Summer Student – Aquatic Waterfront Lifeguard

City of Ottawa based in Ottawa, ON is inviting applications from suitable candidates for the position of Summer Student – Aquatic Waterfront Lifeguard. The City of Ottawa is known to keep people as a priority. We are known to be the winner of the best Diversity Employer for nine consecutive years. We are committed to reconciliation, equity and cultural transformation. We recognise and honour employees who contribute to the success of our organization. To the overview, we support the employees to learn, progress and grow. The candidates who will get selected for the vacancy will be required to start the work as soon as possible.

Job Description:

Employer’s Name: City of Ottawa
Position: Summer Student – Aquatic Waterfront Lifeguard
Job Location: Ottawa, ON
No of Vacancies: To be determined
Salary: $15.500 per hour (2023 rates of pay)
Employment Type: Full time
Shifts: To be determined
Requisition ID: 5967
Department: Rec, Cultural & Facility Services Dept.
Affiliation: CUPE 503 PT Rec & Cult
Job Category: Summer Student Recruitment


Languages: Candidates must have knowledge of the English, French or Bilingual Language
Education: Candidates need standard educational qualification such as High School Student – Grade 10 minimum
Experience: Candidates don’t need experience although having experience is an asset

Physical Requirements:

  • The candidate should be physically fit
  • The candidate should be able to be in a proper attire and footwear also be capable of safe lifting techniques

Other Requirements:

  • The candidate having certificates such as Current National Lifeguard Pool certificate, Current National Lifeguard Waterfront certificate, Current Red Cross Water Safety Instructor certificate, Current Lifesaving Instructor certificate, Current Standard First Aid, CPR and/or AED certificates, Current Oxygen Therapy or LSS Airway Management certificate, Current advanced Instructor/Trainer status in at least one Aquatic specialty area (Red Cross or NLS Instructor, First Aid and CPR Instructor, Examiner, Instructor/Trainer certificate), AODA Accessibility/IASR Training, Pleasure Craft Operator Card are an asset
  • The candidate must have knowledge of aquatic programs and standards also must be familiar with aquatic programs and standards
  • The candidate should be able to follow applicable City of Ottawa Parks & Recreation, Policies & Procedures
    The candidate should have AODA – Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (legislated training required by 2010) also have the knowledge of applicable health and safety legislation, including the rights and duties of workers
  • The candidate having city of Ottawa Parks & Recreation Core Training is desirable
  • The candidate should be able to provide a police record check
  • The candidate should have skills such as Aquatic Instructional, Lifeguarding and Lifesaving Skills and Resuscitation and First Aid Skills
  • The candidate should have conflict resolution and problem solving skills with the ability to manage simultaneous demands
  • The candidate should be able to maintain a fun and safe environment and also have an excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • The candidate should have good organization skills also have sound judgment in difficult situations
  • The candidate should have an emergency response skills and knowledge of specialized lifesaving equipment
  • The candidate must be able to relate to children and be a good role model also be tactful, kind and patient
  • The candidate must be calm under pressure also be creative and resourceful
  • The candidate must be reliable and trustworthy also be flexible and enthusiastic
  • The candidate must have good written and verbal communication skills and also have the ability to follow verbal and/or written directions/procedures.
  • The candidate must be able to work well in a team environment and also enjoy working with the public.


  • The candidate should be able to provide strategic vision and innovative leadership in managing customer centric sports, physical activity, aquatics and recreation venues, programs and services for all ages, including the management of facilities and/or land, and for the delivery of indoor and outdoor recreation programs and services
  • The candidate should be responsible for ensuring the safety of patrons using City beaches and facilities
  • The candidate should be able to monitor the conduct of patrons, prevent accidents and respond to emergencies by administering the policies, procedures, rules and regulations of the City of Ottawa and of certifying bodies to ensure the safety and enjoyment of patrons in an aquatic environment.
  • The candidate should be able to operate any required tools/equipment also be able to work in a team setting or independently

How to apply:

If the position is fit for you and the basic requirements are fulfilled then you can now apply (along with your resume) through below mentioned details.

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We thank all the applicants for showing their interest and trust in us, however, only the most eligible candidates will be selected and conducted for further procedure directly from employers, in between no charges/fees or original documents will be asked from any applicant. All the best!

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