New York State Parks are hiring permanent and seasonal positions, including lifeguards

Lifeguard qualifying exams will take place over the next few weeks for the Niagara region.

NIAGARA COUNTY, NY – The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is seeking applications for permanent and seasonal positions, including lifeguards.

Currently, state parks are in dire need of lifeguards. To qualify, candidates must be 15 years old, although preference is given to those 18 or older, and have accepted and current certifications in the following Red Cross courses:

  • Lifeguard/First Aid/CPR/AED with Riparian Skills Module
  • CPR/AED for the professional rescuer
  • First aid if not included in the lifeguard training course material
  • Lifeguard/First Aid/CPR/DEA Certification with Water Park Skills Module for any lifeguard working in a park with water slides. Agency training can replace the water park module

More information on qualifications is available on the Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation website.

There are a few lifeguard qualifying exam dates coming up for Western New York. Those interested in testing can do so Saturday, April 30 at Lockport YMCA at 1 p.m. and Saturday, May 7 at Niagara Falls High School at 8 a.m.

More dates and registration information are available on the New York State website. Pre-registration for exams is strongly encouraged.

Other vacancies are posted here. More information on recreation areas is available on the parks website or by calling 518-474-0456.


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