City of Phoenix Offers $3,000 Incentive to 2023 Certified Aquatics Staff – Phoenix (.gov)


City of Phoenix Offers $3,000 Incentive to 2023 Certified Aquatics Staff and Recreation12/7/2022 7:00:00 PM of Phoenix Offers $3,000 Incentive to 2023 Certified Aquatics Staff <div class=”ExternalClass0AC1239A158B487C81AEAFC284BBFFCD”><html> <span style=”background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;”>The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department is offering </span><strong style=”background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;”>$3,000</strong><span style=”background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;”> in incentive pay for certified lifeguards. The City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department needs to hire </span><strong style=”background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;”>pool managers, assistant managers and hundreds of lifeguards</strong><span style=”background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;”> ahead of the 2023 pool season to safely open as many of the city’s 29 public pools as possible.<br></span><br> <p>Eligible certified managers, assistant managers and lifeguards will receive $500 on the first paycheck, and the remaining $2,500 as a one-time payment at the end of the 2023 pool season. </p> <p>To receive the pay, a person must become certified as a lifeguard, work the entire summer through Labor Day weekend and finish in good standing. </p> <p>Also, for the first time, the department is offering a new ‘Shallow Water Lifeguard’ position. Shallow-water lifeguards will guard four feet of water and under. </p> <p> <em>“For the second season in a row, the City of Phoenix is making a direct investment into the safety of our residents, especially when it comes to children and water safety,” said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “Not only do lifeguards watch over our residents while swimming, but they also provide affordable swim lessons throughout the summer.”</em> </p> <p> <em>“To ensure we deliver the best service to our residents, Phoenix we must continue to raise wages and benefits for our essential employees,” said District 5 Councilwoman and Community & Cultural Investment Subcommittee Chair Betty Guardado. “Our committee will continue to support the important efforts by our Parks and Recreation Department to address the shortages in our lifeguard and pool staffing levels.”</em> </p> <p>The $3,000 incentive pay reimburses individuals for the cost and time spent obtaining the lifeguard certification and, <strong>when combined with the base hourly rate of per position, increases the rate of the follow positions to:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Pool Managers: $20.91/hour + $3,000 incentive =  <strong>$30/hour*</strong></li> <li>Assistant Pool Managers: $18.28/hour + $3,000 incentive = <strong>$27.65/hour*</strong></li> <li>Swim Lesson Instructor: $16.51/hour + $3,000 incentive =  <strong>$25.88/hour*</strong></li> <li>Lifeguards: $15.72/hour + $3,000 incentive =  <strong>$25.09/hour*</strong></li> <li>Shallow Water Lifeguard: $14.97/hour + $3,000 incentive = <strong>$24.34/hour*</strong></li> </ul> <p>The department is also offering a $250 employee referral payment. </p> <p>Get certified now so you are ready to interview in March! Certification classes have already begun and are available for registration at multiple locations through March. Lifeguards must complete the necessary training during the scheduled class times.</p> <p>Benefits of being a lifeguard: </p> <ol> <li>$3,000 incentive pay</li> <li>$15.72 an hour base pay</li> <li>Learn lifesaving skills</li> <li>Work in your neighborhood</li> <li>Keep your community safe and be a role model for kids</li> <li>Looks great on a college application or resume, demonstrates teamwork, responsibility, and leadership skills</li> <li>Meet other dedicated people</li> <li>Flexible summer shifts, ideal for students</li> <li>Have fun!</li> </ol> <p><a href=”/parks/pools” target=”_blank”>StarGuard Training​</a> for lifeguard certification is required to become a lifeguard with the City of Phoenix. Those interested in becoming a lifeguard should register for a certification class right away. Applicants must be at least 15-years-old.   </p> <p> <em>*The estimated hourly wage is based on the $3,000 incentive divided by 360, the number of hours worked in a typical swim season and added to each position’s hourly base rate of pay.​</em></p><br></html></div> Lifeguard gives swim lesson instruction. Parks & RecAdam Waltz602-781-1334602-534-6648adam.waltz@phoenix.govPhoenixParks

