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Minimum Qualifications Must be 16 years of age. Candidates must possess current certifications in American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer (or the equivalent) and the American Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguarding Certificate (or the equivalent). Also American Red Cross First Aid (or equivalent) if not included in lifeguard training course. All certifications must remain current through the entire operating season.
Candidates must successfully complete the lifeguard qualifying procedure of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) or the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP).
Duties Description Lifeguards are responsible for guarding the area to which assigned or reassigned; understanding the rules and regulations which apply to NYSDEC swimming areas and ensuring those rules and regulations are observed by people using the bathing facility; preventing accidents and effecting rescues; maintaining a high level of physical and mental fitness by participating in an active in-service training program; making detailed written reports to supervisors on all accidents and rescues; performing other duties as assigned in inclement weather; all tasks are to be conducted in a safe manner, with any injuries/illnesses reported immediately to supervisor.
Additional Comments Must have valid driver’s license or demonstrate the ability to meet the transportation needs of the position. Weekends and holidays may be required. Work hours and schedule will be discussed at the interview. This is a seasonal position with a duration of 6/1/18 - 9/3/18.
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