DEEP: DEEP Encouraging Lifeguards to Apply for Positions at Connecticut State Parks

2013 Press Release
May 15, 2013
DEEP Encouraging Lifeguards to Apply for Positions at Connecticut State Parks

Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) encourages anyone interested in working as a lifeguard this summer to apply for a position at Connecticut’s State Parks.  Interested parties should visit the DEEP website ( for more information, including an application.  Information on lifeguarding in a Connecticut state park is also available on Facebook at
Positions are available at the following locations:
  • Black Rock State Park – Watertown
  • Indian Well State Park – Shelton
  • Mt Tom – Litchfield
  • Silver Sands State Park – Milford
  • Sherwood Island State Park – Westport
  • Wadsworth Falls State Park – Middletown
  • Wharton Brook State Park – Wallingford
“Lifeguarding is an exciting and worthwhile job that combines helping others with enjoying Connecticut’s beautiful state parks,” said DEEP Deputy Commissioner Susan Whalen.  “Each year DEEP works hard at filling all of our vacant lifeguard positions and are always looking for the best the state has to offer.  If you love the outdoors, and helping the public, consider applying for one of these important and rewarding jobs.”

DEEP is working to fill all lifeguard positions at the eleven coastal and inland beaches where lifeguards are stationed.  Lifeguards monitor activities in designated areas to provide assistance to swimmers and attempt to prevent accidents; caution swimmers regarding unsafe areas; maintain order in swimming areas; rescue swimmer in danger of drowning; administer first aid and/or cardiopulmonary resuscitation as required; instruct patrons in water safety; participate in physical and rescue skills training; perform general maintenance tasks including beach cleaning; and perform related duties as required.

Qualified applicants must possess a valid American Red Cross Lifeguard certification which includes CPR for the Professional Rescuer and Basic First Aid. Those applicants that do not already possess the waterfront skills module will be required to attend and successfully complete the prerequisites for it.  All certifications must be valid through the last day of employment.

Dates of employment are from Memorial Day through Labor Day.  The normal workweek is 40 hours including weekends and holidays.  The salary range is $9.60 - $13.00 per hour depending upon years of experience and qualifications.