Summer Student - Aquatic Waterfront Lifeguard



Requisition ID: 11362 
Department: Rec, Cultural & Facility Services Dept. 
Multiple Positions
Salary Information: $17.881 - $19.274 per hour (April 1st, 2024 rates of pay)
Affiliation: CUPE 503 PT Rec & Cult    
City: Ottawa, ON 
Job Category: Summer Student Recruitment 
Application Close: 30/08/2024 



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 for ensuring the safety of patrons using City beaches and facilities. You 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.


Student must be returning to school in the fall

High School Student – Grade 10 minimum

No related experience is required

Current Standard First Aid, CPR-C and AED certificates
Current National Lifeguard - Pool Option 
Pleasure Craft Operator Card is preferred


Current Lifesaving Instructor certificate is an asset
Current Oxygen Therapy or LSS Airway Management certificate is an asset
AODA Accessibility/IASR Training
Current National Lifeguard Waterfront certificate preferred


  • Must have knowledge of aquatic programs and standards
  • Knowledge of applicable health and safety legislation, including the rights and duties of workers.


  • Aquatic Instructional
  • Lifeguarding and Lifesaving Skills
  • Resuscitation and First Aid Skills
  • Ability to operate any required tools/equipment.
  • 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.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  • Good organization skills.
  • Sound judgment in difficult situations.
  • Emergency response skills and knowledge of specialized lifesaving equipment.
  • Must be able to relate to children and be a good role model.
  • Must be tactful, kind and patient.
  • Must be calm under pressure.
  • Must be creative and resourceful.
  • Must be reliable and trustworthy.
  • Must be flexible and enthusiastic.
  • Must have good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to follow verbal and/or written directions/procedures.
  • Must be able to work well in a team environment.
  • Enjoy working with the public.
  • Physically fit.
  • 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.