Allegheny County Parks Still Seeking Lifeguards for 2016

Allegheny County Parks Still Seeking Lifeguards for 2016 Swimming Season

Guards especially needed at Boyce Park Wave Pool, North Park Swimming Pool 


PITTSBURGH – The Allegheny County Parks Department is still seeking qualified applicants, ages 16 and older, to fill lifeguard positions at its pools in Boyce, North, Settlers Cabin and South parks this summer. Pools will be open daily, 11:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m., June 4-September 5, weather and conditions permitting. Additional guards are especially needed at the Boyce Park Wave Pool and North Park Swimming Pool. Candidates must be willing to work the entire season, including flexible hours, weekends and holidays. Pay range is $9.25-$10 per hour depending on experience.


The county is also off­ering incentives to lifeguards – including a $1,000 college scholarship – for outstanding attendance and commitment to the pools. These incentives include:


Passes for Perfect Attendance

At the conclusion of June, July and August, lifeguards who achieve perfect attendance will receive complimentary park passes, which may include:

·         Skiing or snow tubing at Boyce Park;

·         Ice skating at North Park or South Park;

·         Golfing at North Park or South Park;

·         Go Ape Zip Line & Treetop Adventure at North Park; or

·         Hundred Acres Manor Haunted Attraction at South Park.


$250 Incentive

Lifeguards who work in excess of 400 hours for the entire 2016 season will earn a $250 bonus.


$100 Incentive

Lifeguards who work in excess of 400 hours and remain employed full-time through August 14, 2016, will earn an additional $100 bonus.


$1,000 College Scholarship

Lifeguards who attain 400 hours and remain employed through August 14, 2016, will be eligible for a drawing for a $1,000 college scholarship.

Note: The county reserves the right to make individual exceptions based on an employee’s college schedule.


Interested individuals must complete an aquatics examination scheduled for 5:00-8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17, at Chartiers Valley High School, located at 50 Thoms Run Road in Bridgeville. Prior to participating in the aquatics exam, all applicants must present a completed physical examination form, employment application and permission to investigate form. No aquatics exam will be given without a doctor’s certification.


Prior to May 23, candidates must also present current lifeguard training, first aid, and adult, child and infant CPR certifications. In order to receive a final offer of employment, candidates must successfully pass the Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance and FBI Criminal History Background Check.


The parks department will pay lifeguards on the following scale: $9.25 per hour for first-year lifeguards; $9.50 per hour for senior lifeguards (employed with the county for two or more seasons); $9.75 per hour for assistant head lifeguards; and $10 per hour for head lifeguards. In addition, all lifeguards will be outfitted with a swimsuit or swim trunks, T-shirt, sweatshirt, cap and whistle.


For forms and additional information, visit the county’s lifeguard employment website at or call 412-350-2478.



Department of Parks

211 County Office Building • 542 Forbes Avenue • Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Phone (412) 350-7275 • Fax (412) 350-2682




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West Penn Power will be interrupting service to customers on Friday, May 6th from approximately 9:00 AM until 1:30 PM.

West Penn Power will be interrupting service to customers in Elizabeth Township on Friday, May 6th from approximately 9:00 AM until 1:30 PM.

Approximately 153 customers in the vicinity of Covey Court, Grouse Drive, and Scenery Drive will be affected by the service interruption and will be notified in advance by an automated phone message. In case of inclement weather, the outage will take place on May 9th. The interruption is necessary for continued electric service reliability.

If customers have any questions, they can call Customer Service at 1-800-686-0021.   If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Thanks, Diane of West Penn Power

American Pickers to Film in Pennsylvania

AMERICAN PICKERS To Film In Pennsylvania Summer 2016

Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to Pennsylvania! They plan to film episodes of
the hit series AMERICAN PICKERS in Pennsylvania with filming scheduled for summer 2016.

