Exams take place in Yorktown Heights

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is accepting applications for summer 2016 lifeguard positions at Canopus Beach, which is part of Clarence Fahnestock Memorial State Park, and for the pool at Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR) State Park.

Lifeguard exams will be held at 9 a.m. on March 19, April 2 and May 21 at Copper Beech Middle School, 3401 Old Yorktown Road, in Yorktown Heights, although applicants may take the exam anywhere it is offered statewide. The exam evaluates lifesaving and CPR skills. Candidates are required to bring photo ID and pocket masks for the CPR test.

Canopus Beach is located near the intersection of the Taconic State Parkway and Route 301, near Carmel. The FDR State Park is located along the Taconic in Yorktown Heights. The starting pay for lifeguards at Fahnestock is $13.27 per hour, and the starting pay at FDR State Park is $16.11 per hour. Registration is encouraged; call Gerri Covert at 845-889-3814.

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