Port Coquitlam Aquatic Services is a component of the Parks and Recreation Department of the City of Port Coquitlam. Our Aquatic Leaders (lifeguards and instructors) have the opportunity to work at the Hyde Creek Recreation Center, our indoor aquatic facility or at one of our outdoor pools.
Required certifications for Aquatic Leader are:
- National Lifeguard Service (Pool) - or equivalent (NLS)
- Water Safety Instructor - or equivalent (WSI)
- C.P.R. Level C
- Standard First Aid (SFA)
Lifeguarding is an exciting job that promotes teamwork, develops communication skills, and encourages fitness and well-being. If you have the qualifications listed above, we invite you to submit your resume. Click here for information on submitting your application.
Click here for volunteer opportunities in Aquatics.
- Canadian Citizen; or Landed Immigrant with legal entitlement to work in Canada;
- High School Graduation or equivalent
- Successful completion of an approved Fire Fighter Training program resulting in the completion of a NFPA 1001 Level I & II Certification
- Hazardous Materials – Awareness and Operational Levels (NFPA 472)
- First Responder Level III, or Emergency Medical Responder, or Occupational First Aid Level II
- Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) Endorsement
- Valid CPR Level “C” Certification
- Physically fit for the occupation of Fire Fighter
- Visual acuity of 20/30 unaided. Colour and peripheral vision safe for the occupation of Fire Fighter
- Normal unaided hearing
- A valid B.C. Driver’s License, Class 3 with Air Endorsement
- A driving record that demonstrates responsible and safe driving behaviour. A record with more than six points or any suspensions or prohibitions will be considered excessive and may eliminate an applicant from further consideration.
- No conviction for a criminal offence related to the occupation of Fire Fighter.
Preferred Qualifications :
- Minimum one year of accumulated work experience after high school
- preferably in work related to the needs of the Fire Service. For example: building construction, skilled trades, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, driving trucks and/or large emergency vehicles, fire service, first aid nursing, paramedic, instructor/educator, etc.
- Successful completion of a post-secondary education program (academic, technical or trades training) – minimum 30 credits or an acceptable combination of related technical or trades training
- Additional fire service related courses.