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The Ridgewood Parks and Recreation Department is Currently Accepting Applications for Life Guards at Graydon Pool

Graydon Pool Ridgewood

file photo courtesy of Boyd Loving

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Parks and Recreation Department welcomes the opportunity to hire and train young adults and adults for seasonal employment during the spring and summer months in various positions.

Applicants should be at least 16 years of age.  Returning staff are given first consideration and new applicants will be called as positions are available (beginning mid-March).  All will be considered for experience and certifications.

Positions for Graydon Pool include Lifeguards, Security Attendants, and Badge Sale Attendants. Concession Attendant applications will be shared with the awarded Water’s Edge Cafe vendor.

For consideration, please mail a completed seasonal application and background investigation waiver (both linked below) to The Stable, 259 N. Maple Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450.  Accompanying resumes are suggested.
Seasonal Application – Waterfront 2022
Background Investigation Waiver  
(mandatory each year)

Those hired will be required to submit the following mandadory forms:
Working Papers (for those under 18 years of age only) must be filled out by the Rec Dept. prior to submitting to school. Once school signs them a copy must be returned to the Recreation Department.
Federal W-4
NJ W-4
Federal I-9 with required identification documentation – passport or photo id with accompanying dosumentation (listed on last page)
Payroll Direct Deposit Authorization

Please check back for details on waterfront certification classes to be held by Ridgewood Parks and Recreation.

WATERFRONT LIFEGUARD TRAINING – NEW, RECERTIFICATIONS AND BRIDGING

To be a lifeguard at Graydon Pool, applicants must be a Certified Waterfront Lifeguard.  For those who have a Basic Lifeguarding Skills Certificate, a waterfront bridging course is neccessary. Graydon Pool offers training sessions for new Waterfront Guards, Re-certifications and Bridging class for Basic Lifeguards.

Registration form and class details to be announced.

Registeration will be available online via CommunityPass (under Graydon Pool) or in person/by mail to the Stable, 259 N. Maple Avenue, Ridgewood NJ  07450.

Those who wish to take the lifeguarding class earlier can attend the Ridgewood YMCA sessions.  These classes will certify you as a lifeguard, but you will not be qualified to guard at a sand-bottom pool such as Graydon until you complete the bridging certification class.  Visit www.ridgewoodymca.org/programs/aquatics/lifeguard-training to learn more.

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