The city of Palmdale’s recreation and culture department is accepting applications today for program leaders and lifeguards for its summer activities.

Candidates must be 17 years old by July 1, to be considered for employment. Qualified applicants will be well organized and demonstrate the ability to exercise independent judgment, problem solve, listen and follow direction, and demonstrate initiative within an energetic work environment. Lifeguard applicants must possess a lifeguard training certificate and pass a pre-screening swim test.

Applications and job descriptions are available online at www.cityofpalmdale.org/jobs under the tab “Job Openings beginning Feb. 4.”

“Program Leader positions are ideal for those who are seeking entry-level work to develop their professional career skills,” said Keri Smith, director of recreation and culture. “You will have the opportunity to be part of a team of positive, motivated and community minded people that will be part of Palmdale’s busy summer of fun programs.”

“If you are new to the work force, keep in mind that we look for candidates who are involved in extra-curricular activities, regular or on-going volunteer service, or who have participated in school or league athletics/theatrical or performance arts,” Smith said.

For more information, call (661) 267-5611 from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday.