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    This position is located in Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Temporary positions not-to-exceed 1039 regular hours in a service year may be terminated sooner or extended depending on management needs. The typical seasonal entry-on-duty period for Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is May to September, but can be variable during these months due to weather conditions, project needs, or funding. Anticipated Entry on Duty: May

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    Serves as a lead lifeguard at three beaches, (Milford, Smithfield and Turtle), in the National Recreation Area. Responsible for public safety, water assists and rescues, enforcement of beach regulations, providing first aid and providing visitor information. Supervises beach operations including keeping a constant watch over areas to prevent accidents and water oriented emergencies. Responds to emergency water rescues as team leader. Serves as crew leader for up to 12 lifeguards, GS-03 and GS-04, assisting in duty schedules, training schedules, leading drills and establishes task priorities to ensure the smooth operation of all three beaches. Maintains first aid and EMS supplies and trains others in proper use. Responsible for all case incident reports, daily activity logs, and lost and found items.At the beginning of each shift, must perform one hour of physical training, which may include but is not limited to running, swimming and/or review of lifeguard skills.

    As a condition of employment, applicant will be required to pass a swim test and physical efficiency battery test. The swim test consists of: swimming 1500 feet in 10 minutes; free diving to 15 feet, carrying a swimmer 75 feet at the surface, and treading water (legs only) for 2 minutes. The physical efficiency battery test consists of: a 1.5 mile timed run, a bench press for strength, a flexibility test, and an agility run.

    Applicants must hold current certification as an American Red Cross Lifeguard. Applicants must hold at a minimum, certification in American Red Cross Community First Aid and Safety and in CPR for the Professional Rescuer, or equivalent

    Area information: www.nps.gov/dewa

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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