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Recreation Programmer - Aquatics - Regular Full-time
Municipality: Township of Langley This posting closed on

November 6, 2017
at 4:30 PM
Job ID: 17-U138 (Please quote job ID on resume when applying)
Department: Recreation Programs and Services
Job Description: Join a “Community of Communities” – the Township of Langley, home to approximately 120,000 residents, is committed to providing progressive business, housing, and recreational opportunities, while balancing its unique mix of urban growth and rural beauty. A truly fun and beautiful place to work, the Township of Langley offers competitive salaries; excellent benefit packages; municipal pension plan; employee wellness programs; and, opportunities for professional development and career growth.

The Township of Langley is currently recruiting for a Recreation Programmer – Aquatics to join our team of professionals in the Parks and Recreation Division; Recreation Programs and Services Department.

Reporting to the Community Recreation Manager, you will be responsible in this unionized position for coordinating the planning, organization, implementation and promotion of a wide variety of programs; conducting in-service training of staff to ensure an understanding of life support systems and techniques and Divisional policies and procedures; assist in administering and conducting a custodial program by ensuring that water quality, temperature and volume is maintained and that established standards of cleanliness and safety are enforced. You will also assist in preparing program budgets for review and approval, monitoring approved budget expenditures, compiling program statistics and preparing reports and correspondence as required; as well as in the recruitment and hiring of program staff; ensuring for the proper orientation, training and on-the job coaching of staff; and monitoring the performance of contract workers, including their program effectiveness, participation rates and their conformance to contract specifications.

Your education will include University graduation in recreation or a related discipline or completion of a Diploma program in community recreation or a related discipline at a recognized institution supplemented by courses in lifesaving, aquatic instruction and pool operation including several years’ experience in the area of assignment and a minimum of two years of aquatic related supervisory experience. The successful candidate will have sound knowledge of the principles, philosophy, objectives and administration of recreation programs and events with a particular emphasis in aquatic lifeguarding and program instruction areas; sound knowledge of programming requirements, standards and leadership methods and teaching techniques pertaining to aquatics, physical fitness and special needs; as well as a working knowledge of pool chemistry, water filtration, chlorinating, ozone purification, heating and related pool equipment and operating procedures and maintenance requirements of such equipment.

This position is defined by the Township of Langley as a position of trust (Child Safety). The successful candidate(s) will be required to have a police information check as a condition of employment (Note - Not required as part of the application process, however will be required upon consideration for employment).

In order to be considered for this position, candidates must have the following valid and current certifications / licenses (must be valid at the time the posting closes) and these must be attached with your application. Applications without the attached required documents below will be deemed incomplete and will not be considered. Please title your attachments with the number of this competition and have these documents ready to upload when you apply:

• Canadian Red Cross Water Safety Instructor.
• National Lifeguard Service Award.
• Standard First Aid
• CPR Level ‘C’ Certification
• BC Class 5 (full-privilege) driver’s license or equivalent driver’s license for where you reside. You must upload a current Driver’s Abstract (select the 5 years’ option if obtaining online) that has been obtained within 6 months of the closing date below with your application. To obtain a copy of your Driver’s Abstract, please contact ICBC directly or the driving authority where you reside. Copies or pictures of your driver’s license will not be accepted.

The CUPE rate of pay for this position is $29.77 - $35.04 per hour (5 steps, 2017 rates); [$30.37 - $35.74 per hour (5 steps, 2018 rates)] plus benefits. The hours of work are Tuesday to Saturday 8:00am – 5:00pm; non-standard hours and/or non-standard work week.

If you wish to pursue this exciting career in a growing community, please visit to apply.

The closing date for this competition is by 4:30pm Monday, November 6, 2017

We appreciate all applications; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Web Address:
Address: Township of Langley
4th Floor Civic Facility
20338 65 Avenue
Langley, BC, V2Y 3J1
Opening Date: October 25, 2017 08:30 AM
Closing Date: November 6, 2017 04:30 PM