Lifeguards (Up to 11)

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Job Title: Lifeguards (Up to 11)
Job Number:  J0818-0526
Job Code:  09F268
Job Category:  Recreation
Department:  Recreation & Leisure Services
Bargaining Unit:  CUPE
Job Type:  Part Time
Employment Type:  Addition
Number of Positions:  2
Hours of Work:  0 to 24 hrs/wk
Salary:  $14.23/Hour
Date Posted:  December 12, 2018
Closing Date:  January 31, 2019

Opening Statement

Kingston’s vision of being a smart, livable 21st century city is fast becoming reality. History and innovation thrive in our dynamic city located along the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, an easy drive from Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal, in the heart of eastern Ontario. With a stable and diversified economy that includes global corporations, innovative startups and all levels of government, Kingston’s high quality of life offers access to world-class education and research institutions, advanced healthcare facilities, affordable living and vibrant entertainment and tourism activities.

Position Summary

To provide and ensure a safe and enjoyable aquatic experience for all users.


Lifeguard responsibilities include:

Monitoring recreational swimming activities, including: patrolling the pool deck and scanning the water, as well as monitoring patrons to ensure a safe swim environment

Wearing the City’s assigned uniform, carrying an aid at all times, performing emergency rescues to the standard of your certifications, responding to patron inquiries, resolving problems, and performing associated public education duties

Setting up the pool deck prior to each shift

Assisting maintenance staff with the cleaning of the change rooms and pool deck on a daily basis

Attending all scheduled staff meetings and training programs

Recording all hours worked

Hold and maintain all awards at own expense

Performing other duties as assigned

Successful candidates for the position of Lifeguard must become certified Swim Instructors within eight months of hiring.

Swim Instructor responsibilities include the items mentioned in the Lifeguard responsibilities (above), in addition to:

Instructing assigned Red Cross or Lifesaving Society aquatic programs to standard

Responding to parent and participant questions promptly, courteously and thoroughly

Committing to teach the entire session of lessons, one absence is acceptable; must be in attendance of the first lesson, midterm lesson, and last lesson

Teaching in the water for the majority of each class time

Providing your supervisor with a detailed lesson plan for each class

Writing, proofing and correcting Progress Reports for lesson participants

Successful candidates for the position of Swim Instructor must become certified as Lifeguards within eight months of hiring.

Qualifications, Competencies

National Lifeguard – Pool certification;

Lifesaving Society Instructor and/or Red Cross Water Safety Instructor certification;

Current Standard First Aid & CPR-C/AED;

The following certifications are considered assets:
High Five (PHCD) – Principals of Healthy Child Development certification, Lifesaving Society Instructor, Bronze Examiner, Water Safety Instructor Trainer, Standard First Aid Instructor, National Lifeguard Instructor;

Must demonstrate corporate competencies: Customer Focus, Results Orientation, Integrity, and Teamwork.

Skills, Abilities, Work Demands

Must obtain and maintain a satisfactory CPIC (Criminal Record Check), including Vulnerable Sector, at the candidates own expense;

Must meet and maintain physical fitness levels required for National Lifeguard certification;

Various tests may be administered as part of the interview and selection process.

Closing Statement

Please apply to Career Opportunities at: Your resumé must clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements of the position. Please upload to your profile, any educational Degrees, Diplomas and/or Certificates that are relevant and required for the position you are applying to. We thank all of those who apply, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. The City of Kingston is committed to fostering a positive and progressive workforce reflecting the citizens we serve. We provide equitable treatment and accommodation to ensure barrier-free employment in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. You can request for accommodation related to the protected grounds at any stage of the City's hiring process, i.e., application, assessment and placement. If you are an individual with a disability and you need accommodation in applying for this position, please email us at, quoting the Job Number and the Job Title. If you are invited to participate in the assessment process, we ask that you provide your accommodation needs in advance at that time. Please be advised that you may be requested to provide medical/other documentation to Human Resources to ensure that appropriate accommodation is provided to you. Information collected will be handled in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Personal information, as defined by the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA), including (but not limited to) the applicant’s name, contact information, resume and other documents submitted, etc., is collected and will be used in accordance with MFIPPA and all other relevant privacy legislation. The personal information submitted by applicants is collected through a website hosted by Njoyn on behalf of the Corporation of the City of Kingston (the “City”) and will be used by City staff to maintain a inventory of potential candidates and for use in considering applicants for an identified employment opportunity. Questions regarding the collection, used, disclosure, and disposal of the personal information collected shall be directed to:

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