New Off Road Vehicle Regulations
New off road vehicle (ORV) regulations are now in effect. Please check here for information on how to get your ORV permit More »
Beach Fire Permits are required
Beach Fire Permits are now required. These permits are free. Please check here for information on how to get your Beach Fire Permit More »
Surf Lifeguards Needed!!
Are you looking for a challenging summer job?
Come work for your National Park Service at Cape Hatteras National Seashore!
Situated on the beautiful beaches of the Outer Banks of North Carolina, Cape Hatteras National Seashore generally operates lifeguard services from Memorial Day through Labor Day at three locations:
The surf lifeguard is responsible for performing preventative lifeguarding, water rescue, and search and rescue services for park visitors. The surf lifeguard also is responsible for providing emergency care to persons with sudden illness or injury.
Applicants chose for surf lifeguards must be able to swim 500 meters in less than 10 minutes, run 1 ½ miles in less than 12 minutes, and satisfactorily complete Emergency First Responder training. Prior experience is preferred, but not necessary. Pre-season training is provided. Required daily workouts consist of running, swimming, and paddleboard training.
For complete job information and how to apply visit: www.usajobs.gov/ and enter the keywords LIFEGUARD and NC, then select the vacancy announcement for the "Recreation Assistant-Lifeguard". Complete and submit the appropriate application information online. NOTE: EARLY APPLICATION CUT-OFF DATE is February 9 for GS-03 positions and February 13 for GS-04 and GS-05 positions. Interested persons are encouraged to apply expeditiously! For additional information, contact the Chief Lifeguard at (252) 475-4461 or by email at Don_Hutson@nps.gov.
Did You Know?
This is not a space alien, even though it has a transparent body, wings, and a very large eye. Giant water fleas grow up to 2 cm long, and are a food source for small fish that shelter in the sound. You can swim with them in the sound-side waters off Cape Hatteras National Seashore.