MIAMI (CBSMiami) – While the end of the school year is still a couple of months away, students thinking about summer work at one of Miami-Dade’s parks should act now.

The county is now accepting applications to fill the summer staffing needs of its summer programming and activities. Applications will only be through March 22nd for a variety of summer jobs 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 and then Miami-Dade County park location where they wish to work.

Click Here for park locations, phone numbers and general information.

All applicants selected will be required to successfully pass a drug/alcohol screen and criminal background check prior to employment.

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.

Miami-Dade County Parks is the third largest county park system in the U.S with 260 parks on nearly 13,000 acres of land.  For more information about the summer jobs available, call the Miami-Dade County Parks Summer Job Hotline at (305) 755-7898.


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