The Allegheny County Parks Department is currently accepting lifeguard applications for the 2012 season.
County lifeguards must be 16 years of age or older and must possess all necessary certifications prior to May 28, including lifeguard, first aid, and adult, child and infant CPR training.
Lifeguard applicants are also required to pass an aquatics test that will take place at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 5, at North Allegheny Senior High School, 10375 Perry Highway in McCandless Township. Those taking the aquatics tests should bring a swimsuit and towel.
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 Settlers 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.
Opening day for the 2012 swimming season is June 2, weather and conditions permitting.
To obtain a lifeguard employment application, additional information on the aquatics test, and driving directions to North Allegheny Senior High School, visit www.alleghenycounty.us/parks/guard or call 412-350-2478.