Unlike Last Year, Pittsburgh Will Need Lifeguards This Summer

Citiparks looking to hire lifeguards in order to reopen its public pools.


Throughout the summer of 2020, Pittsburgh’s public pools were shut down due to COVID-19 restrictions. Now, with plans for gradual reopenings on the horizon, Pittsburgh’s Citiparks Aquatic Facility locations are seeking lifeguards for the upcoming warmer weather. 

The swim season is expected to run from June through September. Pay for lifeguards range from $11 to $15 per hour based on experience.  

Citiparks also is offering Red Cross Lifeguard, CPR, AED, and First-Aid training courses to any individuals who love swimming — or who are just looking for a way to help out in the community. During training, potential employees will learn procedures required by the City of Pittsburgh and the Allegheny County Health Department in order to ensure the safety of swimmers.

For any experienced lifeguard with a Red Cross Lifeguard certification expiring before Sept. 6, 2021, Citiparks also is offering recertification opportunities. The schedule for training dates has not been released yet but is expected to take place this spring. 

Applicants must be at least 16 years old as of June 30, 2021, as well be a current Pittsburgh resident. They will also need to submit background clearances and medical checks in order to be considered for these positions. 

For more information, including applications, visit City of Pittsburgh careers

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