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New York State Park Lifeguard Opportunity On Long Island

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (State Parks) is hiring new lifeguards for the summer season with no prior certification required. There are positions available at Montauk/Hither Hills, Wildwood, Orient, Jones Beach, Robert Moses, Heckscher & Sunken Meadow State Parks.

New York State Park lifeguards must meet certain eligibility criteria, which includes successfully completing the qualifying procedure, before being hired. Candidates must be 17 years of age to take the exam and valid photo ID is required at check in. Applicants must have 20/70 uncorrected vision in both eyes. Contact lenses or glasses are not permitted. VALID CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and first aid certification is preferred but not necessary at time of hiring. *All certifications must be completed by the end of rookie training in order to graduate. Lifeguards will be hired at $18.15 an hour.

The qualifying procedure will be held on Sunday June 12th promptly at 7:30AM at Suffolk Community College, Grant Campus, Brentwood, NY. The final event of the new hire procedure will take place at the West Bathhouse Ocean front at Jones Beach. Lifeguard candidates must provide their own transportation from Suffolk Community College to Jones Beach.

On-site registration opens at 7am & the test will start at 7:30am. The exam consists of 100-yard timed swim, 50 yard cross chest carry, 3⁄4 mile run and 350-400-yard timed ocean swim. You must bring sneakers! All components are timed and scored based on your finished time.

Results of Sunday mornings exams will be announced, and a rookie draft will take place over zoom on Monday, June 13th, 2022 9am. A link will be emailed to all candidates who successfully completed both portions of Sunday morning’s exam.

Those candidates who successful accept positions on Sunday, will be required to attend 5 paid days/40 hours of Jones Beach Lifeguard Rookie Training beginning on Saturday, June 18 through Wednesday, June 22nd. Hours for rookie training will be 7:30am-3:30pm.

For additional info call 631 321-5871.

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