Lifeguard - (2168)

City of Whitehorse
Canada Games Centre
200 Hamilton Boulevard, Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A 0A6, Canada (Whitehorse, YT)
Hours / week:
Not Specified
Wage / Salary:
Not Disclosed
Date posted:
Closing date:



Job posting closes: July 18th, 2024 at 5:00pm Yukon Standard Time

At our core, the City of Whitehorse is committed to cultivating an inclusive employee community and workspace, confronting racism and biases for fairness and equity, while advancing reconciliation and accessibility.

The City promotes work life balance for its employees and offers flexible work arrangements, such as work from home and compressed work weeks, subject to applicable administrative directives.

An Eligibility List may be established from this competition – the duration of the eligibility list may be up to 12 months. The eligibility list may be used to fill future permanent full-time, permanent part-time, temporary full-time, temporary part-time, term or casual vacancies within the same department and classification based on the organizational needs by going to the next highest ranked candidate until the eligibility list expires.

This position is covered by a collective agreement between the City of Whitehorse and the Public Service Alliance of Canada/Yukon Employees Union.

The City wishes to thank all applicants for their interest but only those candidates selected to advance in the recruitment will be contacted.  Note that only those candidates eligible to legally work in Canada will be considered.

Job Code: 317
Department: Recreation

Job Summary:

The incumbent provides constant safety supervision of patrons, provides emergency care for minor and major first aid situations and, upon experience, may mentor new staff. Tests and maintains water quality and assists with the implementation of special events.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Monitors pool users and enforces established standards of conduct and decorum, responds to major and minor emergency situations, responds to enquiries from public and follows established safety and emergency procedures. 
  2. Performs light custodial maintenance and minor repairs to facility and equipment
  3. Assists in the inventory and stocking of first aid and program supplies.
  4. Performs water tests and keeps maintenance records.
  5. Under the direction of the Aquatic Supervisor, assists in implementing specialized aquatic activities and events.
  6. Attends seasonal in-service to maintain standards
  7. Acts as Head Guard as assigned.
  8. Follows, so far as is reasonably practicable, established safety procedures and standards.
  9. Other related duties.

CATEGORY Recreation & Sports


Working Conditions:

Exposure to constant noise, extreme temperatures when in and out of the water, and humidity in the pool environment. 

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Grade 10 or 16 years of age
  • Lifeguard experience an asset
  • National Lifeguard Pool Certification Option (NL)
  • Standard First Aid/CPR Level C Certification
  • Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems certification (WHMIS)
  • RCMP Vulnerable Sector Check

An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered.

Examples of Equipment to Operate:

Office equipment, computer with Microsoft Office applications, recreation management software, communications equipment, audio-visual equipment, first aid equipment.

Accommodation Requests:

Shortlisted candidates who require accommodation or have accessibility needs during the selection process are encouraged to reach out to the Recruiter and make requests to ensure their full participation. The City of Whitehorse is committed to reviewing requests and making arrangements for reasonable accommodation and accessibility requests. You may email to name of recruiter and

Other Details:

Job seekers are required to create an online profile and submit their application electronically through the City's online Applicant system via Instructions on applications are provided at If you have any further questions regarding this posting, please contact the recruiter at

To apply for this position, you are required to submit your resume. 

Various tests and/or exams may be administered as part of the recruiting process. 

At the time this posting closes, candidates must have valid and current licenses/certifications/education that match the position requirements. Candidates who are selected to continue with the recruiting process will be required to provide proof of qualifications during their interview


RANGE: $26.29 - $30.93

HOURS PER WEEK: On-Call/As Needed

ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT: City of Whitehorse / Community Services / Recreation

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