Jan 27, 2020

Summer Surf Lifeguards with National Park Service

  • Gateway National Recreation Area, National Park Service
  • Sandy Hook, N.J.; Riis Park Beach in Queens; and Great Kills Park on Staten Island
Seasonal Other

Job Description

Join the National Park Service as a surf lifeguard at Gateway National Recreation Area (Sandy Hook, N.J.; Great Kills Park, Staten Island, N.Y.; and Riis Park Beach in Queens, N.Y. ).

There are two steps to the hiring process.

First Step: Five levels of surf lifeguard positions have been posted to www.usajobs.gov. Depending on experience, applicants could apply for jobs ranging from beginner and lead lifeguard (recreation aid GS3, GS4; lead recreation aid GS 5) to supervisory lifeguard (supervisory recreation assistant GS6, GS7).

To apply, go to www.usajobs.gov. Under “keywords,” type in National Park Service. Under “location,” type in New York or New Jersey.

Second Step: All applicants must pass a surf-lifeguard test. Candidates must swim 550 yards continuously (in a 25-yard pool or other measured course) in less than 10 minutes and run 1.25 miles continuously (on a ¼-mile track or other measured course) in less than 12 minutes.

Upcoming Swimming Tests:

  • Feb. 22, 2020 (Saturday) 3 p.m. at St. Joseph’s College, Danzi Sports Complex Swimming Pool, 155 West Roe Blvd (Exit 52 of Sunrise Highway - NY 27), Patchogue, N.Y.
  • March 15, 2020 (Sunday) 7 a.m. at Elizabeth High School, 600 Pearl (between South and Bridge), Elizabeth, N.J.
  • March 21, 2020 (Saturday) 8 a.m. at Fordham University, Lombardi Center Swimming Pool, E. Fordham & Southern Blvd (near N.Y. Botanical Garden), Bronx, N.Y.
  • April 18, 2020 (Saturday) 3 p.m. at St. Joseph’s College, Danzi Sports Complex Swimming Pool, 155 West Roe Blvd (Exit 52 of Sunrise Highway - NY 27), Patchogue, N.Y.
  • April 26, 2020 (Sunday) 7 a.m. at Elizabeth High School, 600 Pearl (between South and Bridge), Elizabeth, N.J.
  • May 24, 2020 (Sunday) 7 a.m. at Elizabeth High School, 600 Pearl (between South and Bridge), Elizabeth, N.J.
  • June 7, 2020 (Sunday) 7 a.m. Elizabeth High School, 600 Pearl (between South and Bridge), Elizabeth, N.J.

Please remember to bring your ID. Minimum age at the time of hire must be 16. If you are under 18 at the time of the test, a parent or guardian must be with you. To pre-register for the test or if you have any questions, call (718) 815-4976.

Base pay range is $15.39 to $26.52/per hour; Sunday pay range is $19.24 to $33.15/per hour; overtime range is $23.09 to $39.78/per hour. This continuous announcement is open to 6/25/20 or until all the positions have been filled.


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