(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- The Miami-Dade Park & Recreation Department is issuing its annual call for seasonal job applicants to fill the summer staffing needs of its summer programming and activities, traditionally the busiest time of year when families and kids on summer vacation frequent Miami-Dade County's parks for its summer camps, pools and beaches. Applications will only be accepted February 21-March 18, 2011, for a variety of summer jobs at Miami-Dade Parks, including pool managers, lifeguards, park service aides, and recreation leaders.
To apply, applicants must apply via the Miami-Dade County Online Employment Application site at www.miamidade.gov/jobs and must also contact the Miami-Dade Park where you wish to work. For a list of parks, phone numbers and addresses, please visit our web site at www.miamidade.gov/parks. Individuals must be at least 17 years old. For more general information, call Miami-Dade Park and Recreation Summer Job Hotline at 305-755-7898 or visit our web site.
All applicants selected will be required to successfully pass a drug/alcohol screen and criminal background check prior to employment. The deadline for applying is March 18, 2011.
Those applying for pool manager or lifeguard positions are required to submit proof of current certification in CPR, first aid, lifeguard and water-safety instruction provided by the Red Cross, YMCA or other nationally recognized aquatic training program. Training is available for those who apply early.
About the Miami-Dade Park and Recreation Department (MDPR)
Nationally accredited, a three-time winner of the National Gold Medal Award, 2009 Florida Governor's Sterling Award winner for excellence in management and operations, MDPR is the third largest county park system in the United States, consisting of 263 parks and more than 12,848 acres of land. It is one of the most unique park and recreation systems in the world. Made up of more than just playgrounds and athletic fields, it also comprises out-of-school, sports-development, and summer-camp programs; programs for seniors and people with disabilities; educational nature centers and nature preserves; environmental restoration efforts; arts and culture programs and events; the renowned Zoo Miami and the Deering Estate at Cutler; the Crandon Tennis Center, home of the Sony Ericsson Open; golf courses; beaches; marinas; campgrounds; pools; and more. For information about MDPR the public can call 3-1-1, or visit www.miamidade.gov/parks.