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Lifeguard (Part-time)



Requisition ID: 3507 
Department: Rec, Cultural & Facility Services Dept. 
Service: Complexes, Aqua & Specialized Services  
1 or more Part-time Continuous Positions – up to 24 hours per week 
Salary Information: $15.414   - $16.627 per hour (2022 rates of pay)  
Various Shifts: Days, Evenings, Weekends 
Affiliation: CUPE 503 PT Rec & Cult 
Location: Various locations 
City: Ottawa, ON 
Job Category: Recreation, Cultural & Facility Services
Application Close: 14/05/2023


The Recreation, Cultural and Facility Services department is responsible for building a healthy, inclusive and vibrant City, as well as ensuring that communities, residents and visitors have access to the recreation and cultural places, programs, events and services that allow them to experience all the benefits the City has to offer, and overseeing Buildings and Facilities Management for improved service delivery integration, ensuring the best possible client experience in City facilities.

You are responsible to perform the surveillance necessary to prevent accidents by administering policies, procedures, rules and regulations governing the conduct of patrons using the pool and perform rescues and first aid necessary for the preservation of life in a team setting.


Completion of Grade 10

Minimum age requirement is 16 years of age


Current National Lifeguard Pool certificate
Current Lifesaving Instructor certificate is an asset
Current Red Cross Water Safety Instructor certificate
Current Standard First Aid, CPR and/or AED certificates
Current Oxygen Therapy or LSS Airway Management certificate
AODA Accessibility/IASR Training


  • City of Ottawa and Recreation, Cultural and Facility Services departmental policies, guidelines and directives
  • City of Ottawa emergency response procedures 


  • Able to handle the stress of an emergency situation
  • Excellent public relations skills 
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Works well in a team environment
  • Reliable


  • Language Requirement: Various language requirements, locations may require English only, French only OR Bilingual competencies. Some positions require English oral, reading, and writing. Some positions required French oral, reading and writing.       
  • Police Record Check: The successful candidate will be required to complete a Vulnerable Sector Check with the Police Services detachment in their jurisdiction to the City of Ottawa’s satisfaction.; Note: Under the age of 18, requires a Criminal Record and Judicial Matters check in place of the Vulnerable Sector Check.; Police record checks completed by a third-party company will not be accepted.   
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We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. 


The City of Ottawa promotes the principles of diversity and inclusion and adheres to the tenets of the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. We encourage applications from women, people with disabilities, Aboriginal peoples and persons of all races, ethnic origins, religions, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions.


The City of Ottawa provides accommodation during all parts of the hiring process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If contacted to proceed to the selection process, please advise us if you require any accommodation.


Accessible formats and communication supports are available upon request. Please contact the HR Service Centre at 613-580-2424, extension 47411.