A shortage of available lifeguards has Parks and Recreation staff increasing pay and putting out urgent calls for anyone looking for a summer job that offers flexible hours and job training. The changes are hoped to help attract enough people needed to fill lifeguard positions to keep public pools operating during their normal summer schedule.
In order to attract applicants, the City is offering flexible work hours and has bumped the starting pay for lifeguards from $9.50 to $11.50 per hour. Lifeguards must be at least 15 years old and have a current lifeguard certification. For applicants who are not certified, the City is offering a certification course (see below). If you can’t make that course, additional offerings can be found through the American Red Cross website, www.redcross.org/lifeguard.
The City offers outdoor swimming at four neighborhood pools and the Heights Family Aquatic Center. The Heights Family Aquatic Center opens for the season May 29; neighborhood pools open June 5.
For more information and to fill out an application online, visit www.cor.net/jobs (click on “Seasonal”).