Senior Lifeguard

Full Time – Permanent (40 Hrs/Week)

Competition TOS2022-33

Strathmore is a vibrant, welcoming community that is recognized as a regional hub for business and recreation. Continued investment in recreation facilities, parks projects, commercial revitalization, and community programming provides an exceptional quality of life for our residents and visitors. Strathmore is in southern Alberta on the traditional lands of the Siksika Nation, surrounded by Wheatland County and a short distance east of Calgary.

The Town of Strathmore strives to be a leader in municipal administration and operations. Our team of experienced, engaged professionals deliver a diverse range of services and programs that continue to help us set new milestones for quality of life.

Position Overview:

Reporting to the Head Lifeguard, the role of the Senior 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 relations concerns and effectively enforce facility rules to minimize hazards and ensure the safety of the public.  This position will supervise all activities during shift to provide quality swimming lessons, fitness classes, and other programs & services.

We strive to provide exceptional aquatic programs and services in a safe environment, with the goal of enhancing quality of life and inspiring personal growth in all areas of aquatics.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Responsible for the overall operations of the facility in order to meet Provincial Health and Safety Standards 
  • Collect, document, and accurately record water chemistry levels.  If needed, adjust levels to maintain ideal ranges to meet Alberta Health and Safety Pool Standards.
  • Check and document all mechanical readings in the facility, including pressure gauges, flow meters, temperature gauges and UV systems etc.
  • Review the completion of all record keeping on shift (i.e., first aid reports, fecal reports, stats, etc.)
  • Provide guidance, instruction, and support to other Lifeguards/Instructors, Lifeguard 2’s, Fitness Instructors and monitor duties assigned to make sure all tasks are being completed safely and in a timely manner
  • Ensure all janitorial duties have been completed and approved
  • Responsible for opening and closing the facility
  • Set up of the pool area, pool programs, and special events with appropriate equipment available etc.
  • Handle issues/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 mandatory training of Lifeguards/Instructors, Lifeguards 2’s and Fitness Instructors
  • Perform Lifeguarding duties, as required, and instruct the Canadian Red Cross Programs and Lifeguarding Courses
  • Approve and sign off balanced cash out reports

Competencies & Behaviours:

  • Practice and encourage safe and professional work behaviours
  • 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
  • Able to use discretion regarding confidential matters
  • Work cooperatively within the aquatic team
  • Ability to be punctual and timely in meeting all requirements of performance (i.e., attendance standards and work deadlines)
  • Self-motivated, with the ability to work well within a team
  • Ability to organize, coordinate, and delegate tasks within your scheduled shift

Required Education & Experience: 

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • 2-year supervisory experience in aquatics
  • Current National Lifeguard Certificate
  • Current Standard First Aid
  • Current CPR C / AED (current within one year)
  • Canadian Red Cross Water Safety Instructor
  • Lifesaving Instructor an asset
  • Swimming Pool Operator Level 1 an asset
  • All other awards would be considered an asset
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s Licence
  • Consent to disclosure of a Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector, and also a satisfactory Driver’s Abstract
  • References from recent employers will be required as part of the recruitment process

Working Conditions:

  • This position will require standing, kneeling, and lifting up to 50 lbs
  • Will be required to work with pool-related chemicals
  • Driving is a requirement of this position
  • Required to wear a uniform
  • This is a Safety Sensitive position
  • This is an Essential Service position


This position requires the individual to work 40 hrs/week. Shifts could vary week to week depending on scheduling requirements.


The Town of Strathmore total compensation package includes a competitive salary, a comprehensive insurance and benefits package with flexible health spending component, and also LAPP pension eligibility.


Please submit a cover letter and complete resume of experience and qualifications, quoting Competition TOS2022-33 to:

This posting will close on Friday,  August 12th at 4:30 p.m.

The Town of Strathmore thanks all applicants; however, 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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