Lifeguards - Level 1

Requisition #: 23/177
Job #: J0923-0146
Job Type: Casual
Job Category: Recreation & Parks
Positions: 16
Posting Date: September 14, 2023
Closing Date: October 15, 2023
Salary/Wage: 21.57 - 26.22/Hour
Department: Recreation & Parks
Location: 4 Cunningham Road/ 400 Campbell Road

Cultivate your Career

As Alberta's 'Botanical Arts City', St. Albert is a community renowned for its botanical arts, its commitment to a green lifestyle and the cultivation of activities that provide for a well-rounded quality of life. Our employees provide over 70,000 residents with high-quality programs and services and are proud to contribute to making St. Albert among the best places to live in Canada.

The Opportunity

The City of St. Albert has opportunities for new Lifeguard staff to join our Aquatic Services team. We are looking for friendly and energetic team players who are committed to ongoing training and development at Fountain Park Recreation Centre, Landrex Water Play Centre.

As a Lifeguard 1 you will ensure the safety and supervision of patrons at Fountain Park Recreation Centre, Landrex Water Play Centre. Your duties include:
• monitoring activities of the swimming pools while emphasizing the prevention of accidents and injuries.
• maintaining order, ensuring proper conduct of persons using the facilities, reacting to emergency situations, and performing first aid and emergency aid when required.
• maintaining a safe and clean environment by completing daily operations checks, cleaning the pool and locker room areas and performing basic mechanical and operational tasks and tests.


We are seeking individuals with the following qualifications and experience. Any additional aquatic experience & training is certainly an asset.
• Applicants will hold a National Lifeguard award combined with Aquatic Emergency Care (AEC) or equivalent Standard First Aid, Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and Oxygen Administration.
• Lifeguards must be able to communicate effectively. Strong verbal communication and listening skills are required.
• Public relations and customer service responsibilities are key aspects of this role. The ability to be firm and tactful when educating patrons on policies and procedures and to respond calmly to emergencies is essential.

Hours of Work

The number of hours worked per week fluctuates on an as-needed basis due to operational requirements and may be scheduled in advance where possible. Staff are required to work a minimum of 12-15 hours per week within their designation availability. The weekly hour requirement may fluctuate between the various schedule-sessions. Casual Lifeguard shifts are a minimum of 3 hours and up to 8 hours.

Specifically, we seek individuals who are available to work the following days and times:

• Daytime (Monday - Friday 4:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
• Weeknight (Monday-Friday 4:00 p.m. - 10:45 p.m.) and weekend (Saturday-Sunday 5:15 a.m. – 9:45 p.m.)

Please note facility placement will be determined upon hiring.


$21.57 - $26.22 per hour based on qualifications and experience.

Conditions of Employment

  • The successful applicants will be required to obtain a clear vulnerable sector police information check.
  • The successful candidate will be required to provide proof of educational and professional credentials.

Application Information

  • Please upload a cover letter and a resume when applying for this opportunity. These will need to be uploaded as two separate documents.
  • Please note that the City conducts most interviews via video conference and will provide a link and instructions to applicants selected for an interview.

Closing Statement

We wish to express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. However, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. The City of St. Albert will no longer accept applications in person, via fax, email or by post. Applications will only be accepted to 10:00 p.m. (Mountain Time Zone) on closing date.

Please answer all of the following questions before applying

* Question numbers in red and with an asterisk indicate mandatory questions (answer is required).

*1. Are you legally eligible to work in Canada?
  2. Are you available for our interview date of October 29 anytime between 8:00am-5:00pm ?
  4. Do you hold the following current awards (check all that apply):
  5. We have several mandatory training dates. Please check off the following dates that you are available to work:

If you encounter issues with the City's employment portal, from Monday to Friday between 6am - 6pm MST (excluding holidays), you can request assistance by emailing or calling 1-877-427-7717.