Sport Division



Competition Number


Job Code


Posting Date

January 4, 2023

Closing Date

December 31, 2023

Job Status

Continuous Part-Time


The City of Kitchener is a vibrant and dynamic city of approximately 260,000, in the heart of southwestern Ontario. As the largest municipality in Waterloo Region, Kitchener continues to be poised for development and growth, enhancing its reputation as a leader in city-building and innovation, with nationally recognized strategies to build its neighbourhoods, its digital infrastructure and its diverse economy.


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Position Overview:

Please note that the initial selection for this position will take place in August 2021.

Following this, applications will be kept on file as a job pool for further staffing needs.


Instructor Duties

  • Instructs assigned aquatic classes using established teaching methodology and procedures and in accordance to the governing body’s (Red Cross, Lifesaving Society) standards.
  • Provides preliminary screening of patrons to establish water safety level.
  • Monitors the activities of swimmers; explains and ensures policies, rules, and
  • regulations are followed.
  • Prepares swimming lesson plans according to established procedures.
  • Evaluates performance and maintains records of performance, attendance, and report cards.
  • Communicates students’ performance and progress to parents/caregivers.
  • Provides CPR and First Aid.


Lifeguard Duties

  • Monitors the activities of swimmers; explains and ensures policies, rules, and regulations are followed.
  • Warns swimmers of improper activities or hazards.
  • Rescues persons in distress or in danger of drowning when indicated; provides
  • CPR and First Aid, and uses safety/rescue equipment.
  • Provides preliminary screening of patrons to establish water safety level.
  • Maintains records and completes required reports.
  • Performs maintenance duties including but not restricted to pool chemistry tests, and pool fouling clean up.
  • Notifies supervisor of any accidents, rescues, or problems that have arisen.
  • Ensures that the equipment is in place, operational, and stored away after use.
  • Conducts routine change room checks.
  • Completes opening/closing safety checklists.


Other Duties

  • Ensures compliance with Ontario Health Regulations and all relevant legislation and Policy and Procedures manuals.
  • Responds to aquatic emergency situations and uses safety/rescue equipment.
  • Participates in special events, water smart programs, emergency procedure training, and other training as required.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Must have some secondary school education and at least 16 years old.
  • Must have a minimum of up to 3 months of related experience.
  • Must have strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Completion of all courses below:
  1. Standard First Aid & CPR-C
  2. Swim instructor
  3. National lifeguard


The City of Kitchener is committed to an equity-driven, inclusive, accessible, and barrier-free recruitment and selection process, and to ensuring our workforce reflects the full diversity of the community we serve. We welcome applications from Indigenous, Black, racialized and 2SLGBTQ+ persons, as well as other equity deserving groups.


We will accommodate the needs of applicants under the Human Rights Code and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Please contact Human Resources at [email protected], or 519-741-2200 ext. 7261 to make your needs known, so that we can support your full and equal participation throughout the hiring process.


We appreciate the interest of all applicants. Only candidates whose skills, experience and qualifications meet the requirements of the position will be contacted.


Please note that as per Human Resources Policy HUM-HIR-110, "Employment of Relatives of Staff Members and Elected Officials":

"The immediate relatives of staff of the Human Resources Division, all Directors, General Managers, or the Chief Administrative Officer and Elected Officials shall not be employed by the City in any capacity.

The immediate relatives of all other Management personnel shall not be employed where such employment would be:

1. within the same Department in the case of permanent full-time, temporary full-time and part-time classifications.

2. within the same Division in the case of students."



Community Services



Union Affiliation


Number of Positions


Hours of Work

Up to 24 hours per week


Initial Location





Salary Range

$16.66 - $17.51