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Date:  Apr 1, 2024
Req ID:  38681

Paragould, AR, US, 72450

Anticipated Starting Salary:  $14.00 per hour, limited to 1800 hours per year

Position Number: 22091897 
County: Greene 
Posting End Date: 05/10/2024 

Anticipated Starting Salary: $14.00 per hour, limited to 1800 hours per year 

Crowley's Ridge State Park 

Seasonal Lifeguard advertised as Park Specialist II (Part-Time, 8 positions available)

Position #:           22091897

Salary:                  $14.00 per hour

Grade:                  GS03

Requisition:        38681

Location:              Crowley’s Ridge State Park, Paragould, Arkansas


Closing Date:  05/10/2024


Lifeguards maintain a safe swimming environment by monitoring guests and enforcing all rules and regulations of the pool and surrounding areas. This position also monitors water quality, cleans and maintains the lake area, and cleans bathrooms. Lifeguards also work at the marina, facilitating pedal boat and kayak rentals.


Swimming Beach Hours are Wednesday – Sunday, 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM.


Candidates who do not already possess Red Cross Lifeguard Certification are required to attend Lifeguard Training May 19-23.  


Applicants must meet or exceed the following qualifications: The applicant must be 16 years of age and be able to swim in order to obtain Red Cross Lifeguard Certification.


EOE/AA/ADA - Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


Applications accepted online ONLY:

The Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism has three major divisions: Arkansas State Parks, Arkansas Heritage and Arkansas Tourism. Arkansas State Parks manages 52 state parks and promotes Arkansas as a tourist destination for people around the country. Arkansas Heritage preserves and promotes Arkansas’s natural and cultural history and heritage through four historic museums and four cultural preservation agencies. Arkansas Tourism improves the state’s economy by generating travel and enhancing the image of the state.

Position Information

Class Code: S101C

Grade: GS03


Salary Range: $26,034.00 - $37,749.00


The Park Specialist II is an Extra Help position responsible for providing unskilled and semi-skilled labor and/or guest services in a state park. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.


Performs duties such as patron assistance, lifeguarding, desk clerking, grounds and facility maintenance, guiding tours, cooking, food preparation, administrative assistance, office assistance, housekeeping, facility attendance and other types of general labor or public service. May perform grounds and building maintenance duties such as mowing, raking, planting, applying chemicals/pesticides, collecting and disposing of trash, maintenance of vehicles and equipment, and custodial duties. May assist skilled tradesmen in carpentry work, painting, welding, installing fixtures, or other unskilled or semi-skilled labor. May assist in facility management duties such as providing customer service, checking in campers, ringing sales on a cash register, renting boats or bicycles, taking food orders, giving tours, running errands or assisting skilled or professional staff as required. May provide administrative assistance by completing reports, preparing cash deposits, entering time and leave data, entering tip information, or taking inventory. Performs other duties as assigned.


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Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of proper and safe use of hand tools, utensils, power tools, and equipment or machinery common to duty area. Knowledge of ServeSafe food handling methods required for some positions. Knowledge of basic math calculations. Ability to perform customer service tasks such as waiting tables and guest registration. Ability to perform manual labor and to operate and maintain the necessary tools and equipment. Ability to perform routine maintenance duties on buildings, grounds, and/or vehicles. Ability to operate a cash register and/or computer software programs for some positions. Ability to follow written or oral instructions, operating manuals, warning labels, etc.. Ability to communicate and interface appropriately with patrons. Ability to use basic math calculations.

Minimum Qualifications

Depending on the position, a valid Arkansas driver's license is required. Some positions are required to undergo a criminal background check and/or safe driving check. Some positions require completion of specialized training such as ServeSafe.


The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Jonesboro