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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 7, 2004

Contact: Elaine Makatura (609) 984-1795
Dana Loschiavo (609) 984-1423

SUMMER LIFEGUARDS NEEDED IN STATE PARKS
Free Training & Certification

(04/46) Trenton -- The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Parks and Forestry is recruiting staff for 184 lifeguard positions at State Park Service swimming areas. Testing, training and certification are provided free of charge.

Spend the summer enjoying the warmth of the sun and the wonderful landscapes of New Jersey's state parks, forests and recreation areas, while you enhance your resume in this admirable public service. Learn valuable life skills such as responding to emergency situations and administering first aid, CPR, AEDs and oxygen.

The starting salary is $7.50 per hour. Applicants must be 16 years of age or older. Applicants under 18 years of age must have an official State Park Service permission slip signed by a parent or legal guardian to participate in lifeguard testing. No previous experience is required.

To learn more about becoming a lifeguard, stop by any State Park Service area or contact:

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

DIVISION OF PARKS AND FORESTRY
STATE PARK SERVICE
OFFICE OF VISITOR SERVICES & PROGRAM SUPPORT
ATTN: GERRY DAVIES

PO BOX 404
TRENTON, NJ 08625
PHONE: (609) 984-0370
E-MAIL: gdavies@dep.state.nj.us
Web Site: http://www.nj.gov/dep/parksandforests/parks/jobs.html

OR VISIT ANY STATE PARK SERVICE AREA OFFICE

** A complete listing of areas offering lifeguard positions and testing dates appears below.

LIFEGUARD EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES ANTICIPATED AT THE FOLLOWING AREAS:

    Telephone

     
SOUTHERN REGION

Atsion Recreation Area, Wharton State Forest, Hammonton, NJ   609-268-0444

Bass River State Forest, New Gretna, NJ   609-296-1114

Belleplain State Forest, Woodbine, NJ   609-861-2404

Parvin State Park, Pittsgrove, NJ   856-358-8616



   
CENTRAL REGION    

Round Valley Recreation Area, Lebanon, NJ   908-236-6355

Spruce Run Recreation Area, Clinton, NJ   908-638-8572

Hopatcong State Park, Landing, NJ   973-398-7010


   
NORTHERN REGION    

High Point State Park, Sussex, NJ   973-875-4800

Ringwood State Park, Ringwood, NJ   973-962-7031

Stokes State Forest, Branchville, NJ   973-948-3820

Swartswood State Park, Swartswood, NJ   973-383-5230

Wawayanda State Park, Hewitt, NJ   973-853-4462


   
SHORE REGION    

Cheesequake State Park, Matawan, NJ   732-566-2161

Island Beach State Park, Seaside Park, NJ   732-793-0506

The Department of Environmental Protection is an equal opportunity employer.

LIFEGUARD TEST SITES AND DATES

SOUTHERN REGION:

Saturday, May 8, 2004 Ocean City Aquatic & Fitness Center
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 1735 Simpson Ave.
Ocean City, New Jersey

Directions to Ocean City Aquatic & Fitness Center:


 
From North:   Garden State Parkway South to Exit 30; follow signs into Ocean City (about 4 miles); first light after bridge Bay Avenue turn right; proceed to 18th Street turn left; 1 block to Simpson Avenue, Aquatic Center on left.

   
From South:   Garden State Parkway North to Exit 25; turn right on Route 623 East OR Route 9 North to Route 623 East; proceed 2 miles to first light after bridge Bay Avenue turn left; proceed to 18th Street turn right; 1 block to Simpson Avenue, Aquatic Center on left.

   

From West:

  Route 49 to Tuckahoe; turn right on Route 50 South; approximately 2.5 miles to traffic light intersection Route 631 turn left on Route 631 to Marmora (6 miles); Cross Route 9 - road becomes 623 East; proceed 2 miles to first light after bridge Bay Avenue turn left; proceed to 18th Street turn right; 1 block to Simpson Avenue; Aquatic Center on left.


 

CENTRAL REGION:

Saturday, May 8 and 15, 2004 Raritan Valley Community College
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Rt. 28 and Lamington Rd.
(Swim Test) North Branch, New Jersey

Saturday, May 22, 2004 Raritan Valley Community College
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Rt. 28 and Lamington Rd.
(Swim Test & Mandatory Training) North Branch, New Jersey

Saturday, May 22, 2004 Hunterdon County YMCA, Deerpath
12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Deerpath
(Mandatory Training) 144 Woodschurch Road
Flemington, New Jersey

Directions to Raritan Valley Community College:


 

 

    Located 4 miles west of Somerville on Route 28. Take Interstate 287 to Route 78 West to Exit 26. Turn left onto Lamington Road. Proceed approximately 2 miles. College entrance will be on the left. Follow signs to parking lot #1. Pool is located in Physical Education building.

   
Directions to Hunterdon County YMCA:

   
    From Route 78, take Route 31 South for 7 miles. Turn left onto Woodschurch Road. The YMCA is located ½ mile on the right.
     
    From Route 31/Route 22, Flemington Circle: Take Route 31 North for 5 miles. Turn right onto Woodschurch Road. The YMCA is located ½ mile on the right.


 

NORTHERN REGION:

Sunday, May 9, 2004 Kittatinny High School
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 77 Halsey Road
County Route 626
Newton, New Jersey

Saturday, May 15, 2004 Kittatinny High School
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon 77 Halsey Road
County Route 626
Newton, New Jersey

Directions to Kittatinny High School:


   
   

The school is located ½ mile east of County Route 627 on Halsey Myrtle Grove Road (County Route 626) or one-mile northwest of County Route 519 on Route 626. County Route 626 intersects State Route 206 North of Newton, New Jersey.

 

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