Ocean City Beach Patrol Employment Opportunity, Pre-Employment Testing for Summer 2023
Ocean City, Maryland – (May 2023): The Ocean City Beach Patrol (OCBP) will hold a pre-employment physical skills evaluation (testing) on Saturday, June 3rd and Saturday, June 10th to fill remaining openings in the 2023 roster. The pre-employment evaluation is being held in Ocean City, in the area of Dorchester Street and the beach. 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, beginning June 18, 2023. The Beach Patrol is also offering a $500.00 signing bonus as well as other employee incentives.
Registration / check-in for the test begins at 9 a.m. on Dorchester Street and the Boardwalk. After orientation and an English language proficiency test, applicants will participate in a full day of testing. Candidates will run 300m in the soft sand, swim 400m in the ocean, perform simulated swimming rescues, and demonstrate strength and endurance.
Although pre-registration is not required and walk-ons are welcome, candidates are strongly encouraged to pre-register for the test by visiting www. 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), which is being conducted in Ocean City beginning on June 18th of 2023. The SRA includes eight days of training and conditioning during which all certifications required to be a Surf Rescue Technician will be earned. We pay $18.44 per hour while in Surf Rescue Academy
For additional information, including future testing dates, please contact approach your lifeguard, call the Ocean City Beach Patrol at 410-289-7556 or visit www.JoinBeachPatrol.com. Recommendations to prepare for the test are offered on our website and you are also encouraged to train with the lifeguards in the morning during their workout breaks.