Municipality of North Cowichan
  • 11-Feb-2019 to 25-Feb-2019 (PST)
  • Duncan, BC, CAN
  • Part Time - CUPE

The Municipality of North Cowichan (population 30,000) is located in the beautiful Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island, between Nanaimo and Victoria.  Our communities of Chemainus, Crofton, Maple Bay, and the South End including University Village, are home to a multitude of artistic, cultural and outdoor recreational activities. The Municipality provides a stable and varied work environment, competitive pay and benefits, and is ideally situated on Southern Vancouver Island.

The Municipality of North Cowichan invites applications from candidates with the proven skills, qualifications and abilities for the position of Life Guard/Instructor on a part-time, temporary basis. This position will provide an enjoyable and safe aquatic experience to the public and deliver quality and progressive educational opportunities within the aquatics environment. 

Lifeguard/Instructor will be responsible for providing feedback and direction to Casual Lifeguards. Scheduling is based on operational needs and in accordance with the Collective Agreement (Appendix A). Deployment to other duties may be required from time to time.

Required Skills, Qualifications and Abilities:

  1. Minimum 16 years of age and completion of Grade 10.
  2. Possession and maintenance of NL Pool Option, NL Waterpark Option, Lifesaving Society Instructor, Standard First Aid, Pool Operators 1 and Red Cross Water Safety Instructor.
  3. Demonstrable skills with Windows networked environment, including the practical use of the Microsoft Office Suite of programs, and program registration and facility booking software.
  4. Demonstrable theory, practical skills and abilities related to water rescue, safety, prevention, program content, delivery and communication. This includes assisting in the delivery of a wide range of innovative aquatic programs, services and events.
  5. Basic knowledge of the pool filtration system including water balancing.
  6. Basic knowledge of and commitment to WorkSafeBC, Ministry of Health and the BC Safety Authority procedures and other regulatory requirements as related to the safe operation of aquatic and fitness facilities.
  7. Demonstrable ability to receive and implement directions, manage competing priorities, meet facility standards and ideals and work towards excellence in the operation of the Aquatic Centre.
  8. Demonstrable ability to understand basic aquatic mechanical operations.
  9. Ability to work weekends, evenings, statutory holidays and shift work.
  10. Ability to work independently as well as under supervision.
  11. The position may be physically demanding; candidate must be able to successfully perform all duties associated with the position. A medical certificate attesting to suitability for this position may be required.

This is a unionized position (CUPE Local 358) and the collective agreement may be viewed on our website.

Candidates being considered will be required to undergo a comprehensive evaluation of skills, qualifications, and abilities.  This position has responsibility for vulnerable persons and will therefore be required to undergo a Vulnerable Sector screening check, in addition to a Police Information Check, if an offer of employment is made.

All candidates must be available for screening and interviews on the following dates/times:

  • Wet Skills Screening will take place February 27, 2019 from 6:00-9:30 p.m.
  • Dry Interviews will be held on March 5-7, 2019
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