National Park Service to Hire Lifeguards for Summer

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Date: March 16, 2015
Contact: Becky Morford, 219-395-1721
Contact: Ken Mehne, 219-395-1658

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is accepting applications for lifeguards this summer at West Beach. Deadline to apply is March 27, 2015. To apply go to the USA JOBS website at Using the search options on the website put in the location of Porter, Indiana and the position of Recreation Assistant. Participants are paid $11.98 an hour for the 40-hour work week during the summer. Weekend work in the spring and early fall is also available.
The lifeguards are stationed at the national lakeshore’s West Beach. In addition to standard lifeguarding work, duties include beach patrol to advise visitors of hazardous swimming conditions, search and rescue, minor first aid, and occasional operations support such as beach trash collection and assistance at park festivals. The position requires wearing a provided uniform and the operation of an all-terrain vehicle.
Applicants must possess valid American Red Cross or YMCA lifesaving, CPR/AED, and first aid certificates prior to starting work. Certifications must be maintained throughout the season.
For more information about the lifeguard jobs, contact Ken Mehne at 219-395-1658 or

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is part of the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 407 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at

Last updated: April 10, 2015

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