Lifeguards - Level 2

Requisition #: 24/108
Job #: J0524-0824
Job Type: Casual
Job Category: Recreation & Parks
Positions: 10
Salary/Wage: 25.63 - 31.17/Hour
Department: Recreation & Parks
Location: 4 Cunningham Road/ 400 Campbell Road, St. Albert

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 is recruiting individuals to join our Recreation and Parks department as a Lifeguard 2.

As a Lifeguard 2 you will act in the capacity of shift supervisor, leading other lifeguard staff as you ensure the safety and supervision of patrons at Fountain Park Recreation Centre, Landrex Water Play Centre and Grosvenor Outdoor Pool. Your duties include monitoring activities of the swimming pools while emphasizing the prevention of accidents and injuries. You will maintain order and ensure proper conduct of persons using the facilities, react to emergency situations and perform first aid and emergency aid when required. You will also maintain 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.

This position involves a lot of interaction with the public so applicants must have strong interpersonal and communications skills, and a commitment to delivering great service. We offer a flexible work schedule, mechanical training as well as other regular training opportunities, staff access to City facilities, and the chance to work alongside a great team.


• Applicants will hold a current National Lifeguard award combined with Intermediate First Aid, Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and Oxygen Administration (O2)
• Supervisory experience combined with at least 500 aquatic hours.
• Any additional aquatic experience & training is certainly an asset.
• Lifeguards must be able to communicate effectively so we are looking for candidates with strong verbal communication and listening skills.
• Public relations are a key aspect of this role so 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 be available 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 positions (Monday - Friday 4:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
• Weeknight positions (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.


$25.63 - $31.17 per hour based on qualifications and experience.

Conditions of Employment

• Successful candidates will be required to obtain/maintain 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.
  • Equivalent combinations of experience and education may be considered.
  • Candidates with lesser qualifications may be considered at a lower classification and salary.
  • This competition may be used to fill future vacancies, at the same or lower classification level.
  • 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. Which of the following CURRENT awards do you hold? (check all that apply):
  4. What is your availability for June - August (check all that apply):
  5. What will your availability starting in September (check all that apply):

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