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State Parks needs lifeguards

by jmaloni
Tue, Feb 21st 2012 03:10 pm

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has announced four lifeguard exams scheduled in the Niagara Region for the 2012 season.

Testing, which is required for anyone wishing to work as a lifeguard at any New York state park, will take place at Niagara University on the following days:

  • Saturday, March 17, at 8:30 a.m.
  • Saturday, April 21, at 8:30 a.m.
  • Saturday, May 19, at 8:30 a.m.
  • Saturday, June 9, at 8:30 a.m.

Candidates may register for testing by calling the Niagara Region Administrative Headquarters at 716-531-0497. For specific information regarding the test, visit www.nysparks.com.  Once on the site, click on the "Inside Our Agency" button.

Prior to employment, successful candidates must be at least 16 years of age and must furnish proof of completion of CPR for the professional and completion of the American Red Cross 1994 revised 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, Evangola, Fort Niagara and Wilson-Tuscarora state parks.

For further information and to register for the test, call 716-531-0497 weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

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