Aquatic Team Lead

Competition Number: 24017

Job Title: Aquatic Team Lead

Department: Recreation, Culture & Community Services

Employment Type: Temporary Exempt Position

Salary: $24.25 per hour

Posted Date: February 15, 2024, 12:00 am

Closing Date: March 10, 2024, 11:30 pm

Last Modified: April 8, 2024, 2:02 pm

Posting: Closed



The City of Courtenay invites applications for the temporary exempt position of "Aquatic Team Lead”.

In addition to carrying out all the duties of a Lifeguard/Instructor the Aquatic Team Lead is responsible for providing instruction, managing, and directing Lifeguards/Instructors during tasks and training sessions. This role also includes overseeing/Instructing Swim for Life lessons. Additionally, ensuring the safety of all patrons, performing maintenance and janitorial tasks within and around the pool area. The Team Lead/Instructor takes on responsibilities in the absence of the Aquatic Supervisor, working a variety of shifts, including days, mornings, evenings, weekends, holidays, and may include split shifts.

Minimum Requirements

  • Current Lifesaving Society Swim for Life Instructor Certification
  • Current National Lifeguard (Pool Option)
  • Current Standard First Aid, CPR C & AED
  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Clearance
  • Minimum 3 years lifeguarding/instructing experience
  • Staff supervisory experience preferred
  • Knowledge of pool programming, pool chemistry and pool mechanics
  • Knowledge of Health Act, WHMIS and WCB regulations
  • Strong focus on teamwork
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, organizational, time-management, conflict- resolution, and problem-solving skills
  • Leadership skills and abilities to provide and promote positive values and recreational benefits
  • Ability to train and mentor other lifeguards/instructors
  • Ability to prepare lesson plans, instruct and evaluate participants in a group setting.
  • Ability to accurately count money and reconcile cash totals
  • Ability to deal with the public in a courteous and tactful manner and work effectively and efficiently with other staff
  • Physical ability to perform rescues of pool patrons and all lifeguards related duties safely and proficiently, in accordance with NL standards
  • Physical ability to apply chemicals, set up deck equipment, etc.


  • Current Aquafit Certification or BCRPA Fitness Instructor recommended
  • Current Lifesaving Instructor certification recommended
  • Pool Operators 1

Wage is $24.25 per hour.  These positions are available mid-May until August 31, 2024. Ability to work days, mornings, evenings, weekends, holidays and split shifts.

If you have the qualifications along with the passion to help Courtenay be the most livable City in British Columbia, then submit a resume outlining how you meet the qualifications with a covering letter clearly marked “Application – Aquatic Team Lead”.  Submit your application through the “Apply” button below.

Interviews may be initiated prior to closing date of posting.  We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those short listed will be contacted.


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