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  • Pima County seeking lifeguards, instructors for summer jobs

    Apr 13, 2018 | Read More News
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    Pima County’s Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation Department is upping the pay for lifeguards this summer in response to an urgent need to hire additional personnel to monitor safety at its nine swimming pools throughout the county.

    Lifeguards can now make a minimum of $11.50/hour. Pay for water safety instructors has been boosted to $12.53 and Lifeguardprincipal lifeguards can make a minimum of $13.39. Visit pima.gov/pools for links to the Employment and Lifeguard Training Program, which lists the required certifications, schedule of training classes and the 2018 application.

    Three lifeguard training classes have been added this spring to ensure the county has enough guards to safely staff its pools and avoid possible pool closures on Sundays. The need for lifeguards is critical at Kino, Los Niños and Manzanita Pools, where two of the three lifeguard training sessions will be held.

    The American Red Cross lifeguard training classes are mandatory for all lifeguarding positions.

    Class info:
    • April 23-May 10, Kino (Mulcahy YMCA) Pool, 2805 E. Ajo Way. Registration deadline: Friday, April 20. 
    • May 25-June 1, Flowing Wells Junior High Pool, 4545 N. La Cholla Blvd. Registration deadline: Wednesday, May 23.
    • May 25-June 1, Manzanita Pool, 5110 S. San Joaquin Ave. Registration deadline: Wednesday, May 23.
    Details on all classes may be found here.

    “Lifeguarding is a terrific job, particularly for high school and college students who are off for the summer,” said Grant Bourguet, NRPR recreation program manager. “Our message is that if you successfully complete our classes, are hireable and are 16 years old by the time pools open on May 26, we WILL hire you!”