Sikome Aquatic Facility, Fish Creek Provincial Park, Calgary
Seasonal Wage Opportunity
July 3rd, 2017
Grounds/Site Operations 1
Environment and Parks
Environment and Parks - We support Albertans in being proud stewards of air, land, water, and biodiversity by leading the work required for the desired environmental outcomes and sustainable development of natural resources.
For more information about the Ministry of Environment and Parks, please visit our website at: http://aep.alberta.ca/
Sikome Aquatic Facility is seeking seasonal Aquatic Safety Staff to offer safety supervision and rescue response around the waterfront. Reporting directly to the Sikome Aquatic Safety Staff Head Guard, your responsibilities will include: scanning and supervision of the waterfront on sand, stand, or paddleboard; initiate water rescues and major first-aid response during emergency situations; follow through on any emergency situation within the scope of our operation; offer minor first-aid to patrons within the facility when required; offer public education on water safety to patrons and help run various water safety events; maintain patron safety around the facility and offer rule enforcement for facility policies; run water search procedures in the event of a missing person; light-maintenance and various operational tasks as required.
The successful candidate must successfully complete all in-house training, and remain composed and calm in difficult or stressful situations. The ability to work both independently and as part of a team while demonstrating the Alberta Public Service values of respect, integrity, accountability and excellence in everything you do is essential for your success in this position.
About Your Work Environment
We operate out of the Main Swim Centre at Sikome Aquatic Facility. This space includes an office, first-aid room, workout room, and staff changerooms. If you are not working in the office, you are out on the sand, in a chair/tower, or paddleboard position offering safety supervision Rescue response and fitness training is a physically demanding requirement of the position. Part-time and Full-time opportunities are available; some 10-hr shifts required. Contact Adam Schwarz at firstname.lastname@example.org or 403-297-5293
18 years of age or older
National Lifeguard-Pool or National Lifeguard-Waterfront: current within two years
Standard First-Aid or Aquatic Emergency Care: current within two years
CPR-C/AED or CPR-HCP/AED: current within one year
2016 Mandatory Update – First-Aid or Standard First-Aid recertification completed after Jan 1, 2017 with new standards
GED or higher post-secondary education
1-2 years of lifeguarding experience
O2 Administration/Airway Management (Asset)
Emergency First Responder (Asset)
Competencies are behaviours that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans. We encourage you to have an in depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process. The links below will assist you with understanding competencies: http://www.chr.alberta.ca/APSCompetencies
Agility – The ability to handle high intensity and stressful situations during emergencies and being able to make quick decisions for the best outcome and safety of all involved.
Drive for Results – Championing Sikome Aquatic Facility and Alberta Parks as a leader in outdoor recreation while using your role as a public servant to offer exceptional customer experiences that will strengthen Albertan’s love of parks.
Build Collaborative Environments – Help support and positively contribute to the rescue team to help build a positive and strong team bond that will reflect both internally amongst staff and externally to Park’s visitors.
$20.91 to $22.97 per hour (plus 11.2% in lieu of benefits)
- This position may be used to fill future vacancies across the Government of Alberta, at equal or lower classification and salary. Interviews will be held the week of July 3rd, 2017.
- Wage employees receive 11.2% in addition to regular wage earnings in lieu of benefits and vacation leave.
2 percent of regular wage earnings instead of paid holidays.
6 percent of regular wage earnings instead of annual vacation pay.
- Successful completion of all staff training is a requirement for employment
- All successful candidates will be required to submit a current (within 3 months) Criminal Record Check WITH Vulnerable Sector, prior to commencement. This can be attained at your local CPS or RCMP detachment. These checks take four weeks to complete and are compulsory to employment. You will be reimbursed; get yours started now!
- This is a seasonal opportunity which is expected to commence on June 10, 2017 and end on or before September 4, 2017.
How to Apply
Online applications are preferred. Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience and relevant examples of required competencies.
Note: As only one file can be uploaded, please ensure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are submitted in one file. Please ensure that this document is saved using the naming convention of your last then first name (Smith,Joe_Resume). Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of this competition.
If you are unable to apply online:
Email your cover letter and resume to email@example.com
It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) - http://work.alberta.ca/iqas It is recommended that applicants include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.
We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.
If you require any further information on this job posting, please contact Nichole Petrovic at AEP.HRS@gov.ab.ca If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check http://www.jobs.alberta.ca for a listing of current career opportunities with the Government of Alberta.
WANTING A MEANINGFUL SUMMER EXPERIENCE LIKE NO OTHER????
We are looking for engaged, caring staff that are passionate about providing our campers with the best summer of their lives!!
The Lifeguard/Counsellor must coordinate and supervise camp participants in the waterfront activities as well as evening wide game and other recreational programs. The Lifeguard/Counsellor will ensure participants comply with water safety regulations and ensure proper maintenance and storage of waterfront equipment.
The Lifeguard/Counsellor will also be responsible for the care and supervision of up to ten campers in a community living environment. He/she will also provide leadership to participants in the camping program. The Lifeguard/Counsellor will be responsible for supervising any assigned Cabin or Outdoor Ed/Waterfront Apprentices and Leaders In Training.
Required to be at least 18 years of age.
Minimum 1 year previous residential camping experience is an asset.
Have experience working with and teaching a variety of age groups.
Preferable to have at least one year of camp counselling experience,
Have the ability to originate, plan, organize, and carry out the waterfront program.
Be self-motivating and self-directing.
Relate well to children, youth and adults.
Have a lifestyle that is an expression of Christian ethics and principles.
Have appropriate emotional maturity and stability, and be willing to accept responsibility and
work with others in a team situation.
Be adaptable and flexible as individual situations warrant.
Canadian National Lifesaving Society (NL) and/or Red Cross Lifeguard Certification.
Current Standard First Aid certificate with a minimum of CPR C (including introduction to AED).
Flatwater Canoe Instructor’s certificate from Paddle Alberta (or equivalent). Note: Camp
Kannawin will offer this course as a part of their yearly staff training.
Please be advised that the Town of Norman Wells requires all prospective employees to provide a criminal records check prior to employment. We thank all applicants who apply, but advise that only those to be interviewed will be contacted.