Ocean City Beach Patrol Employment Opportunity, Pre-Employment Testing for Summer 2020
Ocean City, Maryland – (February 14, 2020): The Ocean City Beach Patrol (OCBP) will hold pre-employment physical skills evaluations on Sunday, March 1, to fill openings in the 2020 employment roster. The pre-employment evaluation is being held at the Salisbury YMCA. There are no pre-certification requirements and experience in ocean rescue is not necessary to apply.
Registration for the test begins at 10 a.m. and will be followed by a brief orientation. Candidates should prepare for a full day of testing, which includes a 400m swim, a 300m run, and various simulated swimming rescues which 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. Without proper proof of age, applicants will not be permitted to participate. In addition, applicants must be 17 years old or older by June 22, 2020, 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), which is being conducted in Ocean City beginning on May or June of 2020. For additional information, including future testing dates, please contact the Ocean City Beach Patrol at 410-289-7556 or visit www.oceancitymd.gov/ocbp.