Employment Details

Waterfront Lifeguard

Posting: 20220302
Date Posted: March 2, 2022
Closing Date: May 25, 2022

Waterfront Lifeguard
Conservation Halton Parks, Seasonal Contract

Conservation Halton was established more than 60 years ago to protect our communities from flooding and erosion and manage and restore natural resources of the watershed. We have grown to become so much more. Today, it is our responsibility to prepare our communities for the impacts of climate change, support our partners in creating more sustainable communities, manage our natural areas and resources within the watershed, monitor and enhance the environmental health of our watershed and create opportunities to connect with nature through recreation and education.

We believe that diverse backgrounds and unique perspectives make us stronger. Conservation Halton is committed to be an equal opportunity employer, creating an inclusive work environment, and encouraging employees to be their most authentic self, no matter their ethnic background, religious beliefs, age demographic, gender expression, sexual orientation, physical ability, mental health, or general appearance.

Four years ago, Conservation Halton started a process of transformation through our strategic plan, Metamorphosis. That strategic plan was an important first step for us to better understand the needs of our community and lay the groundwork for what needed to be done. Metamorphosis has now reached its end, but it is more important than ever for us to be able to plan and focus on the future. Our new strategic plan, Momentum, positions us to use the improvements and achievements we have made to carry us into the future for a more green, resilient, connected tomorrow. We are looking to build our team with the inspired, ambitious, and strategic people that are not satisfied with the status quo, are excited by the opportunity in every challenge and are driven by meaningful, measurable results. If you are looking to join an environmentally focused team and socially conscious community organization, then we are looking for you!

Your Opportunity

Reporting to the Head Patroller and Visitor Safety Lead, the Waterfront Lifeguard will:

  • Ensures a safe waterfront environment for all through supervision, accident prevention, rescue skills, public education and public relations
  • Responds and acts as a first point of contact for the public for incidents within the designated beachfront area
  • Executes emergency procedures and uses safety / rescue equipment
  • Makes sure that the equipment is operational and stored appropriately when not in use
  • Ensures safety signs / flags are posted and clearly visible at all times, advising other Teams as needed
  • Identifies risks along the waterfront and beach area to keep all guests safe
  • Supports other exciting waterfront events outside of the beachfront
  • Work in accordance with the Conservation Halton’s Safety Policies & Procedures and the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations and all other related manuals such as Covid-19 PPE protocols.
  • Other duties as assigned

Your Qualifications

  • Certified as a Waterfront Lifeguard (with National Lifesaving Society). Must be able to certify as a Waterfront Lifeguard as a condition of employment.
  • Lifesaving Swim Instructor Certification would be an asset
  • There is an opportunity to instruct swimming classes in a newly developed program (to be determined)
  • Previous waterfront experience is an asset
  • A positive attitude, effective communication skills, combined with the ability and willingness to enforce policies and procedures in a professional manner
  • Ability to work outside in a variety of weather conditions as a part of a cohesive team environment.
  • Be able to lift- up to 40 pounds (19 kilos), stand, and walk for lengthy periods
  • Successful candidate will be required to provide a Vulnerable Sector Check (VSS), to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted

Your Reward

  • Starting at $15.71 per hour
  • Part time and full-time hours available; hours may vary depending on availability
  • Interviews are expected to begin in April and the position’s expected start date is May 2022
  • You will work in an inspiring setting with views of the Niagara Escarpment and no traffic lights for several miles
  • You will work with a creative, talented, and solutions-focused team
  • You will work for an organization that provides flexible work arrangements and places tremendous value on professional development and wellness of its employees
  • Free access to Conservation Halton and Conservation Ontario parks
  • Discounts on Conservation Halton services, food, and merchandise

Our Core Values

Diversity and Inclusion – We endeavor to understand, accept, and appreciate the value of our differences and encourage authenticity.
Learning and Innovation – We embrace the need for continuous improvement, the opportunity to learn from
others and the benefits of sharing knowledge.
Person-Centered Service – We make people a priority through customer-centred engagement, predictive problem-solving and high-quality service.
Collaboration – We seek out and trust in the skills, expertise and experience of others to achieve our common ambition.
Sustainability – We consider the environmental impact of everything we do and always keep future generations in mind when making decisions.
Integrity – We make decisions with accountability, transparency, and a keen sense of personal responsibility for our choices and actions.
Resilience – We are positive and proud of our ability to respond to change quickly and effectively.

To Apply

Please visit the link below to apply online:

Please have your resume ready to complete your application.

We thank all applicants for their interest however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Conservation Halton will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. To discuss accommodations, please contact operations@hrca.on.ca .

Personal information provided is collected under the authority of The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.


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