NYC Parks Recruiting Summer 2008 Lifeguards.
Are You Whistle Worthy?
Looking for a cool summer job? Deserve more than the minimum wage?
Forget flipping burgers, being a barista, or pushing papers in a windowless cubicle.
This summer, starting at $12.55 an hour, get paid to spend the day at the
beach or pool. The New York City Department of Parks & Recreation is currently
recruiting summer lifeguards to patrol the City’s 14 miles of beaches and 52 outdoor
pools. All qualified swimmers are welcome to apply.
Tired of watching Baywatch reruns? Want to work on that coppery tan?
The process to become a New York City lifeguard is simple. It begins with a free
qualifying test, which Parks will offer from January 2008 through mid-April. As
part of the qualifying test, successful candidates must:
1. Be able to swim 50 yards in 35 seconds or less with proper
2. Have at least 20/30 vision in one eye and 20/40 in the
other—without corrective lenses. Glasses and contact lenses
are not permitted during the eye exam.
3. Be at least 16 years of age by the start of employment.
Qualifying tests will be held at the Parks Lifeguard School at 533 West 59th Street
and at various other locations throughout the five boroughs. No appointment is
Interested in meeting new people and making new friends? Looking to stay
in top physical condition without having to join a gym? Candidates who pass
the test may enroll in Parks’ free Municipal Lifeguard Training Program, which
is the only certification accepted for employment as a New York City Lifeguard.
The training program consists of 40 hours of instruction in swimming and rescue
techniques, first aid, and CPR, and includes a final swim test and a written exam.
Candidates who begin working as a lifeguard will be paid for their time spent in
training. First-year lifeguards will earn at least $12.55 an hour and work 48 hours
(6 days) a week. If you become a lifeguard, you will be guaranteed a job for the
summer at one of the City’s seven beaches or 52 outdoor pools.
Want to make a difference and save lives? New York City’s lifeguards are
whistle worthy. Find out if you are too. For more information, visit
http://www.nyc.gov/parks or call 311. Dial (212) NEW-YORK if you are calling from
outside the City. Parks & Recreation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.