PARKS CANADA AGENCY
Lifeguard- GS MPS 05
Type of Employment: Term, Summer 2014
MIETTE HOT SPRINGS, JASPER, AB
Wage: $24.13 per hour
Summary of Duties: The Canadian Rockies Hot Springs is searching for qualified candidates to work as Lifeguards at Miette Hot Springs in Jasper. Duties of the position include, but are not limited to: greet and assist guests; provide information about cultural and natural historical concepts; mission, goals and guiding principles; provide lifeguard services by monitoring and provide surveillance and emergency care or first aid to guests while in the pools, facilities and on the grounds; communicate and implement pool policies, safety rules, emergency procedures, and Parks Canada regulations, policies and values; recognize emergency situations and contact local emergency services or law enforcement authorities when required.
Area of Consideration: Persons eligible to work in Canada and residing within a 350 km radius of Jasper, AB.
The distance between your residence or your employment location and the position location will be determined using data provided by the Natural Resources Canada, Geomatics Canada's website. For information on how to use this website please see: The Atlas of Canada - Toporama
Quote Selection Process Number: 2014-PKS-JNP-ER-005
Closing Date: March 7, 2014 (11:59pm MST)
Language: English essential
Your application should clearly demonstrate that you meet all the requirements for the position and must include:
- your résumé;
- your cover letter demonstrating clearly how you meet the requirements of the position;
- indicating your preferred official language for correspondence and assessment;
- Copies of current certifications (awards) must be submitted with application.
Applicants must clearly demonstrate in their cover letter how they meet the Education and Experience factors listed in the Statement of Qualifications (see below). Applicants must list both of these factors in their cover letter, and then write one or two paragraphs for each demonstrating how they meet these factors by providing concrete examples. Please note that it is not sufficient to only state that these factors are met or to provide a listing of current or past responsibilities. Resumes will be used as a secondary source to validate the experience described in the cover letter.
Failure to clearly demonstrate in your cover letter how you meet the Education and Experience factors found on the Statement of Qualifications (see below), may result in the rejection of your application.
Normally, applicants will not be solicited for incomplete or possible missing information.
On-site accommodation may be provided.
Submit your application to:
Human Resources, Jasper National Park, Box 10 Jasper, AB. T0E 1E0
Fax: 780-852-6122 / Email: email@example.com
STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS
Language Requirement: English Essential
Education: Secondary school diploma or Public Service Commission approved alternative.
- Relevant lifeguard experience/employment
- In the provision of quality customer service
- In facility maintenance and cleaning
- Current: Lifesaving Society, National Lifeguard (NL) certification;
- Current: Standard First Aid with level ‘C’ CPR or higher certification.
Preference may be given to candidates who hold advanced 1st aid awards (i.e. Aquatic Emergency Care, CPR-HCP, Advanced Wilderness First Aid, Emergency Medical Responder or Emergency Medical Technician. Preference may also be given to candidates who have experience in guest services, using electronic cash systems, and who have greater than 2yrs of Lifeguarding experience.
- Of pool supervision and safety standards;
- Of emergency procedure and first aid;
- Of standard pool facility operations;
- Of Jasper National Park, and Miette Hot Springs;
- Of standard cleaning practices and standards.
- To work within a team environment;
- To perform aquatic rescues and first aid procedures;
- To implement and respond to emergency situations, and perform under stress;
- To provide quality customer service.
Personal Suitability / Leadership Attributes:
- Teamwork (works well with other);
- Takes initiative and/or demonstrates creativity;
- Communicates effectively;
- Is responsible/accountable, and demonstrates integrity.
Conditions of Employment:
- Maintenance of a valid class 5 driver’s licence, along with other occupational certifications;
- Security Screening: Obtain and maintain Reliability Status;
- Willingness to wear a uniform and any necessary safety equipment;
- Willingness to work shift work, weekends, holidays and overtime and in various weather conditions;
- Willingness to perform a variety of tasks such as cashiering, cleaning and minor facility maintenance;
- Ability and willingness to perform major first aid and water rescues, under reasonable physical stresses to the standards set forth by the CRHS management team.
Persons who have received pay in lieu of unfulfilled surplus period, a Transition Support Measure (TSM) or an Educational Allowance and are re-appointed to the Parks Canada Agency are required to reimburse an amount corresponding to the period from the effective date of such reappointment or hiring, to the end of the original period for which the TSM and education allowance was paid. Please contact Human Resources in Jasper if you are one of these individuals to find out how this applies to your particular situation.
Persons who are in receipt of a Canadian Government Public Service pension and are considering this employment opportunity with the Parks Canada Agency, should contact the PWGSC Public Service Pension Centre (1-800-561-7930) in order to determine the impact of an appointment on their pension benefit entitlements.
Parks Canada is committed to the principles of diversity and employment equity under the Employment Equity Act, and strives to ensure that our workforce reflects the diverse nature of Canadian society. We encourage women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of a visible minority group to self-identify in their cover letter.
The Public Service of Canada is committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection and appointment processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to this process, please advise the organization's representative of your need for accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.
In accordance with paragraph 8(2)(a) of the Privacy Act, information or material, whether provided directly by the candidate or otherwise obtained by the selection board, used during the selection process for the purpose of assessing a candidate may be used as part of the selection review and recourse processes. Such relevant information may be provided to third parties, such as other candidates or their representatives, who have a legitimate reason to be aware of that information.
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