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State Parks needs lifeguards

by jmaloni


Tue, Feb 11th 2014 07:00 am

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has announced there are four lifeguard exams scheduled in the Niagara Region for the 2014 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 in Lewiston on the following days. Classes will begin at 8 a.m. on Saturdays, March 15, April 12, May 17 and June 7.

Candidates may register for testing by calling the Niagara Region Administrative Headquarters at 716-523-0450. 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 or to register for the test, call 716-523-0450 weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

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