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Carbon County looks for lifeguards

Carbon County is looking for lifeguards to help man the beach at Mauch Chunk Lake this summer.

On Thursday, Commissioner Chris Lukasevich said that the county has six open positions at this time and urged anyone interested in applying to become a lifeguard to do so by visiting the county website www.carboncounty.com and clicking on employment opportunities.

Lifeguards get paid $11 per hour.

Applicants must be at least 16 years of age and have lifeguard training certifications. A complete job description has been posted on the county website.

Applications must be submitted by April 30 to the Human Resources Department, county administration building, P.O. Box 129, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229, emailed to carbonhr@carboncounty.net or faxed to 570-325-9492.

In a related park matter, Lukasevich said that the county Parks and Recreation Commission will make a recommendation closer to the beach’s opening on how operations will look this summer.

He noted that last week, the commission said that swimming facilities in the state “continue to be under capacity limitations.”

Last year, the county chose to restrict access to the Mauch Chunk Lake’s beach area to only county residents, as well as anyone who rented a camping site or cabin.

Mauch Chunk Lake Park’s season typically opens Memorial Day weekend.

Lifeguard Noah Rodgers looks over the sparse turnout on a Sunday afternoon in 2020 at Mauch Chunk Lake Park. TIMES NEWS FILE PHOTO