Lifeguard/Instructor – City of Victoria (Victoria, BC)

Competition #21/05
Internal/External Posting
Closing date: February 2, 2021


(20 Auxiliary)
Parks, Recreation and Facilities Department

Do you have a passion for aquatics and customer service? The Crystal Pool is seeking motivated and energetic Lifeguard/Instructors to join our dedicated and customer focused team.

These are auxiliary positions and will best appeal to those looking for a flexible schedule with a range of hours available. We are a team-oriented environment and staff development is key for us – we offer six paid in-service training sessions each year in addition to other support and opportunities as they arise. This is a rewarding position filled with opportunity for self- development and career advancement – you will not only make a difference in your own life but in the lives of others.

Our ideal candidate is as passionate about the community and pool as we are, brings fresh ideas and is committed to contributing to our positive team culture. If this sounds like you, and you are looking to be challenged to provide the best swim experience in Greater Victoria, we want to hear from you!

Please be advised that with regard to WSI Certifications January 2016 and later – Crystal Pool requires the following Online Professional Development Courses:

  • Evaluating Strokes
  • Teaching Adults and Teens
  • Teaching Parented Classes

Please note: Due to COVID-19, the LifeSaving Society now requires Airway Management & Oxygen Administration (AMOA) certification as part of the National Lifeguard certification. This certification is included in all current National Lifeguard (NL) Pool Re- Certs.

Perform lifeguard duties and swim instruction to promote aquatic skills and ensure the safety of patrons using the Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre.

Monitor patrons at the Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre; render assistance to swimmers in distress; provide first aid as required; ensure adherence to pool policies.

Set up swimming pool for various functions such as swim meets and public swims; wash and clean pool area and lifeguard room.

Organize and prepare swimming lessons for participants; prepare lesson plans, instruct classes and evaluate students; ensure safety standards and policies are maintained.

Provide information to pool patrons regarding rules, hours of operation or other available services; respond to enquiries from the public and staff regarding progress, discipline problems

and concerns; complete incident and first aid reports; maintain records such as progress updates and attendance.

Perform related duties where qualified.

Work is assigned by supervisor and reviewed while in progress.
Issues such as class size, additional staff requirements and repairs or replacement of equipment are referred to supervisor.

Physical Effort:

Lift and move heavy equipment. (rare) Stand and walk on pool deck. (often) Swim. (frequent)
Mental Effort:
Short periods of intense concentration while working on pool deck. (frequent)
Visual/Auditory Effort:
Work Environment:
Aquatic recreation facility. Work irregular hours.

Understand and apply the techniques of water rescue and first aid. Instruct students in proper swim techniques.
Complete forms accurately.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships. Deal with the public in a courteous and tactful manner.
Work safely on job site.

Formal Education, Training and Occupational Certification:

Grade 10.
Current LifeSaving Society National Lifeguard Service (Pool Option) Certification (NLS). (44 hours)
Current Standard First Aid Certification (SFA). (16 hours) Annual C.P.R. Level C Certification (CPR-C). (8 hours) Current Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI). (37 hours) Required to obtain criminal record clearance.
1 year of related experience.
or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

May be requested to substitute in a more senior position.

Work schedule: Auxiliary, various shifts including evenings and weekends
$22.19 per hour, Pay Grade 4 Job Code # 2015
This is a CUPE Local 50 Position

To apply for this opportunity you will need to create an online profile or log back in to our career portal at – only online submission will be considered. All applications must be submitted online by 4:30 pm on the closing date noted on the posting. Please be prepared to provide proof of qualifications and supporting materials as outlined in your resume

City of Victoria is an equal opportunity employer committed to establishing an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment for all. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or any other basis protected by applicable law.
We are committed to ensuring that reasonable accommodations are made available to persons with disabilities during the recruitment cycle and will provide reasonable accommodations upon request. If you require assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please email us at

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