senior lifegaurd part time TOS2019-23

The role of the Senior Part-Time Lifeguard is to maintain the overall operations of the aquatic facility and to meet Provincial Health and Safety Standards while adhering to all relevant legislation, policy and procedure. This position is responsible for supervising, delegating and providing the aquatic team with accurate and timely information to ensure facility operations are maintained in an effective and efficient manner. It is also the responsibility of the Senior Lifeguard to handle any public relation concerns and effectively enforce facility rules to ensure the safety of the public and minimize hazards. This position will supervise all activities during shift to provide quality swimming lessons, fitness classes and other programs and services. It is our goal to provide exceptional aquatic programs and services in a safe environment to enhance the quality of life with the hopes to inspire personal growth in all areas of aquatics.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • The Senior Part-Time Lifeguard reports to the Head Lifeguard
  • Responsible for the overall operations of the facility to meet the Provincial Health and Safety Standards
  • Responsible for the collection, documentation and accurately recording water chemistry levels and if needed adjust to maintain ideal ranges to meet Alberta Health and Safety Pool Standards
  • Responsible for checking and documenting all mechanical readings in the facility including pressure gauges, flow meters, temperature gauges and UV systems etc.
  • Responsible for reviewing the completion of all record keeping on shift, examples: first aid reports, fecal reports, stats etc.
  • Responsible for providing guidance, instruction and support to other Lifeguards / Instructors and monitors duties assigned to make sure all tasks are being completed safely and in a timely manner
  • Responsible for making sure all janitorial duties have been completed and signed off
  • Responsible for opening and closing the facility. Senior Lifeguards will be responsible for making sure the facility is safe and clean. Keys and alarm code will be issued.
  • Responsible for the layout of the pool area, pool programs and special events with appropriate equipment available etc.
  • Responsible for double checking and signing off balanced cash out reports
    • Responsible for handling all problems / concerns that might arise on shift regarding the facility, general public and or team members. Senior Lifeguard is responsible for calling the appropriate contact person from the emergency call out list
    • Assist with orientation and training of Lifeguards 1, Lifeguards 2 and Instructors
    • Assist with facilitating Mandatory Training sessions
    • Assist with completing general pool maintenance and equipment maintenance
    • Will be required to work with chlorine and other chemicals related to pool operations


  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Current National Lifeguard Certificate
  • Current Standard First Aid
  • Current CPR C / AED (current within one year)
  • Canadian Red Cross Water Safety Instructor
  • Lifesaving Instructor
  • Swimming Pool Operator Level 1
  • 2-year supervisory experience in aquatics
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s Licence

Skills & Experience:

  • Practice and encourage safe and professional work behaviours
    • Ability to communicate positively, effectively and professionally with the public, team members and Leaders
    • Ability to understand oral and written instructions
    • Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
    • Ability to use discretion regarding confidential matters
    • Ability to work cooperatively within the aquatic team
      • Ability to be punctual and timely in meeting all requirements of performance, including but not limited to, attendance standards and work deadlines
      • Ability to self-motivate and or work well within a team
      • Required to wear uniform
        • Ability to prevent dangerous situations; recognizing the signs of emergencies and taking appropriate action
        • Ability to organize, coordinate and delegate tasks within your scheduled shift

Working Conditions

  • This position will require standing, lifting (include the weight required), sitting for long periods, etc.
  • Driving is a requirement of this position
  • This is a Safety Sensitive position
  • This is an Essential Service position
  • This position will require an acceptable Criminal Record Check & Vulnerable Sector Check

Why the Town of Strathmore?

The Town of Strathmore provides a range of services and programs that promote the well being of the Strathmore community, “Where Quality is the Way of Life”. Striving to be a leader in municipal administration and operations, the Town has a strong and engaged team focused on delivering these services to the citizens of Strathmore.

In addition to attractive career opportunities, we offer an attractive employee package including:

-          Competitive base salary

-          Comprehensive insurance and benefits package and a flexible health spending and wellness component

-          Local Authorities Pension Plan for eligible employees


Interested applicants should apply with a cover letter and resume outlining relevant experience and qualifications, quoting the competition number TOS2019-23 to:

Town of Strathmore 680 Westchester Road Strathmore, AB, T1P 1J1 Fax: 403-934-4713,

or Email:

This competition will remain open until 4:00 pm, Friday, August 19, 2019. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from all qualified individuals. We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment where every employee feels valued and respected. We will consider accessibility accommodations to applicants upon request.

This posting is intended as a summary of the primary responsibilities and qualifications for this position. The job ad is not intended as inclusive of all duties an individual in this position might be asked to perform or of all qualifications that may be required either now or in the future.

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