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Position Summary

This position performs responsible lifeguarding, training and instructional duties and assists in program development, implementation and evaluation. This position provides supervision, training, and leadership to
Lifeguard Instructor I/IIs, ensuring that program staff adheres to established schedules, procedures and standards. This position reports to an Aquatic Program Specialist or the Supervisor, Leisure Centres.

Typical duties include:

  • Performs all duties and responsibilities of a Lifeguard Instructor I/II, as required.
  • Responds to and supervises emergency situations, and ensures all follow up and required documentation is completed.
  • Plans, organizes, and implements special events including in-service training.
  • Assists in evaluating instructional and lifeguard techniques of aquatic staff including checking lesson plans, coaching, and performance evaluations.
  • Assists in the program planning process for aquatic programs and schedules.
  • Assists with employee recruitment and retention including planning and hosting information sessions, skill testing, and orientation.
  • Reviews upcoming programs and activities to ensure appropriate materials are stocked.
  • Reviews daily schedules and ensures vacancies are filled with qualified staff.
  • Assists Lifeguard I/Lifeguard IIs with managing their awards including monitoring certification expiry, and future training.
  • Follows all rules and regulations as set out in the Provincial Swimming Pool Regulations, Provincial
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act, the City of Regina Occupational Health and Safety Manual, and the City of Regina Aquatic Safety Plan.
  • Manages and conducts aquatic leadership courses and oversees first aid courses.
  • Responsible to ensure special events are set up and taken down accordingly (when working at the Lawson Aquatic Centre).
  • Performs related duties as required.

Candidates will be screened on the following criteria:

*** To be considered for this position you must clearly identify your qualifications, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities and where you obtained them in your application/resume. ***

Education and Experience

Typically the knowledge, skills and abilities required are obtained through completion of grade twelve (12) or GED Equivalent combined with two (2) years experience in an aquatics facility providing effective lifeguard and instructional responsibilities.

Certification Requirements

At least one (1) of the following:
• Lifesaving Society National Lifeguard Service (NLS - Pool Option)
• Canadian Red Cross Pool Lifeguard

At least one (1) of the following:
• Canadian Red Cross CPR Level C
• St. John’s Ambulance Standard First Aid: CPR Level C

At least one (1) of the following:
• Lifesaving Society Aquatic Supervisor
• City of Regina Lead Guard Course

Must have all of the following:
• Canadian Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI)
• Automated External Defibrillation (AED)
• Saskatchewan Swimming Pool Operators Course

In addition, must be certified in any two (2) of the following Instructor, Instructor Trainer or Examiner Awards:
• Canadian Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Trainer
• Canadian Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor
• Lifesaving Society Instructor Trainer
• Standard First Aid Instructor (Canadian Red Cross or St. John’s)
• Lifesaving Society National Lifeguard Instructor
• Lifesaving Society Bronze Medallion/Cross or National Lifeguard Examiner
• Lifesaving Examiner Mentor

*All awards must remain current and is required to provide the employer with copies of updated rewards. First
Aird, CPR C and AED must be recertified every two (2) years.

• Considerable knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques employed in water safety, swimming,
and lifeguarding.

• Knowledge of the rules, regulations and procedures dealing with swimming pool operations, as outlined
by the relevant acts, bylaws and policies.

• Knowledge of training and instruction techniques applicable to the work.

• Knowledge of the general rules and regulations of the Provincial Swimming Pool Regulations and
Provincial Occupational Health and Safety Act.

• Knowledge of swimming pool operations and equipment.

• Ability to supervise the work of program staff.

• Ability to express ideas and concepts effectively in oral and written form.

• Ability to deal effectively and tactfully with the general public and co-workers.

• Ability to show initiative and dedication as shown by contributions made to the aquatics field.

• Demonstrated skill in swimming, lifeguarding and instructional duties.

• Demonstrated skills in communication and public speaking.

• Ability to problem solve and experience in conflict resolution.

• Competency in the use of various software including Microsoft Office Suite specifically, Word, Excel, Outlook, and ActiveNet.

Working/Other Conditions

Aquatic Training Specialists must ensure all awards remain current and are required to provide the employer with copies of updated certifications.

The employee may be transferred between all City of Regina aquatics facilities and will be required to work non-standard hours.

*Candidates selected for an interview will be required to provide proof of acquired education*

**In accordance with the City of Regina’s Criminal Record Check Policy, the position requires that the successful candidate provide a satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Criminal Record Check as a condition of employment.**

Division: City Planning & Community Development

Department: Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services

Salary Grade: CUPE Local 21 – Pay Class 1B

Salary: $23.17 - $23.81/Hour; $47,956 – $49,280/Annum

The City of Regina values diversity in our workforce and encourages applications from all qualified Employment Equity candidates.

We will contact applicants we wish to consider within six weeks of the competition closing date. All applicants are thanked for their interest.

Applications are being accepted until July 26, 2019.