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We are seeking applicants for seasonal employment to direct traffic at Westchester County Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation special events.

Job Requirements

• Applicants must be 18 years or older
• Direct traffic in parking areas for large special events
• Work on an as needed basis
• Must be able to stand for long periods of time, outdoors in all types of weather
• Must be able to work at multiple locations within Westchester County.
• Background check is required
• Must be available to work weekends
• Must have transportation to Parks facilities (personal vehicle or public transportation)
• Event season is April through October

Successful candidates should have exceptional customer service skills and excellent work ethic!
The season runs from April through October.
The position pays $9 per hour.

For more information, send an e-mail to

Download 2017 Seasonal Special Events Worker Application

 

• Teacher/Naturalist
Work as part of a team to develop and teach hands-on nature curriculum to children and to facilitate campers' observation of and participation in the natural world. Topics include wildlife observation and field, forest and aquatic ecology.
  

Responsibilities
Must supervise campers' health and safety and communicate with camp staff and parents regularly.
Must be enthusiastic, flexible, have a good sense of humor, a passion for learning, and good teaching ability.

Hours/Salary
Seven-week program, M-F, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Salary commensurate with experience.
Openings at Cranberry Lake Preserve, Marshlands Conservancy and Trailside Nature Museum.

 
 

 

 
• Wilderness Experience Leaders for Conservationists-in-Training program
Develop and teach hands-on nature curriculum for young teens, conduct evening programs, co-lead backpacking and camping trips, lead team challenge course, and teach field biology techniques.
 
  Responsibilities
Must be a positive role model, a creative and energetic teammate and an enthusiastic leader.
Background in environmental education adventure learning.

Hours/Salary
Seven-week program, M-F, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Salary commensurate with experience.
Openings at Cranberry Lake Preserve and Trailside Nature Museum.
 


Contact/Send Resume:
Teacher/Naturalist position - send your resume and contact information to any of the parks below:
Wilderness Experience Leader - send your resume and contact information to ONLY Cranberry Lake or Trailside Nature Museum:

 

Danniela Ciatto   Scott Williamson   Mindy Quintero
Cranberry Lake Preserve   Marshlands Conservancy   Trailside Nature Museum
1609 Old Orchard St.   Route 1   P.O. Box 236
West Harrison, NY 10604   Rye, New York 10580   Cross River, New York 10518
(914) 428-1005   (914) 835-4466   (914) 864-7322

 

 

 

 

 

 

Job Requirements


•    Applicants must be 18 years or older
•    Direct traffic in parking areas for large special events
•    Must be able to stand on your feet for long periods of time, outdoors in all types of weather
•    Must be able to work at multiple locations within Westchester County; i.e. both Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla and Croton Point Park in Croton.
•    Background check is required
•    Must be available to work weekends


Successful candidates should have exceptional customer service skills and excellent work ethic! The season runs from April through October. The position pays $9 per hour. Download the application.

 

For more information, send an e-mail to .

LifeguardsTo become certified as a lifeguard, sign up today for one of the options listed below.

The fee of $400 covers registration, certification card and course materials.

A waterfront training module is included in sessions four and five.

Successful completion of the course will certify you in Lifeguarding/First Aid and CPR/AED for the professional rescuer.

Prerequisites: To participate in the course, you must be able to pass a prerequisite skills evaluation that includes the following:

  • Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. You may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both but swimming on the back or side is not allowed.
  • Tread water for two minutes using only the legs. You should place your hands under your armpits, or on your head.
  • Complete a timed event within one minute, 40 seconds:
    • Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. Your face may be in or out of the water. Swim goggles are not allowed.
    • Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of seven to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object.
    • Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on your back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object while keeping your face at or near the surface so you are able to get a breath. You may not swim the distance under water.
    • Exit the water without using a ladder or step
  • Register for prerequisite skills evaluation

Get your registration fee refunded
If you successfully complete and pass the course and subsequently are hired by Westchester County Parks as a lifeguard for the 2017 summer season, we will refund up to $300 of your registration fee. Refundable amount is determined by the length of your 2017 summer employment.

For more information call (914) 231-4551 or send an e-mail to .

 

County Lifeguard Practical Skills Swim Test 2017
Dates Times Locations
     
Feb. 15 Wed., Swim testing 6 p.m. Mark Twain MiddleSchool Pool
Download the Lifeguard Practical Skills Screening requirements
 
blankLifeguarding/First Aid and CPR/AED and Waterfront Sessions 2017
 Dates   Times   Locations 
Session 1 (Feb. - Mar.)    

Feb. 28, Mar. 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28 and 30
Tues. and Thurs.
SG LG class

 6-9:30 p.m. Mark Twain School Pool
     
Session 2 (May) LG course    
Sat. May 6, 13 & 20 Noon - 4 p.m. Westchester Community College Pool
Sun. May 7, 14 & 21 Noon - 9 p.m.   Westchester Community College Pool
Sat. May 27 Beaches open 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m.  
     
Session 3 (June)    
June 19, 20, 21 and 22
Mon. - Thurs.
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saxon Woods Pool
 (includes waterfront training)    
     

June 24 Fri.  Pools Open

11 a.m.-6:30 p.m.  
     
Session 4 (July)    
July 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14
Mon. - Thurs.
 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Playland Pool and Beach
 (indlues waterfront training)    
     
Session 5 (August)    
August 1, 2, 3 and 4
Mon. - Thurs.
 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Playland Pool and Beach
 (includes waterfront training)    

 

Positions for summer employment are available at Cranberry Lake Preserve and Trailside Nature Museum to help lead the Conservationists-in Training program to develop and teach hands-on nature curriculum for young teens.

Responsibilities
Conduct evening programs, co-lead backpacking and camping trips, lead team challenge course, and teach field biology techniques.

Qualifications
Must be a positive role model, a creative and energetic teammate, and an excited leader. Background in environmental education adventure learning.

Hours/Salary
Seven week program, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Salary commensurate with experience.  

Contact/Send resume:
Danniela Ciatto
Cranberry Lake Preserve
1609 Old Orchard St.
West Harrison, NY 10604
914-428-1005

Jason Klein
Trailside Nature Museum
P.O. Box 236
Cross River, New York 10518
914-864-7322