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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
4/11/03

 

Contact: Amy Cradic (609) 984-1795
Dana Loschiavo (609) 984-1423

Dive Into Summer as a Lifeguard in New Jersey’s State Parks

FREE TRAINING & CERTIFICATION

(03/56) TRENTON --- The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Division of Parks and Forestry is currently recruiting staff for 180 lifeguard positions at state park swimming areas. Testing, training and certification are provided free of charge. A complete listing of areas offering lifeguard positions and testing dates is attached.

The DEP invites all individuals who are 16 years of age or older to spend the summer enjoying the landscapes of New Jersey's state parks, forests and recreation areas. Students can enhance their resume with admirable public service and learn valuable life skills such as responding to emergency situations and administering first aid, CPR, AEDs and oxygen.

Starting salary is $7.50 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. Dates for the required testing to qualify for all State Park Service lifeguard positions are listed below.

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
609-984-0370
E-mail: Gerry.Davies@dep.state.nj.us

The Department of Environmental Protection is an equal opportunity employer.

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

 

       

LIFEGUARD TEST SITES AND DATES

 

SOUTHERN REGION:  
  Saturday, April 26 2003
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Ocean City Aquatic & Fitness Center
1735 Simpson Ave.
Ocean City, New Jersey

 

 

Saturday, May 10, 2003
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Ocean City Aquatic & Fitness Center
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 10 and 17, 2003
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

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

 

  Saturday, June 7 and 14, 2003
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 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. 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.

 

NORTHERN REGION:  
  Saturday, April 26, 2003
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Ramapo State College
Aquatic Center
Mahwah, New Jersey

 

  Sunday, May 4, 2003
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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

 

  Saturday, May 10, 2003
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

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

 

 

Directions to Ramapo State College, Aquatic Center:

Ramapo State College is located along US Route 202 just southwest of New Jersey State Route 17 near Suffern, New York. Route 202 may also be accessed from Interstate Highway Route 287 in Oakland, New Jersey. Ramapo State College will be located northeast of Oakland on Route 202.

 

 

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.

 

SHORE REGION:
  Saturday, May 3, 2003
2:45 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.

Ocean County YMCA
1088 West Whitty Road
Toms River, New Jersey

 

 

Directions to Ocean County YMCA:

From the North: Garden State Parkway Exit 88 to Route 70 West to New Hampshire Avenue South (Left turn is jughandle to the right). Continue 2 1/2 miles on New Hampshire. Turn right onto Whitty Road (just before GSP overpass). The YMCA will be on the right, just past the cemetery. Alternate: On Route 70 West, if you miss New Hampshire, continue to US Route 9 South. Continue 3 miles to Whitty Road. Turn left onto Whitty Road and the YMCA will be 1/4 of a mile on left.

From the South: Garden State Parkway to Exist 83 (US Route 9 North). Continue north and Whitty Road will be the second traffic light. Turn right onto Whitty Road and the YMCA will be 1/4 mile on the left.

From the West: Route 70 East to Route 571. At the US Route 9 intersection, turn left (north). At the first traffic light, turn right onto Whitty Road. The YMCA will be 1/4 mile on the left.

 

         

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