DEEP Announces Lifeguard Starting Pay Increased to $19/Hour
Positions Remain Available at Several State Swimming Areas, Applicants Should Apply ASAP – Final deadline to Apply June 17
(HARTFORD)—The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is thrilled to announce that starting pay for lifeguards has increased to$19/hr., up from $16/hr., with a salary range of $19-$21/hr.
“Lifeguards provide an incredibly important service to those who visit State Parks,” DEEP Commissioner Katie Dykes said. “DEEP has worked hard to provide a salary that is more reflective of the service lifeguards provide to our state. We encourage anyone out there who’s still looking for a great summer job to apply right now for a chance to join our amazing team.”
Lifeguard positions are still available at several inland and shoreline swimming areas, including:
- Black Rock State Park, Watertown
- Burr Pond State Park, Torrington
- Indian Well State Park, Shelton
- Sherwood Island State Park, Westport
- Silver Sands State Park, Milford
- Squantz Pond State Park, New Fairfield
The basic duties of a lifeguard are: to monitor activities in swimming areas preventing accidents and providing assistance to swimmers at State Park beaches; to caution swimmers regarding unsafe areas; to maintain order in swimming areas; to rescue swimmers in danger of drowning and administer first aid and/or CPR as required; to participate in physical and rescue skills training; to perform general maintenance tasks and other related duties as required. Lifeguards must be strong swimmers.
Hours of work are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., 5 days per week, for a total of 40 hours. Most weekends and the July 4 holiday are mandatory. Minimum age of 16 for lifeguards, 18 for lifeguard supervisors.
The final deadline to apply is June 17. To apply, go here: Lifeguard Program (ct.gov)
For more information, contact Sarah Battistini at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 860-418-5958.