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Job Title:
Lifeguard (Up to 8)
Job Number:
Job Code:
Job Category:
Recreation & Leisure Services
Artillery Park Aquatic Centre
Bargaining Unit:
Job Type:
Part Time
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Hours of Work:
0 to 24 hrs/wk
Date Posted:
July 8, 2024
Closing Date:
August 31, 2024

Opening Statement

The City of Kingston is grateful to experience the traditional territories of Anishinabek (Ah-nish-nah-beg), Haudenosaunee (Ho-den-o-show-nee) and Huron-Wendat (huron-wen·dat). Kingston is a smart, livable city in the heart of eastern Ontario. Its stable and diversified economy includes global corporations, innovative start-ups and all levels of government.At the City of Kingston, we believe that diversity and inclusion are essential elements of a thriving workplace. We value the unique perspectives and experiences that each individual brings to our team. As we continue to grow, we are dedicated to creating an environment where all employees feel welcomed, respected, and empowered to contribute their best work. The City of Kingston views diversity as its strength and we encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds, including those from underrepresented communities.As staff, you play a pivotal role in enhancing people's lives by delivering exceptional, customer-centered services of the highest quality. Within our highly ethical environment, you'll embrace accountability by consistently going above and beyond, actively listening to our customers, creatively addressing their needs, and maintaining unwavering respect for all individuals you serve. As a result, you'll become an integral part of our qualified and dynamic team, recognized for its compassion, excellence, integrity, inclusivity, and adaptability.

Position Summary

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


Monitor recreational swimming activities, including: patrol the pool deck and scan the water, as well as monitor patrons to ensure a safe swim environment

Wear the City’s assigned uniform, carry an aid at all times, perform emergency rescues to the standard of your certifications, respond to patron inquiries, resolve problems, and perform associated public education duties

Set up the pool deck prior to each shift

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

Attend all scheduled staff meetings and training programs

Record all hours worked

Hold and maintain all awards at own expense

Perform 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:

Instruct assigned Red Cross or Lifesaving Society aquatic programs to standard

Respond to parent and participant questions promptly, courteously and thoroughly

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

Teach in the water for the majority of each class time

Provide your supervisor with a detailed lesson plan for each class

Write, proof and correct 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

Skills, Abilities, Work Demands

Must obtain and maintain a satisfactory criminal record check, including Vulnerable Sector Check;

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

Closing Statement

Please inform us of any accommodations we need to make to ensure a barrier-free recruitment experience. Accommodations are available in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC)and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) at any stage in the recruitment process. We’re happy to provide more information if you email us at

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Your resumé must demonstrate how you meet position requirements. Please upload to your profile any educational Degrees, Diplomas and/or Certificates that are relevant and required for the position. We thank all who apply, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Information collected will be handled in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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