Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Beach Director

Hammonasset Beach State Park

Recruitment #180406-4317VR-001

Introduction

Hammonasset Beach State Park, is more than just another day at the beach.  Connecticut's largest shoreline park offers over 2 miles of beautiful sandy beach to enjoy swimming, strolling, or just relaxing in the sun and surf.  With well over 2 million annual visitors, and one of the largest campgrounds in the country, Hammonasset Beach offers a wide variety of exceptional outdoor recreation experiences for CT residents and visitors alike. 

DEEP, Bureau of Outdoor Recreation, State Parks Division, Lifeguard Program, Hammonasset Beach State Park, Madison, CT, has an opportunity for a Beach Director. Come join a team that has been guarding the beach and protecting the public for almost 100 years. 

The Beach Director trains lifeguards and assists with administering the Lifeguard Program statewide. This includes conducting waterfront and recertification classes, running in-service trainings, and general program assistance.

The Beach Director must be at least 20 years old and have current certification as an American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor. Experience as a lifeguard and experience in a supervisory role over others is required for this position.

Must have a valid driver’s license. Requires travel within the state to the different guarded beaches and to statewide training locations.

Work Location: Outside at one of the three designated swimming areas at Hammonasset Beach State Park: Meigs Point, East Beach, and West Beach or other statewide locations as needed. 

Hours of work: are 10 am to 6 pm, typically five days per week for a total of 40 hours. Weekends and holidays are mandatory.  

Pay rate is: $16.00 - 18.00 per hr depending on relevant experience. No benefits. 

Length of positions:  Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Applicants must upload a cover letter, resume and copy of Lifeguard Instructor certification with their applications. (Note: In order to upload documents you must ensure that your internet browser's 'pop-up' blocker is off.  Failure to do so may prevent you from being able to upload documentation and submit your application.)  Questions about these required documents should be directed to the hiring agency's human resources office:  Teresa Munson, teresa.munson@ct.gov, (860)424-3187.

Selection Plan

This position is non-competitive. Open to the public.

The selected candidate must be fluent in English and be at least 20 years old. 

The selected candidate must possess and maintain adequate physical flexibility, strength and stamina to perform the duties (including work outside in inclement weather, work outside for extended periods), and work well with other staff and members of the public.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, this class is accountable for training lifeguards and assisting with the administration of the lifeguard program statewide.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Trains lifeguards and assists with administering of the agency’s lifeguard program; conducts waterfront and recertification classes; conducts in-service training activities and general program assistance; travels within the state to different guarded beaches and training locations; may be required to perform a full range of lifeguard services at swimming areas operated by the State; may be required to perform basic lifeguard duties as necessary; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

  1. Applicants must demonstrate competence in basic life-saving techniques.
  2. Applicants must be able to demonstrate the ability to swim while carrying an adult to safety.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

One year (1) of experience as a supervisory over lifeguards.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preferred Qualifications: Self-motivated, conscientious, adheres to established policies and procedures, punctual, professional, and communicates efficiently. 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Must be at least 20 years old.
  2. Must have a current certification as an American Red Cross Lifeguard instructor.
  3. Must have a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s License.
  4. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Classified/Non-Competitive

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Classified/Non-Competitive






The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.