Sandy Hook's False Tip Closed
The false tip area of Sandy Hook is closed due to safety concerns while the Army Corps of Engineers continues their dredging operations.
Photo by John Vaage. Used by permission.
Pre-employment tests for surf-lifeguards begin Dec. 27, 2012
Gateway's three units --- Sandy Hook, Staten Island and Jamaica Bay --- regularly hire lifeguards for the summer season. While Gateway is still digging out, literally, from Superstorm Sandy, pre-employment tests for surf-lifeguards are right on schedule beginning December 27, 2012 at Elizabeth High School in New Jersey.
How to look for jobs at Gateway
USAJOBS.gov includes a full list of permanent and seasonal employment opportunities in the federal government, including Gateway National Recreation Area. You can search in a particular department such as the Department of the Interior, an agency such as the National Park Service or a specific area such as New York City.
Wildland Firefighter, GS-0455/0462-05 (multiple vacancies; closes May 31, 2012)
The primary responsibilities of this position are to serve as a presribed fire tehnician in the implemenation and monitoring of wildland and prescribed fire-burning projects.
Open period: 04/18/12-05/02/12
Did You Know?
The first transatlantic flight departed from the Rockaway Naval Air Station on Jamaica Bay in 1919. Today, it is the site of Gateway NRA's Jacob Riis Park.