AMERICAN PICKERS is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique ‘picking’ on
History. The hit show follows Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, two of the most skilled pickers in the business, as
they hunt for America’s most valuable antiques–from motorcycles, classic cars and bicycles, to one-of-a-kind
vintage memorabilia.

As they hit the back roads from coast to coast, Mike and Frank continue their mission to recycle America by
rescuing forgotten relics and giving them a new lease on life, while learning a thing or two about American
history along the way.

AMERICAN PICKERS is looking for leads and would love to explore your buried treasure. They are on the hunt
for characters with interesting and unique items. Some of what they look for: vintage bicycles, toys, unusual
radios, movie memorabilia, advertising, military items, folk art, early firefighting equipment, vintage musical
equipment, automotive items, and clothing. They are always excited to find things they’ve never seen before
and learn the story behind it.

If you or someone you know has a large, private collection send us your: name, phone number, location and
description of the collection with photos to: or call 855-old-rust.

american pickers

Stormwater Management Day Program at Ross Community Center

Better Backyards for Healthy Streams

Sunday, May, 15, 2016

At Ross Community Center


1000 Ross Municipal Drive

Pittsburgh, PA  15237

**light refreshments provided


Program: 2:00 – 3:30 PM

Vendors Displays: 2:00 – 5:00 PM


3 Rivers Wet Weather and the North Area Environmental Council invite residents to a workshop to learn about steps they can take to improve the water quality of their local streams. Even small residential lots can be a part of the solution by better management of stormwater runoff.

Presentations by SotrmWorks and the Allegheny County Conservation District will include:

  • how hard surfaces such as roofs and driveways affect stormwater
  • what to consider when choosing stormwater best management practices for your property
  • a menu of options to manage stormwater and the maintenance required
  • healthy lawn care practices to reduce polluted runoff

Local vendors that provide installation and maintenance of rain gardens, rain barrels, etc. will be on hand to answer your questions.

Register Here

Questions? Call 3 Rivers Wet Weather (412) 578-8375 or E-mail:

Better Backyards for Healthy Streams

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day


PITTSBURGH – The Allegheny County Police Department will once again participate in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day initiative sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) on Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The department will collect unwanted, unused and expired prescription drugs and other medications at two locations: at the North Park County Police Station located at 700 West Ridge Drive in McCandless Township, as well as the South Park County Police Station located on Buffalo Drive between Corrigan Drive and Farmshow Drive in South Park Township.

This is the 6th year that the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day has been scheduled, with two events typically held each year. The event provides a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposal, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of these medications. The one-day event will provide residents with no-cost, anonymous collection. No liquid medications or needles will be accepted. All collected medications will be disposed of safely and properly.

For the first year, Allegheny County Police will partner with the Pittsburgh Poison Center to distribute information regarding its services to residents who participate in the Take Back Initiative. The Center, staffed 24 hours a day, responds to more than 150,000 requests for poison information from the general public and medical professionals who reside in 44 Pennsylvania counties. There is no fee for the service. The Center can be reached at 1-800-222-1222.

Medicines in the home are a leading cause of accidental poisoning and flushed or trashed medicines can end up polluting our waters. Rates of prescription drug abuse are alarmingly high – over half of teens abusing medicines get them from a family member or friend, including the home medicine cabinet, and often without their knowledge. Take-back events, such as the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Initiative, is the safest and most responsible way to dispose of unwanted and expired medicines to protect your family and to protect our waters.

Since its inception in 2010, the effort has safely and properly disposed of 5.5 million pounds, or 2,750 tons, of prescription drugs. Last September, Americans turned in 350 tons of prescription drugs at more than 5,000 sites operated by the DEA and more than 3,800 of its state and local law enforcement partners.

The Allegheny County Police have participated in each National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. For additional information, call the North Park County Police Station at 724-935-1901 or South Park County Police Station at 412-835-5650.

The public may locate additional collection sites by visiting, clicking on the “Got Drugs?” graphic, and entering their zip code or county, city and state. Collection sites can also be identified by calling 1-800-882-9539.

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