(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- The Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces 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 25-March 22, 2013, for a variety of summer jobs at Miami-Dade County Parks, including pool managers, lifeguards, park service aides, and recreation leaders.
Applicants must be at least 17 years old. Those applying must first complete a Miami-Dade County Employment Application online at www.miamidade.gov/'jobs' and then contact the Miami-Dade County park location where they wish to work. For Miami-Dade County park locations, phone numbers and general information about Miami-Dade County Parks' summer job opportunities visit www.miamidade.gov/parks. For more general information, applicants may also call the Miami-Dade County Parks Summer Job Hotline at (305) 755-7898.
'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 22, 2013.'
'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 County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department: Nationally accredited, a three-time winner of the NRPA National Gold Medal Award and winner of the 2009 Florida Governor's Sterling Award for excellence in management and operations, Miami-Dade County Parks is the third largest county park system in the United States, consisting of 260 parks and 12,825 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 Open; golf courses; beaches; marinas; campgrounds; pools; and more. For information about Miami-Dade County Parks call 3-1-1, or visit www.miamidade.gov/parks/.'
'Miami-Dade County Parks is supported by The Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade a non-profit 501(c)3 organization supporting the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department's efforts to further develop Miami-Dade County's world-class parks system for residents and visitors. Its mission is to create a healthier, more livable and sustainable Miami community by ensuring the implementation of the Parks Open Space Master Plan and the development of year-round park and recreation programs for local children, adults and people with disabilities. For more information on the Parks Foundation, please visit www.miamidade.gov/parks_foundation.'
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