Lifeguard (Seasonal)


Employment Opportunities

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has a total of 10 openings for summer lifeguards. Opportunities are in the counties listed below.


Please note that when designating the type of employment sought on the application, it is imperative that applicants indicate seasonal availability.


Type of Work

Lifeguards perform public safety work at State Park swimming areas throughout the Commonwealth. You will patrol and survey the swimming areas to prevent swimmers from endangering themselves or others; enforce park rules and regulations; rescue swimmers in distress; and perform related maintenance and custodial duties.

Candidates must possess a
valid American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Certificate; or a valid YMCA Lifeguard Training Certificate; and a valid American Red Cross Community First Aid and Safety Certificate; or any combination of valid certificates in standard first aid and adult, child and infant CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation).



Opportunities exist in
the following state parks:


Bendigo (Elk County)

Blue Knob (Bedford County)

Caledonia (Franklin County)

Codorus (York County)

Frances Slocum (Luzerne County)

Hyner (Clinton County)

Little Buffalo (Perry County)

Mt. Pisgah (Bradford County)

Nockamixon (Bucks County)

Ryerson Station (Greene County)

Sizerville (Potter/Cameron County)


For more information, please contact:

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Bureau of Human Resources

P.O. Box 8768

Harrisburg, PA  17105

Phone: (717) 787-8737


Starting Salary


Lifeguards earn a starting rate of $11.04/hour.


Benefits are NOT available for seasonal positions.


Pennsylvania residency is required at the time of application for these positions. 


Click here to view detailed test announcement which includes eligibility requirements.