LAKE ERIE LIFEGUARD (ONLINE EXAM)
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
If you're looking for seasonal employment and love the outdoors, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) wants to talk to you! Why not spend your summer as a Lifeguard in one of our beautiful state parks?
YOU MUST APPLY TO THIS ONLINE EXAM POSTING, MEET ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS, COMPLETE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS AND RECEIVE YOUR SCORE PRIOR TO APPLYING TO A SPECIFIC VACANCY POSTING FOR THIS TITLE. YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED VIA E-MAIL EACH TIME A SPECIFIC VACANCY FOR THIS JOB TITLE IS POSTED ON THE WEBSITE. YOU MUST SUBMIT AN APPLICATION FOR EACH SPECIFIC VACANCY IN WHICH YOU ARE INTERESTED.
PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU APPLY TO A VACANCY POSTING PRIOR TO RECEIVING A SCORE, YOU WILL BE DEEMED INELIGIBLE. YOU WILL BE DIRECTED TO APPLY TO THIS EXAM POSTING AND COMPLETE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS.
Weather permitting, unless otherwise posted, Presque Isle opens some beaches 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and others noon to 8 p.m. from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day
Required to work weekends and any other day of the year
Frequently scheduled to work overtime
Required to purchase own swimsuits in a model specified by DCNR
Lifeguards perform public safety responsibilities at state park swimming areas throughout the commonwealth. Vital duties include patrolling and surveying swimming areas to prevent swimmers from endangering themselves or others, enforcing park rules and regulations, and rescuing swimmers in distress
Lake Erie Lifeguards perform these duties at Presque Isle State Park in Erie County
Apply today and help ensure safe recreation for your fellow Pennsylvanians!
PA residency currently
for this title
Minimum Experience and Training Requirements: Possession of the necessary special requirements listed below.
Necessary Special Requirement: Possession of the valid American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Certificate; OR a valid YMCA Lifeguard Training Certificate; AND possession of a valid American Red Cross Community First Aid and Safety Certificate; or any combination of valid certificates in standard first aid and adult, child and infant CPR
Appointable candidates would need to provide proof of one of the below certifications at the time of the interview:
American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Certificate
Valid YMCA Lifeguard Training Certificate
Appointable candidates would need to provide proof that they have an American Red Cross Community First Aid and Safety Certificate; or any combination of valid certificates in standard first aid and adult, child and infant CPR at the time of interview.
DO NOT SUBMIT THE REQUIRED CERTIFICATES OR COPIES OF THESE CERTIFICATES WITH YOUR APPLICATION
Necessary Special Requirement – certain positions in this class will require possession of a valid motor vehicle operator's license
Must be able to perform essential job functions
Pennsylvania law (51 Pa. C.S. §7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs. To learn more about employment preferences for veterans, go to
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Score based on information reported on application and supplemental questions
Provide complete and accurate information or:
score may be lower than deserved
application processing may be delayed
disqualification may result
May retest 30 days after the date of last exam
Email notice of test results provided
Only most recent exam score is counted
Further information on testing, assistance for persons with disabilities, veterans' preference, and other items can be obtained from:
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