Ocean City Beach Patrol Employment Opportunity- Off site testing
Our first off site test for summer 2023 will be Sunday, March 5th at the Salisbury University. The Beach Patrol will be conducting off-site pre-employment physical skills evaluations (PEPSE) at the following locations:
March 5, 2023 (Sunday) – Salisbury University, Salisbury, Maryland (for 2023)
March 19, 2023 (Sunday) – York College, York, Pennsylvania (for 2023)
March 26, 2023 (Sunday) – Richard A. Henson YMCA in Salisbury, Maryland (for 2023)
April 2, 2023 (Sunday) – Arundel Aquatics Center, Annapolis, Maryland (for 2023)
April 30, 2023 (Sunday) – Ocean Pines Sports Core Pool, Ocean Pines, Maryland (for 2023)
June 3, 2023 (Saturday) – OCBP HQ, Ocean City, Maryland (for 2023)
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 ($18.44 hr.) Surf Rescue Academy, which is being conducted in Ocean City in May or June of 2023. Successful candidates are eligible for both a $250 “Signing Bonus” and an additional $250 rental housing stipend. We also offer late season incentives for any time worked after the 3rd week in August, including a $1.00 per hr., late season “Appreciation Bonus” and a $140 Travel stipend for each return trip to Ocean City.
Additional information will be sent to you once you register for a specific PEPSE. 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. All water related activities will take place in an indoor pool with all running activities outside.
Although pre-registration is not required, candidates are strongly encouraged to pre-register for the test by visiting JoinBeachPatrol.com. The Beach Patrol requires acceptable proof of age of all candidates, which can be a driver’s license, birth certificate or U.S. passport. Without proper proof of age, applicants will not be permitted to participate. In addition, applicants must be 17 years old or older prior to June 26, 2023, 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 $18.44 per hour. Successful candidates who are available for the May 21st academy will earn approximately four additional weeks of paid work (almost $3,600.00) compared to candidates who attend the June 18th SRA. Even if you test early, anyone from any PEPSE may choose to attend SRA II which reports Sunday, June 18, 2023. Also, once all positions are filled, we will stop hiring for the 2023 season.
For additional information, including future testing dates, please contact the Ocean City Beach Patrol at 410-289-7556 or visit www.oceancitymd.gov/ocbp.