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County looking for summer lifeguards


The Allegheny County Parks Department is currently accepting lifeguard applications for the 2009 season. County lifeguards must be 16 years of age or older and must possess all necessary certifications prior to May 25, including lifeguard, first aid, and adult, child and infant CPR training.

Lifeguard applicants are also required to pass an aquatics test. The test will be administered at 9 a.m. on Sat., April 11, at Oliver High School, 2323 Brighton Road.

Prior to taking the test, all applicants must present a completed employment application with a minimum of four references, as well as a physical examination form completed by a physician. No aquatics tests will be given without a doctor's certification on a physical examination form.

Lifeguards will be hired to work at the wave pools in Boyce, South and Settler's Cabin parks, as well the North Park swimming facility. Returning lifeguards in good standing and applicants 18 years of age and older will be given preference.

The Parks Department will pay lifeguards on the following scale: $8.25 per hour for junior lifeguards; $9.25 per hour for first-year lifeguards; $9.50 per hour for senior lifeguards; $9.75 per hour for assistant head lifeguards; and $10 per hour for head lifeguards.

The opening day for the 2009 swimming season is June 6, weather and conditions permitting.

To obtain forms or additional information, call the Central Park Office at 412-350-2478 or visit

Free Home Buying Workshop Open to the Public

There will be a free Home Buying Workshop to local residents on Thursday, April 16, at 7 p.m. at the Hilltop United Methodist Church located at 631 East Warrington Avenue.

The workshop is open to the public and will provide valuable information about the home buying process. Topics to be included are: grant money for closing costs, affordable mortgage and down payment options, programs to help public housing residents, Section 8 tenants and renters, counseling programs to strengthen and restore credit. Attendees will also receive a free credit report and evaluation.

The free Home Buying Workshop is sponsored by the South Side Local Development Company (SSLDC) and Dollar Bank. Space is limited, those interested in attending the workshop should register by calling the SSLDC at 412-481-0651 x 30 or email


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