Position: Lifeguard 

Division: Community Services 

Department: Recreation and Community Development

Term: Multiple Available Part Time position(s) available.

Closing Date: 04/30/2023 

Labour Group: CUPE 59 

Posting:  1810 

Job Summary

Under supervision of the Recreation Technician 8 and 10, this position performs lifeguard duties and provides instructional lessons in accordance with the health and safety procedures and standards established and/or adopted by the City of Saskatoon.

Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Provides instruction using effective and appropriate teaching methodology and safe participant procedures for aquatic programs.
  2. Prepares lesson plans for swimming lessons according to instructional standards.
  3. Completes worksheets, takes attendance, and completes participant progress reports.
  4. Safeguards public admission and rental group activities and responds to emergency situations according to standards.
  5. Participates in the in-service training programs established to maintain fitness levels and lifeguard standards.
  6. Maintains a hazard-free, clean, and safe pool and work area.
  7. Provides education to participants and the public about safety in and around the water, e.g. bulletin boards, handouts and tours.
  8. Conducts daily safety checks of play equipment, emergency first aid equipment, and performs daily water tests.
  9. Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Grade 10 education
  • Possessino of the folllowing valid qualifications:
    • Lifesaving Society National Lifeguard Certification (Pool Option);
    • CPR Level C;
    • Red Cross Standard First Aid or Aquatic Emergency Care Award; and
    • Lifesaving Society Swim for Life Certification.
  • Lifesaving Instructor Certification.
  • Six month's related experience instructing and as a lifeguard preferred. 
  • Knowledge of current lifeguard techniques, including first aid and emergency procedures, and instructional techniques, methods, and practices. 
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with staff, peers, supervisor, and the public. 
  • Ability to demonstrate skills and techniques required and maintain fitness level necessary.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with supervisor, staff, and the public. 
  • Ability to apply theory to practical learning situations. 
  • Ability to evaluate and adjust lesson plans to meet the participant needs.
  • Ability to work the assigned, designated participant group.
  • Ability to exercise good judgement and provide direction during emergency situations


Requires Security Check

Acceptable current Criminal Record Check (CRC) and Vulnerable Sector Search (VSS) upon offer of employment.

Additional Requirements

Hours of Work: Weekly Hours - Hours will vary based on availability and operational needs

Written verification of current aquatic qualifications is required with application.

Weekly Hours: Upon Availability

Salary Range: $21.07 to $23.22 CAD per hour (2023 rates)


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The City of Saskatoon offers an inclusive workplace that embraces diverse backgrounds. As an equity partner with the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission (SHRC), the City commits to diversity, equity and inclusion in our workplaces. By having our workforce reflect the community we serve, we support the realization of miyo-pimatisiwin, (me-o-pi-ma-ti-si-win) “the good life”, for all residents. To learn more about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the City, please visit Saskatoon.ca/diversity 


The City of Saskatoon strives to provide an accessible and inclusive workplace for all, including throughout the application and selection process through reasonable access and accommodations. Should you require accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please email talentacquisition@saskatoon.ca.