Delaware State Parks
Beach Patrol

Kris Knutsen (302) 632-0396 or Bryan John (302) 227-2800 x106


Delaware State Parks Beach Patrol is actively searching for qualified applicants to fill the position of Ocean Lifeguard at five of its ocean swimming beach areas in Sussex County. Ocean rescue is a demanding job, and our experienced staff will prepare you to meet every challenge.

We offer:

  • Prime beach locations:
    Cape Henlopen, Delaware Seashore, and Fenwick Island
  • Competitive Salary: $12.50/hour
  • Nationally Recognized USLA Training Standards
  • Physical Fitness Strengthening
  • Participation in Ocean Lifeguard Competitions
  • Beach housing (limited availability)

As a United States Lifesaving Association (USLA) Advanced Certified Agency, we offer the following paid training:

  • Delaware State Parks Ocean Rescue Training DOT — First Responder Training CPR/AED/First Aid Training
  • Helicopter — Open Water Rescue Program
  • Sussex County EMS — Medic Assistant Training