Programmer I

Competition Number: 22210

Job Title: Programmer I

Department: Parks, Recreation and Community Services - Gordon Head Recreation Centre - Aquatics

Position Type: Permanent Full Time Position (CUPE Local 2011)

Salary: $36.40/hr and an excellent benefits package

Posted Date: June 21, 2022

Closing Date: July 6, 2022

Last Modified: June 21, 2022, 2:36 pm

Status: Closed


The Gordon Head Recreation Centre is seeking an Aquatic Programmer who is passionate about Aquatics to oversee swim lessons, advanced aquatic programs relating to swim lesson instruction, and a dynamic aquatics team! The successful individual will be responsible for following expectations and guidelines set out by Canadian Red Cross, The Lifesaving Society, Local, Regional, and National Health Authorities and the District of Saanich.

This individual is expected to have strong leadership skills to support and mentor a team of Aquatic Instructors, Lifeguards, Team Leaders, and Aquatic Technicians. Key skills include: organizational abilities, timeliness, strong customer service and problem solving skills, adaptability, effective communication, and leadership.

Requirements include a two-year post-secondary diploma in recreation, leisure studies or a related field; two years of experience in program planning and staff supervision; and a satisfactory Police Information Check with vulnerable sector.

The following certifications are required and must be current.

  • Canadian Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Trainer
  • National Lifeguard Certification - Pool Option
  • Standard First Aid
  • CPR Level C
  • OFA Level 1 as required


The following certifications are considered an asset:

  • Lifesaving Society National Lifeguard Instructor Trainer and Examiner
  • Lifesaving Society Lifesaving Instructor (LSI)
  • Lifesaving Society Instructor Trainer
  • First Aid Instructor


The successful candidate will be required to work varying shifts based on program needs including evenings and weekends during times when lesson programs are running (hours/shifts are subject to change).

*In addition to the interview process, testing will be conducted.*

Important Information:

The District of Saanich has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy to help keep our employees and community safe. The requirement remains in effect until April 8, 2022 after which, the policy will be suspended. It is important to know that the requirement may be reinstated and unvaccinated employees may not be able to work. In order for the District to respond to any changing vaccination requirements for staff, we request that you verify your COVID-19 vaccination status with us during your first week of employment.


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