Ocean City Beach Patrol Employment Opportunity- Off site testing
The Ocean City Beach Patrol will be conducting off-site pre-employment physical skills evaluations (PEPSE) at the following locations:
York College, York Pennsylvania (Saturday, March 12, 2022)
Arundel Aquatics Center, Annapolis, Maryland (Saturday, March 19, 2022)
Salisbury University, Salisbury Maryland (Sunday, April 3, 2022)
Ocean Pines Sports Core Pool, Ocean Pines, Maryland (Sunday, April 24 2022)
There are no pre-certification requirements and experience in ocean rescue is not necessary to apply. All training and certifications will be provided in a paid Surf Rescue Academy, which is being conducted in Ocean City in May or June of 2022.
Applicants should prepare for orientation and a full day of testing beginning in the morning, shortly after check-in. Candidates will be required to swim 500m, run 400m, perform simulated swimming rescues and demonstrate the capacity to run fast in timed sprint races.
Although pre-registration is not required, candidates are strongly encouraged to pre-register for the test by visiting www.ococean.com/ocbp. The Beach Patrol requires acceptable proof of age of all candidates, which can be a driver’s license, birth certificate or U.S. passport. In addition, applicants must be 17 years old or older prior to June 27, 2022, and those under 18 must be accompanied by a legal guardian during the entire testing process.
Following the physical skills evaluation, those meeting qualifying standards are eligible for appointment to the Beach Patrol’s Surf Rescue Academy (SRA). The SRA is eight days long and provides all training and certifications required to be a Surf Rescue Technician while earning $17.75 per hour. The first SRA will begin May 22nd and the second SRA will start on June 19th. Successful candidates who are available for the May 22nd academy will earn approximately four additional weeks of paid work compared to candidates who attend the June 19th SRA.
For additional information, including future testing dates, please contact the Ocean City Beach Patrol at 410-289-7556 or visit www.oceancitymd.gov/ocbp.