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Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Lifeguard (Seasonal) - Lackawanna State Park in North Abington Township, Pennsylvania

Applications accepted until Sunday, 6/30/2023, at 11:59 pm eastern.  You MUST apply on our website using the link provided to be considered for this position.**


We are seeking a highly skilled and qualified individual to join our team at Lackawanna State Park. As a lifeguard, you will play a crucial role in ensuring the safety and well-being of visitors at our state park. You will be responsible for monitoring the designated swimming areas, enforcing park rules and regulations, and responding to any emergencies or incidents that may occur. This is an exciting opportunity for someone with exceptional water rescue skills and a passion for outdoor recreation to make a difference in the community. 



Working as a Lifeguard at Lackawanna State Park involves patrolling, observing, and monitoring visitor activity at swimming areas. You will need to recognize when swimmers are in distress and be able to rescue them using accepted lifesaving techniques. Additionally, you will be expected to utilize first aid, artificial respiration, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Inspection of buoys, ropes, first aid equipment and supplies, and other safety equipment will also be one of your duties.

Interested in learning more? Additional details regarding this position can be found in the position description.

Work Schedule and Additional Information:

  • Seasonal Full-time employment without benefits. Employment will run May through September. 
  • Work hours are 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM with 30-minute lunch.
  • Work schedule varies; 37.5 hours/week; 7 days/week operation.  Work weekends, holidays, and all shifts as needed.
  • Salary:* *In some cases, the starting salary may be non-negotiable.
  • You will receive further communication regarding this position via email. Check your email, including spam/junk folders, for these notices.



QUALIFICATIONS  Minimum Experience and Training Requirements:

  • No minimum experience and training required. 

     *Necessary Special Requirements: *

  • All employees must obtain a valid Lifeguard Certification issued by the American Red Cross, YMCA, United States Lifesaving Association, or other authority recognized by the Pennsylvania Department of Health within 14 days of employment.

  • All employees must obtain valid certifications in standard first aid and adult, child, and infant CPR within 14 days of employment.

     Other Requirements:

  • You must meet the PA residency requirement. For more information on ways to meet PA residency requirements, follow the link and click on Residency.

  • You must be able to perform essential job functions. 

Legal Requirements:

  • You must pass a background investigation. 
  • This position falls under the provisions of the Child Protective Services Law.
    • Under the Law, a conditional offer of employment will require submission and approval of satisfactory criminal history reports including, but not limited to, PA State Police clearance, PA Child Abuse history clearance, and FBI Fingerprint clearance. 

How to Apply:

  • Resumes, cover letters, and similar documents will not be reviewed, and the information contained therein will not be considered for the purposes of determining your eligibility for the position. Information to support your eligibility for the position must be provided on the application (i.e., relevant, detailed experience/education).
  • If you are claiming education in your answers to the supplemental application questions, you must attach a copy of your college transcripts for your claim to be accepted toward meeting the minimum requirements. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. 
  • Your application must be submitted by the posting closing date*. *Late applications and other required materials will not be accepted.
  • Failure to comply with th above application requirements may eliminate you from consideration for this position. 

*  Veterans:

  • Pennsylvania law (51 Pa. C.S. §7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs. To learn more about employment preferences for veterans, go to www.employment.pa.gov/Additional%20Info/Pages/default.aspx and click the Veterans' Preference tab or contact us at ra-cs-vetpreference@pa.gov.

* Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS):

  • 711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals).

If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodations due to a disability, please discuss your request for accommodations with the interviewer in advance of your interview date.

  The Commonwealth is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. The Commonwealth values inclusion as we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal or state law. All diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.




  • Completing the application, including all supplemental questions, serves as your exam for this position. No additional exam is required at a test center (also referred to as a written exam).
  • Your score is based on the detailed information you provide on your application and in response to the supplemental questions. 
  • Your score is valid for this specific posting only.
  • You must provide complete and accurate information or:
    • your score may be lower than deserved.
    • you may be disqualified.
  • You may only apply/test once for this posting.
  • Your results will be provided via email.