LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Clark County Parks and Recreation programs are looking to fill positions for the 2019 summer season.
The county said it's recruiting anyone over 15 and a half years old to work as lifeguards, cashiers and water safety instructors.
Clark County offers multiple lifeguard and water safety instructor training classes in February, March, April, and May at Aquatic Springs indoor pool, Desert Breeze indoor pool, and Hollywood indoor pool.
Early enrollment is recommended because training classes fill up quickly as swim season approaches, according to a county spokesperson.
Lifeguard training is also currently being offered at a reduced rate of $70 for those willing to sign a 60-day employment contract with Clark County.
Class fee increases to $85 beginning April 13.
Those enrolling in lifeguard classes must be able to retrieve a ten-pound weight from 7-10 feet of water, tread water and swim 300 yards using a combination of breaststroke and front crawl.
Pay rates for lifeguards begin at $9.50 per hour, with available work hours ranging from 25-30 hours per week.
Water Safety Instructor classes are available to those who are interested in teaching swimming lessons and are at least 16 years of age.
Prerequisite skills include the ability to swim all competitive and resting strokes prior to enrollment.
This class certifies individuals to teach the American Red Cross learn to swim and parent/child aquatic programs.
The fee is $80 for Clark County employees and $210 for all others.
Applicants for cashier positions at the pools do not need any additional certifications, according to the county.
Opening dates vary for each facility and more information on the positions can be found here.