Waukesha County Parks: Offering Free Trainings to Address Lifeguard Shortage

(Waukesha, Wis.) – Waukesha County Parks staff are seeking candidates to fill the many vacancies for lifeguards at the swimming beaches at Fox Brook Park in Brookfield and Menomonee Park in Menomonee Falls.

“Rescue is great summer work,” County Executive Paul Farrow said. “Not only is this important work for our community, but the role also provides valuable work experiences that will follow employees throughout their lives.”

Waukesha County is looking for at least 30 applicants to fill vacancies for lifeguards. Positions are open to candidates aged 16 and over from early June to mid-August. The hours per week include 20 to 40 hours and the pay scale is $10.55 to $14.00/hour depending on experience.

As an incentive, interested and qualified applicants who do not have lifeguard experience will receive training for their Red Cross lifeguard certification and waterfront skills.

All qualified applicants, including those seeking certification, are encouraged to apply under the “Lifeguard” listing on www.waukeshacounty.gov/jobs. For more information on lifeguarding, contact Kerrie Hughes, Park Program Specialist, at (262) 896-8074.

About the Waukesha County Park System

The Waukesha County Park System is a natural resource-based park system that demonstrates stewardship while providing recreational and educational opportunities. For more information, visit our website at www.waukeshacountyparks.com or follow @WaukeshaCoParks on Twitter or like us on Facebook.

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