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County lifeguard swim test


The Aquatics Examination for Allegheny County Parks lifeguards will be held Saturday, March 30, at 9 a.m. North Allegheny Senior High School, 10375 Perry Highway, Wexford, PA 15090.

The Parks Department is seeking qualified applicants who are 16 years of age and older to fill lifeguard positions at Boyce, North, South, and Settler’s Cabin Parks for the 2013 swimming season beginning June 1. For these positions, the Aquatics Examination is required.

Prior to participating in the exam, applicants must have a physical examination, a completed Employment Application form, and a minimum of four references on the back of the application. No test will be given without doctor’s certification on the physical examination form.

Candidates must also present, prior to May 27, a current Lifeguard Training certification, current First Aid certification, and current adult, child, and infant CPR certification.

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; and $9.50 per hour for senior lifeguards (two or more seasons).

For additional information, including obtaining forms and driving directions, call the Central Park Office at 412-350-2478 or visit the Parks Department Home Page at


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