Palmdale taking summer job applications in Feb.

Palmdale summer jobs 2014PALMDALE – The City of Palmdale’s recreation and culture department will be accepting applications for summer jobs beginning February 2014.

Recruitment will begin on Feb. 3 for the positions of program leader, program aide, senior lifeguard, head lifeguard and stage assistant. Recruitment for lifeguard I will begin Feb. 18.

A limited number of positions are available, so interested individuals are encouraged to apply early. Details and applications will be available at

Some of the positions will include working in special events, DryTown Water Park, and other divisions within the recreation and culture department.

“We have many rewarding opportunities for residents to become part of our City’s team next summer,” said Director of Recreation and Culture Keri Smith.  “We’re looking for positive, motivated and community minded individuals to help with our full schedule of summer programs and activities.”

Qualified applicants will demonstrate professionalism during the recruitment process, which will include displaying good written and verbal communications skills, the ability to complete the application correctly, appropriate email and phone contact information,  and three quality references with valid phone numbers.

“Mark your calendars now to visit our Web site,, in February for job descriptions and application information,” said Smith.

For more information, please call 661-267-5611.

  4 comments for “Palmdale taking summer job applications in Feb.

  1. Angelina
    January 30, 2014 at 7:12 am

    Give me a break. Although racism is alive and well we don’t do ourselves justice thinking everything is about color. She is young there were likely a lot of applicants. She just didn’t get the job plain and simple. Thinking its about race will enable her …. Why go to the next job interview? She is still black/Latino. That’s a unhealthy and will get here no where fast … I’m black

  2. TakeBackTheCity
    January 29, 2014 at 7:44 am

    My niece attempted to acquire one of these positions last summer. She was granted an interview, and presented herself very professionally but, NO JOB. She wasn’t the right color for them I suspect.

    • Irena
      January 29, 2014 at 9:01 am

      Considering I have seen every color working for Palmdale, could it possibly be that she was just not qualified?

      I have gone many an interview, especially when I was younger yet was never hired. Sometimes the person interviewing just doesn’t like who they were interviewing and it has nothing to do with the color of one’s skin.

      Did she bring a resume?
      Was she dressed professionally?
      Did she have prior experience?

      Then there is the whole “over qualified” problem as well.

      If one goes around assuming something, they never take a good look at any other reasons. This sets one up for failure.

    • SB
      January 29, 2014 at 10:53 am

      That’s BS maybe shes not qualified!

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