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Aquatic Programmer

The Corporation of the Municipality of Clarington
Community Services Department
requires an Aquatic Programmer (Non-Affiliated)

The Municipality of Clarington is pleased to accommodate individual needs in accordance with the Accessibility of Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, within our recruitment process.  If you require accommodation at any time throughout the recruitment process or in performing your position, should you be selected, please contact the Human Resources Division at

The Community Services Department is looking for a dynamic, team-focused individual who shares our values and is committed to being a role model of teamwork and customer service excellence. Individuals should be proven leaders within their field, dedicated to championing and fostering a positive team environment for fellow staff, residents, community groups, and customers.

The Aquatic Programmer will be a self-motivated individual with the ability to work independently and collaborate with people across the Corporation to develop innovative solutions that advance our objectives. You are required to demonstrate critical thinking skills, attention to detail, the ability to prioritize and multi-task in a busy public setting.

It is the role of the Aquatic Programmer to provide leadership, direction, and supervision to deck-level aquatic staff, work to build and maintain a high-performing team that is engaged in their work and workplace. Reporting to the Aquatic Coordinator, the Aquatic Programmer supervises the day-to-day delivery of programs and services, ensuring a safe, enjoyable experience for both staff and customers.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting with day-to-day supervision, administration and delivery of aquatic programs and services.
  • Assisting in the development, implementation, and evaluation of aquatic programs to ensure the highest quality of service.
  • Assisting in the recruitment, selection, training and scheduling of a large aquatic team for three indoor and one seasonal pool. 
  • Assisting with the supervision, development and evaluation of staff in an environment that requires on-going coaching and mentoring of young workers.
  • Recommending and contributing content to the quarterly Recreation and Leisure Guide, staff manuals, staff resources and promotional material.
  • Responding to general and program-specific inquiries using strong communication skills, listening effectively to concerns and providing high-quality customer feedback.
  • Ensuring compliance with Ontario Health Regulations and other relevant legislation; corporate and departmental policies & procedures; health and safety initiatives; partner agencies such as Lifesaving Society and Canadian Red Cross.
  • Performing all other duties in accordance with department objectives.


  • Post-secondary degree, or diploma in a related field, and/or a combination of education and work-related experience or possess equivalent qualifications, skills and work-related experience to the satisfaction of the Director of Community Services.
  • A minimum of two years demonstrated administrative, program development and supervisory experience in aquatics, preferably in a municipal environment.
  • Required certifications: Red Cross Water Safety Instructor, Lifesaving Society Instructor, National Lifeguard Award (NL), and Standard First Aid/CPR C.  Advanced qualifications such as Lifesaving Society Bronze Examiner, First Aid Instructor/Examiner, or Red Cross/Lifesaving Society Instructor Trainer would be an asset.
  • Experience and proficiency in the following computer applications; Microsoft Word, Excel, and ACTIVE (or similar) recreation software.
  • Valid driver’s licence and access to a vehicle.
  • Must be legally able to work in Canada.

The successful candidate must be available to work a varied schedule; days, evenings, weekends and holidays at any municipally operated Community Services Department facility. 

Pre-employment testing will include written and oral testing (a passing score will be 70 per cent). 

The following is required at the time of the interview:

  1. Valid Ontario driver’s licence and proof of current automobile insurance coverage.

The successful candidate will be required to provide the following, at their own expense, before employment:

  1. Current, satisfactory driver’s abstract.
  2. A satisfactory and current (within last 180 days) Criminal Records Check (CPIC), with vulnerable sector screening from a Canadian Police Information Centre.  Applicants who have been employed with the Municipality within the last year and have provided a CPIC within the last 365 days are exempt.

Salary Rate: $62,431 to $75,886, Grade 3 on the 2020 Non-affiliated Salary Grid

If you are interested in joining our dedicated team of municipal professionals, please submit your resume to our Human Resources Division no later than Friday, October 9, 2020, at 4 p.m.

Please quote File #75-20

Human Resources Division
Municipality of Clarington
40 Temperance Street
Bowmanville, Ontario L1C 3A6

Emails may be forwarded to; applications will not be retrieved from other sources (file sharing sites – One Drive).

Applicant information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001 (S.O. 2001, c.25) to determine employment eligibility with the Municipality of Clarington.  Questions about this collection should be directed to the Director of Corporate Services, 40 Temperance St., Bowmanville, ON, L1C 3A6, 905-623-3379.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

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