Hey are you looking for the type of job you can wear shorts to everyday and enjoy the sun? I know it's snow on the ground now but before you know it summer will be here and The State's Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation wants to help you get your Baywatch on.

Hiring Lifeguards at State Parks with positions available at  Beaver Island, Evangola, Woodlawn Beach Fort Niagara and Wilson-Tuscarora State Parks.


According to WKBW ,To qualify for one of those positions, you have to meet the following criteria:

  • Be 16 years of age
  • Have proof of completion of CPR for the Professional Rescuer
  • Have proof of completion of the American Red Cross 1994 Revised Lifeguard Training, including First-Aid, with a certificate for the Waterfront Module or equivalent courses
  • Must meet a physician's certification of adequate physical fitness including a minimum of 20/40 uncorrected vision after receiving a conditional job offer

All applicants must also take a test. The office is holding two exam dates in Western New York. They want to see that applicants demonstrate proficiency in CPR and swimming skills.

The tests will take place at Hamburg High School and Lewiston Porter High School on the following dates:

  • Hamburg High School: April 4 and May 2
  • Lewiston Porter High School: March 7 and May 30

Registration at both locations begins at 8:30am and are free of cost. Qualifying procedures start promptly at 9:00am. No late entrants will be admitted.

Pay for these positions starts at $14.66 per hour.

You can find registration information here or you can call the Niagara Region Safety Department at (716)278-1785 to learn more.



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