RI State Beaches Hiring Lifeguards
Are you looking for a great summer job? Do you have Lifeguard and CPR/First Aid certifications? There may be an opportunity for you to work as a lifeguard at a state beach with the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management's Division of Parks & Recreation.
Step One: Apply for a Lifeguard position online at the State of Rhode Island Career Page.
Step Two: Sign Up as a RecDesk User. If you haven't used our online portal RecDesk before, create your "community profile" with a username and password. If you registered for your swim test last year using RecDesk, you already have a community profile, so you can just log on.
Step Three: Check the upcoming swim test dates below. Go to the Calendar and scroll to the date of your choice. Click on your preferred time slot (in light blue) and click on "Select This Program." Click the orange "Add to Cart" button and proceed to check out. You are not registered until you have completed the check out process. You will receive an email confirmation after you successfully register. Note: There are six slots per test. If your desired test is full, select another time slot or day.
Under 18 Waiver: If you are under 18, download this Waiver, have it signed by a parent or guardian, notarized, and bring it with you to your swim test. If your parent or guardian will be present at the test, they can sign a waiver in person but they must have a Photo ID.
What to Bring to the Test: Bring a Photo ID, documentation of your Lifeguard Training, CPR and First Aid certificates, and your signed, notarized waiver if you are under 18 (unless your parent or guardian will be with you).
IMPORTANT NOTE: THERE ARE TWO TYPES OF CERTIFICATIONS - CONDITIONAL SURF, AND CONDITIONAL NON-SURF. BE SURE TO SIGN UP FOR THE CORRECT TEST.
CONDITIONAL NON-SURF TEST DAYS (Burlingame State Park, Charlestown)
- Wednesday, May 19, 2021
- Wednesday, June 9, 2021
- Wednesday, June 23, 2021
CONDITIONAL SURF TEST DAYS (Scarborough North State Beach, Narragansett)
- Thursday, May 20, 2021
- Thursday, June 10, 2021
FULL NON-SURF TEST DAYS (Burlingame State Park, Charlestown)
- Monday, August 2, 2021
- Tuesday, August 3, 2021
- Wednesday, August 4, 2021
- Thursday, August 5, 2021
- Friday, August 6, 2021
FULL SURF TEST DAYS (Scarborough North State Beach, Narragansett)
- Tuesday, August 10, 2021
- Wednesday, August 11, 2021
- Thursday, August 12, 2021
- Friday, August 13, 2021