Mountain National Parks Careers

Lifeguard- GS MPS 05

Type of Employment - Term ( Various lengths of duration for anticipated vacancies)
Hot Springs Enterprise Unit - Radium Hot Springs Pools
From $24.13 to $26.23 per hour

Summary of Duties: Provides lifeguard services and related reception, information, cashier and janitorial services to guests in pools, to contribute to visitor use and enjoyment in a safe, secure environment.

Area of Consideration: Persons residing within a 300 km radius of Radium Hot Springs, BC.

Parks Canada Agency considers applications from individuals who have legal status to work in Canada. Please indicate in your application the reason for which you are entitled to work in Canada: Canadian citizenship, permanent resident status, or work permit.

Quote Selection Process Number: 2014-PKS-LLYK-RM-042

Submit your application by email to:

Closing Date: Applications must be received on or before April 22, 2014

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;
  • a copy of your proof of certification.

Additional information may be requested after closing date for screening and/or assessment purposes.

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.

General Enquiries:

Scott Turnbull
Radium Hot Springs Enterprise Unit
250-347-9390 or  


Language Requirement: English Essential or Bilingual (- - B /- - B)

Education: Successful completion of two years of secondary school (or Public Service Commission approved alternatives)


  • Providing information and service to the public.


  • Parks Canada, its objectives and mandate;
  • Canadian Rockies Hot Springs facilities, Banff, Yoho & Kootenay National Parks and surrounding areas;
  • Cash handling practices;
  • Health & Safety practices, including safe cleaning practices;
  • Pool operations.


  • Client Focus – Providing service excellence to internal and/or external client;
  • Concern for Safety – Identifying hazardous or potentially hazardous situations and taking appropriate action to maintain a safe environment for self and others; conduct emergency procedures and first aid;
  • Analytical Thinking – Analyzing and synthesizing information to understand issues, identify options, and support sound decision making;
  • Teamwork – Working collaboratively with others to achieve organizational goals;
  • Attention to detail – Working in a conscientious, consistent and thorough manner;
  • Enforcement – Understanding and applying enforcement policies to detect violations of legislation, identify conditions and/or persons responsible, and take appropriate action;
  • Initiative – Dealing with situations and issues proactively and persistently, seizing opportunities that arise.

Personal Suitability / Leadership Attributes:

  • Makes things happen;
  • Exercises sound judgment;
  • Personally connects with people;
  • Takes responsibility;
  • Demonstrates integrity.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Security Screening: Obtain and maintain Reliability Status.
  • Possession and maintenance of the following certifications:
  • A Valid Canadian National Lifeguard Service (NLS) Certification;
  • CPR “Basic Rescuer” or “C” level;
  • Standard First Aid.

Operational Requirements:

  • Willingness to wear a Parks Canada uniform and personal protective equipment;
  • Willingness to work in variable weather conditions;
  • Willingness to work irregular hours, overtime, weekends and/or statutory holidays and provincial/territorial holidays.


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 Suzy Whitty, A/ Human Resources Manager, 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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