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New York State Parks Seeks Lifeguards for 2024

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced there will be four lifeguard exams scheduled in the Niagara Region for the 2024 season.

New York State Parks Seeks Lifeguards for 2024

“With competitive pay and beautiful locations to work in, being a lifeguard in a New York state park is one of the best jobs to have. We welcome anyone who is interested to test,” said Ben Paquette, Niagara Region water safety coordinator.


Testing is required for anyone wishing to work as a lifeguard at any New York state park and will take place at Hamburg Middle School 360 Division St., as follows:


√ 4:30-8 p.m. Jan. 12, March 15, April 19

√ 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 24


Prior to employment, successful candidates must be at least 15 years of age and must furnish proof of completion of “CPR for the Professional” and completion of the American Red Cross lifeguard training, which includes first-aid, with a certificate for the waterfront module or equivalent courses. Successful candidates will also need a physician's certification of adequate physical fitness, including a minimum of 20/40 uncorrected vision, after receiving a conditional job offer.


Lifeguard positions in the Niagara Region will be available at Beaver Island, Woodlawn Beach, Evangola and Fort Niagara state parks and will pay between $20 and $24 an hour.


For more information or to register for the test, contact Paquette at 716-475-6419 or Benjamin.Paquette@parks.ny.gov.

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