Fire Island National Seashore hires a limited number of temporary employees each year, and refills vacant permanent positions as workload and funding permits.
Several summer seasonal positions are advertised from late January through early spring. You may see a list of the latest vacancies for these and other federal positions on the USA Jobs web site at usajobs.opm.gov.
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Ocean lifeguards at Fire Island National Seashore are stationed at Sailors Haven and Watch Hill beaches daily each summer, and on summer weekends at Talisman/Barrett Beach.
Additional Requirements for Lifeguards
All lifeguards must pass a pre-employment NPS lifeguard exam before applying. Tests are generally conducted during the winter or early spring. For more information, call:
In addition you must submit an application for all parks in which you're interested in working.
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SCA interns work with Fire Island National Seashore's threatened and endangered species program each summer, constructing protective exclosures around piping plover nests, and monitoring miles of beach to document the birds' progress.
Internships at Fire Island
There are also opportunities to work at Fire Island through the Student Conservation Association resource management internship program. Fire Island National Seashore fills several wildlife management and general biology intern positions in the spring (mid-March to mid-September), early summer (late-April/early May to late-August), and late summer (late-June to late-October).
These are non-paid positions, but a small stipend and housing is provided.
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