Location: Beech Fork State Park

Posted: 4/01/2022


Under general supervision, lifeguards perform public safety work at state recreational swimming
areas. Lifeguards must have a thorough knowledge of lifesaving methods, water rescue
practices, and first-aid practices with emphasis on resuscitation methods, outstanding ability as
a swimmer, the ability to surface dive proficiently, the ability to react quickly and calmly in
emergency situations, and to deal with the public firmly but courteously in enforcing applicable
recreation area rules and regulations. Superior strength and stamina to ensure safety in the
water is required. Lifeguards may also collect swimming pool receipts, perform routine
maintenance activities around the pool and grounds, collect and analyze water samples, and
perform related work as required.

Special Requirements:

Possess a current lifeguarding certificate issued by the American Red Cross, BSA, the YMCA, or
the YWCA. Also necessary are the possession of a current certificate in multimedia first aid or
better and possess a current certificate in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

Apply in person – 

Beech Fork State Park

Park Office

Phone#: 304-438-3004

Dillard Price; Superintendent