Shift Supervisor

Shift Supervisor (Assistant Supervisor)

Under the general direction of the Swimming Pool Supervisor, this is a supervisory position that includes, life guarding and maintenance work involving the operation, administration and programming of a outdoor swimming pool on an assigned shift which may include week-end and evening work.

Job Duties

  • Controls water purification (reads gauges and instruments, conducts water readings, adds appropriate chemicals as required, and ensures filtration and chlorine systems are operational), monitors air and water temperature and maintains water balance. Performs routine preventative maintenance, and standard pool operation procedures (pool filter back washes).
  • Assists in coordinating all pool activities including establishing dates and times for public lessons, school lessons, special events and private bookings.
  • Supervisory duties include: scheduling staff hours, recruiting, interviewing, and orienting new employees; arranging for ongoing training of employees; distributing duties among employees; performance management.
  • Administrative responsibilities include some aspects of marketing the facility, coordinating special events; keeping records (of water reading, accidents, time sheets and cash statements) and ensuring facility security.
  • Public relations responsibilities include: handling complaints, answering inquiries, ensuring public safety.
  • Duties also include helping with general janitorial duties and relieving lifeguard staff on shift when necessary, and other duties as assigned by the Swimming Pool Supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications

Shift Supervisors must be at least eighteen years of age, have a High School Diploma or equivalent (e.g. G.E.D.), supplemented by a recognized Pool Operators Certificate (minimum of Swimming Pool Operator Level I).

Working Conditions

  • Work is generally performed in a swimming pool environment with some exposure to chemicals such as chlorine and cleaning solvents. Some duties require the Shift Supervisor to work in areas where heat, humidity, chemicals and high noise levels are present.

Accreditations & Skills

** Applicants must also have the following awards, certified within the previous twelve months or within the expiry date indicated on the award.

  • National Lifeguard
  • CPR (Level C)
  • Standard First Aid or Aquatic Emergency Care
  • Red Cross Water Safety Instructor
  • RLSSC Life Saving Instructor
  • Preferred (Defibrillator Training)
  • In addition, Shift Supervisors must have at least one year of related experience in a lifeguard capacity and supervisory experience in swimming pools and a valid Alberta Class 5 Driver’s License.
  • Supervisory/Customer Service courses are recommended.
  • Computer skills are considered a definite asset.
  • This position requires knowledge and experience in the operation, administration and programming of swimming pools.
  • Applicants must have well developed communication and supervisory skills and the ability to deal effectively with staff and members of the general public.
  • Self starter with excellent time management skills and the ability to work within a team setting.

COSPA would like to thank all applicants for their interest in working at one of the COSPA outdoor swimming pools.
Only those applicants being considered for interview will be contacted. 

To apply for this position, please fill out the Employment Form and upload you resume.

Applicants will only be contacted by one of the Pool Directors if they are interested in interviewing you for a position.