Recreation Worker IV – Lifeguard/Instructor – Township of Langley

29 March 2023

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Recreation Worker IV – Lifeguard/Instructor

(up to 20)
Bulletin #: 23-B003


Join a “Community of Communities” – the Township of Langley, home to approximately 150,000 residents, is committed to providing progressive business, housing, and recreational opportunities, while balancing its unique mix of urban growth and rural beauty. A truly fun and beautiful place to work, the Township of Langley offers competitive salaries; excellent benefit packages; municipal pension plan; employee wellness programs; and, opportunities for professional development and career growth.

The Township of Langley is currently recruiting for up to twenty auxiliary Recreation Worker IV – Lifeguard/Instructors to join our team of professionals in the Recreation Division, Recreation Programs and Services Department. Reporting to the Community Recreation Manager, you will be responsible in this unionized position for providing lifeguarding functions as well as instructional duties for a variety of aquatic programs.


  • Perform lifeguarding duties, ensuring the safety of patrons utilizing the aquatic facility and supervising the use of the swimming and related recreation areas
  • Perform custodial and janitorial duties relative to the aquatic facility
  • Perform scheduled maintenance tasks with respect to pool water, facilities and equipment such as filters, chlorinators and related water treatment equipment
  • Conduct instructional and recreational aquatic programs for all age ranges and for a variety of community groups with special needs
  • Perform related work as required


  • Completion of Grade 10 and completion of Pool Operator’s and/or Lifesaving Society Instructor courses, or an equivalent combination of training and experience
  • Sound knowledge of the theory and practice of lifesaving, artificial respiration and first aid
  • Working knowledge of teaching methods and group leadership techniques emphasizing instruction in water safety and aquatic skills
  • Working knowledge of pool chemistry, of water filtration, chlorination, heating and related pool equipment and procedures
  • Ability to display sound aquatic skills and to instruct in these skills at standards set by relevant authorities
  • A minimum of two years lifeguarding with previous supervisory experience is preferred
  • Occupational First Aid is considered an asset

This position is defined by the Township of Langley as a position of trust (Child Safety). The successful candidate(s) will be required to have a Police Information Check as a condition of employment (Note – Not required as part of the application process, however, will be required upon consideration for employment).

In order to be considered for this position, candidates must have the following valid and current certifications/licenses (must be valid at the time the posting closes) and these must be attached with your application. Applications without the attached required documents below will be deemed incomplete and may not be considered. Please title your attachments with the number of this competition and have these documents ready to upload when you apply:

  • Lifesaving Society Swim for Life Instructor Cerfication
  • National Lifeguard Pool certification
  • Standard First Aid, AED and CPR Level ‘C’ Certification
  • Successful candidates must be a minimum of 16 years
  • National Lifeguard Waterpark certification (Note: this certification is currently under review and at this time applications without a valid National Lifeguard Waterpark certificate will be accepted)

Candidates will be required to attend the mandatory skills screening assessment and General Meeting on Thursday, August 10, 2023 and Skills Screening on Sunday, August 13, 2023. Further information will be provided to shortlisted candidates. Candidates who are unable to attend these dates may not be considered.

The rate of pay for this CUPE position is $26.25 – $30.74 per hour (5 steps, 2023 rates) plus 13.5% in lieu of benefits. The hours of work are non-standard hours and/or non-standard work weeks.

If you wish to pursue this exciting career in a growing community, please visit to apply.

Internal/External closing date for this competition: August 8, 2023

We appreciate all applications; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.