Seasonal Ocean Lifeguard

Multiple Sussex Park Locations

Recruitment #022818-MXBD04-400300

Summary Statement

The seasonal Lifeguard Position is responsible for ensuring visitors have a safe and enjoyable recreational experience.  Duties include ocean/surf rescues, supervision of swimmers and other water sport participants.  Work is performed under various weather conditions. Please see for more information about Spring Tryout Dates. Applicants must be available to work weekends and holidays as scheduled.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all position in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class.  Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.

  • Provide safe water-based recreation for park.
  • Maintains constant watch over assigned area.
  • Warns swimmers of hazards such as dangerous ocean/surf conditions.
  • Maintain the beach/water park area, to include trash and litter removal.
  • Perform appropriate ocean/surf rescues and medical services as required.
  • Provide general customer service and park information to visitors.
  • Must be able to demonstrate responsibility, dependability and good communication skills.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Seasonal Ocean Lifeguard

Please attach a resume with your online application or use the resume tab in DEL to provide a detailed description of how your education, training and/or experience meets each job requirement including employer, experience/responsibilities and dates (month/year) of employment/training. Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas.

  1. At least 16 years old.

Additional Posting Information

This posting may be closed on or before 5/7/18 upon filling the vacant positions.

Conditions of Hire

Criminal background check:  A satisfactory criminal background check is required as a condition of hire.  The recruiting agency may require the applicant to pay for the criminal background check as part of the conditional offer of hire.

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.  DNREC does not provide sponsorship for holders of H-1 B Visas.

As a condition of hire applicants for this position must successfully pass a Swim/Run/Strength assessment. 

As a condition of hire applicants for this position must successfully complete an In-Service Ocean Rescue Training Course and an Emergency Medical Responder Course.

As a condition of hire applicants for this position must successfully possesses adequate vision, hearing acuity, physical ability and stamina as documented by a medical doctor, a designated Physician’s Assistant, or an ARNP (Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner).

Selection Process

The application and resume are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the resume to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email.  Please keep your contact information current.  You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at


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