Aquatic Leader


July 14, 2022 to September 9, 2022

Competition #: 79-COV-22
Closing Date: Internal applicants – May 16, 2022
                        External applicants – May 24, 2022
Rate of Pay: $36.94 per hour (as per CUPE, Local 626, Vernon Civic Employees Collective Agreement)
Band: 9 – Schedule A (as per CUPE, Local 626, Vernon Civic Employees Collective Agreement)   
Days/Hours: Tuesday – Saturday / 35 hours per week

Reporting to the Manager, Aquatics, this position involves some supervision and coordinating work in the implementation of an aquatic program in addition to instructing and lifeguard duties.


  • Trains, schedules, organizes and coordinates Aquatics Instructors, Lifeguard/Instructors and Deck Leaders ensuring that the staff are familiar with procedures.
  • Plans, organizes and supervises specialized aquatic programs.
  • Plans, organizes, and instructs swimming classes at all levels.
  • Instructs Swimming, Diving, and Boating Safety, as required.
  • Maintains related class and course records.
  • Tests and adjusts water quality in swimming pools, including measuring and adding chemicals.
  • Assists the Aquatics Supervisor as required.
  • Assists the Supervisor, Maintenance with the seasonal and annual maintenance of the indoor and outdoor pools.
  • Performs normal lifeguard duties.
  • Carries out assigned janitorial and minor preventative maintenance tasks.
  • Performs other duties as required.
  • All persons employed by the City of Vernon will be required to assist the City in providing emergency services.  Duties assigned during an emergency may differ from regular duties.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Previous experience as a swimming instructor and/or lifeguard.
  • Current Lifesaving Saving Society Instructors Certificate.
  • Current Lifesaving Saving Society National Lifeguard Certificate (Pool Option) required.
  • Instructors Certificate in one or more specialized courses.
  • Current CPR Level C.
  • Current Red Cross Water Safety Instructors Certificate.
  • Pool Operator Level I certification
  • A combination of related education and experience may be considered.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Computer and related software, general office equipment.
  • Water testing equipment, air testing equipment, oxygen equipment, first aid equipment and two way radios.
  • Ability to obtain Pool Operator Level II certification.
  • Must be capable of working effectively and tactfully with the public.
  • Knowledgeable in normal pool maintenance.
  • Ability to work with a minimum of supervision.
  • Ability to supervise others.

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Knowledge of the CLASS software system for program registration and facility booking.
  • Previous experience working in an outdoor pool environment.

Conditions of Employment:

  • As a fundamental term and condition of employment with the City of Vernon, candidates will be required to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19.
How to Apply

Please submit your resume, quoting the appropriate competition number to:  Human Resources, City of Vernon, using one of the following methods:

  • Online at (In MS Word or PDF Format) or
  • By Fax:  (250) 550-3551

Internal applicants are asked to complete the Internal Application Form located on Jostle and forward this along with a resume.

By making application, you are authorizing the City of Vernon to verify, through whatever means deemed appropriate, any information included in your applicant profile.

The City of Vernon wishes to thank all applicants; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please!