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Seasonal Statewide

Recruitment #13-999999-295



Contract Period: June 2013-November 2013

Up to 40hrs/week


Assateague State Park/Ocean (Worcester County)

Cunningham Falls State Park/Lake (Frederick County)

Dan's Mountain State Park/Pool (Allegany County)

Deep Creek Lake State Park/Lake (Garrett County)

Greenbrier State Park/Lake (Washington County)

Gunpowder Falls State Park/Beach (Baltimore County)

Herrington Manor State Park/Lake (Garrett County)

New Germany State Park/Lake (Garrett County)

Pocomoke River State Park/Pool (Worcester County)

Point Lookout State Park/Beach (St. Mary's County)

Sandy Point State Park/Beach (Anne Arundel County)

Main Purpose of Job

The Department of Natural Resources, Maryland Park Service, is currently accepting applications for several Lifeguards positions at State Parks across Maryland. These may include guarding swimming beaches or pools. Lifeguards perform public safety work and are responsible for protecting human life and maintaining order. The selected candidates will patrol and survey swimming areas to prevent swimmers from endangering themselves and/or others. Daily tasks include but are not limited to the following: trains daily to maintain physical standards and rescue skills, staff the Lifeguard and first aid stations, respond to beach/pool area emergencies, enforce beach/pool rules, submit daily beach/pool reports, ensure ready status of rescue equipment, may assist and rescue capsized boaters where applicable, provide information to visitors, advises the general public of park rules and regulations, and other duties as assigned. Applicants must be able to, and be willing to work outdoors in all weather conditions. The positions may also involve related maintenance and custodial duties. The shift hours for this position will be 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Weekly hours will vary seasonally. Applicants must be available to work weekends, evenings, and holidays as scheduled.


Education:  Candidates must have completed the 10th grade.  

Experience: None required


  • Applicants must have the ability to understand verbal and written instructions.  
  • Applicants must adhere to all State and Federal laws, safety regulations, and must understand and adhere to all park policies. 
  • Applicants must present a neat and clean appearance and wear issued uniform correctly.
  • Contract start and end dates are flexible and subject to change.


Required Certifications: Possess current certification as a Lifeguard from an approved agency.Possess current certification in basic first aid or higher from an approved agency. Possess a current certification in AED, and adult, infant, and child CPR from an approved agency.


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment, and report all experience and education that is related to this position.  Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will proceed to the next phase of evaluation.

Resumes will not accepted in lieu of of completing the application.


Online application is strongly recommended.  If online access is unavailable, you may submit a paper application to: Human Resources, 580 Taylor Avenue, C-3, Annapolis, MD 21401.