The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announces that the 2010 lifeguard exams for the Niagara Region of state parks have been scheduled.

Testing, which is required for anyone wishing to work as a lifeguard at any New York State Park , will take place at Niagara University , Lewiston , NY 14109 on the following days:

·        Saturday, March 20, 2010 at 9:00 a.m.

·        Sunday, April 18, 2010 at 9:00 a.m.

·        Saturday, May 15, 2010 at 9:00 a.m.

·        Saturday, June 12, 2010 at 9:00 a.m.

Candidates may register for testing by calling the Niagara Region Administrative Headquarters at (716) 531-0497. For specific information regarding the test, please visit  and once in the site, click on the “Inside Our Agency” button.

Prior to employment, successful candidates must be at least 16 years of age and must furnish proof of completion of CPR for the Professional and completion of the American Red Cross 1994 Revised Lifeguard Training, which includes First-Aid, with a certificate for the Waterfront Module or equivalent courses. Successful candidates will also need a physician's certification of adequate physical fitness including a minimum of 20/40 uncorrected vision after receiving a conditional job offer.

Lifeguard positions in the Niagara Region will be available at Beaver Island , Evangola, Fort Niagara and Wilson-Tuscarora State Parks .

For further information and to register for the test, call (716) 531-0497 weekdays between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m..