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Lifeguard - Inventory

Reference number: CAP23J-021087-000012
Selection process number: 2023-CAP-BNP-EA-038
Parks Canada - Canadian Rockies Hot Springs
Banff (Alberta), Banff National Park of Canada (Alberta)
Term / As & When Required (On-call) / Acting / Indeterminate
$29.98 to $32.55 per hour

Closing date: 30 June 2024 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: All persons who have legal status to work in Canada. 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 rhbanff-banffhr@pc.gc.ca prior to the closing date.

No cover letter required – Respond to questions in the on-line application.
You must provide contact information for 3 work references.

Your job application must clearly demonstrate that you meet all the pre-screening requirements in order to move on to the next step. Please explain how you meet the essential criteria of education and experience. Do not forget to specify the period during which you have held each function (month and year), and where you acquired the qualification. The answers to the pre-screening questions will be the main source of information that the assessment board members will be using to determine whether you have the essential qualifications for education and experience. Your resume must corroborate your answers to the pre-screening questions. The lack of information in the form requested may result in the rejection of your application.


Banff Upper Hot Springs is located in Banff National Park. As part of our fun and dynamic team, you will actively supervise outdoor pools, providing emergency care when necessary, and assist in the day-to-day cleaning and minor maintenance of the facilities. Ultimately our goal is to provide a safe aquatic environment and a Quality Visitor Experience for guests of the Park.

This is a fast paced, challenging and engaging work environment. If you enjoy working outdoors, and feel that your knowledge, skills and abilities would be a good fit we would like to hear about it.

Work environment

Parks Canada is a federal government agency responsible for the protection and presentation of Canada’s outstanding natural and cultural resources through a system of national parks, national marine conservation areas and national historic sites in all regions of Canada.

Intent of the process

This process will be used to staff positions for a variety of season lengths and tenures (temporary, full-time/part-time/as & when required). Interviews will be done on an on-going basis

A list of qualified candidates will be established, and may be used to fill similar positions of various tenures (temporary, full-time/part-time/as & when required) in other work locations.

Positions to be filled: 3

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

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 or equivalent.

NOTE: Proof of education will be required at time of screening.

Degree equivalency



• A valid Canadian National Lifeguard Service (NLS) Certification
• 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 (or equivalent)
• Oxygen Therapy Certification (must be obtained within 3 months of employment)
• International applicants must obtain a valid Canadian National Lifeguard (NL) Certification within the first 3 months of employment.

* Copies of current certification (awards) will be required at time of screening.



• EX1: Relevant lifeguard experience/employment
• EX2: In the provision of quality customer service
• EX3: In facility maintenance and cleaning

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

English essential

Information on language requirements



• K1: Knowledge of pool supervision and safety standards.
• K2: Knowledge of emergency procedures and first aid.
• K3: Knowledge of standard pool facility operations.
• K4: Knowledge of Banff National Park, and Banff Upper Hot Springs.
• K5: Knowledge of standard cleaning practices and standards.



• A1: To work within a team environment.
• A2: To perform aquatic rescues and first aid procedures.
• A3: To implement and respond to emergency situations, and perform under
• A4: To provide quality customer service.



• PS1: Teamwork (works well with others);
• PS2: Takes initiative, demonstrates creativity;
• PS3: Communicates effectively;
• PS4: Is responsible/accountable
• PS5: Demonstrates integrity

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


Advanced awards/ certifications:
• Aquatic Emergency Care, Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation Level "Health Care Provider", Emergency Medical Responder or Emergency Medical Technician, Pool Operator Certification, Wilderness First Aid, Industrial First Aid

* Copies of current certification (awards) will be required at time of screening.



• AEX1: Experience in guest services and/or using electronic cash systems.



• Willingness to wear identifier clothing and personal safety equipment;
• Willingness to work shifts, weekends, holidays, overtime and outdoors in various weather conditions;
• 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.)
• Ability and willingness to perform major first aid and water rescues, under
reasonable physical stresses to the standards set forth by the CRHS management team.

Conditions of employment

Must be met prior to employment
• Obtain and maintain a reliability security clearance with fingerprints
• Possession and maintenance of Occupational Certifications.
• 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

The Parks Canada Agency 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. The Parks Canada Agency 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.

In accordance with paragraph 8(2)(a) of the Privacy Act, information or material, whether provided directly by the candidate or otherwise obtained by the selection board, used during the selection process for the purpose of assessing a candidate may be used as part of the selection review and recourse processes. Such relevant information may be provided to third parties, such as other candidates or their representatives, who have a legitimate reason to be aware of that information.

Persons who are in receipt of a Canadian Government Public Service pension and are considering this employment opportunity with the Parks Canada Agency, should contact the PWGSC Public Service Pension Centre (1-800-561-7930) in order to determine the impact of an appointment on their pension benefit entitlements.

Persons are 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

Patrick DesRosiers – Manager, Canadian Rockies Hot Springs
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