Swimming Instructor/Lifeguard (15) EX22-1092

Posting date: September 15, 2022

Job Title: Swimming Instructor/Lifeguard

Number of Vacancies: 15

Posting number: EX22-1092

Status: Casual Part Time positions

Hours of Work: Up to 48 hours bi-weekly

Shift Work Required: Yes

Range of Pay: $21.03 to $23.96 per hour

Start date: To follow selection process

Initial Reporting Location: Various Pools - Onaping Pool, R.G. Dow Pool, Gatchell Pool, Nickel District Pool, Howard
                                                                       Armstrong Recreation Centre
Section: Recreation Services
Division: Leisure Services
Department: Community Development                                                                                     

Recruitment Pool - Applications will be considered for both current and
future vacancies and will be kept on file during this recruitment period.

Duties:    Under the direct supervision of the Recreation Co-ordinator.

  1.      Instruct and/or lifeguard as required.

  2.      Ensure that each class or swim receives proper supervision.

  3.      Respond to emergency situations and perform first aid as required.

  4.      Always be on deck in uniform, before the public.

  5.      Complete accident/incident/parent report/complaint forms as required as soon as possible after an occurrence.

  6.      Be familiar with, and adhere to, sections of the Health Protection and Promotion Act Regulation 565/90, and ongoing amendments which apply to public swimming pools.

  7.      Ensure all pool equipment is at its proper location and in good condition. Report articles to the Manager of Recreation Services and his/her designate.

  8.      Promote the concept of “Leisure Swimming”.

  9.      Prevent accidents by having a high degree of vigilance, training, fitness, and by educating swimmers on safe water practices.

10.      Act as a cashier when required by accepting the appropriate fee and issuing tickets/stamps.

11.      Enforce all pool rules.

12.      Attend and participate in staff in-service training.

13.      Tidy the deck and guard room at the end of each swim period.

14.      Conduct water tests if required.

15.      Perform janitorial duties as directed.

16.      Develop and maintain a thorough working knowledge of CGS's Safety Manual and the applicable provincial legislation listed therein.

17.      Perform other related duties as required.


  • Must possess and maintain a current National Lifeguard Service Certificate.
  • Must possess and maintain a current Lifesaving Society Instructors Certificate.
  • Must possess and maintain a current Standard First Aid and C.P.R. – Level C Certificate from one of the following agencies: Lifesaving Society, Red Cross, St. John’s Ambulance, Canadian Ski Patrol.
  • Up to six (6) months of related experience.
  • Applicants must be 16 years of age per the Health Protection and Promotion Act for Public Pools.
  • Knowledge of the Public Health Act on swimming pools.
  • Demonstrate ability to deal with the public in a courteous manner.
  • Excellent use of English; verbally and in writing.
  • French verbal and written skills an asset.
  • Satisfactory health, attendance and former employment history.
  • Provide, at own cost, a Criminal Reference Check.

Note: A Criminal Record Check will be requested by the Hiring Manager should you be the candidate of choice.  Please do not submit your Criminal Record Check with your application.

How to Apply:

Résumés quoting EX22-1092 are invited and will be received by the City of Greater Sudbury’s Human Resources and Organizational Development Division, by e-mail at hrjobs@greatersudbury.ca or fax at 705-688-3979, for the above noted position until 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 1, 2022.  Any application received after this deadline will not be considered.

For further instructions on how to apply to this position, please visit our How to Apply section.

All City of Greater Sudbury employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of hire in accordance with the City's mandatory Vaccination Policy. Please do not submit your proof of vaccination with your resume. This information will only be required if you are selected as the candidate of choice.

All applicants are thanked for their interest in this position.  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  If contacted, and you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process you must advise the Hiring Manager.

The City of Greater Sudbury is dedicated to maintaining a fair and equitable work environment,  and are happy to hire qualified (including education credential) applicants from anywhere. In order to hire a candidate one must be legally entitled to work in Canada, with legally entitled being defined as having all of the necessary paperwork processed, approved and responded to, by way of a work permit being issued and received.  Personal information submitted will be used for the purpose of determining suitability for this competition only in accordance with The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.