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Lifeguard – Inventory

Reference number: CAP23J-068501-000019
Selection process number: 2023-PKS-RHSP-EA-118
Parks Canada - Canadian Rockies Hot Springs – Radium Hot Springs, BC
Radium Hot Springs (British Columbia)
Term/ Acting / Assignment-at-level / Seasonal Indeterminate / As & When Required (On-call) (depending on status of the selected candidate)
$29.98 to $32.55 per hour

Closing date: 13 December 2024 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Parks Canada Agency considers applications from persons residing in Canada, and Canadian citizens and Permanent residents abroad. Please indicate in your application the reason for which you are entitled to work in Canada: Canadian Citizenship, permanent resident status, or work permit.

Important messages

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation

When you apply to this selection process, you are not applying for a specific job, but to an inventory for future vacancies. As positions become available, applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment.

We will only accept on-line applications received via the jobs.gc.ca site. Persons who are unable to apply on-line must contact the person listed below prior to the closing date.

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📢 The advantage of an inventory is to apply only once. In addition, you will be considered for several job offers. Do not worry, even if your application is not selected for a job immediately, you remain in the inventory and you will still have opportunities to be selected. We therefore encourage you to submit an application ASAP as we have ongoing needs!

Applications will be pulled as and when required.


Provides lifeguard services and related reception, information, cashier and janitorial services to guests in pools, to contribute to visitor use and enjoyment in a safe, secure environment.

Intent of the process

The results of this process will be used to fill temporary vacancies, and may be used in the future to fill permanent or temporary vacancies that may arise at the Lifeguard, GS MPS 05 group and level in the Canadian Rockies Hot Springs, with full or part-time hours for various tenures, such as: Indeterminate, Seasonal Indeterminate, Term, Acting Assignment, Assignment at level, depending on status of the selected candidate.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

A covering letter "Using a maximum of 1500 words, applicants must clearly demonstrate in their cover letter how they meet the Education and Experience criteria listed in the Statement of Qualifications. Applicants must list all Education and Experience criteria in their cover letter, and then write one or two paragraphs for each demonstrating how they meet these factors by providing concrete examples."

Contact information for 3 references.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

Successful completion of secondary school according to provincial standards or acceptable combination of education, training and experience.

Degree equivalency

Occupational Certification
• A Valid Canadian National Lifeguard Service (NLS) Certification or International Life Saving Federation Pool Lifeguard equivalent certification (http://www.ilsf.org/certification/equivalency-tables)
• CPR "Basic Rescuer" or "C" level
• Aquatic Emergency Care or Standard First Aid or International Red Cross First Aid or International St John's Ambulance First Aid

* Preference may be given to candidates who hold advanced first aid awards i.e. Aquatic Emergency Care, Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation Level "Health Care Provider", Emergency Medical Responder or Emergency Medical Technician, Pool Operator Certification.
* Copies of current certification will be required at time of screening.

• Providing information and service to the public;
• Point of sale equipment operation, cash handling, and balancing daily sales;
• Cleaning washrooms and facilities in a commercial setting.

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

English essential

Information on language requirements

• Canadian Rockies Hot Springs facilities, Banff, Yoho & Kootenay National Parks and surrounding areas;
• Cash handling practices;
• Health & Safety practices, including safe cleaning practices;
• Pool operations.

• Client Focus – Providing service excellence to internal and/or external client;
• Concern for Safety – Identifying hazardous or potentially hazardous situations and taking appropriate action to maintain a safe environment for self and others; conduct emergency procedures and first aid;
• Analytical Thinking – Analyzing and synthesizing information to understand issues, identify options, and support sound decision making;
• Teamwork – Working collaboratively with others to achieve organizational goals;
• Attention to detail – Working in a conscientious, consistent and thorough manner;
• Enforcement – Understanding and applying enforcement policies to detect violations of legislation, identify conditions and/or persons responsible, and take appropriate action;
• Initiative – Dealing with situations and issues proactively and persistently, seizing opportunities that arise.

Personal Suitability
• Makes things happen;
• Exercises sound judgment;
• Personally connects with people;
• Takes responsibility;
• Demonstrates integrity.

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

Operational Requirements
• Willingness to wear a Parks Canada uniform / identifier clothing and personal protective equipment;
• Willingness to work in variable weather conditions;
• Willingness to work shifts, irregular hours, overtime, weekends and/or statutory holidays and provincial/territorial holidays;
• Willingness and ability to perform a variety of tasks (i.e. cashier, janitorial, pool and grounds maintenance, including snow removal);
• Willingness to perform under reasonable physical stresses (i.e. heavy lifting, pushing or pulling, working with cleaning chemicals, etc.)

Conditions of employment

• Obtain and maintain a Reliability security clearance;
• Possession and maintenance of Occupational Certifications, including ongoing in-service training and regular evaluation to Lifesaving Society standards;
• You may be required to undergo and meet requirements for a pre-placement and/or periodic health evaluation.

Other information

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

Parks Canada is established as a separate employer in the Federal Public Service under the Financial Administration Act. Persons appointed to the Agency continue to be part of the Public Service. Parks Canada operates under its own human resources framework outside of the Public Service Employment Act and in line with values of fairness, competence and respect, and its operating principles.
Each person is entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information

Chris Whitty, Aquatic Facilities Manager
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