State offers qualifying tests for lifeguards
ARKVILLE, N.Y. >> The state Department of Environmental Conservation has scheduled lifeguard qualifying procedures at 4 p.m. Friday, April 19, at the Catskill Recreation Center, 651 county Route 38.
Summer lifeguard positions for individuals 16 and over are available in state campgrounds throughout the Adirondack and Catskill parks. The hourly rate for DEC lifeguards is $13.27, and most facilities offer free housing.
Lifeguards must have a valid certification for waterfront lifeguarding, CPR for the professional rescuer and healthcare provider and first aid, successfully complete the state lifeguard qualifying procedure, submit a current certification of physical ability to perform lifeguard duties, meet the 20/70 requirement in both eyes and complete a personal interview and lifeguard orientation.
Candidates must bring photo identification, current certifications (if available), and a CPR mask.
For information or to register, call (518) 4572500, ext. 1, e-mail Info. Life[email protected], or visit http://www.dec. ny.gov/.