Permanent Full-Time Head Guard

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Job Type Other
Organization Town of Ponoka
Competition Number #705-21-019
Job Description

The Town of Ponoka is currently seeking applications for a permanent Head Guard at the Aquaplex. Reporting to the Aquaplex Operator, the Head Guard will assist in supervising the instructors and cashiers. 

Duties and responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to:

  • Participation and delivery of aquatic programs including fitness classes in a positive and professional manner; as required;
  • Prepare and maintain pertinent records and reports;
  • Monitor and analyze user patterns to expand utilization;
  • Ensure all safety rules and regulations are in place and followed;
  • Assist in the orientation and training of staff, as well as assign and delegate tasks and responsibilities to team as needed;
  • Assist with the planning and scheduling of staff in a cost effective manner;
  • Participate in the daily operation and maintenance of the facility;
  • Perform routine mechanical maintenance and chemical additions as required; and
  • Perform routine cleaning and maintenance of the facility.

To be effective in this role, applicants require the following knowledge, skills, experience and current certifications:

  • Working knowledge of the rules and regulations governing public safety in a swimming pool for effective lifeguarding and instruction methods and procedures;
  • Two years’ experience in aquatic supervision or post–secondary education in a related field;
  • National Lifeguard Pool Option (NL) or Red Cross Lifeguarding Certification;
  • Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Certification (WSI);
  • Lifesaving Society Instructor Certification (LSI);
  • Pool Operator Level I Certificate, working towards Pool Operator 2 Certification; 
  • Standard First Aid/Aquatic Emergency Care Certification, Youth Leader Instructor Certification;
  • Excellent organization, planning and interpersonal skills;
  • Microsoft Office computer knowledge and experience;
  • NL Instructor and Water Exercise Instructor Certification (must be obtained within 6 months of hire date);
  • First Aid Instructor Certification, Trainer Designations and Supervisory Training would be an asset;
  • Class 5 Driver’s License

Salary: As per AUPE agreement, Class 11, $21.57 to $25.00/hour. Position participates in LAPP and health and dental benefit plans.

Hours of Work: Position is scheduled for an 80 hours bi-weekly and must be able to work evenings and weekend shifts (shift differentials and weekend premiums are applied to hourly rate).

Successful Candidates will be required to submit a satisfactory Criminal Record and Vulnerable Sector Check and Driver’s Abstract.

Application Return

Applicants are asked to apply through the Town of Ponoka website Careers page:   

The Town of Ponoka thanks all applicants in advance, however, only those being considered will be contacted.