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Position Title: Aquatics Coordinator
Department/Division: Community Services
Scope: CUPE 882 - Permanent

Core Purpose of Position
Reporting directly to the Recreation Programmers this position will supervise, instruct and lifeguard
in a senior capacity, including leadership of all Lifeguard/Instructor positions, lesson/course
instructions and planning, arranging for advanced courses and examination.


Major Duties and Responsibilities
1. Responsible for lifeguarding, instructing and facility operations.

  • Perform all duties and responsibilities of a Lifeguard I/II/III as required in a senior capacity.
  • Supervise pool areas, react and supervise emergency situations/perform first aid as required
  • and ensure all documentation is completed.

2. Responsible for the leadership and supervision of lifeguarding staff.

  • Assist to develop, direct, coordinate, implement, supervise and monitor the use of aquatic
  • facilities, swimming and water safety, recreational, educational and training programs and
  • events.
  • Offer coaching, mentoring and training opportunities for employees.
  • Ensure that all rules and regulations as set out in the Provincial Swimming Pool Regulations,
  • Provincial Occupational Health and Safety and City of Prince Albert policies and procedures
  • are followed. Follows Frank J Dunn (FJD) Swimming Pool & Kinsmen Water Park (KWP)
  • Safety Plan.
  • Must have a working knowledge of pool mechanical systems and general janitorial
  • requirements.

3. Responsible for administrational duties.

  • Ensure new courses and lessons have all materials required, including worksheets, report
  • cards, badges and books.
  • Monitor employee certifications and expiry dates, update Human Resources of changes in
  • certifications.
  • Assist in planning, implementation and evaluation of in-service training and staff
  • development.
  • Assist in the development of long and short range goals and objectives of aquatics
  • programming and overall facility goals and objectives.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

4. Responsible for strong communication and public relations.

  • Promotion of all Aquatic activities.
  • Responding to inquiries and/or resolving complaints from the general public, staff,
  • consultants, and community groups with regards to Aquatic facility operations, programming,
  • and maintenance.
  • Assist in the communication of events, schedules and aquatic policies with front desk,
  • lifeguards and instructors.
  • Assist with the preparation of promotional materials such as brochures, pamphlets and
  • schedules.

Qualifications (Education, Training, Experience)

  • Completion of grade 12
  • Two years related work experience.
  • Possession of the following awards:
  • Lifesaving Examiner for Bronze Family, Lifesaving National Lifeguard, Lifesaving National
  • Lifeguard Instructor, Standard First Aid with CPR C/AED, Lifesaving First Aid Instructor,
  • Lifesaving Instructor, Red CrossWater Safety Instructor, AST (Lifesaving Aquatic Supervisor
  • Training),WHMIS, and Saskatchewan Pool Operator Course.
  • The following awards would also be considered an asset:
  • Lifesaving Mentor, Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Trainer, AST Instructor (Lifesaving
  • Aquatic Supervisor Training), and WHMIS Instructor.
  • Criminal Record Check Required Including Vulnerable Sector Search

Key Knowledge, Technical Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of principles, practices and techniques employed in water safety and lifeguard
  • activities.
  • Knowledge of Provincial Swimming Pool Regulations, Provincial Occupational Health and Safety
  • Act and the City of Prince Albert Policy and Procedures.
  • Ability to supervise the work of program staff.
  • Ability to express concepts effectively in oral and written forms.
  • Must be able to work daytime, evenings and weekends, including split shifts.

Organizational Relationships
Reports To: Recreation Programmer
Supervisory Responsibility: ☒Yes ☐No
Direct Reports: ☐1-3 ☒4-7 ☐8 or more
Profile Review Information

Date Profile Last Reviewed: May 4, 2015
City of Prince Albert CUPE Local #882

For more information see Job Posting at City of Prince Albert