Calling all lifeguards! If you or someone you know is looking for an exciting summer job with a top starting salary while having a chance to provide a special public service for local residents, Hempstead Town’s lifeguarding crew may be the right fit.
Supervisor Anthony J. Santino announced today that the Town of Hempstead is actively recruiting lifeguards for the 2017 pool and beach season. Interested candidates can attend a screening program at Echo Park in West Hempstead on any one of the following three Saturdays: May 13th, May 20th and May 27th from 7AM to 9:30AM. Lifeguard salaries start at $15 per hour.
“We’re actively seeking to recruit lifeguards for our busy beach and pool seasons,” Santino said. “If you are looking for a great place to work this summer, consider joining our team of dedicated lifeguards.”
Candidates are asked to bring certification cards and a swim suit. Non certified persons will be considered for training. Lifeguard candidates must be at least 16 years of age and older. Employment is not guaranteed. The Town of Hempstead’s screening process includes evaluation of candidates in a 200-yard-swim.
The Town of Hempstead currently operates 22 outdoor pools and 1 indoor pool. Four ocean beachfronts at Point Lookout, Lido, Lido West and Sands are also available to Town of Hempstead residents. Hewlett Point Park is the only Hempstead Town operated bay beach. Lifeguards who join the Town of Hempstead will join an award-winning team that has been recognized by the United States Lifesaving Association (USLA).
For more information regarding lifeguarding opportunities or to determine if your qualifications are suitable, please contact the Lifeguard Office at Echo Park Pool in West Hempstead at (516) 565-0508 or visit www.toh.li.
“Lifeguarding is an excellent, well-paying summer job,” Santino said. “But most importantly, lifeguards keep our residents safe at our beautiful beaches and pools, and truly are key members of our town’s summer staff. We encourage eligible candidates to join our life-saving team.”