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Reference number: CAP21J-023612-000004
Selection process number: 2021-PKS-RHSP-OC-RM-115
Parks Canada - Canadian Rockies Hot Springs – Radium Hot Springs, BC
Radium Hot Springs (British Columbia)
GS-MPS-05 - Lifeguard
Term/ Acting / Assignment-at-level / Seasonal Indeterminate (depending on status of the selected candidate)
$27.22 to $29.57 per hour (under review)

Closing date: 3 September 2022 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing within a 300 km radius of Radium Hot Springs, BC

Parks Canada Agency considers applications from all individuals within the area of selection 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. All job applications must therefore be submitted through the Public Service Resourcing System.

To submit an application on-line, please select the button "Apply Online" below.

Applicants must clearly demonstrate in their cover letter how they meet the Education and Experience factors listed in the Statement of Qualifications (see below). Applicants must list both of these factors in their cover letter, and then write one or two paragraphs for each demonstrating how they meet these factors by providing concrete examples. Please note that it is not sufficient to only state that these factors are met or to provide a listing of current or past responsibilities. Resumes will be used as a secondary source to validate the experience described in the cover letter.

Failure to clearly demonstrate in your cover letter how you meet the Education and Experience factors found on the Statement of Qualifications (see below), may result in the rejection of your application.

Additional information may be requested after closing date for screening and/or assessment purposes.


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 term 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

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

A covering letter

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)

Various language requirements
English Essential or Bilingual Imperative - Level (- - B/--B)
*Arrangements may be made for the administration of the Public Service Commission Second Language Evaluation (SLE) to test candidate’s bilingualism in their second language (French or English).

Information on language requirements

• Parks Canada, its objectives and mandate;
• 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 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.)

Conditions of employment

Obtain and maintain a Reliability security clearance
Possession and maintenance of Occupational Certifications;
You are 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

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 have received pay in lieu of unfulfilled surplus period, a Transition Support Measure (TSM) or an Educational Allowance and are re-appointed to the Parks Canada Agency are required to reimburse an amount corresponding to the period from the effective date of such reappointment or hiring, to the end of the original period for which the TSM and education allowance was paid. Please contact LLYK Human Resources (pc.rhllyk-llykhr.pc@canada.ca), if you are one of these individuals to find out how this applies to your particular situation.

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

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

Contact information

Human Resources, Lake Louise, Yoho & Kootenay Field Unit
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