Summer Student - Aquatic Attendant



Requisition ID: 11371 
Department: Rec, Cultural & Facility Services Dept. 
Multiple Positions
Salary Information: $16.550  - $17.350 per hour (2024 rates of pay)
Affiliation: Non Union/Non MPE    
City: Ottawa, ON 
Job Category: Summer Student Recruitment 
Application Close: 30/08/2024 



The mandate of Community Recreation & Cultural Programs is to build an inclusive, vibrant, and creative city, unique in identity, and rich in culture. The Service provides strategic vision and innovative leadership in managing customer centric sports and recreation venues and programs, including the management of facilities and/or land for the delivery of indoor and outdoor recreation programs and services, and fosters an environment in which Ottawa’s arts, heritage, festival and event sectors can evolve sustainably.

Under the guidance of a Program Coordinator, you assist with the maintenance and cleanliness of the change rooms, locker rooms, shower rooms, washrooms and pool area, to ensure the safety and enjoyment of patrons in an aquatic environment. You exercise good public relations, provide information to the general public concerning facility program schedules, and assist with program operation (e.g. assisting patrons to use the waterslide).


High School Student – Grade 10 minimum

Previous experience operating a cash register is preferred.

Current Standard First Aid, CPR-C, and AED certificates
Current National Lifeguard - Pool Option, Lifesaving Swim Instructor


AODA Accessibility/IASR Training
Current Lifesaving Instructor certificate is an asset


  • City of Ottawa WHMIS certification
  • AODA - Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (legislated training required by 2010)
  • Applicable City of Ottawa Parks & Recreation, policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of applicable health and safety legislation, including the rights and duties of workers
  • City of Ottawa Parks & Recreation Core Training


  • Technical skills for the appropriate duty
  • Ability to operate any required tools/equipment
  • Ability to follow verbal and/or written directions/procedures.
  • Conflict resolution and problem solving skills, with the ability to manage simultaneous demands.
  • Ability to work in a team setting or independently
  • Maintain a fun and safe environment
  • Good organization skills • Must be tactful and patient
  • Must be calm under pressure
  • Must be reliable and trustworthy
  • Must be enthusiastic
  • Must have good verbal communication skills
  • Must be able to work well in a team environment.
  • Enjoy working with the public.
  • Proper attire and footwear
  • Capable of safe lifting techniques


  • 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.  
  • Please save a copy of the job poster. Once the closing date has passed, it will no longer be available. 


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 members of Indigenous, Black and other racialized communities, persons with disabilities, women and non-binary persons, persons of all ethnic origins, religions, sexual orientations, classes, gender identities and expressions. 
Candidates are encouraged to self-identify as a member of one or more designated employment equity groups in the self-identification questionnaire.


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.