Access at seashore locations
Sections of the boardwalk at the Red Maple Swamp Trail have been closed due to structural deterioration and safety concerns. Check at Salt Pond Visitor Center for the current status of this trail, and for your safety, remain out of closed areas.
Cape Cod National Seashore Lifeguard Program
Cape Cod National Seashore employs approximately 50 lifeguards to cover six protected beaches. The lifeguard employment turnover rate is roughly 10% to 20% annually which results in 5 to 10 openings to fill each year.The lifeguard season starts in mid-June and ends on Labor Day. All lifeguards work 40 hours per week and 5 days per week. The work day is from 09:00 hrs. to 17:30 hrs. Housing is available to rent through the Seashore.
HOW TO APPLY
CCNS lifeguard openings are posted at http://www.usajobs.gov along with all the other federal civilian jobs. Positions are posted between late February and early March. The last date for applications is in late April. Applicants have 6 to 8 weeks to apply.
Officially, there are several methods to submit a completed application. We highly recommend the use of the usajobs.com application manager to create a resume and submit an application online.
Did You Know?
Most of the cattails on Cape Cod are an exotic, invasive species. While Typha latifolia (common cattail) is native, Typha angustifolia (narrowleaf cattail) is a Eurasian plant that is believed to have been brought to North America by the early colonists.