Aquatics Employment Opportunities

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County has immediate openings for Lifeguards at the following aquatic facilities:

  • Allentown Splash, Tennis, and Fitness Park – Fort Washington
  • Ellen E. Linson Splash Park – College Park
  • Glenn Dale Splash Park – Glenn Dale
  • J. Franklyn Bourne – Capitol Heights
  • North Barnaby Splash Park – Oxon Hill
  • Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex – Landover
  • Southern Regional Aquatic Wellness Center – Fort Washington
  • Theresa Banks Memorial Aquatics Center - Glenarden

FREE Lifeguard Training is available for candidates who successfully complete/meet the following pre-employment requirements:

  • Candidates must be at least 16 years of age to work for the Department.
  • Complete an online application via this job posting.  Click here to apply for a Lifeguard position.
  • Attend an in-person hiring event on Tuesday, June 29th or Thursday, July 1st from 9:00am – 12:00pm at the Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex - 8001 Sheriff Rd, Landover, MD 20785
  • PLEASE NOTE:  CANDIDATES ATTENDING THE IN-PERSON HIRING EVENT MUST ARRIVE PREPARED TO SWIM.  PLEASE BRING SWIMWEAR, TOWEL, AND GOGGLES (IF NEEDED).

  1. Candidates can also interview with a Facility Manager at one of the hiring facilities listed above IF they are unable to attend the in-person hiring events.
  • Complete the required American Red Cross Precourse Skills assessment which includes successfully demonstrating the below skills:
  1. Swim 300 yards continuously, demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing.
  2. Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs (hands placed across chest under armpits)
  3. Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds.
  • Starting in the water, swim 20 yards then surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7-10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object.
  • Surface and swim 20 yards on back, with both hands holding the object.
  • Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.
  • Commit to working for the Department of Parks and Recreation at one of the hiring facilities listed above through September 6, 2021.

Once candidates complete/meet the pre-employment requirements, they will be assigned to an American Red Cross Lifeguarding course offered at one of our department aquatic facilities within 1-2 weeks of the hiring event/interview.

Looking for a fun and exciting job? Consider a position with the Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation Aquatics team.

Get Certified

Find Lifeguard Training and other certification course informationM-NCPPC offers FREE* Lifeguard Training to prospective employees. Sign up for a Lifeguard Pre-Test today for only $10. M-NCPPC even offers Lifeguard Prep Swim Lessons for those who need to improve their swimming skills to help pass the Lifeguarding Pre-Test.

*If a participant takes a Department Lifeguarding class, does not pass, does not apply and/or get hired by M-NCPPC, they will have to pay the course fees.

Apply

Applicants must be 16 years of age to work for M-NCPPC. All you need to get started is a great work attitude and a completed Aquatics Employment Application. Search online for the positions listed below for which you are qualified. Please note that not all positions are advertised year-round.

Positions

  • Adapted Aquatics Swim Lesson Aide - earn up to $19.09 per hour
  • Adapted Aquatics Swim Lesson Instructor - earn up to $23.10 per hour
  • Assistant Pool Manager (Must be at least 18 years of age) - earn up to $21.00 per hour
  • Cashier/Customer Service Representative - earn up to $13.20 per hour
  • Lifeguard - positions start at $15.00/hour and with experience, you can earn up to $17.36 per hour
  • Pool Manager (Must be at least 21 years of age) - earn up to $23.10 per hour
  • Shallow Water Lifeguard (Glenn Dale Splash Park/summer only) - positions start at $1
  • 13.00 and go up to $15.30 per hour
  • Swim Coach - earn up to $26.00 per hour
  • Swim Lesson Aide - earn up to $19.09 per hour
  • Swim Lesson Instructor - earn up to $23.10 per hour
  • Water Fitness Instructor (salary will depend on certification and experience)

Benefits

M-NCPPC offers great benefits including:

  • Flexible schedules
  • Free uniforms
  • On-site supervisors
  • Paid training
  • Year-round jobs and promotions