwork skills? Do you take pride in promoting a safe environment for patrons and staff? If so, we would like you to join our aquatics department!
Reporting directly to the Aquatic Coordinator, the Lifeguard III is responsible for delivering the highest quality of; lifeguarding, lesson instruction, and advanced course delivery to patrons at the Manluk Centre. Additionally, the lifeguard III will record accurate water chemistry readings, complete provincial water samples, and oversee the use of aquatic equipment to ensure that safe work procedures are being followed. The Lifeguard III will assist the Aquatic Coordinator with lifeguard training, in-service preparation, and employee scheduling. This position is responsible for preventing injuries through active lifeguarding techniques and public education. The Lifeguard III will also oversee, assist, and complete maintenance tasks, administrative tasks, and other such duties when required.
This opportunity offers the following incentives:
Discounted (optional) membership to use the Manluk Regional Aquatic and Fitness Centre when not working.
Employee assistance Program
Benefits (Include Extended Health, Dental, and Life Insurance)
An additional shift premium for hours worked before 7 a.m. and after 7 p.m. daily.
A deck footwear/swimsuit allowance.
Paid training on select courses and recertifications
Key Responsibilities Include:
Provide the highest standard of lifeguarding, including effective scanning, patrolling and professionalism in a team setting.
Provide the highest standard of instruction, including the instruction of swimming techniques, strokes, water safety and lifesaving skills to patrons and staff.
Assist Instructors with their lessons when required.
Conduct opening, closing duties and provincial water tests when needed.
Responds to and supervises emergency situations, preforms first aid as required and ensures that required documentation is completed.
Prevent incidents: safeguard the public through enforcement of policies, public education, exceptional safety surveillance and routine safety inspections.
Complete assigned maintenance such as cleaning the pool deck and change rooms, etc.
Complete necessary mechanical and operational checklists, forms, accident, and near-miss reports.
Provide instruction and training to all aquatic staff when required.
Ensure that all staff are engaged during their work hours with lesson plans, lifeguarding, maintenance, and special projects.
Enforce all Government, City, and Facility policies to maintain a high level of compliance with OH&S regulations, Alberta Pool standards, and industry best practices.
Make recommendations to the Aquatic Coordinator for in-service training, lifeguard training, and day to day operations.
Assist with evaluating staff performance and providing feedback to the Aquatic Coordinator regarding probation and annual performance reviews.
Required to work a variety of shifts such as mornings, evenings, and weekends.
Complete other duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Excellent customer services skills.
Ability to teach, provide constructive feedback, and support the building of swimming skills of program participants and staff.
Ability to perform and lead first aid procedures.
Experience in promoting positive internal and external customer relations.
Able to provide internal training to staff.
Strong interpersonal communication, supervisory, and coaching skills.
Strong understanding of basic OH&S Regulations.
Proficiency in MS Office including Microsoft Teams
Education, Qualifications, and Work Experience
Minimum 18 years old.
Minimum 3 years lifeguarding experience.
Possession of the following current certifications – ability to renew qualifications annually or as required:
Lifesaving Society’s National Lifeguard (NL)
Alberta Workplace approved Standard First Aid (SFA) and/or Lifesaving Society’s Aquatic Emergency Care (AEC)
Lifesaving Society’s Swim Instructor
Lifesaving Society’s Lifesaving Instructor
Standard First Aid Instructor
National Lifeguard Instructor (NLI)
2 Additional Instructor certifications such as Lifesaving Sport Coach 1, First Aid Instructor, NL Instructor, Lifesaving Society Trainer, ETC,
A third or more instructor certifications considered an asset.
Pool operator 1 (considered an asset)
Pool operator 2 (considered an asset)
Provide a criminal and vulnerable sector record check.
Basic knowledge of pool mechanical and filtration systems.
The City of Wetaskiwin is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and encourage applications from all qualified individuals.
The personal information submitted pursuant to this advertisement will be utilized for this Employment Opportunity only and is subject to compliance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Applicants are thanked in advance for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.