Lifeguard/Instructor III – City of Dawson Creek (Dawson Creek, BC)

Lifeguard/Instructor III

Internal/External Posting No. 2020-43

DEPARTMENT: Community Services
POSTING DATE: November 13, 2020
CLOSING DATE: 4:30 pm, November 27, 2020
HOURLY RATE: $34.93 (after probation)
HOURS OF WORK: 40 hours per week

Are you passionate about providing first class services to the community? The City of Dawson Creek is looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual who shares the same passion, drive and determination as our already exceptional pool staff to join us as a Lifeguard/Instructor III.

Our Community: So how do our 13,000 residents describe Dawson Creek? First and foremost, a warm and welcoming community! Located in sunny Northeast British Columbia, our community has an amazing quality of life with something for everyone. For the arts and culture enthusiasts, there is the iconic Calvin Kruk Centre for the Arts and the Dawson Creek Art Gallery. The South Peace Community Multiplex houses three incredible facilities: The Encana Events Centre which has hosted a multitude of world-class events; the Lakota Agriplex, an impressive equestrian centre; and the Kenn Borek Aquatic Centre that has an 8-lane lap pool, a leisure pool, sauna, steam room, hot tub and even a climbing wall. The City boasts two ice Arenas, a Curling Rink, numerous outdoor walking trails and multiple sports fields. For the outdoor buffs there are the quadding, snowmobiling, boating, skiing, hiking, fishing and golfing opportunities. Dawson Creek has great public and private schools, a top-notch college, and a local hospital with transportation services for special medical needs. With an airport three minutes from downtown, you can find daily flights to Vancouver if you ever feel the need to get away. Nevertheless, why would you when you are enjoying our crisp, sunny winters (winter precipitation totals around 25 mm/month) or our almost unlimited daily summer sunshine of up to 17.5 hours.

The City of Dawson Creek invites applications for a full time Aquatics Lifeguard/Instructor III position. Shifts may vary based on operational requirements.

Under the general supervision of the Aquatic Coordinator or designate, a Lifeguard/Instructor 3 performs lifeguarding functions and provides instruction in a number of aquatic programs and skills at the Kenn Borek Aquatic Centre as well as minor maintenance.

The successful applicant must demonstrate ability and possess the following current qualifications:

  • Completion of Grade 12, or equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • National Lifeguard Award (Pool Option);
  • Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Certification;
  • Lifesaving Instructor certification;
  • Water Fitness Instructor Certification :
    • An applicant without a Water Fitness Certificate may be considered subject to the requirement of successful completion and certification in a Water Fitness Certification program.
  • Pool Operators Level 2 certification
  • Standard First Aid/CPR “C” certification
  • Occupational First Aid Level 1
  • Certified in at least two of the following instructor certification:
    • Water Safety Instructor Trainer
    • National Lifeguard Instructor Certification
    • First Aid & CPR Instructor
    • Lifesaving Instructor Trainer
  • 1 year experience in a leadership role; and
  • 3 years’ experience (minimum 1500 hours) as a Lifeguard/instructor.

The successful applicant will be required to complete and submit a Security/Reliability Clearance and Criminal Record Search, the results of which must be satisfactory to the City. Along with a demonstrated teaching and leadership ability, the successful applicant will have the ability to perform all duties in a safe manner and to maintain harmonious relationships with all members of the public and other staff members. Physical agility, the ability to complete duties requiring physical effort and a proven ability to provide excellent service to the public are required. Copies of awards must be submitted with application.

A complete job description is available upon request.

Candidates should submit a résumé to Nancy Oscienny by emailing a pdf to, with the job posting name and number in the subject line, no later than 4:30 pm on the closing date referenced above. The City thanks all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The City of Dawson Creek is committed to accommodating persons with disabilities whenever reasonably possible during the selection and employment process. You must be legally entitled to work for any employer in Canada to be eligible for this position. By applying for this position, you are giving permission for the City to contact your previous employers and references

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