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Lifeguard/Swim Instructor

  • Category: Edmonton & Area
  • Location: CFB Edmonton
  • Posted: February 12, 2020
  • Application deadline: February 28, 2020



Competition: # EDM-20–011

CFB Edmonton
Building 185, Fitness Centre
PO Box 10500 Stn Forces
Edmonton, AB T5J 4J5

$21.32 – $22.99/hr

Position Type
Part-Time Temporary
The anticipated Term of this position is 6 months

Hours of Work: Must be flexible and willing to work evenings and weekends. Language Requirement
English Essential

Reading: Professional Level
Writing: Functional
Oral: Professional Level

Application Deadline: 28 February 2020
Start Date: 30 March 2020

Who We Are:
The Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services’ (CFMWS) supports the Canadian Armed Forces members and their families wherever they are in the world through the provision of fitness, recreation and leisure activities, family and charitable support, retail as well as personal financial services. We offer our employees the opportunity to work with a purpose every day in an inclusive, healthy, respectful and rewarding work environment. For more information on our organization, please visit

The Role:
The Swim Instructor/Lifeguard plans and prepares swimming lessons, instructs students at their appropriate level in accordance with guidelines set out by Red Cross and Lifesaving Society programs and provides feedback to participants and/or parents with recommendations for improvements. The Swim Instructor/Lifeguard performs lifeguard duties and participates in meetings and in-service training, clinics and club events. They open and closes the aquatic facility, ensures the safety of all participants while in the pool facility and assists in maintaining the pool office, pool deck and storage areas in a neat and tidy manner.

The Location:
CFB Edmonton
Aquatic Centre

Qualifications and Experience Needed:
• High school diploma AND some experience
• An acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience will also be considered
• Current National Lifeguard Service Certificate (NLS) – pool option qualification
• Current CPR Level C and Standard First Aid qualifications
• Current Red Cross Water Safety Instructor certification
• Current Lifesaving Instructor certification
HIGH FIVE Principles of Healthy Child Development Certification & Healthy Minds for Healthy Children Certification
• Experience in dealing with the public, providing customer service, performing lifeguard duties, dealing with children, handling cash, development and implementation of individual training plans, training and practice sessions

Conditions of Employment:
Must be able to work evenings and weekends.

Benefits Available:
CFMWS is committed to the health, safety and well-being of our employees and their families and offers a competitive total rewards package including salary and benefits. Some of the benefits we offer include:
• Health Benefits: Accidental Death and Dismemberment coverage.
• Work Life Balance: paid/unpaid leave, including vacation pay, family related leave and personal days (if eligible).
• Retirement Planning: a Defined Benefit Pension Plan (if eligible) and savings plans (TFSA, RRSPs).
• Training and Learning Opportunities: Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) that may provide financial assistance to pursue post-secondary education, payment of professional association memberships, access to a large range of online learning opportunities and free second language training.
• Perks: as a member of the military community, you have access to discounts provided through CFAppreciation, can collect rewards points at the CANEX stores and have access to no interest payment plans on purchases.

Employment Equity:
CFMWS is strongly committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. We believe that diversity and inclusion among our employees is critical to our success as an organization, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. As a result, we promote employment equity and encourage you to self-identify if you are a woman, an indigenous person, a person with a disability and/or a member of a visible minority group.

To apply

Application Submission: Apply online at or submit resume to CFMWS HR Office quoting competition # EDM-20–011, email:

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Should you require accommodation during the selection process, please let the HR representative know.