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Seasonal Hourly Shift - Lifeguard Lake/Pool

Cunningham Falls State Park

Recruitment #23-002292-0071


Multiple Positions Available

Employment type – Full-time and Part-Time 

*Returning staff for the 2024 to 2025 season will receive an additional $0.25/hour


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Cunningham Falls State Park, 14039 Catoctin Hollow Road, Thurmont MD 21788 (Frederick County)

Main Purpose of Job

The Department of Natural Resources, Maryland Park Service is currently recruiting for multiple seasonal contractual lifeguard positions for the upcoming 2024 season at Cunningham Falls State Park. Contract duration will be approximately between the dates of Memorial Day and Labor Day, depending on specific need. 

The working titles that the Maryland Park Service is currently recruiting for are noted below. You must indicate on the Supplemental Questionnaire the position(s) of interest in order to be considered for this recruitment. Please review the duties of each job closely before applying.

You can review the position duties of each series HERE.

Lifeguard Series
  • Lifeguard Lake/Pool
  • Lifeguard Lead Lake/Pool


  • Must be at least 16 years of age.
  • Must be currently certified by a national agency in Lifeguard Training, First Aid and CPR, as well as pass a physical evaluation, swim test and written test (upload certificates). Candidates must be certified prior to start date. 


Preference will be given to applicants that:
  • Are at least 18 years of age 
  • Have at least two (2) months of lifeguarding experience as indicated on application. 
  • Are certified as a Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor (LGI) or Water Safety Instructor (WSI). In pool settings, preference will be given to applicants certified as a Pool or Spa Operator by an entity approved by the Maryland Department of Health and the county in which work will be performed.


Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle, UTV or golf cart. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland and five points or fewer on their current driving record.


Applicants selected for employment may undergo an employment background investigation, including, but not limited to:  employment reference check, education verification, driving record check (if the position requires employees to drive a vehicle) and a criminal history check including fingerprinting.


Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be considered for this position. Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Report all education and experience related to the essential functions of this position.

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must be provided prior to hire.


Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program, have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.

*Should benefits be available, this information will be discussed at the time of hire


The online application is strongly preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may submit a paper application and supplemental questionnaire to: Department of Natural Resources, Human Resources, 580 Taylor Avenue, C-3 Annapolis, MD 21401. The Human Resources unit is not responsible for applications sent to any other address.

Faxed or e-mailed applications will not be accepted. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the application.

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at

Inquiries regarding this recruitment can be directed to Emilee Knott at

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay 

Candidates with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply. As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.

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