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NJ DEPT. OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION NEWS RELEASE
RELEASE: 5/7/01
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CONTACT: Sharon A. Southard or Amy Collings
609-984-1795 or 609-292-2994

Summer Job Opportunities

175 Lifeguard Positions Available at State Park Beaches; Free Training

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection's Division of Parks and Forestry is currently recruiting staff for 175 lifeguard positions at all State Park Service swimming areas and is offering free training and certification.

"Each year more than a million visitors are drawn to our beautiful freshwater lakes across the state, and to the ocean at Island Beach State Park. Lifeguarding is a great opportunity to provide a community service while staying physically fit during summer employment," said State Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Shinn. "It's also a chance to enjoy the outdoors, become a certified lifeguard and earn extra money during the summer season."

Starting salary is $7.00 per hour. No previous experience is required. 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.

A package of information, including a permission slip, can be obtained from any State Park Service area or by contacting the Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Parks and Forestry, State Park Service, Office of Visitor Services & Program Support, PO BOX 404, Trenton, NJ 08625 or call 609-984-6085. EMAIL REQUESTS: gdavies@dep.state.nj.us

Test dates and a list of State Park Service areas offering lifeguard employment opportunities are attached.

The Department of Environmental Protection is an equal opportunity employer.

TEST DATE:

SOUTHERN REGION

Saturday, May 12, 2001
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Ocean City Aquatic & Fitness Center
1st Ave. & Simpson Avenue
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 12, 2001
9:00 a.m. - 12 noon

Raritan Valley Community College
Rt. 28 and Lamington Rd.
North Branch, New Jersey

Directions to Raritan Valley Community College

Located 4 miles west of Somerville on Route 28. 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.

NORTHERN REGION

Sunday, May 12, 2001
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

Kittatinny High School
77 Halsey Road
County Route 626
Newton, New Jersey

Directions to Kittatinny High School

The school is located 1/2 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.

LIFEGUARD EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES ARE ANTICIPATED AT THE FOLLOWING AREAS

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, Elmer, 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, Highland Lakes, NJ
973-853-4462

SHORE REGION

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

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

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