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Employment Opportunity – Lifeguard & Instructor Guard

The position will remain open until filled.
March 6, 2024

The Corporation of the Town of Cochrane

Employment Opportunity - Lifeguard & Instructor Guard
Posting Details
Job Title
Lifeguard & Instructor Guard
Community Services Department
Cochrane, Ontario
Immediate Supervisor
Recreation Supervisor
Rate of Pay
$20.40 per hour
Option of a Defined Benefit Pension Plan
Hours of Work
35 hours per week, shift work including evenings and weekends
Position Status
Application Deadline
The position will remain open until filled.
Job Summary

The position of Lifeguard and Instructor Guard provides instruction and supervision to patrons and maintains a safe operation and maintenance of the municipal aquatic facilities.

Minimum Qualifications
  • This position requires that the successful applicant is a minimum of 15 years of age in accordance with the Health Protection and Promotion Act, Regulation 565 for Public Pools.
  • Current National Lifesaving Service Certification.
  • Current Standard First Aid and CPR qualifications.
  • Current Red Cross Instructor, Lifesaving Instructor Qualification (Instructor Guards).
  • Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing. French language skills are considered an asset.
  • Ability to make independent decisions when handling situations involving public emergencies as necessary.
  • Upon a conditional offer of employment, a Criminal Record Check.
  • Must be capable of meeting the physical demands of the job, including the ability to lift 25 kg (55 lbs.), frequent walking, standing, carrying, and pushing, excellent motor skills, and ability to perform periodic skill testing.
  • Must possess the ability and willingness to work in a team setting.
  • Must be able and willing to work shifts, weekends, and holidays
Requirements & Responsibilities

Please see the Lifeguard & Instructor Guard Job Description for the complete requirements and responsibilities for this position.

Additional Details

Thank you for your interest. We encourage qualified candidates to email their resume and cover letter to HR@cochraneontario.com. The position will remain open until filled. Please write “Lifeguard” in the subject line.

The Town of Cochrane is an equal opportunity employer committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process. We will accommodate the needs of applicants under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities (AODA). If you need accommodation during the recruitment and selection process, please call (705) 272- 4361.

Personal information collected will be used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection Privacy Act.

We thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


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