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Chief Lifeguard

No Current Vacancies for Chief Lifeguard

Applications accepted from the general public (including current and past state employees and 55-b/c candidates.) You must meet the minimum qualifications.

Chief Lifeguard
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Control Number
Application Due By
Title Chief Lifeguard
Location: City
DEC Region
Work Hours Days - Average 30 hours per week (80%); Specific work schedule and hours could be flexible but requires full-time during the summer.
Work Days Vary - some weekends
Employment Type Seasonal Budgeted Item
Appointment Type Temporary
Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive
Bargaining Unit/MC Security Services
Duties/Responsibilities The DEC Chief Lifeguard is responsible for administering the Water Safety program at the Department's campground and day-use area beaches. This is an administrative position in the Albany office that requires both field and office duties.
Minimum Qualifications

Strictly adhered to based on
Civil Service requirements
To Apply: Possess current certification in Waterfront Lifeguarding, First Aid and CPR for the Professional Rescuer. Vision requirement: minimum of 20/40 uncorrected vision in each eye.
For Appointment: Must pass a practical exam in Lifesaving and CPR skills. Submit a current doctor's certification that you are physically capable of performing lifeguarding duties.
Must possess a valid drivers license or otherwise demonstrate the ability to meet the transportation needs of the position.
Additional Comments

Strong preference for individual with current Instructor certifications in Waterfront Lifeguarding, First Aid, and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer. Upon appointment, selected candidate will be expected to obtain these credentials.

To Apply

Qualified candidates should forward a resume and/or Employment Application which clearly indicates how the minimum qualifications are met and includes the Control Number. If you are applying for more than one posting, you must submit a separate resume or Employment Application for each control number. Send application for Chief Lifeguard to:

Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway
Albany, New York 12233-5060

Fax: (518) 402-9038


Additional Notes:

Some vacancies may be anticipated and may not result in an appointment. Application for any position listed may not result in an interview