Jobs

An employee in the maintenance division makes structural repairs.
An employee in the maintenance division makes structural repairs.

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How to look for jobs at Gateway

Gateway has more than just rangers. We have mechanics and biologists, lawyers and architects, law enforcement officers and lifeguards. To find out opportunities for long-term employment, check out USAJobs.gov, for our current listing of permanent and term vacancies. You can create your own search by typing locations such as New York City and agencies such as the National Park Service.

Learn more about the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act, which allows qualified individuals serving under time-limited appointments in a land management agency to compete for permanent positions in the competitive service.

 

Seasonal Employment


Gateway hires hundreds of seasonal each summer to welcome and educate visitors, conduct research, protect our resources, keep our parks beautiful, and so much more. Our summer season is May through September.

Tips When Applying for Seasonal Positions

  • Gateway typically accepts applications for summer positions between October and February.
  • We post all seasonal vacancies on USAJobs. Search "National Park Service", search the locations (New York City or Highlands, NJ) and select "Temporary" in the Work Type field.
 
Interested in Law Enforcement at Gateway?

Gateway uses both Law Enforcement Rangers and United States Park Police to enforce the laws at this park.

Interested in becoming a National Park Service Law Enforcement Ranger?

Law Enforcement Rangers are responsible for the law enforcement functions for the Sandy Hook Unit of Gateway National Recreation Area.
Learn how you can start a meaningful career as an NPS law enforcement ranger.

Interested in becoming a United States Park Police?

United States Park Police are responsible for the law enforcement functions for the Jamaica Bay and Staten Island Units of Gateway National Recreation Area.
Learn how you can become a United States Park Police officer.

 
 
Lifeguards on duty at Gateway's Sandy Hook Unit
Lifeguards on duty at Gateway's Sandy Hook Unit

National Park Service

Lifeguards positions are available at all three units of Gateway National Recreation Area. Pre-employment testing for the 2019 season will begin in late December. We will update this space with the schedule in late November. Please note you must bring proof of age with you to the test site. If you are under 18 your parent or legal guardian must accompany you to the test site.

Please see below attachments for more information

Surf Lifeguard Pre-Employment Test Info
Surf Lifeguard Pre-Employment Test Schedule
Surf Lifeguard Pre-Employment Test Site Info
Hourly Pay Rates for Surf Lifeguards

Last updated: October 25, 2018

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