Lifeguard and/or Aquatics Instructor

Job Details

JOB POSTING #:  2024-0037

POSTING PERIOD:  Wednesday, January 17, 2024 at 8:30 AM to Friday, March 1, 2024 at 4:30 PM

DEPARTMENT:  Recreation & Culture

UNION:  C.U.P.E. Local 543

JOB CODE:  REC024 - Lifeguard; REC012 - Aquatics Instructor

POSITION STATUS:  Temporary Part-Time 

# OF POSITIONS:  Various

GRADE/CLASS:  Salary Schedule "E1" Grades 003;004

RATE OF PAY:  $18.20 per hour 



Under the direction of the designated Supervisor of Community Programming or designate, the successful applicant will supervise and ensure the safety of customers at all City of Windsor aquatic locations. Duties will include but will not be limited to: providing a safe and clean environment; maintaining customer service and public relations; guarding in pool and water park environments. Lifeguards may be rotated to various Recreation facilities to accommodate programming requirements. Eligible and qualified Lifeguards will be required to perform the duties of an Aquatics Instructor. Will perform Occupational Health & Safety duties as outlined in the Corporation’s Health and Safety Program. Will perform other related duties as required.


  • Must be a minimum of 15 years of age at time of employment;
  • Must have completed an Ontario Secondary School Grade 10 education or will obtain Grade 10 within 1 year of hire date or Ontario Ministry of Education equivalency;
  • Must have over three (3) months experience in aquatics;
  • Must hold and maintain the following current awards as a condition of employment:
  1. Lifesaving Society National Lifeguard Pool Certification current and valid (within 2 years)
  2. Lifesaving Society National Lifeguard Water Park Certification;
  3. CPR Basic Rescuer (Level C) Certification current and valid (within 1 year)
  4. Standard First Aid Certification from Lifesaving Society, Canadian Red Cross, Canadian Ski Patrol or St. John’s Ambulance current and valid (within 3 years); and
  • All aquatic awards must be current and valid as a condition of employment; original qualifications MUST be presented and will be verified at time of interview.
  • A 6-digit Lifesaving Society ID number (found at the bottom of any Lifesaving Society certification) or your LSS verification code is required at time of application.
  • Operational needs will provide the opportunity for qualified Lifeguards to perform the duties of an Aquatics Instructor.  Additional qualifications to also be considered for the Aquatics Instructor are outlined below however are not required to be a Lifeguard.


  • Must meet all Lifeguard qualifications above;
  • Must hold and maintain the following current awards as a condition of employment:
    • Lifesaving Society Lifesaving Instructor Certification current and valid (within 2 years);
    • Lifesaving Society Swim Instructor Certification current and valid (within 2 years).
    • Lifesaving Society Emergency First Aid Instructor current and valid (within 2 years).


  • Eligible Applications will be held on file for a period of six (6) months from the closing date for consideration.
  • Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
  • The Corporation of the City of Windsor is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • We offer a smoke-free office environment.
  • Personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, c. 25 as amended, and will be used to determine eligibility for employment.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, the City of Windsor will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.  If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform the City of Windsor Human Resources staff of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.