Milford. National Park Service is recruiting 12 lifeguards


| 12 Feb 2023 | 05:36

National Park Service employees at Delaware Water Gap Recreation Area are recruiting lifeguards and lead lifeguards to staff park beaches during the 2023 summer season.

Lifeguards will be stationed at one or more of the park’s three beaches, including Smithfield and Milford beaches in Pennsylvania and Turtle Beach in New Jersey. Up to 12 lifeguards may be hired.

“We are looking for certified lifeguards who are strong swimmers, have a sense of adventure and who also love the outdoors and working with people,” said Park Ranger Dustin Gunderson who supervises the lifeguard program. “Lifeguards play an important role in improving safety for park visitors and provide a safer alternative to swimming where there are no guards on duty.”

Duties and responsibilities

Lifeguard duties and responsibilities include water assists and rescues, enforcement of beach regulations, public safety, providing first aid and visitor information, maintaining equipment, participating in trainings and other day-to-day tasks. They are also responsible for proper documentation of incidents and completion/submission of operational reports.

At the beginning of each shift, lifeguards must perform one hour of physical training, which may include but is not limited to running, swimming, and/or review of lifeguard skills.

Who can apply?

Applicants must have lifeguard certification and a CPR/First Aid/AED training certificate. A drug test and physical are required. Candidate must be in excellent physical condition. Lifeguards must be available to work from mid-June until the end of August.

How do apply?

All applications must be submitted through USA Jobs, the federal government hiring website.

For additional information, go to to complete the application and submit application documents.

GS-03 Recreation Assistants earn $16.81/hour.