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DEM Recruiting Certified Lifeguards for State Beaches and Parks

Lifeguards Particularly Needed for State Swimming Facilities Including Lincoln Woods, Fort Adams, Goddard, Misquamicut, Scarborough and East Matunuck

PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management is continuing its efforts to fill certified lifeguard positions in Rhode Island for residents 16 years of age or older.

There are several levels of lifeguard positions available at various state parks and beaches throughout the State. However, DEM is particularly in need of applicants for lifeguard positions at Lincoln Woods, Fort Adams and Goddard Memorial state parks, as well as at Misquamicut, Scarborough, and East Matunuck state beaches.

Pay ranges from $9.50 to $11.75 per hour based on location and position level. Lifeguards work 40 hours a week including weekends and holidays.

Information on becoming a lifeguard and the requirements needed for a position can be found at The Community College of Rhode Island and University of Rhode Island are currently accepting registrations for lifeguard training courses being offered in the next few weeks. Links to these schools can be found within the lifeguard requirement page on the website.

A downloadable application is available online at and at Interested applicants should click on "Jobs" or "Employment", then "Seasonal Positions" for a link to the application form. Applicants may also visit DEM's Office of Human Resources at 235 Promenade Street, Room 350, Providence, weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., or call 222-2774. Applications are also available at the Division of Parks & Recreation located at 1100 Tower Hill Road in North Kingstown or by calling the Division at 667-6200.

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  • Release date: 04-14-2014

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