Residents - City of Regina

Lifeguard/Instructor I


Openings Up to 30
Division City Of Regina
Location Name
City of Regina
Regina, Saskatchewan, CA
Date Posted Jul 09, 2021
Profession Sport & Recreation
Experience Level(s) Not Specified
Desired Employment Status Casual
Education Level(s) Not Specified
Job ID job-4688

Position Summary

*This competition will accept applications on an ongoing basis. Applications are reviewed when a facility is in need of additional staff to maintain service levels. *

**If you are selected to move forward in the recruitment process, a representative from the City of Regina will contact you directly. **

Under the supervision of an Aquatic Program Specialist or Aquatic Training Specialist, this position performs responsible lifeguard and/or instructional duties at any City of Regina aquatic facilities. The work assigned involves ensuring the safety of patrons and proper facility usage. This position may be transferred between aquatics facilities and will be required to work non-standard hours.

Typical duties include: 

  • Ensures that proper safety procedures are followed an in cases of emergency, performs first aid, water rescues and other lifeguarding skills and techniques as required.
  • Carries out responsible lifeguard and instructional duties and ensures a safe and healthy environment conducive to aquatic enjoyment and education.
  • Participates in mandatory sessional staff training and development programs.
  • Assumes responsibility for individual lesson plans, class attendance, class evaluations, progress cards, and test sheets as required.
  • Enforces swimming pool rules and regulations as outlined by the City of Regina and the Saskatchewan Public Health Act.
  • Assists in cleaning and disinfecting duties, as required.
  • Supervises the activities of the patrons using the facility, in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Maintains good public relations with patrons and facility staff.
  • Performs related duties as required. 

Candidates will be screened on the following criteria:

*** To be considered for this position you must clearly identify your qualifications, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities and where you obtained them in your application/resume. ***

Experience and Education:

Experience in dealing with clients at aquatic facilities providing lifeguarding and recognized Red Cross or equivalent instructional services. Must possess the following awards and certifications:

  • At least ONE of the following:
    • Lifesaving Society National Lifeguard Service (NLS – Pool Option)
    • Canadian Red Cross Pool Lifeguard
  • At least ONE of the following:
    • Lifesaving Society Aquatics Emergency Care (AEC) with CPR Level C
    • Canadian Red Cross CPR Level C
    • St. John Ambulance Standard First Aid: CPR Level C
  • Must have ALL of the following:
    • Canadian Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI)
    • Automated External Defibrillator (AED)   

*Note: All awards must remain current and is required to provide the employer with copies of updated rewards. First Aid, CPR C and AED must be recertified every two (2) years.

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:

  • Knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques employed in water safety, lifeguarding and instructing.
  • Knowledge of the standard principles and practices of first aid.
  • Knowledge of instructional techniques.
  • Knowledge of the rules, regulations and procedures dealing with swimming pool operation, as outlined by the relevant acts, bylaws, and policies.
  • Ability to receive/implement oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to deal effectively and tactfully with patrons and fellow employees.
  • Ability to demonstrate an amiable and outgoing personality.
  • Skill in swimming, lifeguarding and instructional duties.

Working/Other Conditions:

  • Available Shifts: Daytime, Evening, and Weekends.

*Note: Testing may be done to evaluate knowledge, skills and abilities.

*Candidates selected for an interview will be required to provide proof of acquired education*

**In accordance with the City of Regina’s Criminal Record Check Policy, the position requires that the successful candidate provide a satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Criminal Record Check as a condition of employment. **

***Candidates who are successful at the screening stage will be required to pass various testing in order to proceed to the interview stage. Please bring all awards to interview.***

Division: City Planning & Community Development
Department: Parks, Recreation, & Cultural Services
Salary Grade: CUPE Local 21 – Pay Class 3C
$17.50 per hour (2021 Rates)

The City of Regina values diversity in our workforce and encourages applications from all qualified Employment Equity candidates.

We will contact applicants we wish to consider within six weeks of the competition closing date.  All applicants are thanked for their interest.


Applications are being accepted until December 30, 2021

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