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    DCR Waterfront Lifeguard

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    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Natick, MA
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Natick, MA

    I worked at Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Working on the beach was a pleasure, and the lifeguards have their own shack which is attached to a branch of the Charles River Canoe and Kayak rental company. An Environmental Protection Officer helped with any problems that arose with intoxicated or otherwise out of line patrons who the lifeguards or park workers could not handle without disregarding their primary responsibilities. The workers are all great, and radios are provided for quick and easy communication when necessary.

    Cons

    The fourth of July is absolutely insane, people sneak into the park and you can barely see the sand underneath all the patrons. Cleaning up the park with pic sticks is also a part of the job, as well as occasionally cleaning the bathrooms.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Extend beach hours longer into the season and have a seasonal cookout for all the employees.

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    Lifeguard Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brighton, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brighton, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took a dayinterviewed at Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation.

    Interview Details

    There is really no interviewing process. To work as a lifeguard for a DCR pool, you have to take a lifeguard test on selected dates in the spring. Once you pass the given tests, you are hired on the spot and required to fill forms for the summer employment. Lifeguard tests involved swimming 500yard, treading with a 10lb brick, performing various rescues, and owning a lifeguard and CPR certification. The process usually takes about 2 hours.

    Interview Questions
    • No questions are asked. All you had to do was pass the lifeguard tests.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    You fill out forms stating your preferred pool locations. Pool locations are first come first serve.
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Headquarters Hull, MA
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