Position: Summer - Aquatic Head Instructor/Lifeguard
Competition Number: 2017-EX-EN-51993977-01
Competition posting date: 2018-02-01
Competition closing date: 2018-08-31
Recreation, Cultural and Facility Services Department
Affiliation: CUPE 503 PT RC & Aquatics
Salary: $16.553 to $17.918 per hour (2018 rates of pay)
Location: Various locations
Category: Summer Opportunities
Employment Group: Recreation and Culture
Responsible for life-guarding and instructing as required. Is responsible for overseeing the aquatic facility, programs and staff in the absence of the Aquatic Supervisor or full-time staff.
Ensure that staff follow, and programs fall in line with, all guidelines, policies and procedures. Assist in training, staff scheduling, and mentoring of staff.
Monitor the conduct of patrons, prevents accidents and responds to emergencies by administering the policies, procedures, rules and regulations of the City of Ottawa and of certifying bodies.
To ensure the safety and enjoyment of patrons in an aquatic environment.
Education & Experience
High School Graduate
Two (2) years or more of related experience is required:
Minimum age of 18 years is required
500 hours of Lifeguarding
500 hours of Instructing in an Aquatic environment
*Experience and formal training combined with demonstrated performance and ability may substitute for stipulated academic requirements.
Language, Certificates & Licenses
Advanced certification is required:
Current National Lifeguard Pool Option
Current Red Cross Water Safety Instructor
Current Lifesaving Instructor
Current Standard First Aid
Current CPR 'C'
Current AED Operator,
Current Oxygen Therapy or LSS Airway Management
Current Advanced Instructor/Trainer Status is preferred in at least one Aquatic specialty area ie. First Aid Instructor, NLS Instructor, CPR Instructor, Examiner
IT status for either Red Cross or lifesaving
Aqua fitness Instructor and Aquatic Supervisor Training Preferred
AODA Customer Service (Servability Training)
Current Automated External Defibrillator (A.E.D.) Operator Certificate
The successful candidate will be required to complete a Police Record Check to the City of Ottawa’s satisfaction.
English oral, reading, writing required.
French oral, reading, writing may be required for some positions.
Candidates must meet language requirement for position upon hire.
Must have knowledge of aquatic programs and standards
Applicable City of Ottawa Parks & Recreation, policies & procedures
Understanding the developmental and recreational needs of children
AODA - Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (legislated training required by 2010)
City of Ottawa cash handling procedures
Must possess the training, experience and knowledge to organize the work and its performance
Must be familiar with all applicable health and safety legislation, have knowledge of any potential or actual danger to health or safety in the work place, and have knowledge of appropriate actions to be taken in order to ensure the health and safety of staff in accordance with applicable legislation and City policies and procedures.
Competencies & Skills
Experience working with the general public
Ability to operate and required tools/equipment
Ability to follow verbal and/or written directions/procedures
Technical skills for the appropriate program
Demonstrates supervisory and strong leadership skills
Experience and demonstrated ability to train, supervise and evaluate staff
Conflict resolution and problem solving skills, with the ability to manage simultaneous demands
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