Cape Cod National Seashore Seeks Qualified Ocean Lifeguards

Rolling deadlines with first being February 7th...

WELLFLEET, Mass.— The National Park Service seeks to fill multiple surf-lifeguard jobs for six ocean beaches at Cape Cod National Seashore for the 2020 summer season. The application period for these federal jobs is now open on There are rolling deadlines, with the first being February 7, 2020.

A summer lifeguard job at Cape Cod National Seashore provides a great opportunity for new or experienced certified lifeguards to maintain fitness, develop new skills, and gain exposure to National Park Service career opportunities, while providing invaluable service to the beach-going public. Daily workouts are required, giving committed individuals the ability to improve their summer strength and conditioning. National seashore lifeguards have the chance to network with other swimmers and athletes, learn to live responsibly on their own, and begin to explore possible post-education careers in public safety and other specializations with the National Park Service.

In order to qualify for a position, applicants must possess a current nationally recognized lifeguard certification and will be required to pass a surf-swim test at the beginning of the season.

Hourly pay for entry level positions is 14.36 per hour, with extra pay for Sunday work. These jobs are 40 hours per week. Pay for all lifeguard pay grades ranges from $14.36 to $20.11, depending on qualifying experience and/or education.  Please contact Ryan Wright at (508) 255-2112, ext. 0403 or at [email protected] before applying to discuss the federal application process and for assistance in completing the online application.

About Cape Cod National Seashore

Cape Cod's Great Beach is protected within the national seashore. Forty miles of sandy Atlantic beach, marshes, ponds, and uplands support diverse species. Lighthouses, cultural landscapes, and wild cranberry bogs offer a glimpse of Cape Cod's past and continuing ways of life. Swimming beaches and walking and biking trails beckon today's visitors. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on