Phoenix Awarded Funding for Bike-to-School and Pedestrian Safety Initiatives Transportation12/8/2022 11:00:00 PM Awarded Funding for Bike-to-School and Pedestrian Safety Initiatives<div class=”ExternalClass7A06AFF96EC046F399D2C01DB6091C0B”><html> <p> The <a target=”_blank” href=””>Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety</a> recently awarded $25,000 to the Phoenix Street Transportation Department to support its on-going bicycle and pedestrian safety programs.<br> </p> <p>The funding will be used to purchase bicycle helmets for students who participate in the city’s annual bike-to-school events and LED stop sign paddles for crossing guards stationed at high-traffic locations citywide. These funds will also be used to enhance pedestrian and bicycle awareness through educational materials and a public safety campaign. <br></p> <p>”The safety of the community is a top priority and is an integral part of the city’s new Vision Zero Road Safety Action Plan,” Pedestrian Safety Coordinator Mailen Pankiewicz said. “We’re grateful and excited to receive this support from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. It will help us continue providing safety awareness and education to all users of Phoenix streets.”<br></p> <p>The resources funded by the grant will help to support strategies outlined in the comprehensive Vision Zero Road Safety Action Plan that was unanimously approved by Phoenix City Council in September 2022. That plan will guide the city to a goal of reducing the number of traffic fatalities and serious injuries in Phoenix to zero by 2050, including benchmarks of a 25 percent reduction by 2027 and a 65 percent reduction by 2035. The plan is available at <a target=”_blank” href=”/streets/roadsafety”></a>.<br></p> <p>The Street Transportation Department also is in the process of developing an Active Transportation Plan, which will establish a framework to improve infrastructure for walking, biking, and using e-scooters and other micromobility devices in Phoenix. A live virtual public meeting was held on December 5, 2022, to discuss the draft plan with the community. Residents can watch a video recording of that meeting, read the draft plan and participate in a survey by visiting <a target=”_blank” href=”/streets/atp”></a>. The survey will be open through January 8, 2023. <br></p> <p>Additional resources about bicycle and pedestrian safety guidelines, and programs are available on the Street Transportation Department’s <a target=”_blank” href=”/streets/safety-topics”>Safety Topics webpage</a>. ​<br></p> <span id=”ms-rterangepaste-end”></span><br></html></div>
Celebrate Black Voices: Art Exhibit 5:00:00 PM (1).jpgCelebrate Black Voices: Art Exhibit<div class=”ExternalClassBDA98135D8FC4112AA7D22435A3D35C8″><html> <p></p> <span id=”ms-rterangepaste-start”></span> <p>Phoenix Public Library is hosting its annual virtual art exhibit in February celebrating Black History Month. Young artists in grades K-12 are invited to draw an important person or event celebrating the African American experience. Entries will be displayed in a virtual art gallery on Phoenix Public Library’s website and featured on our social media pages. </p> <p>Entries are now being excepted now through <strong>5:00 p.m. on January 22, 2023</strong> and may be submitted at any of the 17 Phoenix Public Library locations or by email at <a href=”mailto:socialmedialibrary@phoenix.gob” target=”_blank”>socialmedialibrary@phoenix.go</a>v. For complete rules, library locations and printable submission forms visit <a href=”/newssite/_layouts/15/Catalog.aspx?Url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Ephoenix%2Egov%2Fnewssite%2FLists%2FNewsArticle%2FItem%2Fphoenixpubliclibrary%2Eorg%2Fkids” target=”_blank”></a>. ​<br></p> <span id=”ms-rterangepaste-end”></span> <p>​<br></p> </html></div>
Holidays At Harmon Park 5:00:00 PM (003).jpgHolidays At Harmon Park<div class=”ExternalClass1A51F54A07954573920A0B3A9CC5A2D9″><html> <p> <span id=”ms-rterangepaste-start”></span>On Saturday, December 17<sup>th</sup> from 9-11 am, celebrate the holidays at Harmon Park located at 1425 S. 5<sup>th</sup> Ave. 85003. Bring the family to enjoy cookies and hot chocolate with Santa, attend Storytime with nationally acclaimed local author Stella Pope Duarte or stroll StoryWalk. This program is sponsored by Phoenix Public Library, Phoenix Parks & Recreation and Phoenix Revitalization Corporation. Visit the Phoenix Public Library <a target=”_blank” href=”″>calendar</a> for further details. ​<span id=”ms-rterangepaste-end”></span>​</p> </html></div>

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